The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
Ultimate List
122  reranks 103,909 votes 7,550 voters 189,009 views more info

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 122 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 4195
    Down 754

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3204
    Down 616
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2518
    Down 575
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1458
    Down 760
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1241
    Down 621
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1303
    Down 914
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    68
  7. 7
    Up 1425
    Down 1125
    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1193
    Down 778
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1482
    Down 1208

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    67
  10. 10
    Up 1233
    Down 745
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1262
    Down 793
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1289
    Down 776
    Die Hard More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 1349
    Down 877
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 983
    Down 698
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1126
    Down 737
    Inglourious Basterds More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 975
    Down 508
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1264
    Down 727
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 1050
    Down 759
    No Country for Old Men More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 883
    Down 521
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 1230
    Down 752
    The Lion King More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 872
    Down 635

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 857
    Down 466

    ranked low on reranks
    Bane

    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 802
    Down 576
    Seven More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 682
    Down 538
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 606
    Down 338
    It More
    60
    added by: Krazy88
  26. 26
    Up 760
    Down 538
    Misery More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 766
    Down 588
    59
  28. 28
    Up 664
    Down 618

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    58
  29. 29
    Up 652
    Down 540

    often listed
    Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 765
    Down 671

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    57
  31. 31
    Up 608
    Down 400

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    57
  32. 32
    Up 537
    Down 352
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  33. 33
    Up 582
    Down 386
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 521
    Down 367
    American Psycho More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 407
    Down 220
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 305
    Down 232
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 480
    Down 358
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 543
    Down 401
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    53
  39. 39
    Up 440
    Down 303
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  40. 40
    Up 322
    Down 274
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  41. 41
    Up 487
    Down 463
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 316
    Down 194
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 680
    Down 613
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  44. 44
    Up 303
    Down 230
    Fight Club More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 489
    Down 522
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 515
    Down 490
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 252
    Down 196
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  48. 48
    Up 242
    Down 213
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    50
    added by: Shutup Barry
  49. 49
    Up 198
    Down 130
    Beetlejuice More
    50
  50. 50
    Up 209
    Down 140
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    50
  51. 182 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 32 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 181

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists