Top 10 Darkest Movie Villains


The Top Ten

1 Norman Bates - Psycho Norman Bates - Psycho Norman 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.

"They'll see, and they'll know and they'll say, 'Why she wouldn't even harm a fly. '" - MontyPython

2 HAL - 2001: A Space Odyssey

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." - MontyPython

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't let you do that.

Aww, poor misunderstood HAL. It wasn't his fault! Didn't you see 2010 (The Year We Make Contact)?! - Billyv

3 Darth Vader - Star Wars Darth Vader - Star Wars Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.

"No, I am your father." - MontyPython

4 The Joker - Various

"I believe, whatever doesn't kill you makes you, stranger." - MontyPython

5 Loki - Thor/The Avengers Loki - Thor/The Avengers Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

More than dark I'd say he's green booger. - keyson

"I said... KNEEL! " - MontyPython

6 Pazuzu - The Exorcist

"You would like that? "
"Indeed. It would bring us together."
"You and Regan? "
"You and us." - MontyPython

7 Alex - A Clockwork Orange

Yes, definitely the darkest one. - keyson

"As we walked along the flatblock marina, I was calm on the outside, but thinking all the time. So now it was to be Georgie the general, saying what we should do and what not to do, and Dim as his mindless greeding bulldog. But suddenly I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use, like, inspiration and what Bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on and I viddied right at once what to do." - MontyPython

8 Alan Yates - Cannibal Holocaust

"Things like this happen all the time in the jungle, it's survival of the fittest! " - MontyPython

9 Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".

He's the darkest Disney Villain ever. Frollo and Scar are nothing compared to him. - asantalo

10 Pennywise the Dancing Clown - It Pennywise the Dancing Clown - It

€I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of Children! And you are next! ”
Tim Curry as Pennywise - asantalo

The Contenders

11 Annie Wilkes - Misery Annie Wilkes - Misery

"God, I love you." - MontyPython

12 Damien Thorn - The Omen
13 Destoroyah - Godzilla vs Destoroyah Destoroyah - Godzilla vs Destoroyah

Just the scariest of all the Villainous monsters Godzilla has ever faced. Destoroyah (pronounced as Destroyah) just becomes the darkest of all Kaijus, and is truly Humanity's Worst Nightmare. - asantalo

14 The Joker - Batman: The Killing Joke

Probably the darkest story to feature The Joker. WAAYYY better than The Dark Knight. - asantalo

15 The President - Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Erotic... More like PSYCHotic! No wonder Sadism gets its name from the Marquis de Sade if this is what his style of writing is! - theOpinionatedOne

"Open your mouth, and say, 'I can't eat rice like this. '" - MontyPython

16 Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.
17 Two Face - The Dark Knight Two Face - The Dark Knight
18 Sauron - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sauron - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later more.

"There is no life in the void. Only, death."

19 Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface is a character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror-film series and its spin-offs. He wears masks made of human skin and engages in murder and cannibalism, alongside his inbred family.
20 Jaws - Jaws
21 Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
22 Scar - Lion King
23 The Witch-King of Angmar - The Lord Of The Rings
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1. Chernabog - Fantasia
2. Pennywise the Dancing Clown - It
3. Damien Thorn - The Omen
1. HAL - 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Darth Vader - Star Wars
3. Norman Bates - Psycho
1. HAL - 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. The Joker - Various
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