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
    Up 4317
    Down 778

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3288
    Down 642
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2602
    Down 593
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 1509
    Down 791
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1285
    Down 663
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1361
    Down 948
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  7. 7
    Up 1253
    Down 808
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 1474
    Down 1165

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    69
  9. 9
    Up 1542
    Down 1243

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 1265
    Down 785
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1324
    Down 817
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1020
    Down 734
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1375
    Down 909
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 1157
    Down 775
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1012
    Down 540
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1300
    Down 757
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1073
    Down 799

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 928
    Down 549
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    65
  19. 19
    Up 1289
    Down 775
    The Lion King More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 921
    Down 661

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  21. 21
    Up 914
    Down 499
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 825
    Down 609
    Seven More
    61
  23. 23
    Up 661
    Down 356
    It More
    61
    added by: Krazy88
  24. 24
    Up 708
    Down 572
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 789
    Down 568
    Misery More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 808
    Down 613
    59
  27. 27
    Up 692
    Down 562
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  28. 28
    Up 696
    Down 646

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 455
    Down 243

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 623
    Down 406
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 796
    Down 695

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 630
    Down 432
    Gangs of New York More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 546
    Down 396
    American Psycho More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 563
    Down 383
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 322
    Down 263
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  36. 36
    Up 5
    Down 8

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yautja

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 507
    Down 376
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 571
    Down 432
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 348
    Down 296
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 480
    Down 326

    ranked low on reranks
    Maleficent

    Sleeping Beauty More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 508
    Down 485
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 326
    Down 259
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 720
    Down 638
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 344
    Down 225
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 519
    Down 540
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    53
  46. 46
    Up 534
    Down 522
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 275
    Down 239
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    51
    added by: Shutup Barry
  48. 48
    Up 231
    Down 160
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 272
    Down 223
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 234
    Down 163
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    50
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