Film character 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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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Joker


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Film: Batman, The Dark Knight

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#678 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#1 on The Best Comic Book Villains

#7 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#1 on The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Darth Vader


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Film: Star Wars universe

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#18 on The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

#67 on The Best TV Villains of All Time

#10 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#16 on The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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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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Hannibal Lecter


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Film: The Silence of the Lambs

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#309 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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

#4 on The Very Best Oscar Winning Performances

#26 on The Best TV Villains 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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#202 on The Best TV Villains of All Time

#18 on The Top Harry Potter Characters

#258 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time

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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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#137 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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

#15 on The Greatest Ghost Characters of All Time

#3 on Funny Full Names of Nefarious Villains

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Film: The Shining

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#101 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Possessed Characters in Film

#1 on The Greatest Writer Characters in Film

#8 on Fictional Characters Named Jack

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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Terminator


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Film: The Terminator

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#27 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#30 on The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes

#3 on The Greatest Android Characters in Film

#13 on The Best Fictional Characters Who Sacrificed Themselves

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
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Magneto


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Film: X-Men universe

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#27 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

#2 on The Best Comic Book Villains

#85 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#19 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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