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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: 2017-09-25
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 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)

honerable 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)





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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
Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch Of The West in The Wizard of OZ
Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert in M
HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth in Schindler's List
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


It - (2017)





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