Audiences love a truly hateable character, whether they're ruthless, spineless, or the type of baddie who doesn't even know they're driving the protagonist insane. There's something fun about watching a character who's just straight-up awful and runs through life doing whatever they want, but when those characters can actually make us feel bad, they become transcendent.
How a character that we hate can make us sad differs from film to film. Sometimes all an audience needs to see is that a character is human for the waterworks to turn on, but some characters need a little more oomph to make us cry - whether that oomph is a wood chipper or an entire ship sinking into the Atlantic Ocean.
All of the following characters are easy to hate - but which of them actually made you feel something?
- 137 VOTESPhoto: Paramount Pictures
- 235 VOTESPhoto: Columbia Pictures
- 327 VOTESPhoto: New Line Cinema
- 436 VOTESPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer