100 Greatest Movie Villains

 Character (Actor) - Movie Title (Year)
  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. The Wicked Witch Of The West (Margaret Hamilton) - The Wizard of OZ (1939)

  5. Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) - M (1931)

  6. HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain - voice) - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  7. Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) - It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

  8. The Queen (Lucille LaVerne - voice) - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

  9. Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) - Schindler's List (1993)

10. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) - The Godfarther Part II (1974)

11. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) - No Country For Old Men (2007)

12. Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

13. The Joker (Heath Ledger) - The Dark Knight (2008)

14. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange (1971)

15. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery (1990)

16. Regan MacNeil/Satan (Linda Blair) - The Exorcist (1973)

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. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980)

27. Arthur "Cody" Jarrett (James Cagney) - White Heat (1949)

28. Maleficent (Eleanor Audley - voice) - Sleeping Beauty (1959)

29. Graf Orlok (Max Schreck) - Nosferatu (1922)

30. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula (1931)

31. Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) - It (2017)

32. Noah Cross (John Huston) - Chinatown (1974)

33. Lil' Dice (aka Lil' Ze) (Leandro Firmino) - City of God (2002)

34. Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) - The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

35. Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) - Rebecca (1940)

36. Senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) - Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

37. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) - Wall Street (1987)

38. Dr. Szell (Laurence Olivier) - Marathon Man (1976)

39. John Morlar (Richard Burton) - The Medusa Touch (1978)

40. J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

41. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) - Blue Velvet (1986)

42. Captain Vidal (Sergi López) - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

43. Harry Lime (Orson Welles) - The Third Man (1949)

44. Rico (Enrico Caesar Bandello) (Edward G. Robinson) - Little Caesar (1930)

45. Cruella De Vil (Betty Lou Gerson - voice) - One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

46. Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) - Mommie Dearest (1981)

47. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) - Die Hard (1988)

48. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) - American Psycho (2000)

49. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) - Goodfellas (1990)

50. Jack The Ripper (Laird Cregar) - The Lodger (1944)

51. Tom Powers (James Cagney) - The Public Enemy (1931)

52. Regina Giddens (Bette Davis) - The Little Foxes (1941)

53. Howard (John Goodman) - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

54. "Baby" Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) - What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

55. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface (1983)

56. The Joker (Jack Nicholson) - Batman (1989)

57. Headless Horseman "Hessian Horseman" (Christopher Walken) - Sleepy Hollow (1999)

58. Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) - Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

59. Roger "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey) - The Usual Suspects (1995)

60. Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) - Goldfinger (1964)

61. Alan Yates (Gabriel Yorke) - Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

62. Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) - Training Day (2001)

63. Al Capone (Robert DeNiro) - The Untouchables (1987)

64. Gordo (Joel Edgerton) - The Gift (2015)

65. "Buffalo Bill" (Jame Gumb) (Ted Levine) - The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

66. Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett (Gene Hackman) - Unforgiven (1992)

67. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) - Apocalypse Now (1979)

68. Woo-Jin Lee (Ji-Tae Yu) - Oldboy (2003)

69. Jason Voorhees (Richard Brooker) - Friday The 13th: Part 3 (1982)

70. Gollum (Andy Serkis) - Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003)

71. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) - Se7en (1995)

72. Stromboli (Charles Judels - voice) - Pinocchio (1940)

73. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) - Cape Fear (1991)

74. Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) - Scarface (1932)

75. Frank (Henry Fonda) - Once Upon A Time In The West (1969)

76. Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger) - Platoon (1986)

77. Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) - Fargo (1996)

78. Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

79. Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield (John Travolta/Samuel L. Jackson) - Pulp Fiction (1994)

80. Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) - 12 Years a Slave (2013)

81. Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) - Speed (1994)

82. Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt) - Casablanca (1942)

83. Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis) - Gangs Of New York (2002)

84. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) - Strangers on a Train (1951)

85. General Zod (Michael Shannon) - Man of Steel (2013)

86. Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

87. Booth (John Malkovich) - In The Line Of Fire (1993)

88. Chad (Aaron Eckhart) - In The Company Of Men (1997)

89. Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

90. Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) - The Last King of Scotland (2006)

91. Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) - Single White Female (1992)

92. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) - Blade Runner (1982)

93. Norman Stanfield (Gary Oldman) - Leon (1994)

94. Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

95. Scar (voice of Jeremy Irons) - The Lion King (1994)

96. Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) - Full Metal Jacket (1987)

97. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) - Gladiator (2000)

98. Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) - The Patriot (2000)

99. Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) - New Jack City (1991)

100. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) - There Will Be Blood (2007)

Honorable Mentions
"Chief Justice" Frollo (Cedric Hardwicke) - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Officer Pete Davis (Ray Liotta) - Unlawful Entry (1992)

Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) - Superman (1978)

Magua (Wes Studi) - The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) - Casino (1995)

General Zod (Terrance Stamp) - Superman II (1980)

Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) - Fight Club (1999)

Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) - Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Mr. Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix (1999)

Jake (Jean-Claude La Marre) - Fresh (1994)

Ghostface (Skeet Ulrich) - Scream (1996)

Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) - Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) - Dr. No (1962)

Ghostface (Skeet Ulrich) - Scream (1996)

Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) - The Adventures of Robin Hood - (1938)

Jadis the White Witch (Tilda Swinton) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen / Andrew Bryniarski) - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) - Rear Window (1954)

Don Logan (Ben Kingsley) - Sexy Beast (2000)

Sid (Erik von Detten - voice) - Toy Story (1995)

Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) - Heat (1995)

Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) - Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

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)

Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) - Fast Five (2011)

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)



It - (2017)


Last Updated: 2017-09-25
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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.