Villains 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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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Joker Batman, The Dark Knight

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Darth Vader Star Wars universe

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs

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Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Lord Voldemort Harry Potter universe

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Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Freddy Krueger A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Magneto X-Men universe

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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Palpatine Star Wars universe

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Agent Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Agent Smith The Matrix universe

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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Terminator The Terminator

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Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

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+ - 3,298 2,784
Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Scar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Scar The Lion King

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Sauron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Sauron The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Hans Landa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds

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Anton Chigurh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men

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+ - 3,195 2,375
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Michael Myers Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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+ - 3,333 2,275
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jaws

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Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Xenomorph (Alien) Alien universe -  

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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+ - 4,327 2,330
Bane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Bane The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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+ - 1,948 1,313
Yautja is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Yautja AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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+ - 2,892 2,069
John Doe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
John Doe Seven

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+ - 2,773 2,036
Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit

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Annie Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Annie Wilkes Misery

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Nurse Ratched is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Nurse Ratched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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+ - 2,126 1,747
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting Gangs of New York

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Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Patrick Bateman American Psycho

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Darth Maul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Darth Maul Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, Once Upon a Jedi

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+ - 2,460 1,572
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Ra's al Ghul Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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+ - 1,838 1,411
Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jigsaw Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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HAL 9000 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
HAL 9000 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Michael Corleone The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Tony Montana Scarface

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+ - 1,972 1,485
Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Buffalo Bill The Silence of the Lambs

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Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Count Dracula Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Professor Moriarty The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

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Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Bellatrix Lestrange Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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+ - 1,800 1,174
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Davy Jones Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

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+ - 1,682 1,636
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred and One Dalmatians

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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 46 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 Redemption

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Amon Goeth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Amon Goeth Schindler's List

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Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Khan Noonien Singh Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Alex Delarge

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