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The Best Villains Of 2019, Ranked

Updated September 6, 2019 3.6k votes 490 voters 5.4k views17 items

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Whether you're scared of clowns or terrified of ghosts, the best villains of 2019 will leave you screaming for more scares. The best villains of the year include everyone from Disney villains to Marvel villains. Some of the best movie villains of 2019 are brand new characters while others are fan favorites from previous films.

Who are some of the best movie villains of 2019? Of course, Pennywise the Clown has to be near the top. This nightmare-inducing Stephen King creation returns to terrify the members of The Losers Club and the residents of Derry in It: Chapter Two. Joaquin Phoenix's take on the title character in Joker should also reveal a scary good performance. Lupita Nyong'o plays the leader of The Tethered – a terrifying group of doppelgängers – in Us. Other great villains of 2019 include Scar from The Lion King and Brixton from Hobbs & Shaw.

Which 2019 villain do you love to hate? Vote up the best bad guys on the list to make sure they land in the top spot.

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     Arthur Fleck / Joker
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    Arthur Fleck / Joker

    Arthur Fleck embarks on a journey from failed comedian to the successful psychopath known as the Joker.

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    Pennywise
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    153

    Pennywise the Clown returns to terrify the grown up members of The Losers Club and the residents of Derry.

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    Kylo Ren
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    127

    Kylo Ren

    Adam Driver as Kylo Ren continues to drive the Dark Side now that Supreme Leader Snoke is no longer in his way.

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    Kevin Wendell Crumb
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    116

    Kevin Wendell Crumb

    James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his many personalities are back in the conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable trilogy.

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    Scar
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    The evil lion Scar will stop at nothing to claim the crown.

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    Daenerys Targaryen

    Khaleesi took a heel turn during the final season of GoT, burning King's Landing and generally going all ~Mad Queen~ on the Seven Kingdoms.

  • 7
    Mysterio

    Mysterio faces off with Spider-Man in Far From Home.

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    Chucky
    109
    123

    Chucky, a doll formerly haunted by the spirit of a killer, is back as a robotic toy with a mind of its own.

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    The Tethered
    86
    113

    The Tethered

    Lupita Nyong'o plays the leader of The Tethered – a terrifying group of doppelgängers – in Us.

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    Rodan
    70
    106

    Rodan is among the monsters threatening human existence in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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    Jafar
    75
    119

    Marwan Kenzari plays Jafar, a treasonous sorcerer, in the remake of Aladdin.

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    Brandon Breyer
    49
    89

    Brandon Breyer

    Brandon Breyer may look like a good-natured boy, but an evil awaits inside him in Brightburn.

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    La Llorona
    44
    95

    La Llorona

    The supernatural force that is La Llorona wreaks havoc on the Garcia family in The Curse of La Llorona.

  • 14
    Grimmel the Grisly
    45
    96

    Grimmel the Grisly

    Grimmel the Grisly is an unscrupulous dragon hunter in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

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    Brixton
    41
    94

    Brixton

    Hobbs & Shaw, the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise, finds Idris Alba portraying the criminal mastermind Brixton Lore.

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    Smith
    45
    104

    Smith

    Smith, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, is a shapeshifter who tries to manipulate Jean Grey into using her powers for evil in X-Men movie Dark Phoenix.

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    Miles
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    Miles

    Miles Blume appears to be a vessel for evil in The Prodigy.