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
    + 11,890
    - 2,582

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

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  2. 2
    + 9,784
    - 1,864


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 6,413
    - 1,983


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,464
    - 3,224


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,477
    - 2,758


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,591
    - 2,550


    The Shining

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  7. 7
    + 3,412
    - 2,245


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,543
    - 2,502


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,426
    - 1,746

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  10. 10
    + 3,513
    - 2,670

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,584
    - 1,989


    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 3,198
    - 2,125


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,657
    - 1,936

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,385
    - 1,899

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,837
    - 1,942


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,565
    - 1,931


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,432
    - 1,764


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

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  18. 18
    + 2,741
    - 1,935


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  19. 19
    + 2,527
    - 1,641
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  20. 20
    + 3,162
    - 1,681

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,736
    - 1,327

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,599
    - 1,925


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 2,164
    - 1,567


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 2,060
    - 1,516


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,018
    - 799


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  26. 26
    + 2,150
    - 1,313

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 2,053
    - 1,567
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  28. 28
    + 1,637
    - 1,269


    Gangs of New York

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  29. 29
    + 2,036
    - 1,330


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

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  30. 30
    + 1,822
    - 1,393


    Misery

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  31. 31
    + 1,625
    - 1,500

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  32. 32
    + 1,659
    - 1,205


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,731
    - 1,040

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

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  34. 34
    + 1,800
    - 1,167


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

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  35. 35
    + 1,549
    - 1,132


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,300
    - 949

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  37. 37
    + 1,481
    - 1,427

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,277
    - 951
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  39. 39
    + 1,496
    - 1,098


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  40. 40
    + 1,621
    - 1,177


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,633
    - 1,465

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

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  42. 42
    + 1,214
    - 805


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

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  43. 43
    + 1,118
    - 1,004

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

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  44. 44
    + 1,326
    - 1,249

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

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  45. 45
    + 630
    - 309

    added by SMcM
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  46. 46
    + 1,157
    - 1,069

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  47. 47
    + 1,119
    - 831

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  48. 48
    + 1,247
    - 926


    Fight Club

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  49. 49
    + 1,158
    - 876
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  50. 50
    + 872
    - 499

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

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