Best Movie Villains of 2013

The Top Ten

1 General Zod (Man of Steel) General Zod (Man of Steel)

A truly menacing and powerful villain. Shannon gave a remarkable intensity to the great character. An epic villain in an epic movie. The fight between him and Superman is undoubtedly one of the best ever. Full-throttle excitement from start to finish. Love MoS!

I WILL FIND HIM

He's so underrated, as is the entire movie, but I can live with that. What really bothers me is that 1980's Zod, from Superman II, is so overrated. Seriously, 80s Zod wore a ballet outfit, he has no plan whatsoever, and he has 2 allies: A narcissistic b**** and a mute idiot. That's pretty much the worst army you could ask for. But Man of Steel's Zod is amazing. He is actually menacing, he has an actual plan, an actual army, he is covered with beautiful armor and he is not doing what he is doing for personal gain. And that goatee... it just works.

2 Khan (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Smart, strong villain who gets its shine from the brilliant performance by Benedict. Such a treat to watch him on screen in this amazing movie. My love for this movie is tremendous!

3 President Snow (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

The second time around, Snow is more evil and more determined to kill Katniss.

4 The Motherf***** (Kick-Ass 2)

The raunchiest and funniest villain of the year. Kick-Ass 2 is a badass and super entertaining movie.

5 Kruger (Elysium)

This guy was the most unique villain of 2013. I didn't even like Elysium that much, but this crazy blood crazed villain was a lot of fun to watch. - beasthound

Sharlto Copley gives a mesmerizing performance as the psychopathic sleeper agent Kruger. A visually cool and intriguing villain that possesses various of high-tech weaponry. Being a skilled swordsman, his favorite armaments are a katana and a force-field shield, now that's completely badass. He's a ruthless mercenary with brutal methods. Elysium is an excellent sci-fi film with grimy battle tech, stylish action, great cinematography and terrific soundtrack. The pacing and story is superb. Everyone's great in it, but it is Copley's Kruger that steals the show.

6 Aldrich Killian (Iron Man 3)
7 Kurse (Thor: The Dark World)
8 Smaug (The Hobbit) Smaug (The Hobbit) Smaug is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

If more people saw The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug then they would agree on Smaug being awesome. Benedict Cumberbatch conveys so much intensity with a voice that strikes fear at anyone, his design is massive making him look all the more threatening. I can't wait for There and Back again where we can see what he's truly capable of.

9 Silver Samurai (The Wolverine)
10 Kajiu (Pacific Rim)

Incredible monster villains in this amazing movie! They look absolutely spectacular. They're enormous, aggressive and put up great and tough fights against the Jaegers. Pacific Rim is the ultimate blockbuster!

The Contenders

11 Butch Cavendish (The Lone Ranger)

This maniac has an appetite for human flesh. Which is why Red Harrington has an ivory leg with a shotgun inside.

12 Malekith (Thor: The Dark World) Malekith (Thor: The Dark World)
13 Mickey Cohen (Gangster Squad)

Great performance by Sean Penn in this highly entertaining movie.

14 Owen Shaw (Fast & Furious 6)
15 Zombies (World War Z)

The zombies are terrific. Ferocious, aggressive, they look real and there's plenty of them. They're well-done pretty perfectly with the film. Great enemies that ensures an exciting and fun time at the movies. World War Z is amazing!

16 Faora (Man of Steel) Faora (Man of Steel) Faora is the name of several female super-villains in DC Comics Superman titles. All of them have some connection to Superman's home planet of Krypton.
17 Edwin Epps (12 Years a Slave)
18 Mother Russia (Kick-Ass 2)
19 Abduwali Muse (Captain Phillips)

The actors did a great job portraying the vicious pirates, considering it being their first role in a movie, or a big oscar worthy movie like this. Menacing and well-acted.

20 Santana (Riddick)
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