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
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    - 1,978

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

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  2. 2
    + 7,810
    - 1,621


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,643
    - 1,545


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 3,179
    - 2,054


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 3,712
    - 2,631


    Harry Potter universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,070
    - 2,262


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 3,013
    - 2,066


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,918
    - 1,850


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,992
    - 2,292

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,693
    - 1,422

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,256
    - 1,683

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,718
    - 1,821


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,110
    - 1,640

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 2,836
    - 1,609


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,389
    - 1,657


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,432
    - 1,676


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  17. 17
    + 2,171
    - 1,366
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,198
    - 1,654

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    No Country for Old Men

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  19. 19
    + 2,092
    - 1,506


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,629
    - 1,364

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,166
    - 1,046

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,320
    - 1,703


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 1,854
    - 1,344


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,767
    - 1,296


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,788
    - 1,340
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  26. 26
    + 1,833
    - 1,104

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 1,720
    - 1,077


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

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  28. 28
    + 682
    - 624

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

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  29. 29
    + 1,596
    - 1,205


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,420
    - 1,078


    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 1,426
    - 1,311

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

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  32. 32
    + 1,421
    - 1,022


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,095
    - 771
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,374
    - 814

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,323
    - 957


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,488
    - 999


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

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  37. 37
    + 1,338
    - 1,266

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,287
    - 943


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  39. 39
    + 1,455
    - 1,303

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

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  40. 40
    + 1,410
    - 1,001


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,029
    - 797

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  42. 42
    + 935
    - 847

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

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  43. 43
    + 940
    - 668


    Beetlejuice

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  44. 44
    + 956
    - 644


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

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  45. 45
    + 987
    - 723
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  46. 46
    + 1,163
    - 1,088

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

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  47. 47
    + 1,047
    - 772


    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 1,020
    - 933

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  49. 49
    + 694
    - 471


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 784
    - 567


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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