The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

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. 1
    + 8897
    - 1740

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

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  2. 2
    + 6865
    - 1431


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5090
    - 1352


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2875
    - 1794


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2775
    - 2019


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3274
    - 2335


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2703
    - 1833


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2603
    - 1670


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2710
    - 2083

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2357
    - 1242

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2432
    - 1668

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 2746
    - 1476

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2058
    - 1496


    Psycho

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  14. 14
    + 2563
    - 1451

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

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  15. 15
    + 2210
    - 1523


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2134
    - 1525


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1948
    - 1213


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1910
    - 1367


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

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  19. 19
    + 1950
    - 1519


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2315
    - 1206

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

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  21. 21
    + 2171
    - 1586

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1670
    - 1229


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 1819
    - 901

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

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  24. 24
    + 1613
    - 1160


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

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  25. 25
    + 1650
    - 970

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1620
    - 1221
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  27. 27
    + 1294
    - 973


    Gangs of New York

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  28. 28
    + 1472
    - 1101


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1324
    - 1206

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  30. 30
    + 1506
    - 973


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

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  31. 31
    + 995
    - 667


    Tony Montana Scarface

  32. 32
    + 1284
    - 923


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 544
    - 528

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  34. 34
    + 1181
    - 866


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

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  35. 35
    + 1258
    - 1168

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  36. 36
    + 1181
    - 702

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  37. 37
    + 1169
    - 850


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
    + 1334
    - 908


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

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  39. 39
    + 1323
    - 1217

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1265
    - 909


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 823
    - 581


    Beetlejuice

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  42. 42
    + 906
    - 692

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 829
    - 760

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

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  44. 44
    + 930
    - 865

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 1060
    - 993

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  46. 46
    + 817
    - 549

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  47. 47
    + 924
    - 696

    ranked low on reranks
    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 875
    - 649


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 797
    - 551


    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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  50. 50
    + 684
    - 494


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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