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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    - 1,877

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 7,384
    - 1,526


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,386
    - 1,459


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 3,035
    - 1,945


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2,949
    - 2,166


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,505
    - 2,487


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2,891
    - 1,956


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,789
    - 1,771


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,864
    - 2,204

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,549
    - 1,330

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,171
    - 1,610

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,946
    - 1,577

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2,584
    - 1,758


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 2,713
    - 1,537

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,340
    - 1,612


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2,079
    - 1,296
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 2,268
    - 1,604


    Inglourious Basterds

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  18. 18
    + 2,021
    - 1,450


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

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  19. 19
    + 2,074
    - 1,601


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2,489
    - 1,295

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,259
    - 1,650


    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 2,014
    - 988

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

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  23. 23
    + 1,776
    - 1,293


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,696
    - 1,242


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,744
    - 1,060

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,710
    - 1,291
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  27. 27
    + 1,621
    - 1,036


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

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  28. 28
    + 1,541
    - 1,164


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1,363
    - 1,033


    Gangs of New York

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  30. 30
    + 1,377
    - 1,267

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  31. 31
    + 623
    - 575

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

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  32. 32
    + 1,364
    - 985


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,047
    - 727
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,294
    - 766

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,260
    - 914


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,239
    - 903


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  37. 37
    + 1,306
    - 1,223

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,413
    - 959


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

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  39. 39
    + 1,400
    - 1,262

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

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  40. 40
    + 890
    - 631


    Beetlejuice

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  41. 41
    + 1,338
    - 964


    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 968
    - 752

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 892
    - 806


    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  44. 44
    + 1,116
    - 1,051

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  45. 45
    + 892
    - 600


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

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  46. 46
    + 935
    - 692
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  47. 47
    + 982
    - 750


    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 978
    - 905

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  49. 49
    + 650
    - 447


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 743
    - 533


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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