Top Ten Movie Villains of all TimeHannibalbarka What villains in cinema have given you the feeling of them actualy being evil?
The Top Ten
Heath Ledger as The Joker joins a very small circle of actors who disappeared into their roles, and disturb you because they represent heartless, devious, and genius arch-villains. Hannibal Lecter is as close as I can get to this award-winning performance by comparison. The Joker is capable of ANYTHING. - Andherewego08
I voted for this guy because he blew me away.. Such a maniacal twisted psychopath ten times better than Nicholson's joker.. The bit in the interview room where batman's threatening joker and joker laughs.. So BRILLIANT
Man! Joker is the best of all villians... He is that nasty evil minded psycopath who was missing from all the past movies... He deserves to be at the top... Why don't they make a movie. THE JOKER depicting his life it would be awesome.
You know, Joker and Vader are both good villains for opposite reasons. Joker is just "a man who wants to watch the world burn", while Vader has a major backstory. I'm torn. In my opinion, they both deserve to tie at #1. - Elijah_CookV 77 Comments
He is way better than the joker like come on the joker isn't even on the same level as Darth Vader! Has he blown up a planet? Can he use the force to kill his enemies? Listen lets look into Greek culture Darth Vader is like Achilles, he strikes fear in his enemies possibly even make them retreat because just the sight of Darth Vader would make his enemies paranoid. He is highly intimidating like Achilles in the iliad when the trojans were driving the greek soldiers back his friend dressed up like achilles because Achilles refused to fight, but when his friend died Achilles was enraged and when Achilles entered the battlefield the trojans started to fall back but to no use he slaughtered many of them. Personally I think Darth Vader was, is and always will be the best villain EVER - Julchen
Best villian ever. He is just to dope. No one comes close to him, he is original and classic - dragonfly99
Darth Vader will forever be remembered as the man/machine that created villains, starring in an epic series of movies that revaluationised the blockbuster universe eternally. Heath Ledger did an amazing job, and was creepy maniac and disturbing, but Darth Vader doesn't need it. All he has to do is walk into anything and the enemies will back away. He doesn't need to tell you what he's gonna do to you and kill people at random to scare, because people already know. He is just perfection
Definitely the most memorable movie villain of all time. - Elijah_CookV 59 Comments
Heath Ledger's Joker may be at the top of this list, but he wouldn't be there without the inspiration from Sir Anthony Hopkins' character from 'The Silence of the Lambs'. Hopkins/Thomas Harris invented a new breed of psychopath in the genius-level intellect and charming personality of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In my opinion, as far as villains go... Lecter has never been equaled, and never will.
Hannibal lecter is not only murderous but highly intelligent as well. If it wasn't for him, Clarice Starling probably would have never caught Buffalo Bill. He also has an eerie way of speaking. And nobody fits the part better than Anthony Hopkins. Dr. Hannibal Lecter IS the best movie villain of all time.
This guy scared the crap out of me when I watched this movie.
Very sophisticated villianV 5 Comments
Voldemort is so awesome I even have two wands. He makes Harry Potter awesome amazing and possible
He who must not be named. So glad he made this list as Harry Potter wouldn't be possible without him
Come on! They dare not to speak even his name! He is the greatest villain of all time!
Yee Voldemort is good... Best villain ever! People are even afraid to say his name. They call him “The Dark Lord” or “You-know-who” or “He who must not be named”V 13 Comments
Loki is just as interesting as all the heroes! He's a boss
Besides Joker being my favorite character, Loki is my second choice. He's funny and charming. He's one of the best movie villains easily and my favorite marvel character. - FieryKnightFloyd
He's one of the best movie villains AND without him, Thor(1&2) would've been SO boring! The only reason Thor was quite successful us because of Loki!
Marvel needs to make him more powerful. He should win for once. He should overthrow Thanos maybe.V 12 Comments
Anton chigurh is the best villain I have ever seen. Javier bardem was outstanding in this character.
Anton chigurh was an emotionless badass who had the best weapons like a shotgun and a captive bolt pistol I think he should at least be in the top 3 I am surprised Patrick Bateman isn't on here
Crazy guy. Comes with his shotgun. Bang bang (silently). Human version of terminator. - zxm
One of the best villians. If I make top 3 villians Anton will be number 2. 1 will be Jigsaw and 3 will be the Joker.V 2 Comments
Freddy actually wore a red and green sweater and invades your dreams. He has a glove with knives on the tips and he is indeed a great fighter. Freddy forever.
Nightmare on elm street was a hell of a movie for it's time... But freddy was a hell of a character too then. - codeman
Has never shown even the slightest of sympathy to his victims. Nobody on this list is as heartless and ruthless as the Freddy. He should be #1.
He has a great weapon and kills in painfull ways. He should be number 1V 6 Comments
Jason has the most kills the better weaponry and the brute strength you can't kill him no survivor not ash or Freddy kruger or even leatherface could kill him he is a genius and all the freddy fans think he stupid but he isn't
The scariest serial killer out of them all and fun to watch!
I got a machete, what have you got? - codeman
Come on he should be so much higher on the list like number #4V 6 Comments
Everyone goes a little mad sometimes.
Just looking at him smiling will give a grown man nightmares
Even if you haven't watched the movie just look at the pic here. He looks terryfying! - Shourya51
Nobody can say Hannibal sucked, Darth Vader is awesome, Anton was amazing and don't even get me started on the Joker, but I am dissapointed Norman isn't higher
On the list
A pretty good bad guy when it comes down to remembering him. Probably batman's second best villain by far
Bane was badass, broke the bat
I personally didn't like Tom Hardys Bane. He didn't live up to my expectations for the character. Heath Ledgers Joker is still king of the Nolans Batman series for me.
"Now's not the time for fear...that comes later." - Elijah_CookV 1 Comment
Gary Oldman is a phenomenal actor and was an outstanding villain in The Professional. Without him, the movie wouldn't have been so brilliant
Fantastic, Gary Oldman should have won oscar and been knighted for this roll alone.V 2 Comments
He should be number one, actually. He caused the fall of the Jedi, manipulated the most powerful force user in the galaxy to be his minion, became the ultimate leader of the galaxy, and is extremely powerful force-wise.
He was designed after Hitler/Satan, manipulated galaxies created Darth Vader, formed the Galactic Empire and was responsible for billions of deaths, not to mention a creepy evil look as well
The Emperor is the beat.
THE EMPEROR MUST BE NUMBER ONE, HE IS BETTER THAN ALL OTHER VILLAINS ON THE LIST! - villainlover
While the psycopath can often be appealing Magneto is a great villain because of he is a goal-driven one, which is more appealing to me because if you ask me the is more appealing and interesting than some crazy guy (you know they are already going to do something insane). Instead of being crazy he is interesting because of his respect for Charles and rivalry with the X-men. He isn't as a Iconic as say the joker would but I would say he has a lot more influence every time he appears. He has tremendous power that beats out every villain listed above him. He's very charismatic and in every portrayal he is an easy favorite because he invokes power through his dialogue and mutant ability. When one is able to threaten squads of police with their own bullet with one hand you know that's a powerful ass villain. Not to mention he always looks bad ass as hell. The Master of Magnetism never fails to impress
The best kinds of villains are the ones who are convinced they're doing the right thing, and magneto is the epitome of that
"Are you sure you saw what you saw? " -Best comeback EVER by mah boi Magneto in the first film
A good villain who's not even really a psychopath. - Elijah_CookV 3 Comments
I 've always enjoyed this version more than Heath Ledger's. Heath Ledger is an excellent actor in that movie, but Nicholson portrayed the Joker that everyone knows and loves while Ledger played more of a horror movie villain.
Not big difference with the one in the Dark Night
The Joker is part to Jack Nicholson, Joker is werry dangerous clown, of purple costeem fire deform to face and body Joker his opponent to Batman.
Unlike Heath Ledger:
-Joker had a good backstory.
-He was played by a much better and menacing actor.
-Heath was serious, this one was funny and intimidating.
-He inspired Mark Hamill. Mark Hamill said that Heath was better than him, he wasn't being honest.
-Bob Kane, creator of Batman actually wanted Jack to portray Joker.
-"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? "
This quotes means: Have you ever found yourself in a horrifying situation when no one is around to assist?
-Permanent smile. Heath's wounds would disappear by time.
-Trustful to the comic book version.
-He sounds much more evil, rather than crazy, that's already in its personality.
-The only thing that stands up for Ledger are his fans. And SERIOUSLY do they think Heath was a better villain than Darth Vader? That's insane and down-right stupid.
Strong points. I especially like the homage to Vader. But as I made my way a little farther down the list, I found Darth Maul, and while I almost just paged past him, I thought for a second and realized that he must be the ultimate bad ass. My reasoning, given this imaginative license, is argued under his heading. - Ned964
I know Heath Ledger died and all and suddenly The Dark Night the greatest movie ever, and that there are a lot of Star Wars nerds out there, but if we're getting serious about this list then as far a villains go it is definitely John Kramer from Saw.
John Kramer was definitely the most intelligent, the most methodical, most creative, most manipulative (and at times convincing) villain by far. It was very entertaining just to watch him talk! It was incredible how he convinced so many of his "projects" to side with him, and how every single person even remotely connected to him he ended up trapping. He finds a bad guy, he traps him, bad guys friends find him and they get trapped, people want revenge for friends they get trapped, cops come after John they get trapped, Feds come after cops they get trapped... And the whole time he was growing his army using them. But what is sick is he could argue convincingly that he never killed anyone. That they kill themselves. He even boldly ...more
Jigsaw (John Kramer) is downright brilliant! Watch the second saw and you will see, he messes with you by asking yourself if he is a good guy or a killer. He is a very twisted architect and tricks his victims, he puts things right under their nose but in ways that you can't figure them out, The saw franchise is my favorite franchise of all time! Vote and get jigsaw to the #1spot!
I really like Joker but... Jigsaw is so psycho like making the victims psychopath and learn a big lesson
He is a very meaningful villain, he is amazing, I like him a lot.V 1 Comment
"Humans are a Plague. A cancer of this planet. And we... Are the cure"
Love the scene you referenced. And his analogy of humanity just prior to this, well, Smith is pretty bad ass. And how he keeps coming back is spooky as well. I was going to vote for him, but I scanned just a little farther down the list and found Darth Maul, and couldn't deny how unbeatable he was, so I went with him. - Ned964
Says everything so...spine chillingly (if that's even a word). Deserves to be AT LEAST #3.
Although he isn't THE best villain, he still deserves to be at at LEAST #5 - maxican03
Smith deserves a top ten spot. The idea behind him is so original. He can leap buildings, dodge every bullet fired at him, and deliver his cryptic, "matrixy" lives so beautifully! 100% of the quotes I cite regularly from this movie come from him in his silky articulate style. (Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson? That iss the shound of inevitability. Goodbye...) Hugo Weaving's best role. Ever.V 2 Comments
The way he presents himself in a suit, no barbaric style, his educated choice of words, the cruel merciless head shot, amazing performance by Alan Rickman with a great character
A maniacal, psychopathic mastermind, yet he presents himself formally, with suave. He is evil, yet distinguished
He could be the reason that many people are afraid of clowns.
Yes Hans Landa was a great, well acted villain, but I believe the best Nazi Movie Villain was Amon Goath from Shindler's List. But I still love Landa GREAT VILLAIN.
Was just going to pass by this guy, and then it struck me, this Cat fought, and In reality, defeated, TWO JEDI! At once mind you. Sure, many will argue that young Obi-Won killed him, which is undeniable. But let's face it, Obi-Won's goose was cooked. It's only Maul's ego that allowed Obi-Won a chance at Qui Gon Ginn's lightsaber, and like all great villains, Darth Maul's ego was his greatest strength, and weakness. Looking at this list, I just can't see anyone else beating two Jedi. - Ned964
Raging, athletic, powerful. These are some of the main qualities of being a villain and that's what makes Darth Maul so unique and cool. He's everything in one except brains.
The best thing about Phantom Menace for sure! - Elijah_Cook
He even came back to life! - Elijah_Cook
He wasn't a bad guy, but he was tormented by unknown hallucinations which drove him mad and made him want to kill his wife and son.
Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hairs of your chinny-chin-chin? Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in. Here's Johnny! - SuperheroSith
Him and Hannibal Lector should be 1 and2.
Best of the disney villains. He has the best villain song ever. Succeeds in his goal. And has an amazing voice actor, Jeremy irons
Long live king scar
Killed Mufasa, has his own song, has an epic name to fit with his awesomeness, is so evil that he has a scar on his face, and is just plain awesome. What more could you ask for?
ALL HAIL KING SCAR!
He killed his brother and attempted to kill his nephew. You must be evil to hurt your own flesh and blood.
Oh Simba... you’re in trouble again. But this time, Daddy isn’t here to save you. And now, everyone... knows... WHY!
So evil! - marlinDory7
Now who has got no powers, but is stinky rich enough to mess around with the man of steel? GUESS... - codeman
It's cool that someone who has no powers is such a threat to the man of steel, but please replace the Jesse Eisenberg picture with another portrayal of Lex Luthor. - Elijah_Cook
Now get that image off here. It makes me want to barf. - Elijah_Cook
Just because the picture's there, doesn't mean they're talking about the one from Batman vs. Superman.
I believe they are referring to the one from the original Richard Donner Superman film.
Come on everyone knows that he's number one - Frf
Michael Myers is the best
Mikey you are the best - DENISAE
HOW IS MarioN (AKA SAURON) NOT NUMBER ONE? I didn't care much for Heath's Joker. But REALLY! I demand World War 3 over this! Where is the rage of us Lord of the Rings fans where it is need most? Marion was lotr's most influential character. Hail, Lord Sauron! Best villain ever.
This villain is agreeably the most dangerous of all time. Not only did he take down millions in the form of a giant in armor, but he really presented danger as both a mouth and an eye separately. He created a ring that drives the bearer mad over it. He proved that only his eye could take down millions. He is also part of the most famous fantasy trilogy of all time, and that he can control other people through his eye alone. And, this villain helped Rowling create Voldemort. J.R.R. Tolkien really knows what he is doing, and Sauron is the most dangerous as villains come!
He doesn't even need to make a full appearance for you to know he's there! - Elijah_Cook
beastV 4 Comments
Intresting character, with an amazing demise.
Not the best but deserves to be at least at top 20
He has the ability to bond with someone and grant them badass powers while taking over their mind.
He was the worst thing about Spider-Man 3. - Elijah_Cook
Venom is the best make him 1
He feels no pain, nor remorse, nor fear, and he's ' unstoppable!
Wow! The most complex character ever and he's so far down. Gollum is awesome!
Gollum definitely deserves his props, as do many here. It's a stacked list, so I can see where Smeagol would have slipped to here. That he is a baddie that lives a tortured existence gives us a certain amount of empathy for him - Ned964
He's like norman bates + a zombie
She is truly scary but entertaining she should be number 1
The finest villain? I guess that's another top ten - Ned964
Regan wasn't the real villain here. She was possessed by the demonic force and he's the villain. - FieryKnightFloyd
Just looking at that picture gives me the Willie's. - Ned964
Pazuzu was the antagonist
He attempts to drown a baby just after killing his mother, he is kinda blasphemous, he tries to kill Esmeralda just to quench his lust for her, he has the best villain song EVER, he claims that all the horrible things he does are in the name of God when they really aren't and nearly burns down all of Paris just to find one girl, Frollo is just the best villain ever
One of the darkest movie villains of all time. He does not care about other innocent people, not even babies and the worst he thinks that he is a good person and everything he does is a will of God. Well, may the lord have mercy on your soul when you fell in your well-deserved death, but we all know very well that you have no soul. Ironically, let's think his last words.
He kills quasi's mama fo havin an ugly baby!
He is very mean to quasi
He wanna burn Esmeralda
and He's a priest?!
Megatron has the most evil motive of all of these guys, and he would kill all of the above. Why is he not number one?!?
Megatron is not on top because he is not memorable
The funniest thing is that he decides to destroy humanity after spending 5 minutes on the internet. - Elijah_Cook
I like this villain.
I don't like him.
Cleverest person in movies should be number 1.
Very underrated. - Nebular65
One of the most evil/wicked people in film history in my opinion
She causes Billy Bibbit to kill himself. She's a witch!
Poorly written, and portrayed. Not very cunning, Luther's strong suit. Sadly, I think we will be stuck with Eiseburg's Luther and Affleck's Batman for more bad Batman films - Ned964
Its always close for ghostface but no cigar but none the less he is one of my favorites
#91? It's kylo ren you idiots not gollum! He needs a higher spot right now! He killed his own father, destroyed Luke skywalker's Jedi order and almost killed one of the new main characters. He's darth Vaders own grandson and he's at no.2! And what about his epic lightsaber. 3 bladed lightsaber. Not one not two but three
I'm agreeing with what your saying, but there is something less threatening about how he was portrayed. I don't know, I'm just not as in awe of him as his predecessors. - Ned964
He's so bad at lightsaber battles.
Crazy villain and stronger than the joker. He should be at the top 10.
He wasn't really a villain.
He's the strongest ever in a superman movie
Not my favorite villain but my favorite Disney villain. She was much better than Scar and cursed a baby because she didn't get invited to a party, that's cruel. I think she should at least be at 11,12, or 9. But I do agree that the Joker from the Dark Knight should be number. He was scary as hell. But Maleficent is truly the mistress of all evil in the Disney and the movie world. I think she claimed that title pretty with her pet Raven diablo and her dragon.
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