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100 Greatest Movie Villains

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Criteria: Villain - One who shows cruel and evil intent, often having a depraved, vile, or criminal character, with major disregard for the well-being of others. These Movie characters best demonstrate the 'villainous' nature.

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Last Updated: 2008-09-14
100 Greatest Movie Villains
  1. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) - Psycho (1960)
  2. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
  3. Darth Vader (David Prowse / James Earl Jones - voice) - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  4. Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  5. Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) - Schindler's List (1993)
  6. HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain - voice) - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  7. Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) - M (1931)
  8. Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) - It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
  9. Regan MacNeil/Satan (Linda Blair) - The Exorcist (1973)
10. The Queen (Lucille LaVerne - voice) - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

11. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) - The Godfarther Part II (1974)
12. The Wicked Witch Of The West (Margaret Hamilton) - The Wizard of OZ (1939)
13. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) - No Country For Old Men (2007)
14. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
15. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery (1990)
16. The Joker (Heath Ledger) - The Dark Knight (2008)
17. Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) - You Only Live Twice (1967)
18. Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) - Fatal Attraction (1987)
19. Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton) - Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
20. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) - Double Indemnity (1944)
21. Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) - Cape Fear (1962)
22. Mrs. John Iselin (Angela Lansbury) - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
23. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
24. Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) - All About Eve (1950)
25. Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - The Terminator (1984)
26. Noah Cross (John Huston) - Chinatown (1974)
27. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980)
28. Arthur "Cody" Jarrett (James Cagney) - White Heat (1949)
29. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) - Wall Street (1987)
30. Maleficent (Eleanor Audley - voice) - Sleeping Beauty (1959)
31. Lil' Dice (aka Lil' Ze) (Leandro Firmino) - City of God (2002)
32. Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) - The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
33. Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) - Rebecca (1940)
34. Senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) - Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
35. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula (1931)
36. Dr. Szell (Laurence Olivier) - Marathon Man (1976)
37. J. J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
38. Graf Orlok (Max Schreck) - Nosferatu (1922)
39. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) - Blue Velvet (1986)
40. Captain Vidal (Sergi López) - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
41. Harry Lime (Orson Welles) - The Third Man (1949)
42. Rico (Enrico Caesar Bandello) (Edward G. Robinson) - Little Caesar (1930)
43. Cruella De Vil (Betty Lou Gerson - voice) - One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
44. Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) - Mommie Dearest (1981)
45. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) - Die Hard (1988)
46. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) - Goodfellas (1990)
47. Jack The Ripper (Laird Cregar) - The Lodger (1944)
48. Tom Powers (James Cagney) - The Public Enemy (1931)
49. Regina Giddens (Bette Davis) - The Little Foxes (1941)
50. "Baby" Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) - What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
51. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface (1983)
52. The Joker (Jack Nicholson) - Batman (1989)
53. Headless Horseman "Hessian Horseman" (Christopher Walken) - Sleepy Hollow (1999)
54. Roger "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey) - The Usual Suspects (1995)
55. Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) - Goldfinger (1964)
56. Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) - Training Day (2001)
57. Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger) - Platoon (1986)
58. "Buffalo Bill" (Jame Gumb) (Ted Levine) - The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
59. Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett (Gene Hackman) - Unforgiven (1992)
60. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) - Apocalypse Now (1979)
61. Woo-Jin Lee (Ji-Tae Yu) - Oldboy (2003)
62. Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) - Friday The 13th: Part 3 (1982)
63. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) - Se7en (1995)
64. Stromboli (Charles Judels - voice) - Pinocchio (1940)
65. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) - Cape Fear (1991)
66. Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) - Scarface (1932)
67. Frank (Henry Fonda) - Once Upon A Time In The West (1969)
68. Al Capone (Robert DeNiro) - The Untouchables (1987)
69. Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) - Fargo (1996)
70. Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
71. Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield (John Travolta/Samuel L. Jackson) - Pulp Fiction (1994)
72. Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)
73. Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt) - Casablanca (1942)
74. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) - Gladiator (2000)
75. Magua (Wes Studi) - The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
76. Gollum (Andy Serkis) - Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003)
77. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) - Strangers on a Train (1951)
78. Booth (John Malkovich) - In The Line Of Fire (1993)
79. Chad (Aaron Eckhart) - In The Company Of Men (1997)
80. Ghostface (Skeet Ulrich) - Scream (1996)
81. Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis) - Gangs Of New York (2002)
82. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) - American Psycho (2000)
83. Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) - New Jack City (1991)
84. Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) - The Last King of Scotland (2006)
85. Norman Stanfield (Gary Oldman) - Leon (1994)
86. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) - Blade Runner (1982)
87. Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) - Speed (1994)
88. Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) - Full Metal Jacket (1987)
89. Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
90. Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) - Casino (1995)
91. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) - Superman (1978)
92. Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) - Fight Club (1999)
93. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
94. White Witch (Tilda Swinton) - Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
95. Mr. Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix (1999)
96. Jake (Jean-Claude La Marre) - Fresh (1994)
97. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) - There Will Be Blood (2007)
98. Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) - Rosemary's Baby (1968)
99. Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
100. Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) - The Patriot (2000)

honerable mentions
  Scar (voice of Jeremy Irons) - The Lion King (1994)
  Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) - Dr. No (1962)
  Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) - The Adventures of Robin Hood - (1938)
  Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen / Andrew Bryniarski) - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) - Rear Window (1954)
  Don Logan (Ben Kingsley) - Sexy Beast (2000)
  "Chief Justice" Frollo (Cedric Hardwicke) - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  Sid (Erik von Detten - voice) - Toy Story (1995)
  Officer Pete Davis (Ray Liotta) - Unlawful Entry (1992)
  Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) - in Heat (1995)
  Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) - Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
  General Zod (Terrance Stamp) - Superman II (1980)
  Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) - Single White Female (1992)
  Captain Hook (Ernest Torrence) - Peter Pan (1924)
  Vincent (Tom Cruise) - Collateral (2004)
  Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - Batman & Robin (1997)
  Emperor Ming (Max von Sydow) - Flash Gordon (1980)
  Colonel Stuart (William Sadler) - Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  Major Arnold Toht (Ronald Lacey) - Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
  Frank Fitts (Chris Cooper) - American Beauty (1999)
  John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) - The Hitcher (1986)
  Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) - The Fifth Element (1997)
  Reinhardt Heymar Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) - Nighthawks (1981)
  Henry Evans (Macaulay Culkin) - The Good Son (1993)
  Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne) - What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
  Freddie Lee Cobb (Kiefer Sutherland) - A Time to Kill (1996)
  "Scorpio Killer" (Andrew Robinson) - Dirty Harry (1971)
  Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - Cruel Intentions (1999)
  Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) - Saw III (2006)
  Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) - Downfall (2004)
  Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) - Nick of Time (1995)
  Peter McCabe (Michael Keaton) - Desperate Measures (1998)
  Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) - Robocop (1987)
  Dr. Tolian Soran (Malcolm McDowell) - Star Trek: Generations (1994)
  Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) - The Mummy (1999) / The Mummy Returns (2001)
  Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) - A View To A Kill (1985)
  Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker (Warren Beatty/Faye Dunaway) - Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
  Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) - Demolition Man (1993)
  Wade (Kevin Bacon) - The River Wild (1994)
  Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase) - The Ring (2002)
  Venom/Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) - Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  Lori Quaid (Sharon Stone) - Total Recall (1990)
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Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs
Darth Vader in Star Wars
Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth in Schindler's List
HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert in M
The Queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men





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