While some of us tend to despise movie villains, plenty of movie-goers favor some of these antagonists. Whether that's due to a cool accent or an intimidating disposition, some villains just stand out. For instance, who doesn't have some type of fondness for Hannibal Lecter? How about the evil Darth Vader for that matter? 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.
These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.
It's a whole other level to go after someone's dog too.
He's a bit more tragic than evil, but you've got to respect whoever came up with the idea of a tentacle beard.
Only an evil mastermind could turn a cardboard box into a implement of misery.
HAL 9000 walked so Skynet and the Matrix could run.
If for no other reason than he set a new standard for the art of the contract negotiation.
If you only saw him in Phantom Menace, you may think he's all sizzle and no steak, but if you've seen Clone Wars and Rebels, then you know Darth Maul is the real deal.
She's the best argument for actually letting the inmates run the asylum.
He'd rather burn with his precious than live as Smeagol.
Goeth wasn't just a villain on film. The commandant was just as bad in real life.
Has there ever been a grand vizier that wasn't evil?
Before Eminem heard from Stan, she was the true super fan.
He definitely didn't consider himself his brother's keeper.
The real question is who's scarier: Jigsaw or his puppet?
What she did to Neville's parents was evil, but what she did to Sirius was truly unforgivable.
The original blood sucker and one of Universal's Big Three of horror monsters.
Middle-Earth trusted him, and it only brought desolation.
The textbook definition of a sociopath, he's made readers and viewers see the worst in humanity since the '60s.
He's a psychopath with really, really good music taste.
She wants to make a coat out of puppies. Who does that?
There's no better way to bounce back from a Batman beatdown than a spa day in a Lazarus Pit.
A villain so evil, you don't even notice how truly insane he's dressed.
Turning a city into a manmade meteor is a pretty innovative doomsday plan.
Giving a curse as a baby shower gift is a truly epic move.
Centuries before Siskel & Ebert, Commodus employed history's most devastating thumbs down.