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Top 100 Villains Of All Time

1 Star Wars etc. - Darth Vader - David Prowse/James Earl Jones
2 Silence of the Lambs, The etc. - Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins
3 Psycho etc. - Norman Bates - Anthony Perkins
4 Die Hard - Hans Gruber - Alan Rickman
5 Blue Velvet - Frank Booth - Dennis Hopper
6 Night of the Hunter - Rev. Harry Powell - Robert Mitchum
7 2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000 - Douglas Rain (voice)
8 Wizard of Oz, The - The Wicked Witch of the West - Margaret Hamilton
9 Nosferatu - Graf Orlock - Max Schreck
10 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Khan Noonien Singh - Ricardo Montalban
11 Clockwork Orange, A - Alex - Malcolm McDowell
12 Usual Suspects, The - Keyzer Soze - (mystery/actor's name withheld)
13 Third Man, The - Harry Lime - Orson Welles
14 Schindler's List - Amon Goeth - Ralph Fiennes
15 Halloween - Michael Myers (aka The Shape) - Nick Castle
16 Batman (1989) - The Joker - Jack Nicholson
17 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Nurse Ratched - Louise Fletcher
18 Manchurian Candidate, The - Mrs. Iselin - Angela Lansbury
19 Jaws - The shark - himself
20 Se7en - John Doe - Kevin Spacey
21 Terminator, The etc. - T-800 - Arnold Schwarzenegger
22 Misery - Annie Wilkes - Kathy Bates
23 Shining, The - John 'Jack' Daniel Torrance - Jack Nicholson
24 Once Upon a Time in the West - Frank - Henry Fonda
25 Amadeus - Salieri - F. Murray Abraham
26 M - Hans Beckert - Peter Lorre
27 In the Company of Men - Chad - Aaron Eckhart
28 Alien etc. - The alien - himself
29 Shadow of a Doubt - Uncle Charlie - Joseph Cotten
30 Nightmare On Elm Street, A etc. - Freddy Kreuger - Robert Englund
31 Apocalypse Now - Col. Walter E. Kurtz - Marlon Brando
32 Chinatown - Noah Cross - John Huston
33 Fatal Attraction - Alex Forrest - Glenn Close
34 Full Metal Jacket - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - R. Lee Ermey
35 Blade Runner - Roy Batty - Rutger Hauer
36 Matrix, The - Mr. Smith - Hugo Weaving
37 Dracula (1931) - Dracula etc. - Bela Lugosi
38 Marathon Man - Christian Szell - Laurence Olivier
39 Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The - T-1000 - Robert Patrick
40 It's a Wonderful Life - Mr. Potter - Lionel Barrymore
41 Exorcist, The - Pazuzu - Mercedes McCambridge (voice)
42 Touch of Evil - Captain Hank Quinlan - Orson Welles
43 Leon (The Professional) - Norman Stansfield - Gary Oldman
44 Cape Fear (1991) - Max Cady - Robert De Niro
45 Goldfinger - Auric Goldfinger - Gert Frobe
46 Richard III - King Richard III - Ian McKellan
47 Strangers On a Train - Bruno Antony - Robert Walker
48 Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The - Albert Spica - Michael Gambon
49 Double Indemnity - Phyllis Dietrichson - Barbara Stanwyck
50 American Psycho - Patrick Bateman - Christian Bale
51 Hitcher, The - John Ryder - Rutger Hauer
52 Goodfellas - Tommy DeVito - Joe Pesci
53 All About Eve - Eve Harrington - Anne Baxter
54 Bad Seed, The - Rhoda - Patty McCormack
55 Kiss of Death - Tommy Udo - Richard Widmark
56 White Heat - Arthur "Cody" Jarrett - James Cagney
57 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The queen - Lucille La Verne (voice)
58 Rebecca - Mrs. Danvers - Judith Anderson
59 Cape Fear (1962) - Max Cady - Robert Mitchum
60 Dr. Strangelove - Jack D. Ripper - Sterling Hayden
61 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery etc. - Dr. Evil - Mike Myers
62 Taxi Driver - Travis Bickle - Robert DeNiro
63 Basic Instinct - Catherine Trammell - Sharon Stone
64 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The - Leatherface - Gunnar Hansen
65 Wall Street - Gordon Gekko - Michael Douglas
66 Rosemary's Baby - Minnie Castevet - Ruth Gordon
67 Deliverance - Mountain men - Bill McKinney and Herbert "Cowboy" Coward
68 Training Day - Alonzo Harris - Denzel Washington
69 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - Jane Hudson - Bette Davis
70 101 Dalmatians - Cruella De Vil - Betty Lou Gerson (voice)
71 Metropolis - The evil Maria - Brigitte Helm
72 Duel - The truck driver - Carey Loftin
73 In the Line of Fire - Booth - John Malkovich
74 Phantom of the Opera, The (1925) - Erik - Lon Chaney
75 Last Seduction, The - Wendy Kroy - Linda Fiorentino
76 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - Henry - Michael Rooker
77 Sexy Beast - Don Logan - Ben Kingsley
78 Wait Until Dark - Roat - Alan Arkin
79 Reservoir Dogs - Mr. Blonde - Michael Madsen
80 Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Aguirre - Klaus Kinski
81 Fight Club - Tyler Durden - Brad Pitt
82 Batman Returns - Catwoman - Michelle Pfieffer
83 Rob Roy - Archibald Cunningham - Tim Roth
84 Graduate, The - Mrs. Robinson - Anne Bancroft
85 Casablanca - Major Heinrich Strasser - Conrad Veidt
86 Back to the Future etc. - Biff Tannen - Thomas F. Wilson
87 Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Ed Rooney - Jeffrey Jones
88 Roger & Me - Roger Smith - himself
89 Unforgiven - Little Bill Daggett - Gene Hackman
90 Frankenstein etc. - The monster - Boris Karloff
91 Flash Gordon (1980) - Ming the Merciless - Max Von Sydow
92 Stepfather, The - Henry Morrison/Jerry Blake/Bill Hodgkins - Terry O'Quinn
93 Primal Fear - Mystery Villain - actor's name withheld
94 Shane - Jack Wilson - Jack Palance
95 Peeping Tom - Mark Lewis - Carl Boehm
96 Mutiny On the Bounty (1935) - Captain William Bligh - Charles Laughton
97 Legend - The Lord of Darkness - Tim Curry
98 Last House On the Left, The - Krug - David Hess
99 Lolita - Clare Quilty - Peter Sellers
100 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The - Dr. Caligari - Werner Krauss

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Old 10-09-02, 06:02 AM
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wow.. Sort of shocked at number 4 on the list

4 Die Hard - Hans Gruber - Alan Rickman

He was a good villian but come on now.. number 4?!? I could see middle of the pack... Hey at least they nailed the top one..

Still a really neat list... Wonder if it was a big fight off who would win? I would guess it would come down to if Alien blood could melt the metal the T-1000 Terminator is made of or not.. Errrr but don't count out number 97 on the list.. I would guess the Lord of Darkness has a few tricks too.. heh

Thanks for posting the list, other wise I would I missed it..
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26....Uh.....no.... He's the HERO!

100 Nope,
Spoiler:
it was all a dream/the rantings of a madman. It could be said that the supposed hero was actually the villain for making Caligari out to be that way in his telling of the story


I wont even go into the obvious omissions.
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Alan Rickman as the Sheriff on Nottingham was the only reason to see that god awful remake of "Robin Hood" he chewed up the scenary in every scene.

I think some recognition should be given to the character of Pinhead in Clive Barker's Hellraiser series (1 and 2), actor Doug Bradley really gave a stellar performance and character depth to a villian that became as such due to unforseen circumstances.

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Is that your list or some official list?

I didn't thoroughly read all of it, but is Eddie Dane from Miller's Crossing on there? If not he should be!!!
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Originally posted by Burnt Alive
100 Nope, . . .[/B]
Yeah, but . . .
Spoiler:
Werner Krauss still plays a villain for the vast majority of the film. That's what this list is about, those chilling portrayals, not a black & white definition of good and evil.


Myself, I wouldn't consider these parts villains in the classic sense:

HAL 9000 - Douglas Rain (voice)
Alex - Malcolm McDowell
Harry Lime - Orson Welles
Nurse Ratched - Louise Fletcher
Tyler Durden - Brad Pitt
Clare Quilty - Peter Sellers
and some others on this list.

These are more like antagonistic forces to the film worlds around them. A lot of performances here are being a bit pigeonholed on this list.
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Travis Bickle is a villain?
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Overall a good list...they really have a nice, wide variety in there. I'd probably change some of the rankings if it were my list - Jaws would have to be in the top 5 for sure - but I can't say I'm too upset with the content.

Although, I would have to find a way to get The Great Race - Professor Fate - Jack Lemmon in there somehow.
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Although, I would have to find a way to get The Great Race - Professor Fate - Jack Lemmon in there somehow.

True! Totally true! Professor Fate should ask for a recount (or at least drop a bomb on the jury.)

I must admit I don't quite get what the goal of this list may be but still, it was pretty entertaining to look at.
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Originally posted by Burnt Alive
26....Uh.....no.... He's the HERO!
???
Either you don't mean #26, or we have drastically different definitions of HERO
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Originally posted by Giles
Alan Rickman as the Sheriff on Nottingham was the only reason to see that god awful remake of "Robin Hood" he chewed up the scenary in every scene.
Oh - I have to disagree with you on that one. Alan Rickman - with his flagrantly non-period, Motley Crue aquanet hairdo - was the one element of Costner's "Robin Hood" that dragged the whole picture down. Apparently he thought he was playing the villain in some borscht-belt Mel Brooks' film.

For me - anytime someone mentions the word "scenery-chewing," it automatically equals "suck" in my mind.
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A few of these (Bickle, Durden, Lime) are more antiheroes than villains. Glad to see some of my faves are on there -- Oldman in Leon, Malk in ITLOF. Not a single one by Walken; would've been nice to see TTDIDWYD.
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I would add God from The Rapture.
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Some of those entries seem to confuse "villain" with "antihero".
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Nice to see Darth Vader on top.
I agree with most of the list, but it's true that they seem to have confused villian with antihero. I also think Professor Fate got snubbed.
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Clarence Boddicker from Robocop would kick all those guys arses!!
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The Godfather - Michael Corleone - Al Pacino
Scarface - Tony Montana - Al Pacino
The Devil's Advocate - John Milton - Al Pacino
Man Bites Dog - Ben - Benoît Poelvoorde
Angel Heart - Louis Cypher - Robert DeNiro
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Lester Long - Clay Pigeons - Vince Vaughn
Patrick Bateman - American Psycho - Christian Bale
Darth Maul - Episode 1 - Ray Park
Mr. Blonde - Reservoir Dogs - Michael Madsen
Drexel Spivey - True Romance - Gary Oldman
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Clarence Boddicker from Robocop would kick all those guys arses!!
True.
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Gary Oldman as the evil prison warden in Murder in the First.
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I think it's a pretty good list in general. There are just sooooooo many wonderful villains

Here's some other good ones (I hope I didn't repeat any):
~ Desperate Hours, The (1955) / Humphrey Bogart / Glenn Griffin
~ Island of Lost Souls (1933) / Charles Laughton / Dr. Moreau
~ Hitch-Hiker, The (1953) / Frank Lovejoy / Gilbert Bowen
~ Bunker, The (1981) / Anthony Hopkins / Adolf Hitler
~ Key Largo (1948) / Edward G. Robinson / Johnny Rocco
~ Freaks (1932) / Olga Baclanova / Cleopatra
~ White Zombie (1932) / Bela Lugosi / 'Murder' Legendre
~ Black Cat, The (1934) / Boris Karloff / Hjalmar Poelzig
~ Raven, The (1935) / Bela Lugosi / Dr. Richard Vollin
~ Son of Frankenstein (1939) / Bela Lugosi / Ygor
~ Old Dark House, The (1932) / Brember Wills / Saul Femm
~ Mummy, The (1932) / Boris Karloff / Imhotep/Ardath Bey
~ Witness for the Prosecution (1957) / Tyrone Power / Leonard Stephen Vole
~ Rear Window (1954) / Raymond Burr / Lars Thorwald
~ Quick and the Dead, The (1995) / Gene Hackman / John Herod
~ Winchester '73 (1950) / Stephen McNally (I) / Dutch Henry Brown
~ Raw Deal (1948) / Raymond Burr / Rick Coyle
~ Westerner, The (1940) / Walter Brennan / Judge Roy W. Bean
~ Most Dangerous Game, The (1932) / Leslie Banks / Zaroff
~ Sea Wolf, The (1941) / Edward G. Robinson / 'Wolf' Larsen
~ Roaring Twenties, The (1939) / Humphrey Bogart / George Hally
~ Lifeboat (1944) / Walter Slezak / Willy
~ Beau Geste (1939) / Brian Donlevy / Sergeant Markoff



Now this was one mean character in one great movie! He didn't have a kind bone in his body



* I'd be interested to know what you think of the choices I've listed?
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What about Joe Pesci and the other guy in Home Alone?
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What about Joe Pesci and the other guy in Home Alone?
I agree that the exclusion of the Wet Bandits definitely devalues this list as a whole in my opinion. Very noticeable weak point to the list.

Also any Villains List without this guy is just plain silly....




or Vigo the Carpathian for that matter....WTF?



It's Vigo, you are like the buzzing of flies to him!
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Hmm, Freddy Krueger, Mike Myers, and Leatherface...but no Jason Voorhees.

Another noticable omission: The Predator (from Predator).
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Professor Moriaty?
Dr Praetorius from Bride of Frankenstein?

Jaws, Alien, and T-1000 were monsters, not villains.

I'm glad they got Richard III. Here's a guy who murdered his brother and proposed to the widow at the funeral.
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