The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.
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  1. 1
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    Down 660

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2839
    Down 527
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2203
    Down 511
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1279
    Down 661

    controversial
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1142
    Down 779

    often listed &controversial
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1270
    Down 1073

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  7. 7
    Up 1248
    Down 991

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1011
    Down 664

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Magneto

    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1229
    Down 780

    ranked low on reranks
    Xenomorph (Alien)

    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    68
     
  10. 10
    Up 1101
    Down 692

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Predator

    Predator, Predator 2 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 1151
    Down 672

    ranked low on reranks
    Hans Gruber

    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1103
    Down 636
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 855
    Down 602

    often listed
    Norman Bates

    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    67
  14. 14
    Up 1014
    Down 629

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hans Landa

    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 946
    Down 650

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1070
    Down 608

    ranked low on reranks
    Sauron

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 919
    Down 534
    Terminator Salvation More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 1068
    Down 654

    often listed
    Scar

    The Lion King More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 780
    Down 390

    ranked low on reranks
    Palpatine

    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 732
    Down 439

    often listed
    Jaws

    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 738
    Down 554

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 597
    Down 269
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 706
    Down 358

    ranked low on reranks
    Bane

    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 662
    Down 456

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    61
  25. 25
    Up 701
    Down 486
    Seven More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 585
    Down 454
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 464
    Down 260

    ranked low on reranks
    Pennywise the Dancing Clown

    It More
    59
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
    Up 547
    Down 450

    often listed
    Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 591
    Down 542

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 646
    Down 524

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Wicked Witch of the West

    58
  31. 31
    Up 677
    Down 583

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 456
    Down 273

    ranked low on reranks
    Michael Corleone

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 524
    Down 325

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 438
    Down 290

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Patrick Bateman

    American Psycho More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 466
    Down 313
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 393
    Down 282

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buffalo Bill

    The Silence of the Lambs More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 259
    Down 140

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 465
    Down 314
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    55
  39. 39
    Up 232
    Down 152
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  40. 40
    Up 455
    Down 417

    often listed &controversial
    Mr. Blonde

    Reservoir Dogs More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 250
    Down 205
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  42. 42
    Up 327
    Down 244
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 410
    Down 390

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Khan Noonien Singh

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 583
    Down 529

    ranked low on reranks
    Doctor Evil

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 410
    Down 464

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 351
    Down 222

    ranked low on reranks
    The Emperor

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 226
    Down 150

    ranked low on reranks
    Tyler Durden

    Fight Club More
    52
  48. 48
    Up 477
    Down 482

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Biff Tannen

    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ... More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 205
    Down 145

    ranked low on reranks
    Saruman

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 264
    Down 293

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Max Cady

    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    51
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