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
    + 5507
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 4129
    - 857

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3282
    - 795

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1889
    - 1063

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1684
    - 925

    The Terminator

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1722
    - 1224

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1668
    - 1069

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1996
    - 1544

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1832
    - 1412

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1301
    - 948
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  11. 11
    + 1624
    - 1054

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1683
    - 967

    ranked low on reranks The Lion King

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1363
    - 731

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1437
    - 997

    Inglourious Basterds

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  15. 15
    + 1530
    - 1023

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 1640
    - 971

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  17. 17
    + 1608
    - 1126

    Alien universe  

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  18. 18
    + 1191
    - 745

    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1307
    - 1022

    often listed & ranked high on reranks No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1178
    - 861

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

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  21. 21
    + 1329
    - 696

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

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  22. 22
    + 1059
    - 791

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 856
    - 408

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

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  24. 24
    + 899
    - 772

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  25. 25
    + 940
    - 723

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

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  26. 26
    + 902
    - 538

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  27. 27
    + 983
    - 734
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  28. 28
    + 1034
    - 781
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  29. 29
    + 532
    - 307

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 814
    - 604

    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 868
    - 820

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

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  32. 32
    + 770
    - 535

    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 897
    - 570

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

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  34. 34
    + 746
    - 532

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

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  35. 35
    + 160
    - 167

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

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  36. 36
    + 816
    - 561

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

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  37. 37
    + 957
    - 869

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

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  38. 38
    + 542
    - 330

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 479
    - 431

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  40. 40
    + 800
    - 581

    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 669
    - 529

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 611
    - 579

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  43. 43
    + 593
    - 365

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  44. 44
    + 680
    - 682

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  45. 45
    + 930
    - 775

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

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  46. 46
    + 500
    - 394

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 636
    - 635

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

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  48. 48
    + 471
    - 377

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 393
    - 251

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  50. 50
    + 342
    - 229

    Peter Pan, Hook, Disney's Halloween Treat

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