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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    - 2,181

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

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  2. 2
    + 8,521
    - 1,743


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,997
    - 1,728


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,060
    - 2,910


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,370
    - 2,271


    The Shining

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  6. 6
    + 3,271
    - 2,458


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 3,150
    - 2,004


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,266
    - 2,250


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,244
    - 2,451


    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,988
    - 1,562

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,432
    - 1,825

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,951
    - 1,969


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,367
    - 1,782

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,097
    - 1,747


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,611
    - 1,787


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,377
    - 1,786


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,592
    - 1,790


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  18. 18
    + 2,333
    - 1,497
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  19. 19
    + 2,253
    - 1,632


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,893
    - 1,522

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,455
    - 1,181

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,460
    - 1,808


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 2,013
    - 1,445


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,913
    - 1,408


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

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  25. 25
    + 2,005
    - 1,206

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,926
    - 1,452
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  27. 27
    + 840
    - 699


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  28. 28
    + 1,882
    - 1,205


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

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  29. 29
    + 1,713
    - 1,294


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,528
    - 1,400

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  31. 31
    + 1,535
    - 1,167


    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 1,549
    - 1,105


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,187
    - 857
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,443
    - 1,034


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

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  35. 35
    + 1,415
    - 1,341

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

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  36. 36
    + 1,654
    - 1,078


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

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  37. 37
    + 1,534
    - 928

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,399
    - 1,009


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  39. 39
    + 1,168
    - 868

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  40. 40
    + 1,523
    - 1,090


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,549
    - 1,372


    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  42. 42
    + 1,037
    - 922


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

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  43. 43
    + 1,246
    - 1,166

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

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  44. 44
    + 1,094
    - 794
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  45. 45
    + 1,093
    - 997

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  46. 46
    + 1,037
    - 752

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  47. 47
    + 1,084
    - 727


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

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  48. 48
    + 1,156
    - 850


    Fight Club

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  49. 49
    + 783
    - 535


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 872
    - 629


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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