Villains The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes  

Michelle Nati
Originally by
38.6k votes 3.3k voters 36.1k views 92 items Embed

What makes an antihero cool? Well, they’re usually pretty multi-dimensional. They possess villainous qualities, yes, but there are usually complex reasons behind their madness. And for all the devilish things they do, you often can’t help but root for them. Hollywood has given movie lovers some awesome antihero characters, but who are the best antiheroes in film?

Movie antiheroes (and some villains – we as a society do like our bad boys) are often more memorable than the hero. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver), Michael Corleone (Al Pacino in The Godfather Trilogy), Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman in The French Connection), The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy), and Jim Stark (James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause) are all legendary and iconic film characters that have influenced and impressed the world over. They all also happen to be anti heroes.

This list of the greatest anti-hero film characters ranks these great characters who, despite their notable lack of what we usually describe as "heroic" traits, are nonetheless the heroes of their stories. Upvote the best antihero characters in film history below, and add any great antiheroes who aren't already listed!

list ordered by

1
1,117 459
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

2
1,050 558
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

3
949 324
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
musicmovieminecraftme-123hd added Deadpool

4
743 544
Jeffrey Lebowski -

5
856 552
Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

6
797 477
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

7
552 481
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

8
699 442
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

9
611 488
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

10
571 413
Léon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

11
515 307
Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

12
699 402
V is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
V

13
693 221
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
teddybear1029 added The Joker

14
580 358
Boondock Saints (McManus Broth... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
VivianDedousi added Boondock Saints (McManus Brothers)

52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains

15
377 226
Loki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
zeljana87 added Loki

16
408 392
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

17
320 197
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
RobLein added Vito Corleone

18
445 378
Randle Patrick McMurphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

19
520 436
Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

20
423 387
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

21
397 171
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

The Best Tech Blogs

22
395 249
Snake Plissken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

23
301 173
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
-6 added Harry Callahan

24
265 258
Selene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
StevenHess added Selene

25
362 359
Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

26
337 243
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
parkerblair2 added Tony Montana

27
406 426
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

28
256 225
Seth Gecko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

29
287 133
Gny. Sgt. Hartman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
RobLein added Gny. Sgt. Hartman

30
264 219
Robin Hood (2006 TV series) ch... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
VivianDedousi added Robin Hood

31
166 247
Scarlett O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

32
239 215
Roger 'Verbal' Kint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

33
292 290
Alex is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

34
227 216
Lisbeth Salander is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

35
119 92
Butch Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
RobLein added Butch Cassidy

18 Dirty Facts About Flying Airlines Don't Want You to Know

36
153 207
Jim Stark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

37
103 230
Sonny is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

38
209 222
Jordan Belfort is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

39
158 137
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Tom Islava added Gollum

40
98 88
The Sundance Kid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
RobLein added The Sundance Kid

41
167 173
Chev Chelios is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
VivianDedousi added Chev Chelios

42
141 95
Marv is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Tom Islava added Marv

The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

43
172 205
Lester Burnham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

44
163 116
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Brian Griffin

45
29 19
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Moai added Hit-Girl

46
28 23
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Moai added Catwoman

47
31 36
Lestat de Lioncourt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Bonnie1983 added Lestat de Lioncourt

48
24 12
'Joliet' Jake Blues is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Moai added 'Joliet' Jake Blues

49
77 63
William “D-Fens” Foster Michae... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Allyson Cuper added William “D-Fens” Foster Michael-Douglas

50
108 94
Mr. White is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Michael Grisanti added Mr. White