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
    Up 4284
    Down 772

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3265
    Down 636
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2584
    Down 587
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 1497
    Down 784
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1277
    Down 652
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1346
    Down 942
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    69
  7. 7
    Up 1240
    Down 799
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 1461
    Down 1157

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    69
  9. 9
    Up 1530
    Down 1233

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 1255
    Down 776
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1315
    Down 807
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1294
    Down 820
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 1012
    Down 727
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  14. 14
    Up 1370
    Down 901
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  15. 15
    Up 1149
    Down 767
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  16. 16
    Up 1000
    Down 536
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1289
    Down 750
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 1070
    Down 789

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  19. 19
    Up 920
    Down 541
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    65
  20. 20
    Up 1275
    Down 770
    The Lion King More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 908
    Down 657

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 897
    Down 491
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    63
  23. 23
    Up 819
    Down 603
    Seven More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 647
    Down 352
    It More
    61
    added by: Krazy88
  25. 25
    Up 701
    Down 563
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 781
    Down 562
    Misery More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 797
    Down 608
    59
  28. 28
    Up 689
    Down 639

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 684
    Down 558
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 442
    Down 236

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 612
    Down 402
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 789
    Down 689

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 624
    Down 423
    Gangs of New York More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 541
    Down 388
    American Psycho More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 559
    Down 376
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  36. 36
    Up 319
    Down 254
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 502
    Down 371
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 565
    Down 423
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 344
    Down 289
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 471
    Down 321
    Sleeping Beauty More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 505
    Down 480
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 321
    Down 254
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 707
    Down 635
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 334
    Down 221
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 512
    Down 537
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    53
  46. 46
    Up 525
    Down 518
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 267
    Down 235
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    51
    added by: Shutup Barry
  48. 48
    Up 227
    Down 153
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 269
    Down 216
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 229
    Down 155
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    51
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