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
    + 9,496
    - 1,873

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

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  2. 2
    + 7,362
    - 1,519


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,371
    - 1,454


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 3,029
    - 1,935


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2,942
    - 2,156


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,496
    - 2,477


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2,884
    - 1,950


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,778
    - 1,768


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,859
    - 2,193

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,541
    - 1,323

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,169
    - 1,602

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,936
    - 1,573

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2,577
    - 1,753


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 2,707
    - 1,532

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,333
    - 1,606


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2,074
    - 1,293
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 2,261
    - 1,602


    Inglourious Basterds

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  18. 18
    + 2,016
    - 1,446


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

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  19. 19
    + 2,066
    - 1,598


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2,485
    - 1,287

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,256
    - 1,648

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 2,008
    - 983

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

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  23. 23
    + 1,771
    - 1,289


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,692
    - 1,240


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,743
    - 1,055

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,706
    - 1,287
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  27. 27
    + 1,616
    - 1,032


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

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  28. 28
    + 1,538
    - 1,160


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1,360
    - 1,030


    Gangs of New York

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  30. 30
    + 1,375
    - 1,264

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

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  31. 31
    + 619
    - 575

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

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  32. 32
    + 1,359
    - 982


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,045
    - 723
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,290
    - 761

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,256
    - 912


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,304
    - 1,220

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

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  37. 37
    + 1,235
    - 901


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
    + 1,409
    - 956


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

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  39. 39
    + 1,396
    - 1,258

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

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  40. 40
    + 888
    - 628


    Beetlejuice

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  41. 41
    + 1,334
    - 960


    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 889
    - 802

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

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  43. 43
    + 965
    - 749

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  44. 44
    + 1,114
    - 1,049

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

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  45. 45
    + 890
    - 596


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

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  46. 46
    + 933
    - 689
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  47. 47
    + 979
    - 746


    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 975
    - 903

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  49. 49
    + 646
    - 445


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 742
    - 529


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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