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
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2851
    Down 527
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2211
    Down 512
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1284
    Down 662

    controversial
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1146
    Down 782

    controversial
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1272
    Down 1075

    controversial
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  7. 7
    Up 1252
    Down 993

    controversial
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1014
    Down 666
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1233
    Down 782
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    68
     
  10. 10
    Up 1105
    Down 694
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 1155
    Down 673
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1105
    Down 639
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 859
    Down 604
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    67
  14. 14
    Up 1017
    Down 632
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1073
    Down 610
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 948
    Down 654
    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 925
    Down 535
    Terminator Salvation More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 1069
    Down 657
    The Lion King More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 738
    Down 440
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 782
    Down 392
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 743
    Down 555

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 602
    Down 270
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 708
    Down 361
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 664
    Down 459
    Misery More
    61
  25. 25
    Up 704
    Down 488
    Seven More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 588
    Down 456
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 468
    Down 261
    It More
    59
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
    Up 550
    Down 452
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 592
    Down 544
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 680
    Down 584
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 648
    Down 526
    58
  32. 32
    Up 457
    Down 275
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 526
    Down 326
    Gangs of New York More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 441
    Down 291
    American Psycho More
    58
  35. 35
    Up 469
    Down 314
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 394
    Down 284
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 260
    Down 141
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 233
    Down 153
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  39. 39
    Up 466
    Down 316
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    55
  40. 40
    Up 456
    Down 419

    controversial
    Mr. Blonde

    Reservoir Dogs More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 252
    Down 206
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  42. 42
    Up 328
    Down 246
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 412
    Down 392
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 585
    Down 533
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 411
    Down 466

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 353
    Down 224
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 229
    Down 151
    Fight Club More
    52
  48. 48
    Up 207
    Down 146
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 478
    Down 485
    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ... More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 268
    Down 293
    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    51
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