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100 Greatest Movie Villains

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)

Edited By: Oyinlade I/Lew
Last Updated: 2008-09-14

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.