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The Most Iconic Masks in Movie History

Updated June 14, 2019 4.3k votes 686 voters 45.4k views22 items

List RulesVote based on the masks, not the characters who wore them.

Masks have been popular in all forms of entertainment since... there's been entertainment. They were one of the first, if not the very first, tools used by humans for storytelling and spectacle. All across the world, nearly every culture uses some kind of masks to dramatize a situation, be it around a campfire, on a stage, or used in protest. In film, masks are all over horror movies, sci-fi films, and thrillers. What movie masks are the most memorable?

Some masks leave their mark more than others. Some movie masks stand the test of time and become as iconic (or even more iconic) as the characters who wore them. From superhero masks, to the masks that hide the faces of fictional serial killers, the masks on this list are the most memorable masks from film.

Cast your votes below for the most iconic masks in movie history. The masks that you will never forget and will haunt your dreams forever.