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
    + 9025
    - 1766
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    • Film: Batman, The Dark Knight
  2. 2
    + 6961
    - 1450
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    • Film: Star Wars universe
  3. 3
    + 5149
    - 1374
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    • Film: The Silence of the Lambs
  4. 4
    + 2909
    - 1825
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    • Film: The Shining
  5. 5
    + 2811
    - 2052
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    • Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street universe
  6. 6
    + 3318
    - 2366
    Lord Voldemort
    Photo: Lord Mariser
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    • Film: Harry Potter universe
  7. 7
    + 2738
    - 1859
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    • Film: X-Men universe
  8. 8
    + 2638
    - 1690
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    • Film: The Terminator
  9. 9
    + 2746
    - 2108
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    • Film: The Matrix universe
  10. 10
    + 2397
    - 1262
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    • Film: Star Wars universe
  11. 11
    + 2465
    - 1692
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    • Film: Die Hard
  12. 12
    + 2788
    - 1498
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    • Film: The Lion King
  13. 13
    + 2083
    - 1516
    Norman Bates
    Photo: Paramount Pictures
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    • Film: Psycho
  14. 14
    + 2585
    - 1474
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    • Film: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  15. 15
    + 2237
    - 1543
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    • Film: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  16. 16
    + 2163
    - 1543
    Hans Landa
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    • Film: Inglourious Basterds
  17. 17
    + 1975
    - 1231

    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1934
    - 1387
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    • Film: Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, + more
  19. 19
    + 1978
    - 1533
    Anton Chigurh
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    • Film: No Country for Old Men
  20. 20
    + 2358
    - 1220
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    • Film: The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom
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