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
    + 9,289
    - 1,835

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

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  2. 2
    + 7,193
    - 1,488


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,273
    - 1,424


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2,974
    - 1,896


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2,893
    - 2,109


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,415
    - 2,427


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2,824
    - 1,909


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,714
    - 1,737


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,816
    - 2,156

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,123
    - 1,566

    often listed
    Psycho

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  11. 11
    + 2,875
    - 1,539

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  12. 12
    + 2,475
    - 1,302

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 2,527
    - 1,733


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 2,656
    - 1,510

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,286
    - 1,585


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2,039
    - 1,266
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 2,212
    - 1,583


    Inglourious Basterds

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  18. 18
    + 2,022
    - 1,576


    No Country for Old Men

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  19. 19
    + 1,984
    - 1,424


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,428
    - 1,263

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,225
    - 1,630

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1,949
    - 954

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

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  23. 23
    + 1,735
    - 1,270


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,664
    - 1,216


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,710
    - 1,027

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,681
    - 1,263
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  27. 27
    + 1,583
    - 1,011


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

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  28. 28
    + 1,515
    - 1,138


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1,334
    - 1,014


    Gangs of New York

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  30. 30
    + 1,361
    - 1,247

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  31. 31
    + 595
    - 561

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  32. 32
    + 1,333
    - 963


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,024
    - 707
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,255
    - 741

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,221
    - 902


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,208
    - 887


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  37. 37
    + 1,285
    - 1,203

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  38. 38
    + 1,383
    - 943


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

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  39. 39
    + 1,363
    - 1,245

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1,311
    - 943

    ranked low on reranks
    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,100
    - 1,030

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  42. 42
    + 945
    - 727

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 864
    - 612

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  44. 44
    + 867
    - 788

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

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  45. 45
    + 869
    - 577


    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  46. 46
    + 957
    - 731


    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 959
    - 891

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  48. 48
    + 909
    - 675
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 722
    - 519


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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  50. 50
    + 623
    - 436


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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