Top 10 Depictions of Satan in Film

Whether you call him Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, or whatever, the devil has made a lot of appearances in movies. And we're ranking the best depictions of the prince of darkness in cinema.
The Top Ten
1 Darkness (Legend)

One of the more iconic movie devils, this Satan played by Tim Curry is somewhat lonely down in hell and must kill two unicorns so that he can live freely. However, his plan is thwarted as he ends up being destroyed by the movie's hero, played by Tom Cruise.

2 Lucifer (The Prophecy)

Played by Viggo Mortensen, this devil gets annoyed by the Angel Gabriel's attempts to create a second hell, so he ends up helping the film's heroes save the day.

3 Lucifer (Constantine)

Peter Stormare plays a fallen archangel who loathes John Constantine so much that his soul is the only one he would ever come to personally collect.

4 John Milton/Satan (The Devil's Advocate)

Al Pacino portrays a representative of a New York law firm who, in reality, is the devil himself. After recruiting Keanu Reeves to join his firm, Milton's plan for world domination involves getting Keanu to birth a grandchild for him, since it's revealed that Milton is Keanu's birth father. However, Keanu later refuses and kills himself, which foils Milton's grand scheme.

5 Daryl Van Horne (The Witches of Eastwick)

Jack Nicholson plays a mysterious man who swoops into a small town and seduces three single ladies. The ladies then find out they're witches, where they try to use their powers to battle Daryl.

6 The Mysterious Stranger (The Adventures of Mark Twain)

In this '80s claymation film, Satan is depicted as a figure wearing medieval armor and holding a mask on a stick to use for a face. He builds little clay people with three Mark Twain characters (Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher), only to mercilessly kill them all and say, "I can do no wrong, for I do not know what it is."

7 Mister Frost (Mister Frost)

Jeff Goldblum portrays a man known as Mister Frost, who is really Satan. After being placed in an asylum for keeping buried bodies in his yard, Frost plays a mental game of cat-and-mouse with a female doctor named Sarah, driving her to insanity.

8 Satan (Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny)

In the film starring comedy rock duo Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), the duo are on a quest to find a guitar pick that possesses supernatural powers. To get the pick, they must defeat Satan, played by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, in an epic rock-off challenge.

9 George Spiggott (Bedazzled)

In this '60s British comedy, Peter Cook plays the devil reincarnated as a man named George Spiggott who offers an unhappy man seven wishes in return for his soul but twists the spirit of the wishes to frustrate the man's hopes.

10 Satan (The Passion of the Christ)

Satan is supposed to personify temptation. Assuming Jesus was a heterosexual male and also felt certain primal urges, making Satan a female makes perfect sense here.

The Contenders
11 Louis Cyphre (Angel Heart)

I like this movie. Robert De Niro was very good as Lucifer (Louis Cyphre).

12 Satan (This Is the End)
13 Nicolae Carpathia (Left Behind: The Movie)
14 Satan (End of Days)

This devil, played by Gabriel Byrne, tries to consummate with a woman named Christine, who was predestined to be the mother of Satan's child. However, his plan ends up being foiled after Arnold Schwarzenegger sacrifices himself, which sends Satan back to hell.

15 Lucifer (Saint Young Men)
16 The Devil (Bedazzled, 2000)
17 Damien Thorn (The Omen) Damien Thorn is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of The Omen franchise. He is the Antichrist and the son of the Devil.
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