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

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  2. 2
    + 3809
    - 788

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3052
    - 735

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1771
    - 975

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1552
    - 836

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1614
    - 1138

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1527
    - 991

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1838
    - 1446

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1719
    - 1340

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1219
    - 879
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  11. 11
    + 1531
    - 983

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1523
    - 905

    ranked low on reranks The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  13. 13
    + 1250
    - 668

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  14. 14
    + 1435
    - 962

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  15. 15
    + 1546
    - 1059

    Alien universe  

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  16. 16
    + 1345
    - 938

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1542
    - 914

    The Lion King

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  18. 18
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    - 682
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1228
    - 959

    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1107
    - 798

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

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  21. 21
    + 1172
    - 638

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

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  22. 22
    + 974
    - 740

    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 884
    - 665

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

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  24. 24
    + 840
    - 484

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  25. 25
    + 847
    - 715

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  26. 26
    + 931
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  27. 27
    + 703
    - 361

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

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  28. 28
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  29. 29
    + 836
    - 773

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

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  30. 30
    + 478
    - 264

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  31. 31
    + 758
    - 554

    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 127
    - 122

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

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  33. 33
    + 819
    - 527

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

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  34. 34
    + 700
    - 504

    American Psycho

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  35. 35
    + 695
    - 493

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

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  36. 36
    + 911
    - 826

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

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  37. 37
    + 740
    - 528

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

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  38. 38
    + 499
    - 290

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 753
    - 542

    Sleeping Beauty

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  40. 40
    + 438
    - 395

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

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  41. 41
    + 629
    - 489

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 526
    - 326

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

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  43. 43
    + 652
    - 644

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

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  44. 44
    + 574
    - 547

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 602
    - 599

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  46. 46
    + 878
    - 743

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

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  47. 47
    + 446
    - 365

    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 422
    - 344

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 342
    - 217

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

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  50. 50
    + 630
    - 627

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Reservoir Dogs

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