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
    Up 4309
    Down 776

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3282
    Down 638
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2597
    Down 592
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 1508
    Down 787
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1283
    Down 659
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1359
    Down 944
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  7. 7
    Up 1249
    Down 804
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 1470
    Down 1162

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    69
  9. 9
    Up 1537
    Down 1241

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 1263
    Down 781
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1322
    Down 812
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1019
    Down 730
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1373
    Down 906
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 1154
    Down 772
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1008
    Down 537
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1297
    Down 754
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1071
    Down 795

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 925
    Down 546
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    65
  19. 19
    Up 1286
    Down 772
    The Lion King More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 917
    Down 658

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  21. 21
    Up 909
    Down 496
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 822
    Down 607
    Seven More
    61
  23. 23
    Up 656
    Down 355
    It More
    61
    added by: Krazy88
  24. 24
    Up 707
    Down 568
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 787
    Down 564
    Misery More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 806
    Down 610
    59
  27. 27
    Up 696
    Down 642

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  28. 28
    Up 690
    Down 560
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 452
    Down 240

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 620
    Down 403
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 794
    Down 692

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 630
    Down 428
    Gangs of New York More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 545
    Down 392
    American Psycho More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 563
    Down 379
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 4
    Down 5

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yautja

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 322
    Down 259
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 504
    Down 374
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 571
    Down 427
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 348
    Down 292
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 477
    Down 325

    ranked low on reranks
    Maleficent

    Sleeping Beauty More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 507
    Down 484
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 326
    Down 257
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 715
    Down 636
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 342
    Down 223
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 518
    Down 539
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    53
  46. 46
    Up 530
    Down 521
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 272
    Down 239
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    51
    added by: Shutup Barry
  48. 48
    Up 230
    Down 159
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 271
    Down 220
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 232
    Down 161
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    51
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