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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  1. 1
    + 6283
    - 1186

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 4782
    - 1013


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3875
    - 941


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2216
    - 1262


    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2043
    - 1433


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1949
    - 1171


    The Terminator

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1950
    - 1320


    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2326
    - 1792


    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2106
    - 1627


    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1547
    - 1130
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1856
    - 1260


    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1755
    - 1187


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1982
    - 1130

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1612
    - 906


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1894
    - 1126


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1431
    - 886


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 1642
    - 1169


    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1418
    - 1031


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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1776
    - 1280


    Alien universe  

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1504
    - 1186


    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1621
    - 850

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1270
    - 924

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1161
    - 863


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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1164
    - 658

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1123
    - 570

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1217
    - 926
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1154
    - 848
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1057
    - 916


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 698
    - 422


    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 961
    - 646


    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 970
    - 728


    Gangs of New York

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 998
    - 944

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1066
    - 695


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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 289
    - 289

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 904
    - 641


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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 987
    - 678


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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 850
    - 631


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1058
    - 985

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 747
    - 464


    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 581
    - 544

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 649
    - 438


    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 713
    - 672

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 924
    - 697


    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 634
    - 484


    Fight Club

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 794
    - 783

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1055
    - 878


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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 724
    - 746

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 595
    - 476

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 366
    - 235


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 526
    - 384


    Beetlejuice

    ) open
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