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The X-Men are a team of mutants whose purpose is to see that humans and mutants coexist peacefully in the pages of Marvel Comics. Unfortunately, not everyone sees eye to eye with the X-Men. There are as many X-Men bad guys as Jay Leno has cars. Meaning a lot. Some which have popped up in the popular X-Men movies. 

Many human organizations like the Friends of Humanity think that mutants should be destroyed or banned from living normal lives as their powers are too much of a threat. X-Villains like Apocalypse, Magneto, and Mister Sinister have also been reeking havoc on the X-Men since 1963, Magneto being their first X-Men villain they’ve faced. Even some of the X-Men themselves have crossed the line to the dark side or even started out naughty, like Rogue, who was a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Wolverine and the X-Men can't even catch a break in their popular blockbuster films against the likes of the Hellfire Club, Lady Deathstrike, and the X-Men enemy Sabretooth. 

We have for you this list of X-Men villains that make up the X-Men rogues gallery. But which are the greatest X-Men baddies to go up against our favorite mutants? Is Magneto, the Master of Magnetism your favorite X-Men bad guy, or can you not resist the shapeshifting Mystique? 

Make sure to vote up all your favorite X-Men evildoers and vote down the ones you think aren't worth the X-Men's valuable time. This X-Men villains list does not include all X-Men enemies. You have the option to add in the X-Men foes we missed, so make sure add your favorite X Men villains.

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Emma Frost


Mister Sinister



Sebastian Shaw





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<![CDATA[The Best Current NFL Coaches]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nfl-coaches/ranker-nfl
The best current NFL coaches are those top football coaches who have led their team to greatness in recent years. Between the longest-tenured National Football League coaches to the experienced coaches in new roles, one of these talented coaches will guide their team to a Super Bowl championship come February.

In the love-him-or-hate-him category, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots is regarded as among the elite current NFL coaches if not one of the best NFL coaches of all time. Coaching the Pats since 2000, Belichick is a three-time NFL Coach of the Year as he helped Tom Brady and company play in five Super Bowls, winning three, in 13 seasons.

But even Belichick can be beaten and the likes of John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens and Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants have done so recently, in the NFL Playoffs, in convincing fashion. The list of the best coaches currently in the NFL doesn't end there though. Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers, Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, John Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and John Fox of the Denver Broncos all fit that bill too.

Sadly as great as some of these coaches are, others will inevitably end up quickly replaced with someone else after a poor season and possibly end up among the worst NFL coaches of all time rankings. But as a new season starts, each have a clean slate and opportunity for greatness. Who knows, perhaps some will surprise everyone and quickly rise to become the best current NFL coach one day soon.
The Best Current NFL Coaches,

Andy Reid
Kansas City Chiefs
Bill Belichick
New England Patriots
Bruce Arians
Arizona Cardinals
John Fox
Chicago Bears
John Harbaugh
Baltimore Ravens
Mike McCarthy
Green Bay Packers
Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pete Carroll
Seattle Seahawks
Ron Rivera
Carolina Panthers
Sean Payton
New Orleans Saints

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<![CDATA[The Best Game of Thrones Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-game-of-thrones-characters
List of the best, most interesting characters from HBO's "Game of Thrones" series. Though the complicated study of power dynamics in the fantasy kingdom of Westeros may not have too many identifiable or even sympathetic lead characters, it has nonetheless produced a wide variety of compelling, entertaining and outsized personalities, from the brutal boy king Joffrey Baratheon to his diminutive but ingenious cousin Tyrion Lannister to their rivals, the Stark family of Winterfell and the "Mother of Dragons," Daenerys Targaryen. But which characters are the true fan favorites, providing the most memorable moments and unexpected plot twists?

HBO's "Game of Thrones" show is based on the "Song of Ice and Fire" cycle of novels by fantasy author George R. R. Martin. That series - like the TV version - takes place in a medieval fantasy world, on two continents known as Westeros and Essos. The first novel in the series, also called "Game of Thrones," was published in August of 1996. This book introduced the basic narrative which would unfold over the course of the rest of the series, concerning which family would claim the Iron Throne of Westeros following the death of King Robert Baratheon. (Prior to Robert's rule, the Targaryen family had controlled the throne - and united the Kingdom of Westeros - for several generations.)

Martin has said that the series was partially based on the real "War of the Roses" that engulfed England in civil war in the 15th Century. Those conflicts concerned a rivalry between the houses of Lancaster and York, whose names clearly provided inspiration for the rival families of Lannister and Stark in the "Game of Thrones" universe.

For your fill of Game of Thrones discussion, check out more lists like the fittest females in Game of Thrones, the hated characters in Game of Thrones, or vote on which Game of Thrones death was the most satisfying.
The Best Game of Thrones Characters,

Arya Stark

Daenerys Targaryen

Tyrion Lannister

Jon Snow

Eddard Stark

Jaime Lannister


Lord Varys

Sandor Clegane

Davos Seaworth

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-tv-characters-of-all-time
The greatest female TV characters of all time. This list includes some of the greatest television characters in history from dramatic shows, sitcoms, sci fi series, and procedurals to cartoons! For as long as TV has been a medium to reflect social constructs, programs have featured strong women characters as protagonists, partners, and foils for their male counterparts. In comedy shows, characters like Lucy Ricardo, Mary Richards, and Maude Findlay paved the way for Elaine Benes, Roseanne Conner, and Liz Lemon.

Female characters dominate modern genre series, with popular women like Dana Scully, Buffy Summers, and Veronica Mars achieving cult-level idolization. You'll recognize these famous names as some of the strongest, funniest, and most relatable in television history.

Vote for the greatest female characters to move them up the list, and add please any that we're missing.
The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time,

Arya Stark

Buffy Summers

Daenerys Targaryen

Dana Scully

Lisa Simpson

Olivia Benson

Phoebe Buffay

Willow Rosenberg


Lucy Ricardo

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<![CDATA[The Best Current Fantasy TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-fantasy-tv-series/ranker-tv
These are the best current fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. This list is pretty diverse. Some of the best current fantasy TV shows take place in the depths of space, and still others, while based in earthly environments, integrate supernatural elements into their already fantastical shows. Some of the greatest current fantasy TV series even feature characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best current fantasy TV series list? Once Upon a Time transports classic fairytale characters into real life for a double dose of fantasy and drama. Snow White, Peter Pan, and Rumpelstiltskin are just a few of the lead characters in this modern fantasy series. Game of Thrones is another good fantasy show that is currently airing on television.

Hemlock Grove features vampires, werewolves and other fantastical creatures as its lead characters. Other great shows that appear on this top current fantasy TV series list include The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Grimm.

Do you have a favorite current fantasy program? Give the best series a thumbs up!
The Best Current Fantasy TV Series,

Doctor Who


Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead

Once Upon a Time

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Flash

Jessica Jones

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<![CDATA[The Scariest Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/scariest-horror-movies-ever-made
These are the all-time scariest movies ever made. Many of these movies have become part of the pop culture lexicon due to their popularity. This list features movies from across the horror spectrum. The definition of "scary" isn't restricted or limited to a specific type of horror movie For example, The Exorcist, a supernatural horror movie would be on here similarly to serial killer movies like Halloween, The Amityville Horror and Saw. The same goes for psychological thrillers like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which is one of the scariest movies of all time.

Some of these films are considered the best of all time, while others feature some of the greatest actors and best directors of all time.

Vote for the movies you think deserve the highest ranking, vote down any you don't like and be sure to rerank this list anyway you like - your reranks will affect the final tally.
The Scariest Movies Ever Made,


A Nightmare on Elm Street

Friday the 13th




The Exorcist

The Ring

The Shining

The Silence of the Lambs

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-of-all-time
The best movies of all time, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike. What are the greatest movies of all time? This list of the top films ever made was created by taking best movie suggestions from Ranker users and letting them vote to determine which films are the best ever made.

So, what are the best movies of all time? The list includes a wide range of films, from art house European cinema to top action films and blockbusters to established, highly-regarded classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The entries span many genres and include some of the greatest movie villains created by the best writers and top film directors in the industry. Included are movies that were recognized in their own time – including a number of Academy Award recipients and even Best Picture selections – as well as cult movies or sleeper hits that took time to find an audience. Shawshank Redemption, for example, was not highly regarded or popular in theaters when it first opened, but has since risen to the top of many best movie lists.

If your favorite movies still aren't included with this group of the best movies of all time, add them by clicking "rerank" below to make your own list. Or just vote for the titles below that are most worthy of the title of the greatest movie ever. Also, check out Ranker's lists of the greatest actors of all time.
The Best Movies of All Time,

Fight Club

Forrest Gump


Pulp Fiction

Schindler's List

Star Wars

The Dark Knight

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Shawshank Redemption

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pro-wrestlers-of-all-time/sportsyeah
The greatest pro wrestlers of all-time include WrestleMania winners, WWF and WWE champions and TNA favorites. The entertainment of professional wrestling may be staged but all of these professional wrestlers are easily some of the toughest professional fighters inside of the ring or out. This list of all pro wrestlers can be ordered according to their popularity. Just vote for your favorites.

Combining Greco-Roman wrestling with boxing, freestyle wrestling and theater, professional wrestling dates back nearly a century. At first, professional wrestling was more about the actual competition rather than the script. In the early days, it was Lou Thesz who was the most-feared wrestler around. Thesz, who had no trouble going off-script to win a match and keep his title, is considered the first true wrestling superstar and an innovator of the business.

So is the greatest pro wrestler ever? This list will answer that question and your vote matters.

Thesz continued to dominate until the next era of wrestlers entered in the 1950s and 1960s. Top contenders like Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers helped the sport of professional wrestling grow with their flashy and flamboyant performance styles as well as more often than not came out on top of their matches.

Moving into the 1980s and 1990s, wrestling evolved into a performance. The uniforms the wrestlers wore became flashier and the scripted aspects began to increase, as did the fan following. Some of the best wrestlers of all time came from that golden era such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair and Bret Hart. With business booming, professional wrestling only continued to grow in recent years with big names like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock using their WWE fame to launch their careers.

Professional wrestling may not be for everyone but with a long history of success and a wildly popular following, the likes of WWE and TNA are not going away anytime soon. Any one of the current wrestlers competing today could become the next greatest professional wrestler of all time but until then, we can only enjoy watching them compete to become that.

This list is more than just the 100 greatest wrestlers of all time - we've got 'em all! Add any that might be missing and be sure to vote for all your favorites!
The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time,

André the Giant

Bret Hart

Bruno Sammartino

Harley Race

Hulk Hogan

Jake Roberts

Jimmy Snuka

Randy Savage

Stone Cold Steve Austin


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-sci-fi-movies
What are the greatest sci-fi movies of all time& Science fiction films are among the most popular movies in cinematic history, with films like 'Star Wars' and 'Aliens' keeping audiences on the edge of their collective seats for decades. This list includes these classics, and many more, but it is by no means complete. Feel free to add your favorite sci-fi movies if they aren't listed, and vote for your favorites.

Want to see more Best Sci-Fi? Here are the Best Sci-Fi TV shows of All Time

Great sci-fi films include stories of extraterrestrial life, time travel, space travel, robots and more. Some of these amazing science fiction movies are more fantasy-oriented, while others are a bit closer to reality. Either way, scifi films keep audiences rapt with tales of science and technology, combined, at times with the supernatural.

Some sci-fi films are based on classic novels or short stories by such heavyweight authors as H.G. Wells ('War of the Worlds,' 'The Invisible Man') or Philip K. Dick ('Blade Runner,' 'Minority Report').

What are the greatest sci fi movies of all time& This list of the best sci-fi films is also Crowdranked, meaning you can rerank your own greatest sci-fi movies. Your reranks can change the overall order of the films on the list!
The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time,



Back to the Future

Blade Runner

Star Wars

Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Matrix

The Terminator

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-soundtracks-of-all-time
The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time,

Dirty Dancing

Forrest Gump


Pink Floyd – The Wall

Pulp Fiction

Purple Rain

Saturday Night Fever

The Breakfast Club

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Sound of Music

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