Villains 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.
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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475 people just voted on Joker


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Film: Batman, The Dark Knight

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#1 on The Best Comic Book Villains

#1 on The Best Batman Villains Ever

#5 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#2 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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270 people just voted on Hannibal Lecter


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Film: The Silence of the Lambs

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#4 on The Best Oscar-Winning Actor Performances, Ranked

#3 on The Very Best Oscar Winning Performances

#24 on The Best TV Villains of All Time

#17 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Lord Voldemort


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Film: Harry Potter universe

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#17 on The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

#6 on The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time

#9 on Funny Full Names of Nefarious Villains

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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Freddy Krueger


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Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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#62 on The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

#3 on Funny Full Names of Nefarious Villains

#9 on Fictional Characters Named Fred

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