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Who Are Your Favorite Bad Guy Main Characters?

Updated 3 Oct 2019 824 votes 101 voters 1.3k views25 items

List RulesMain 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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