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
    + 11,859
    - 2,569

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

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  2. 2
    + 9,744
    - 1,861


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 6,396
    - 1,974


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,448
    - 3,213


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,468
    - 2,748


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,579
    - 2,540


    The Shining

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  7. 7
    + 3,405
    - 2,235


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,531
    - 2,495


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,413
    - 1,738

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  10. 10
    + 3,503
    - 2,665

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,581
    - 1,986


    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 3,189
    - 2,121


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,646
    - 1,931

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,378
    - 1,894

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,827
    - 1,940


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,560
    - 1,928


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,424
    - 1,762


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

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  18. 18
    + 2,735
    - 1,932


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  19. 19
    + 2,522
    - 1,637
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  20. 20
    + 2,724
    - 1,323

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

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  21. 21
    + 3,149
    - 1,678

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,596
    - 1,923


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 2,160
    - 1,564


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 2,058
    - 1,514


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,014
    - 797


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  26. 26
    + 2,147
    - 1,312

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 2,047
    - 1,565
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  28. 28
    + 1,630
    - 1,268


    Gangs of New York

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  29. 29
    + 2,030
    - 1,327

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  30. 30
    + 1,621
    - 1,498

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

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  31. 31
    + 1,816
    - 1,392


    Misery

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  32. 32
    + 1,655
    - 1,204


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,725
    - 1,038

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

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  34. 34
    + 1,795
    - 1,164


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

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  35. 35
    + 1,545
    - 1,130


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,297
    - 948

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  37. 37
    + 1,480
    - 1,424

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,273
    - 950
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  39. 39
    + 1,492
    - 1,097


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  40. 40
    + 1,616
    - 1,175


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,211
    - 801


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

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  42. 42
    + 1,629
    - 1,464


    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  43. 43
    + 1,114
    - 1,003


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

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  44. 44
    + 1,322
    - 1,247

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

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  45. 45
    + 626
    - 306

    added by SMcM
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  46. 46
    + 1,118
    - 829

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  47. 47
    + 1,154
    - 1,068

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  48. 48
    + 1,242
    - 926


    Fight Club

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  49. 49
    + 1,154
    - 875
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  50. 50
    + 867
    - 496

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

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