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
    + 9037
    - 1768

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

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  2. 2
    + 6974
    - 1451


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5156
    - 1376


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2910
    - 1829


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2816
    - 2052


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3322
    - 2368


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2743
    - 1859


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2640
    - 1692


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2748
    - 2108

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2400
    - 1262

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2468
    - 1693

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 2793
    - 1498

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2086
    - 1519


    Psycho

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  14. 14
    + 2587
    - 1475

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

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  15. 15
    + 2238
    - 1545


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2165
    - 1544


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1978
    - 1232


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1939
    - 1387


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

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  19. 19
    + 1980
    - 1535


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2360
    - 1221

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

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  21. 21
    + 2191
    - 1600

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1696
    - 1240


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 1632
    - 1178


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

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  24. 24
    + 1858
    - 923

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

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  25. 25
    + 1678
    - 986

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1642
    - 1234
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  27. 27
    + 1493
    - 1113


    Misery

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  28. 28
    + 1313
    - 985


    Gangs of New York

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  29. 29
    + 1342
    - 1220

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

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  30. 30
    + 1530
    - 989


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

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  31. 31
    + 1311
    - 934


    American Psycho

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  32. 32
    + 567
    - 539

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

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  33. 33
    + 1004
    - 683


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1194
    - 879


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

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  35. 35
    + 1206
    - 716

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

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  36. 36
    + 1266
    - 1182

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

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  37. 37
    + 1183
    - 864


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
    + 1349
    - 919


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

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  39. 39
    + 1337
    - 1229

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

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  40. 40
    + 1284
    - 923


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 840
    - 593


    Beetlejuice

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  42. 42
    + 919
    - 703

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 947
    - 872

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 1074
    - 1007

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

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  45. 45
    + 840
    - 771

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

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  46. 46
    + 833
    - 560

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  47. 47
    + 890
    - 659

    ranked low on reranks
    Alex Delarge

  48. 48
    + 939
    - 708


    Fight Club

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  49. 49
    + 697
    - 507


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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  50. 50
    + 604
    - 417


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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