The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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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.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 3955
    - 805

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3146
    - 762

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1817
    - 1013

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1607
    - 876

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1651
    - 1178

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1587
    - 1021

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1902
    - 1488

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1768
    - 1367

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1251
    - 907
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  11. 11
    + 1567
    - 1017

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1483
    - 984

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  13. 13
    + 1298
    - 694

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  14. 14
    + 1571
    - 937

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 1569
    - 1090

    Alien universe  

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  16. 16
    + 1385
    - 964

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1600
    - 943

    The Lion King

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  18. 18
    + 1157
    - 711
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1259
    - 985

    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1137
    - 826

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  21. 21
    + 1243
    - 661

    ranked low on reranks The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
    + 1007
    - 760

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 902
    - 697

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X

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  24. 24
    + 765
    - 378

    ranked low on reranks Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  25. 25
    + 870
    - 513

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  26. 26
    + 867
    - 739

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  27. 27
    + 999
    - 756
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  28. 28
    + 951
    - 707
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  29. 29
    + 501
    - 284

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 847
    - 796

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  31. 31
    + 778
    - 577

    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 729
    - 514

    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 847
    - 546

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  34. 34
    + 137
    - 144

    often listed & ranked high on reranks AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  35. 35
    + 713
    - 507

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 928
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  37. 37
    + 775
    - 538

    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  38. 38
    + 518
    - 307

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 455
    - 410

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  40. 40
    + 645
    - 506

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  41. 41
    + 769
    - 565

    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 556
    - 340

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  43. 43
    + 590
    - 558

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 660
    - 664

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  45. 45
    + 900
    - 757

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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  46. 46
    + 471
    - 375

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 620
    - 614

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  48. 48
    + 438
    - 359

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 360
    - 232

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  50. 50
    + 646
    - 638

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Reservoir Dogs

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