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 657

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2825
    Down 523
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    96
  3. 3
    Up 2186
    Down 510
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1274
    Down 654

    controversial
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    74
  5. 5
    Up 1135
    Down 772

    often listed &controversial
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1263
    Down 1065

    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 1243
    Down 983

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1223
    Down 776

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Xenomorph (Alien)

    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    68
     
  9. 9
    Up 1096
    Down 686
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 1002
    Down 659

    often listed
    Magneto

    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 1142
    Down 669

    ranked low on reranks
    Hans Gruber

    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1098
    Down 632
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 851
    Down 598

    often listed
    Norman Bates

    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    67
  14. 14
    Up 1011
    Down 623

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hans Landa

    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1066
    Down 602

    ranked low on reranks
    Sauron

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    66
  16. 16
    Up 939
    Down 646

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    66
  17. 17
    Up 1064
    Down 646

    ranked low on reranks
    Scar

    The Lion King More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 775
    Down 386

    ranked low on reranks
    Palpatine

    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 911
    Down 532
    Terminator Salvation More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 724
    Down 436

    often listed
    Jaws

    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    63
  21. 21
    Up 734
    Down 552

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 588
    Down 267

    ranked low on reranks
    Terminator

    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 660
    Down 453

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 700
    Down 353

    ranked low on reranks
    Bane

    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    61
  25. 25
    Up 697
    Down 483

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Doe

    Seven More
    61
  26. 26
    Up 581
    Down 451
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 459
    Down 257
    It More
    59
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
    Up 544
    Down 448

    often listed
    Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 588
    Down 538

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 675
    Down 578

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 641
    Down 521

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

    58
  32. 32
    Up 453
    Down 270

    ranked low on reranks
    Michael Corleone

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 518
    Down 323

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 434
    Down 287

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Patrick Bateman

    American Psycho More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 465
    Down 308
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    57
  36. 36
    Up 389
    Down 280

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buffalo Bill

    The Silence of the Lambs More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 253
    Down 136

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 227
    Down 148
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 460
    Down 310

    ranked low on reranks
    Ra's al Ghul

    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  40. 40
    Up 453
    Down 413

    often listed &controversial
    Mr. Blonde

    Reservoir Dogs More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 247
    Down 201
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  42. 42
    Up 324
    Down 240
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 407
    Down 387

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Khan Noonien Singh

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 409
    Down 459

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 579
    Down 526

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Evil

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 345
    Down 221

    ranked low on reranks
    The Emperor

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 203
    Down 141

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Saruman

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    51
  48. 48
    Up 474
    Down 480

    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 220
    Down 148

    ranked low on reranks
    Tyler Durden

    Fight Club More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 263
    Down 289

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Max Cady

    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    51
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