Top Ten Best Batman Movie Villains


The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger's Joker - The Dark Knight

It seems odd to me that Heath Ledger is the only person that needs to take pills to act like the joker

NOBODY.. Mark my words, 'Nobody' could play Joker's role as brilliant as Heath Ledger did..
His acting was marvelous.. He brought life to the character..

The thing that makes him the best is that NO ONE thought he would be a good Joker. And he ended being the best Joker possibly ever. - OriginalVisionary

The fact is only christopher nolan made great Batman movies all others are junk...penguin,poisen ivy,dr freeze...oh stupid...the two greatest Batman movie villains are joker and bane..but joker is the best villain no doubt we must give the credit to Heath ledger and Nolan.

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2 Jack Nicholson's Joker - Batman

When batman in 1989 came out, there hadn't been a batman film for almost 25 years. this man, along with Michael Keaton, brought batman to a new base of fans and did a great job to portray the craziness of the role.

Jack Nicholson's Joker is the combination of three villain parts: The standard gang criminal, the funny and plain crazy villain and the insane, killer psychotic. He should be at first place.

Always plays crazy better then anyone, ie. the shining, anger management, and one flew over the coocoo's nest.

Ledger's is planning chaos
He IS chaos. - iliekpiez

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3 Tom Hardy's Bane - The Dark Knight Rises

Heath Ledger's Joker was more sadistic and had more character, but Tom Hardy plays Bane perfectly and Bane was absolutely menacing, like I would shit myself if that guy got his hands on me. Therefore, Bane is the best villain.

He freaked me out scarecrow was the mask joker was the knife and bane was the back breaking - 9361721

Tom hardy s poetry of bane was just perfect he played well and hardy is a brilliant actor

So you think darkess is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Moulded by it. I didn't see daylight until I bcame a man.

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4 Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent/Two-Face - The Dark Knight

If it wasn't for Aaron Eckhart's Two Face, The Dark Knight wouldn't have even been half as good as it was. His character was the perfect portrayal of a man who was the great "white knight" and put away criminals and became even worse than the criminals himself as he became demented and introduced the very anarchy Joker spoke of. The scenes with Two-Face were the best (particularly the driver scene) and his psychosis and behavior is well-observed as he is a complete villain persona in the end and the best portrayal of this character archetype.

Its not about wills and wants its always conditions and people at last are the same and the fair judgement not based on wills based on 50 50 chance which I learned from tragic hero and super villain two face harvey dent is more than two face he is the white knight symbole of fate which becomes twoface symbol of chance and nihil

5 Danny DeVito's Penguin - Batman Returns Danny DeVito's Penguin - Batman Returns Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi, which won him a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

Devito and Burton added a lot of poetry and "gothic" to the character (originally a gangster) that makes us empathize with this poor Oswald.
And great acting by Danny Devito.

DeVito is not only the best version of The Penguin but one of the best versions of any villain. He's crazy scary and really sympathetic and should at least be at second place.

More realistic then that silly goofy over the top 1960s Adam West Batman penguin, this penguin should've been in the dark Knight with Heath ledger's joker

This is a villain no other can match. - iliekpiez

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6 Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow - Batman Begins Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow - Batman Begins Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinemas noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.

Murphy was the first actor to actually capture the Scarecrow's true villainy and threatening atmosphere.

He wasn't a bad Scarecrow, but one of the first choices Nolan had for the job was Marilyn Manson. I believe he would have played the part better - Shake_n_Bake13

I think he was perfect for the role; he can be creepy when he needs to be. My second fave villain

THhe only good scarecrow

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7 Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman - Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer was brilliant as Catwoman - Alexandr

She was sexy and dangerous.

A great role in the second part, on the embodient of CAT.

Best ever!

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8 Jim Carrey's Riddler - Batman Forever

He's the best thing about Batman Forever and perfectly captured the character, The Riddler. He should be higher.

Riddler is green what is man, in mask Jimm Carrey is in film be great part, werry happy style and speedly.

9 Liam Neeson's Ra's al Ghul - Batman Begins

He had such an excellent fighting skill! He trained Bruce. Bruce became the batman. And Ra's even tried to destroy Gotham!

Liam neeson was just great for the rule

10 Anne Hathaway's Catwoman - The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway's Catwoman - The Dark Knight Rises Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress more.

She's not a villain in this movie - DoroExploro13

I hate Catwoman - Maxi0246

The Contenders

11 Tommy Lee Jones's Two Face - Batman Forever Tommy Lee Jones's Two Face - Batman Forever Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning a Best Supporting Actor.

I don't know how this guy didn't get in the top 5 HECK they didn't even put him about the CRAAPPYY poison ivy of uma thurmans world he should be in that top ten above Talia and Riddler

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12 Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy - Batman and Robin Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy - Batman and Robin Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies.
13 Christopher Walken's Max Shreck - Batman Returns

You really learn to like Max throughout the movie and his partnership with The Penguin. He should definitely be on the list.

14 Cesar Romero's Joker - Batman: The Movie
15 Marion Cotillard's Talia Al Ghul - The Dark Knight Rises
16 Frank Gorshin's Riddler - Batman: The Movie
17 Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze - Batman and Robin

Easily the most intimidating intelligent and evil villain.

What could be better than a movie filled with ice puns? - pharaoh45

You're Joking RIGHT!

"allow me to break the ice. " awesome - biscuits

18 Mark Hamill's Joker - Batman Mask of the Phantasm

Best Joker in human history! - asantalo

Why isn't this in the top Ten? - CNSucksNow

The real number 1 - 445956

Lower than Mr Freeze in Batman and Robin? What are you smoking? - 445956

19 Mark Hamill's Joker - Batman: The Killing Joke

OBVIOUSLY! He’s the best! This is my all time favorite (not only Batman or DC, but) Superhero Movie. Mark did a humongous job of excellence! I mean still can’t beat TAS. But he is always great. Plus Killing Joke is my favorite Graphic Novel. I really enjoyed this story, more than Alan Moore does (I do respect him a lot). So basically, I’ll vote this forever. NUMBER 1! - asantalo

20 Burgess Meredith's Penguin - Batman: The Movie
21 Doomsday - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
22 Jeep Swenson's Bane - Batman and Robin

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23 Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
24 Lee Meriwether's Catwoman - Batman: The Movie
25 Tom Wilkinson's Carmine Falcone - Batman Begins
26 Eric Robert's Sal Maroni - The Dark Knight
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Top Remixes (20)

1. Danny DeVito's Penguin - Batman Returns
2. Jack Nicholson's Joker - Batman
3. Heath Ledger's Joker - The Dark Knight
1. Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent/Two-Face - The Dark Knight
2. Tommy Lee Jones's Two Face - Batman Forever
3. Mark Hamill's Joker - Batman: The Killing Joke
1. Heath Ledger's Joker - The Dark Knight
2. Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent/Two-Face - The Dark Knight
3. Tom Hardy's Bane - The Dark Knight Rises

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