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.
"Nope, I do keep my promises. I'm only burning my half." Holy crap this line blew me away. I mean the dude is a psychopath who has no heart and likes burning money and his favorite things are guns, gunpowder and dynamite because they are 'fun and cheap'. According to Alfred, Joker just "wants to see the world burn...". Bane is nothing compared to him. Bane was a nice helpful guy who wanted to help his friend 'liberate Gotham.' Bane is a dominator. But Joker is a destructor. I especially like the bit where the bat comes alongside Joker's van in his batmobile and Joker shoots him whit a pistol. When that doesn't work Joker tries a double - barreled shotgun. when that doesn't work, Joker gets annoyed and uses a bazooka! This was a hell of a movie and Joker was a hell of a villiain. Heath Ledger is a amazing actor. - MadKillerV 70 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
The Villain of All VillainsV 48 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!
LORD VOLDEMORTV 10 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!
Loki and Tom Hiddleston make everything better Long live the Frost Giant King! - catlinelizabethlaufeysonV 10 Comments
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
Anton chigurh is the best villain I have ever seen. Javier bardem was outstanding in this character.
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
Everyone goes a little mad sometimes.
Just looking at him smiling will give a grown man nightmares
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
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
Chi chi chi ha ha ha cho cho choV 5 Comments
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 wellV 2 Comments
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.
I don't know what it was, but Bane was just so intimidating. Of course, he gets overshadowed by the Joker in the previous film, but to be honest, the Joker didn't have as much fire power as Bane, Bane could actually go one on one with Batman, his plans were interesting, and I felt like he stole the show every single time.
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
Magneto is one of the best villains in the marvel universe.V 1 Comment
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
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 guy is seriously under Mr. FREEZE! That's bull.
This should be in the top ten. I mean yeah
beastV 2 Comments
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
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.
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