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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  1. 51
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    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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  2. 52
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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  3. 53
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    Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Boba Fett Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

  4. 54
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    Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Scarecrow Batman Begins

  5. 55
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    Jafar is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

  6. 56
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    Jabba the Hutt is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jabba the Hutt Star Wars: The Clone Wars

  7. 57
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, The Texas ...

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  8. 58
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    Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Khan Noonien Singh Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

  9. 59
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    Goodfellas

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  10. 60
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    Hellraiser, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Hellraiser: Hellworld

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  11. 61
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    Mystique is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Mystique X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, Epic Movie

  12. 62
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    Penguin is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Penguin Batman Returns, Batman

  13. 63
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  14. 64
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    Saruman is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Saruman The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ...

  15. 65
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    Gremlins

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    Mr. Blonde is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Mr. Blonde Reservoir Dogs

  17. 67
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    Scream 4, Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation

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  18. 68
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    Robin Hood

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  19. 69
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    Keyser Söze is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Keyser Söze The Usual Suspects

  20. 70
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    Zod MAN OF STEEL is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Zod MAN OF STEEL Superman II, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman

  21. 71
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    Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Sweeney Todd The Tale of Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, ...

  22. 72
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    Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Biff Tannen Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ...

  23. 73
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Pirates of the Caribbean: ...

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    Citizen Kane, Man Hunt, Night Train to Munich

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    Transformers: The Ride - 3D, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the ...

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of ...

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  27. 77
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    Smaug is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Smaug The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, ...

  28. 78
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    Shredder is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Shredder

  29. 79
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    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 80
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    Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Green Goblin Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2

  31. 81
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    Rocky V

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  32. 82
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    Commodus is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Commodus Gladiator

  33. 83
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    Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Godzilla Invasion of Astro-Monster, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

  34. 84
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    Judge Doom is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Judge Doom Who Framed Roger Rabbit

  35. 85
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    Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Dr. Otto Octavius Spider-Man 2

  36. 86
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    Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Frank Costello The Departed, Mobsters

  37. 87
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    Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Lex Luthor The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, All-Star Superman, Superman IV: ...

  38. 88
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    Max Cady is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Max Cady Cape Fear, Cape Fear

  39. 89
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    Queen is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Queen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas

  40. 90
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    Riddler is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Riddler Batman Forever, Batman

  41. 91
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    Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Catwoman Batman: New Times, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

  42. 92
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    Ursula is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Ursula The Little Mermaid, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of ... The Little Mermaid

  43. 93
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat ...

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  44. 94
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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    The Thing The Thing

  45. 95
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    A Few Good Men

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  46. 96
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    Django Unchained

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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

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  48. 98
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    White Witch is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    White Witch Pillow Talk, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of ...

  49. 99
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    Ultron is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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    Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron

  50. 100
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    Chucky is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Chucky Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky

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