It seems every year, new iconic villains are coming out of the woodwork. 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, an over-the-top performance, or an intimidating disposition, some villains just stand out - and redefine the actors playing them. 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 that's to say nothing of their loyal, powerful henchmen - 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 (or even laugh at) ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.
Whether blasting Prince from a boombox, telling stories about his scars, or dancing down stairs, the Clown Prince is always a chilling agent of chaos.
What can we say, he's inevitable!
He broke the Bat, and the worst part is he never apologized for it.
With a brother like Scar, who needs enemies?
His hobbies are overthrowing galactic governments, building planet-destroying space stations, and watching fathers and sons fight.
It's scariest form and the bane of real, hard-working clowns all across the world.
He's the trickster god with perfect hair.
With his all-seeing eye, Sauron is like Santa Claus if Santa was also the source of all evil in the world.
Likes include: the woods, his mom. Dislikes include: camp counselors, promiscuity.
After ten movies and at least three reboots, Michael Myers still has people looking over their shoulders.
Charming, despicable, dogged, heartless, conniving – he's everything you want from a villain.
In space, no one can hear you scream, which thankfully means no one can hear you pee your pants either.
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.
The ultimate big game hunter and the only creature in the universe who could give peak Schwarzenegger a run for his money.
What she did to Neville's parents was evil, but what she did to Sirius was truly unforgivable.
If for no other reason than he set a new standard for the art of the contract negotiation.
Middle-Earth trusted him, and it only brought desolation.
He's a bit more tragic than evil, but you've got to respect whoever came up with the idea of a tentacle beard.
He can seem pretty charming, but things really turn if you call him "bubby".
Centuries before Siskel & Ebert, Commodus employed history's most devastating thumbs down.
It's so ruthless, it even made running scary.
All it took was coin and a cattle tool to become the specter of doom.
A living embodiment of every student's greatest fear: standardized tests.
Only an evil mastermind could turn a cardboard box into a implement of misery.
SmaugThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
What does a dragon even do with that much gold?