Top 10 Movies with the Most Misunderstood Villains

The Top Ten
1 Frankenstein Frankenstein Product Image

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a story from different perspectives. From Victor's perspective, the monster is hideous and evil. From the monster's own perspective, he is a helpless person. I feel compassion for both of them. The monster did some good things and was treated like dirt. Go read the book and you'll see why.

All he ever wanted was a little kindness.

2 Skyfall Skyfall Product Image

Silva was left for dead by M. Payback is necessary.

3 Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph Product Image

Ralph plays the villain in his game, but he's tired of being the bad guy.

Well, yes, Ralph is a misunderstood game villain, but the movie's ACTUAL villain doesn't fall into the "misunderstood" category

4 Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3 Product Image

The Sandman just wanted to protect his daughter and was falsely accused of killing Uncle Ben.

5 The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man Product Image

The Lizard was trying to come up with something that would benefit the world. Sadly, it all went haywire.

6 X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand Product Image

Magneto knew that the humans would never accept the mutans as a society.

7 Watchmen Watchmen Product Image
8 Batman Begins Batman Begins Product Image

Ra's al Ghul just wants to rid Gotham City of crime.

9 Toy Story Toy Story Product Image

He was a normal kid, Andy was the one weird. Obsessed with toys like that. Sid didn't torture toys, he was creative in ways of making new stuff from old stuff. He looks evil from the perspective of toys because to them he was a torturer. And the way he acts to his sister? Be honest, anyone who has a younger sibling always teases them, even to adulthood. Andy is the odd one who is...decent. And if you don't agree, look at his environment, his mom is hardly participating in his life and the only look we get at the dad is him conked out at the T.V. screen with empty beer cans surrounding him. I'm not saying Andy is bad. On the contrary, he is kind and good, but Sid isn't a bad guy at all.

When you think about it, Sid isn't the villain we perceived him to be. He's not a true villain due to the fact that he didn't know toys were sentient and could feel pain. Plus, I think he had reasons for doing what he did:
1.) He was lonely with no friends.
2.) He had an active imagination.
3.) He didn't have the best home life.
While Sid was a brat, he was a product of his environment. And he does change greatly after the first movie and grows up to be a garbage man.

To be honest, Sid doesn't know that his toys can feel pain. Had he known, things might have been different.

10 The Incredibles The Incredibles Product Image

If you ask ME Mr. Incredible shouldn't be a hero for discouraging a Kid.

The Contenders
11 Dog Day Afternoon Dog Day Afternoon Product Image
12 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Product Image

"The Wicked Witch of the West". Her sister was killed by Dorothy's house, and she stole her shoes! That's enough to make anybody wicked.

13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Product Image

That he still harbored a creepy obsession over Harry's mother doesn't redeem him.

Who didn't feel sorry for Professer Snape when you seen his memories he was never a bad guy, he was in love Harry's mother

14 Friday the 13th (1980) Friday the 13th (1980) Product Image

Mrs. Voorhees lost her only child Jason because of the counselors. They were too busy drinking and having sex instead of watching the kids, resulting in Jason's death. She started killing the counselors as revenge. It was after his mother's own death that Jason came back and began killing. He's not really that bad. He just loves his mother.

15 X-Men: First Class X-Men: First Class Product Image

Magneto: "I've been at the mercy of men following orders my whole life. "

16 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Product Image

Dr. Evil was raised to be evil.

17 Carrie (1976) Carrie (1976) Product Image

Carrie is more of a victim than a villain. She was mistreated by her peers and overly religious mother and she was humiliated after having pig blood dumped on her at the prom. She's actually very sympathetic.

18 Batman Returns Batman Returns Product Image
19 Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 2 Product Image

Dr Otto Octavius had dreams of providing a new source of energy to benefit the world. It all went wrong, his wife died, he lost control of his mechanical arms and he saw his dreams get crushed before his eyes.

20 The Avengers The Avengers Product Image
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Product Image

Smeagol didn't know that the ring was cursed. It tortured him for years. He's still his old, innocent self deep down inside.

22 King Kong (1933) King Kong (1933) Product Image
23 The Exorcist The Exorcist Product Image

Reagan (the girl who was possessed) was not the evil one. the demon that possessed her (Pazuzu) Was the true evil one.

24 The Shinning The Shinning Product Image
25 The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Product Image
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