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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1
16,867 4,983
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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2
16,004 2,949
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Darth Vader Star Wars universe

3
8,941 3,389
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs

4
6,721 5,243
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Lord Voldemort Harry Potter universe

5
4,949 4,394
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

6
5,857 2,863
Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Palpatine Star Wars universe

7
5,375 3,920
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Magneto X-Men universe

8
5,016 3,886
Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

9
5,339 3,833
Agent Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Agent Smith The Matrix universe

10
5,076 3,525
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Terminator The Terminator

11
4,608 2,999
Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

12
3,537 2,964
Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

13
5,237 2,889
Scar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Scar The Lion King

14
4,217 2,786
Hans Landa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds

15
5,120 2,718
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 15 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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16
3,758 2,720
Anton Chigurh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men

17
3,457 2,537
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

18
3,767 2,674
T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

19
4,734 2,534
Bane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Bane The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

20
3,600 2,453
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Jaws

21
3,767 2,531
Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Xenomorph (Alien) Alien universe -  

22
4,308 2,144
Loki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

23
3,157 2,222
John Doe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
John Doe Seven

24
2,187 1,459
Predator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Predator AVP: Alien vs. Predator

25
3,020 2,178
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

26
3,335 1,882
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Krazy88 added Pennywise the Dancing Clown It

27
2,804 2,295
Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

28
2,187 2,142
Nurse Ratched is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Nurse Ratched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

29
2,971 2,069
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 29 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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30
2,469 1,980
Annie Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Annie Wilkes Misery

31
2,297 1,868
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

32
2,392 1,761
Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Patrick Bateman American Psycho

33
2,844 1,716
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

34
2,654 1,712
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

35
2,045 1,533
Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Murat Karsli added Jigsaw Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

36
2,281 1,966
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

37
2,135 1,602
Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Buffalo Bill The Silence of the Lambs

38
2,156 1,661
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Michael Corleone The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

39
1,852 1,453
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Tony Montana Scarface

40
1,695 1,485
Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Professor Moriarty The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

41
1,993 1,291
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 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

42
1,530 780
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
SMcM added 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

43
1,892 1,988
Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Count Dracula Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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44
1,645 1,484
Amon Goeth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
EllenMarianBrayer added Amon Goeth Schindler's List

45
2,205 1,678
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

46
1,821 1,750
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 46 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

47
1,844 1,369
Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Tyler Durden Fight Club

48
1,394 973
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
Vito Corleone The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

49
1,591 949
Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 49 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

50
1,132 570
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time
dgenega5764 added Saruman The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey