Most Evil Movie Villains of All Time

Those villains who are scariest because there are probably people out there who are just like them...

The Top Ten

The Joker - The Dark Knight

In the LEGO Batman movie the joker was like the ultimate villain

This list should be about the most evil movie villains, not most overrated movie villains. Also, why is Frieza even on this list? He isn't even the biggest villain in his own series.

It's really between him and Hannibal, but I thought Heath's performance as the Joker was something out of the world. He's creepy, insane, but at the same time you almost relate with him. You almost want him to succeed, and you hate yourself for it, but his performance is so captivating that you never take your eyes away from the screen during his scenes.

Joker is way better than drath Vader his acting and his ambitious to catch batman for no reason is awesome I like scene when he burn money he don't like money instead he love to know batman he was not powerful but he was best in planning first time in history villain is better than a super hero hats off heath ledger

Darth Vader - Star Wars Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine. ...read more.

Lord Vader is my all-time favorite character in Star Wars! He was a master of all seven forms of lightsaber combat, and amazing duelist, master of both sides of the Force, a brilliant strategist, a wise, terrifying, evil, cold hearted and feared Sith Lord. And if Lucas's plan was never for Anakin to lose to Obi-wan on Mustafar, he would've killed Obi-wan and Darth Sidious, then he would've took the galaxy for himself, becoming the most powerful and feared Sith Lord in history! But if that happened, Anakin's path to the Dark Side wouldn't have been such a tragedy, and we would've never seen him wear the badass iconic armor suit and helmet that we still love today, and we would've never heard the iconic breathing, that is Vader.

Lord Vader is the ultimate villian of Star Wars to me, and my all-time favorite character! Vader was a master of all seven forms of lightsaber combat, a master Force-wielder, a brilliant strategist, a very wise, terrifying, evil, cold hearted, bone chilling Sith Lord. If Luca's idea was never to make Anakin lose to Obi-wan on Mustafar, he would've become the most powerful and feared Sith Lord in history! Sidious would be nothing to him, and Vader would've killed him and then took the galaxy for himself. But if that happened, Vader's story never would've been such a tragedy, and he wouldn't have worn the iconic badass armor suit and helmet that we love still today, and we would've never heard the iconic bone chilling breathing.

Come on, it's Darth Vader. The sith lord. The greatest movie villain ever! Heath as the Joker was overrated because of his death in my opinion, even though he was great.

I mean, HELLO! Has anyone heard him BREATHE?! Creepy...

The Emperor - Star Wars

Emperor Palpatine A.K.A. darth Sidious is the most evil and wicked of all villains in Star Wars. He had the most vicious and evil apprentices, including Lord Maul (ruthless and tactical) and Count Dooku (majestic and corrupt)... He also engineered the execution of the entire Jedi order and anyone who would oppose him in majestic Boss-like fashion in Order 66; he took complete control of the senate and pretty much the entire Galactic Order. He savagely and ruthlessly ruled and conquered the republic and set forth a new Federation led by Grand Moff Tarkin and his forces; He was a master of the Dark Side and the most eloquent and ruthless leader of the Sith order; he even knew of the Sith legends such as Darth Plagueas... And he was responsible for concocting the brilliant takeover of the universe and forced the only remnants of the Light Side Jedi to go into hiding for approximately 20 years; every one of the highest ranking of the Jedi council was literally butchered and slaughtered by ...more

Let's see here.

Possesses godlike powers of the dark side.

Murdered his own master.

Engineered a civil war where billions were killed.

Turned a 25,000 year old democratic republic into a brutal fascist dictatorship.

Butchered the entire Jedi order, which was founded to do nothing but preserve peace, including CHILDREN, in cold blood.

Slaughtered entire planets, eradicating cultures, religions and billions of lives.

Killed everyone who even had a second thought about him.

Appointed one man (who buy the way is also a sadistic monster) to govern the entire outer rim.

Betrayed everyone he knew just so he could come to power.

Doesn't give a damn about his citizens and leaves them to wallow in poverty.

Cooperates with criminal organizations such as the Hutts.

He's evil. He's just evil.

When it comes to figuring out which fictional character is the most evil in history, nobody is probably more worthy of that title than Palpatine. As possibly the most powerful of the Sith in history, he's the essence and embodiment of the Dark Side of the Force. His mastery in the force is immense as his signiture power, force lightning, is the least he relies on to dispose of his enemies. His skill with the lightsaber is notable given his previous duels with Master Yoda, Windu, and many other skilled Jedi in Episode I. His plot to destroy the Jedi is doable with the power he's capable of wielding and has wield, his manipulative skills, etc.

The man is pure evil, there isn’t a shred of reason or kindness in this man. Everything he does is manipulation for his power. Got to hand it to him, you have to go some way to being that cruel

Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is the greatest villain of all time. He should also be at the top of this list, because there are really sociopaths out there who are able to blend in with society by being charming, intelligent, and charismatic... while secretly being sick, sadistic, and serial killers. Because you never know whether somebody might be one of those people... Hannibal is the scariest villain. You just never know if that polite gentleman you met at the store might be a cannibal...

Hannibal the Cannibal is the best movie villain ever! He's good at blending in with his surroundings because he acts so gentlemanly, but on the inside he's a psychotic cannibalistic serial killer. And he's very good at getting into your head and toying with your mind. He IS, without a doubt, the best villain in movie history!

Don't watch the movie or read the books unless you want to be lying awake at night half expecting some polite, chivalrous gentleman to creep up and slit your throat and then eat you nonchalantly.

I think the worst part is that Darth Vader and the Joker don't get inside your head like Lector, basically he knows how to scare you, terrify you, and torture you mentally when he is in a prison cell underground. Watch Red Dragon, You can try to beat him, but at the end of the day, hell get what he wants.

Lord Voldemort - Harry Potter Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.

I have read the Harry Potter books and watched the movies and I would not want to be up against this guy. He is the worst of the worst, in my opinion.

When I think of the Worst & Most Evil Movie Villains, I'd choose between Darth Vader, Sauron, or Voldemort why I didn't choose the Joker? Because it was heath ledger that portrayed a villain, but he was not "evil", he said so "I'm a dog that chases cars, I don't know what to do if I caught one" (or something like that)... He was crazy and a villain but to say evil like pure evil.. Um not in my perception.
Darth Vader was very close and also the Palpatine emperor but Darth Vader turned out to be good in the end, he was forgiven and saved by his son.
Sauron, he fits the evil part easily but he is kind of abstract... Always having other to fight for him...
I forgot... Amon Goeth form Schindler's List was both a Villain and evil plus he was real, but it was the movie that portrayed him like that and when you think this character was real you find incredible that a person could be that evil... It was a close call with Voldemort (curiously portrayed by the same actor... ) but I ...more

In the books, he is a better villan, but Ralph Finnes plays him perfectly. Merciless, pittiless, deadly skillful and slightly insane. Top that with the fact that he's supposed to have red eyes. Thank goodness they didn't do that in the movie, I would have gasped every time I saw him.

The guy is literally mad of evil. I don't know what you guys are talking about with Darth Vader.

Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men

He's the type of guy you could just bump into on the street and end up totally and utterly dead. That's really pretty scary

I think he should be number 1 because unlike the joker who wants to anarchy and chaos, Anton feels that he has to be anarchy and chaos. Like there's no other choice. He thinks that if he doesn't do bad things the world will never be thrown out of Alignment. Kinda depressing for a character huh?

Without remorse - doesn't bat an eye as he leaves a swathe of bodies in his wake. He left me chilled, more than any slasher killer ever can.

There is no comparing Chigurh's ferocity and utter detachment from humanity to anyone else on this list. He should be #1 because his "evil," unlike everyone else on this list, isn't contingent upon motives...it's simply his nature.

Frieza - Dragon Ball Z

Frieza is the most ruthless, cunning, vile, wicked, corrupt, and evil villain in the history of all anime and animation in general. He is tender yet suspenseful; he is effeminate yet deadly... He deceives through a comical mannerism and a sarcastic wit; yet is extremely dangerous and bloodthirsty. He has the most cruel and barbaric henchmen, Zarbon (who is mysterious and deadly; handsome and hides a ruthless beast within) and Dodoria (brutal and savage against those who are weaker). Frieza has the most vicious persona as well... He concocts and evil plan to destroy all his enemies at once and on the advice of his henchman, Zarbon, he eliminates the entire Saiyan race, committing genocide and executing anyone who would pose a threat against his barbaric rule. He is responsible for taking over hundreds of planets and has hundreds of years of cruel inter-planetary dominance, casting a shadow over the Northern Quadrant of the universe for the longest amount of time. Frieza has enslaved ...more

The sinister Frieza; the most diabolical planet conqueror the universe has ever known; his reputation precedes him and is paralleled only by the fear that resonates from the mention of his very name.

I can only expect him to be #55 because not many people watch dragonball Z but if they did there is no reason this man shouldn't be top 3 if not first

The battle between Goku and Frieza was the longest fight that is ever measured in history. I cannot even wait for the defeat of Frieza but Goku was defeated too easily in some numbers of rounds but finally Frieza's disk that killed Goku totally backfired and sliced Frieza into half and let the Piccolo's planet home destroyed. And Goku is gone.

Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street

Even though Fred Krueger may be regarded as one of the most terrifying characters in cinema history, Robert Englund (the actor who played Freddy) is considered extremely friendly in real life and is very appreciative of his fans, many admitting that his portrayal of Krueger legitimately frightened them as children.

Freddy Krueger was a child killer and was caught but released on a technicality. The parents of the killed children torched Freddy but he became something far worse. The stuff... Nightmares are made of.

I was scarred to death from this movie! But I know freddy will never get me in real life because the things he does in the movies can never happen.

One, two Freddy is coming for you!

Scar - The Lion King Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

Scar is just PURE evil. I voted because he would just do anything for a crown.

I know that a Disney character isn't supposed to bring fear, but if this were a person you'd have second thoughts. He wanted power so badly that he killed his brother and blamed his nephew. He had some psycho heyeenas trying to kill some kids and in the end he nearly got victory, only Disney wrote this so that couldn't happen. Also wanted to vote for Count Olaf and It. Stephen King, you f'd up guy, you.

I know there's just no competing with Voldemort and the others up there,but why is scar so low in this list?!

He frikin killed his brother and blamed his nephew. PURE EVIL!

Hans Gruber - Die Hard

Alan Rickman plays the best villian in Die Hard

AWESOME MOVIE

"What was it you said to me earlier? "Yippee-kay-ya, m*therf****r." Alan Rickman played this intelligent, cold, calculating villain to perfection, until John McClane gave him his comeuppance for taking his wife and others hostage, almost stealing the several million dollars that the Nakatomi Corp. owned.

The Newcomers

? Stephen - Django Unchained
? Calvin Candie - Django Unchained

The Contenders

Amon Goeth - Schindler's List Amon Göeth, was most notorious for his portrayal by Ralph Fiennes (actor shown, that's not Amon) in the movie Schindler's List. A popular Grammy winning movie about Nazi Germany and more specifically the role of Oskar Schindler, played by Liam Neeson, a nazi who helped thousands of Jews escape their ...read more.

He is the ultimate evil in persona. This is the guy you want to kill yourself after watching the movie. The other guys on this list are only choir boys compared to Amon Goeth.

The guy is brutal. I knew the character had made an impact on me when I encountered a Holocaust denier and I absolutely went off on the guy!

Amon Goeth is the greatest villain of all time. He is cruel, sadistic, crazy, and was a real person. Every evil deed, every act of pure cruelity he does in the movie, he did in real life. That is what makes him the best villain EVER.

How can he actually keep a straight face when he is murdering hundreds of thousands of people, each worth a thousand times more than he is. He doesn't even care. I wish I could launch a nuclear bomb through my T.V. screen whenever I see him.

Sauron - The Lord of the Rings Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later ...read more.

Um did any of these villains trick people to take rings as gifts but then control everyone/ if he didn't fail he would have controlled Middle earth? He was so evil he sealed part of his soul into a ring which if he died he would still live. I mean seriously he had to die twice/ first form Hard to kill / second Insanely Most Extremely hard to kill/ if no hobbits than middle earth would have been screwed. No one simply walks into mordor alone/ not even 10, 000 men could do this all free races combined wouldn't work fat hobbits would just die/ elves would just get shot in the face/ men would get hacked apart/ dwarves would get drop kicked to mount doom and no one would survive/ if you do not think Souron could kick all these villains asses apart than your retarded. And screw the joker YOU GUYS LIKE HIM FOR A DEAD ACTOR, it must be for the characters history, plot, and malice to make a villain Souron is THE BEST AND ONLY VILLAIN EVER

Darth Vader turned good in the end, I don't even know who 6 is, Jigsaw is just deranged and crazy, Hanibal is also just crazy and deranged, and the emperor is pretty evil but nothing compared to saurian who is pretty much the embodiment of evil itself!

Really? Really?! This guy is the ultimate evil! If Vader met him, he would just erase the sith lord from existence. If Voldemort met him, Voldemort will be crying like a little baby. He's almost conquered Middle-Earth (which, in my idea, is possibly a dimension, since you pretty much require magic to cross to other parts, twice! He's created the Witch King of Angmar (who also would whoop Vader's butt, by the way), corrupted Saruman, and held his ground against Galadriel, one of the 3 most powerful elves of all time, while at such a weakened state he cannot even fight! Just repeating his words twists your minds and cracks your lips! How is he not number one?!

Sauron, along with Saruman, are very original evil villains which make more intensity to the movie. They really influence many other characters, and without them the Lord of the Rings trilogy would be nothing.

Jigsaw - Saw

Should be #1 in my humble opinion. His traps were brilliantly thought out, and inflicted the maximum amount of pain on his victims. The most evil thing about him, though, was the way he convinced his victims that he was doing the right thing, and got them to bring in even more victims. This guy might have been a psychopath, but he was good at it!

Honestly, how does Jigsaw not have a higher rank? He masterfully plans out all his traps, and uses amazing strategy to plan out every single death of his victims. He is a psychopath that could double as a psycologist, given his extraordinary mind. He was an evil, villainous mastermind from when he survived a suicide car crash until he died. However, his legacy didn't die there. He pulled in a victim of his traps, and convinced even her to make people "redeem themselves" the same way he made them do it. Brilliant, psycopathic, and truly evil, this villain is definitely the best.

Jigsaw should be higher up the rankings. I mean he is an architect of torture and shows absolutely no emotions, just like hannibal. He is also intelligent and unlike the others his work continued after his death!

Despite his interesting purpose, he seems to test people in severe and evil ways. He's not just trying to test people's will to live (and maybe redeem themselves) he is also a nasty sadist probably trying to get his blood fix before he gives the bucket a kick.

Thanos - Avengers Infinity War

Killing half of all life will certainly make a villain very high on the list.

How is he not here? , He took over half the universe and succeeded in doing so

He can beat darth vader

And I am iron man *snap*

The Terminator - The Terminator The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness. ...read more.

The first is so the best and I don't get why a guy this cool is all the way down here, he should be number 1 or 2, but not 22, this guy is the best and you all should vote, and if you didn't see the movies, watch them now.

Terminator T-800 is endoskeleton, is hard oil is chip and good form mask is teleport to the hard freeze. Tave.

T-800 is hard model skeleton, blick red eyes. He is body the complete metal and the people tissue. T-800 is big years up. His opponent is model T-1000 and T-X.

The terminator is so awesome he could kill heath ledger joker in a million ways

The Duke - Salo

Even though every other bad guy on this list is way cooler than the Duke, I still think he's the most evil. The Duke is sick in ways I can't begin to describe. The film Salo is number one on allot of disturbing film lists. Arguably the Duke is the most disgusting one in the movie. I'm not saying that the other villains on this list aren't sick, but this guy is just over the top gross.

Okay why isn't this number 1? This guy is crazy! You don't see people like jigsaw and joker do the stuff this guy does. CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN! Shivers running down my spine and fighting back the vomit.

What would you expect form the main villian of the most disturbing movie in existence. Not only this he isn't insane, he can control what he is doing and knows perfectly well that he that what he is doing is wrong and he still does it.

Duke De Blangis is the most insane prick you will see on media, he's impossibly ruthless, psychotic and disgusting, yet his portrayal by Paolo Bonacelli makes him and his actions seem real enough to be traumatizing

You'll want to beat the s out of this guy 5 minutes in the movie, then be forced to feel the same for 2 more hours, then realize he won over you, truly horrifying

Norman Bates - Psycho Norman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.

Norman bates is not evil, he is disturbed and psychopathic

He, along with buffalo bill and leatherface, was based off a real serial killer.

Anthony Perkins does a phenomenal job as Norman Bates. he still gives me the creeps.

He's one of my favorite villains because of his mommy issues and ways to scare someone

Michael Myers - Halloween Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. ...read more.

I honestly think that Michael Myers is more scarier than Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. he's more realistic (because when you get down to it, freddy is scary, but as the films went on he just got more annoying and corny and dumb. and jason's just a retarded deformed man with no real motivation except killing campers because he never got to be one. and how can a human being come back alive after being killed so many times? ). Michael myers has a motivation and he's not like some magic fairy who keeps coming back to life after getting killed. this makes him a lot more scarier because the things that happen to freddy and jason can't happen in real life.

But remember this is just my opinion and I'm glad to hear your opinion to.

This is deadly killer mask in face and in hand me big knife. Film Halloween 1 is Michael Myers slowly, and Halloween 2 his Myers started mega killer.

I honestly think that Michael Myers is more scarier than Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees because he's more realistic.

Michael myers is chilling you never know what's gonna happen next

Captain Vidal - The Pan's Labyrinth

Without a doubt the most soulless, evil, contemptible movie character of all time. I'm disappointed that The Joker is number 1 here. He might be the most entertaining and memorable movie villain, but he's certainly not the most evil. Not even close. Captain Vidal takes the cake, followed by Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men) and Amon Goeth (Schindler's List).

Captain Vidal is not only evil he is easily one of the most sadistic men seen on screen. He brutally murders countless people without even flinching.

Kylo Ren - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kyle Ren is a fictional Sith lord, who is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. His debut was in 2015's Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Ren's real identity is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. He was trained ...read more.

Why is he so low? He I evil than vader

A wannabe of Darth Vader

Added because Han's dead?

Nurse Ratched - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

This is truly one of the worst characters of all time, I saw both movie and as a play and after both I wanted to strangle her and it brought me to tears.

Name any other villain who can truly make you feel physically sick to your stomach.

Nicholson, you lucky son of a bitch, getting to strangle this slut.

She's a bitch! Enough said.

The Joker - Batman The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

Actually this is the jack Nicholson joker. Heath joker is at the top

Heath Ledger may have been "scarier" to many people, but he didn't capture the true psychosis of the Joker like Nicholson did.
Seriously. Did Ledger ever ask for a guys gun and shoot him with it? No? I didn't think so.
Nicholson all the way.

Nicholson makes the best joker ever, Heath is overrated, Jack stays true to the jokers comical personality.

The Joker was a bad guy that did so so many eliegle things. He killed quite a lot of people just for no dam reason. He killed his own father and his girlfriend totally for not one reason. He just doesn't care what he does or who he kills, he was a very evil man. All he likes to do is to watch the whole earth burn to death and bully the earth with his evil laugths. He mostly tried to kill batman. It he did kill quite a lot of others to. He wasn't a nice guy at all.

Doctor Octopus - Spider-Man 2 Doctor Octopus, also known as Doc Ock, Doc Octopus, and the Superior Spider-Man, is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #3.
The Devil - The Exorcist

That's right. Reagan was not the evil one, but the demon that possessed her throughout the entire film.

She's as scary as The Gemini Killer from Exorcist 3. speaking of the gemini killer, why isn't he on this list? He should be.

Actually, Reagan was possessed by a Demon named Pazuzu, who, in Babylonian traditions, was the king of the demons of the wind, and the son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought.

Loki - The Avengers

He has the power of triple awesomeness that would defeat all the avengers' awesomeness in like two seconds or maybe one? Anyways I don't know why he isn't on the first page. And another point Tom Hiddleston plays him. That should definitely count for something right?

I can't believe no one put loki on the list! What's wrong with you people?! He's the most powerful villain, I think. And so cruel! I love it!

Not really that evil.

I love you, Loki.

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