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
    + 6315
    - 1189

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 4802
    - 1017


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3886
    - 945


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2223
    - 1268


    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2048
    - 1440


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1961
    - 1176


    The Terminator

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1957
    - 1325


    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2334
    - 1798


    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2116
    - 1630


    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1555
    - 1135
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1866
    - 1263


    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1764
    - 1190


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1989
    - 1132

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1622
    - 908


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1902
    - 1129


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1436
    - 890


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 1647
    - 1172


    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1422
    - 1034


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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1783
    - 1281


    Alien universe  

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1510
    - 1191


    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1630
    - 853

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1275
    - 927

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1163
    - 868


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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1171
    - 663

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1133
    - 574

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1160
    - 850
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1221
    - 930
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1059
    - 919


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 702
    - 423


    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 965
    - 649


    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 972
    - 730


    Gangs of New York

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1001
    - 946

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 292
    - 291

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1067
    - 699


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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 907
    - 643


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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 992
    - 679


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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 853
    - 633


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1063
    - 986

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 749
    - 466


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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 584
    - 547

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 652
    - 440


    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 715
    - 675

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 926
    - 700


    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 639
    - 485


    Fight Club

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 796
    - 787

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1058
    - 881


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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 729
    - 748

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 601
    - 477

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 530
    - 386


    Beetlejuice

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 526
    - 367


    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

    ) open
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