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Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?  

Louis Patterson
468 votes 58 voters 25 items

List Rules Main characters from films only! Vote up the irredeemably wicked protagonists you can't help but love, despite their awful intentions.

Even when a movie character is bad to the bone, they can still come across as charming (for the viewer, at least).

For this reason, there are plenty of unarguably wicked characters at the center of amazingly popular films, from suave yet merciless mobsters like Henry Hill or Michael Corleone to conniving serial murderers like Sweeney Todd or Norman Bates. 

If you're a film buff, chances are good you've found yourself rooting for at least a few horrifically evil main characters. While evildoers who achieve redemption in movies can be inspiring to watch, none of the baddies on this list manage to turn over a new leaf. Instead, they keep on being awful until the credits roll. 

Vote up the irredeemably wicked protagonists you can't help but love, despite their awful intentions.

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Silence of the Lambs
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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Godfather Trilogy
3
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Scarface
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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Psycho
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Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Goodfellas
6
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Halloween series
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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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Alex is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
A Clockwork Orange
9
Daniel Plainview is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
There Will Be Blood
10
Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Social Network
11
Howard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Howard

10 Cloverfield Lane

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Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Taxi Driver
13
Jordan Belfort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Wolf of Wall Street
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John du Pont is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Foxcatcher
15
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Black Panther

Black Panther

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Mr. Pink is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Reservoir Dogs
17
Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?

 I, Tonya

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Joker
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Lou Bloom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Lou Bloom

Nightcrawler

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Amy Dunne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Gone Girl
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Kevin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin

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Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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Mickey Knox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Natural Born Killers
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Annie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Annie

Hereditary

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William 'D-Fens' Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
William "D-Fens" Foster Falling Down