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Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?  

Louis Patterson
415 votes 53 voters 24 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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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Halloween series
6
Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Goodfellas
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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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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Social Network
9
Howard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Howard

10 Cloverfield Lane

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Jordan Belfort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
The Wolf of Wall Street
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Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Black Panther

Black Panther

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Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Taxi Driver
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Daniel Plainview is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
There Will Be Blood
14
Mr. Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Reservoir Dogs
15
Alex is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
A Clockwork Orange
16
Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?

 I, Tonya

17
Lou Bloom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Lou Bloom

Nightcrawler

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Kevin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin

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John du Pont is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Foxcatcher
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Mickey Knox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Natural Born Killers
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Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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Amy Dunne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
Gone Girl
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Annie is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?
William "D-Fens" Foster Falling Down