Top Ten Best Antagonists in Thriller Films

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I just love those dark psychotic characters in Thrillers, don't you?
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1Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery

Those first words "I'm your number one fan" has me glued to the screen. She's so scarily unpredictable. The best written character in a thriller bar none. Stephen King did an amazing job when he created Annie Wilkes. - Britgirl

2Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence of the Lambs

So intelligent, so calm and charming (yes, charming. You did read that correctly) and so terrifically scary. - Britgirl

3Mrs. Mott / Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

I have a confession to make here. I used her character as inspiration for the novel I'm currently writing. She's quiet and very VERY manipuative. Excellent character. - Britgirl

4Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) - Single White Female

She's brilliant. Unhinged. The perfect flatmate... - Britgirl

5Officer Pete Davis (Ray Liotta) - Unlawful Entry
6The Phantom (Gerard Butler) - The Phantom of the Opera

Apart from the obsessiveness, the jealousy and the numerous murders, he's pretty much most Womens dream man. - Britgirl

7Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) - Saw
8Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) - Speed
9Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) - American Psycho
10Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) - PsychoNorman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.

The Contenders

11Gary Oldman - Dracula
12Max Cady (Robert DeNiro) - Cape Fear

Can't believe I forgot to add him. Naturally he should be in the top three! - Britgirl

13Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) - Basic Instinct
14Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) - Fatal Attraction
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1. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery
2. Dr Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence of the Lambs
3. Mrs Mott / Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
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