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Top 100 Fictional Movie Villains


A reader recommended list. This list was incited by the character Sylar in Heroes and Shredder in the unaired ninja tribunal season.

Restrictions:
The nominees were individuals, not factions like zombies in Night of the Living Dead, dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, the carnival freaks from Freaks, martians in the War of the Worlds, and those clowns in Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Since it’s all fictional, that knocks out the Fuhrer in Downfall, religious beliefs like Satan in Faust, and from factual events like terrorists in United 93. Misunderstood individuals are left out like in The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, and King Kong. They must have a full-fledged villain role, so no Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day or The Invisible Man. A villain is an antagonist with evil power. People work really hard to avoid or even eliminate them from the planet’s surface and they are menaces. Hurricanes and disasters in The Day After Tomorrow, the iceberg or freezing water in Titanic, and speed in Speed as inanimate objects are out.
Look for the list to alter with new arriving entries.
 

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Film Prophet's Top 100 Fictional Movie Villains (from 100 to 1)

100. Hessian Horseman (Christopher Walken) - Sleepy Hollow (1999)
99. Buddy Pine/Syndrome (voice by Jason Lee) - The Incredibles (2004)
98. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
97. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) - Unbreakable (2000)
96. Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) - Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) - Fargo (1996)
94. Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig) - Road to Perdition (2002)
93. Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller) - Heavyweights (1995)
92. Mrs. Iselin (Angela Lansbury) - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
91. Ripper (Tom Noonan) - Last Action Hero (1993)
90. Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) - RoboCop (1987)
89. Wade (Kevin Bacon) - The River Wild (1994)
88. Captain Hook (voice by Hans Conried) - Peter Pan (1953)
87. Sonny LoSpecchio (Chazz Palminteri) - A Bronx Tale (1993)
86. Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) - Unforgiven (1992)
85. Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) - The Goonies (1985)
84. O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) - Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
83. Ty Moncrief (Gary Busey) - Drop Zone (1994)
82. John Herod (Gene Hackman) - The Quick and the Dead (1995)
81. Keyser Soze (Kevin Spacey) - The Usual Suspects (1995)
80. Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) - Grindhouse (2007)
79. Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) - Basic Instinct (1992)
78. Chancellor Sutler (John Hurt) - V for Vendetta (2005)
77. Jason Voorhees (Ari Lehman) - Friday the 13th (1980)
76. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) - Blade Runner (1982)
75. T-X (Kristanna Loken) - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
74. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) - Strangers on a Train (1951)
73. Chucky (voice by Brad Dourif) - Child's Play (1988)
72. Stansfield (Gary Oldman) - The Professional (1994)
71. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) - Gladiator (2000)
70. Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) - In the Line of Fire (1993)
69. Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
68. Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) - Batman Begins (2005)
67. Harry Lime (Orson Welles) - The Third Man (1949)
66. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) - The Prestige (2006)
65. Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) - Battle Royale (2000)
64. Kevin (Elijah Wood) - Sin City (2005)
63. White Witch (Tilda Swinton) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
62. General Grievous (voice by Matthew Wood) - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
61. Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) - Mission: Impossible III (2006)
60. Gozer the Gozerian (Slavitza Jovan) - Ghostbusters (1984)
59. Magneto (Ian McKellen) - X-Men (2000)
58. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) - Apocalypse Now (1979)
57. Scorpio Killer (Andrew Robinson) - Dirty Harry (1971)
56. Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) - Speed (1994)
55. Yellow Bastard (Nick Stahl) - Sin City (2005)
54. Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) - Spider-Man (2002)
53. Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb (Ted Levine) - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
52. Jabba the Hutt (voice by Larry Ward) - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
51. Benedict (Charles Dance) - Last Action Hero (1993)
50. Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) - Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
49. Dr. Christian Szell (Laurence Olivier) - Marathon Man (1976)
48. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
47. Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) - Rear Window (1954)
46. Vigo the Carpathian (Wilhelm von Homburg) - Ghostbusters II (1989)
45. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) - Blue Velvet (1986)
44. Joker (Jack Nicholson) - Batman (1989)
43. T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - The Terminator (1984)
42. Alex de Large (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
41. Capitán Vidal (Sergi López) - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
40. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) - Double Indemnity (1944)
39. Queen/Witch (voice by Lucille La Verne) - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
38. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
37. HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain) - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
36. Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) - Amadeus (1984)
35. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula (1931)
34. The Shredder/Oroko Saki (James Saito) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
33. Saruman (Christopher Lee) - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
32. Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
31. Harlen Maguire (Jude Law) - Road to Perdition (2002)
30. Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) - The Patriot (2000)
29. David (Kiefer Sutherland) - The Lost Boys (1987)
28. Vic Deakins (John Travolta) - Broken Arrow (1996)
27. Scar (voice by Jeremy Irons) - The Lion King (1994)
26. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) - Gangs of New York (2002)
25. Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) - Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
24. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) - Cape Fear (1991)
23. Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) - The Departed (2006)
22. Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
21. Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
20. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) - Die Hard (1988)
19. Henry F. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
18. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980)
17. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery (1990)
16. The Shark - Jaws (1975)
15. Castor Troy as Sean Archer (Nicolas Cage as John Travolta) - Face/Off (1997)
14. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
13. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
12. Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) - M (1931)
11. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
10. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) - Se7en (1995)
9. Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) - The Night of the Hunter (1955)
8. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) - Psycho (1960)
7. Darth Vader (David Prowse, voice by James Earl Jones) - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
6. Graf Orlok (Max Schreck) - Nosferatu (1922)
5. L'il Zé (Leandro Firmino) - City of God (2002)
4. T-1000 (Robert Patrick) - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
3. Sauron (Sala Baker) - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2. Supreme Chancellor/Senator Palpatine aka Darth/Emperor Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
1. Michael Myers (Tony Moran) - Halloween (1978) & Halloween II (1981)

 


Film Prophet's Top 100 Fictional Movie Villains (from 1 to 100)

1. Michael Myers (Tony Moran) - Halloween (1978) & Halloween II (1981)
2. Supreme Chancellor/Senator Palpatine aka Darth/Emperor Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
3. Sauron (Sala Baker) - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. T-1000 (Robert Patrick) - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
5. L'il Zé (Leandro Firmino) - City of God (2002)
6. Graf Orlok (Max Schreck) - Nosferatu (1922)
7. Darth Vader (David Prowse, voice by James Earl Jones) - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
8. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) - Psycho (1960)
9. Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) - The Night of the Hunter (1955)
10. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) - Se7en (1995)
11. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
12. Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) - M (1931)
13. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
14. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
15. Castor Troy as Sean Archer (Nicolas Cage as John Travolta) - Face/Off (1997)
16. The Shark - Jaws (1975)
17. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - Misery (1990)
18. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980)
19. Henry F. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
20. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) - Die Hard (1988)
21. Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
22. Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
23. Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) - The Departed (2006)
24. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) - Cape Fear (1991)
25. Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) - Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
26. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) - Gangs of New York (2002)
27. Scar (voice by Jeremy Irons) - The Lion King (1994)
28. Vic Deakins (John Travolta) - Broken Arrow (1996)
29. David (Kiefer Sutherland) - The Lost Boys (1987)
30. Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) - The Patriot (2000)
31. Harlen Maguire (Jude Law) - Road to Perdition (2002)
32. Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
33. Saruman (Christopher Lee) - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
34. The Shredder/Oroko Saki (James Saito) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
35. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) - Dracula (1931)
36. Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) - Amadeus (1984)
37. HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain) - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
38. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
39. Queen/Witch (voice by Lucille La Verne) - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
40. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) - Double Indemnity (1944)
41. Capitán Vidal (Sergi López) - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
42. Alex de Large (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
43. T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - The Terminator (1984)
44. Joker (Jack Nicholson) - Batman (1989)
45. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) - Blue Velvet (1986)
46. Vigo the Carpathian (Wilhelm von Homburg) - Ghostbusters II (1989)
47. Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) - Rear Window (1954)
48. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
49. Dr. Christian Szell (Laurence Olivier) - Marathon Man (1976)
50. Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) - Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
51. Benedict (Charles Dance) - Last Action Hero (1993)
52. Jabba the Hutt (voice by Larry Ward) - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
53. Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb (Ted Levine) - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
54. Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) - Spider-Man (2002)
55. Yellow Bastard (Nick Stahl) - Sin City (2005)
56. Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) - Speed (1994)
57. Scorpio Killer (Andrew Robinson) - Dirty Harry (1971)
58. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) - Apocalypse Now (1979)
59. Magneto (Ian McKellen) - X-Men (2000)
60. Gozer the Gozerian (Slavitza Jovan) - Ghostbusters (1984)
61. Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) - Mission: Impossible III (2006)
62. General Grievous (voice by Matthew Wood) - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
63. White Witch (Tilda Swinton) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
64. Kevin (Elijah Wood) - Sin City (2005)
65. Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) - Battle Royale (2000)
66. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) - The Prestige (2006)
67. Harry Lime (Orson Welles) - The Third Man (1949)
68. Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) - Batman Begins (2005)
69. Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
70. Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) - In the Line of Fire (1993)
71. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) - Gladiator (2000)
72. Stansfield (Gary Oldman) - The Professional (1994)
73. Chucky (voice by Brad Dourif) - Child's Play (1988)
74. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) - Strangers on a Train (1951)
75. T-X (Kristanna Loken) - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
76. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) - Blade Runner (1982)
77. Jason Voorhees (Ari Lehman) - Friday the 13th (1980)
78. Chancellor Sutler (John Hurt) - V for Vendetta (2005)
79. Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) - Basic Instinct (1992)
80. Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) - Grindhouse (2007)
81. Keyser Soze (Kevin Spacey) - The Usual Suspects (1995)
82. John Herod (Gene Hackman) - The Quick and the Dead (1995)
83. Ty Moncrief (Gary Busey) - Drop Zone (1994)
84. O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) - Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
85. Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) - The Goonies (1985)
86. Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) - Unforgiven (1992)
87. Sonny LoSpecchio (Chazz Palminteri) - A Bronx Tale (1993)
88. Captain Hook (voice by Hans Conried) - Peter Pan (1953)
89. Wade (Kevin Bacon) - The River Wild (1994)
90. Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) - RoboCop (1987)
91. Ripper (Tom Noonan) - Last Action Hero (1993)
92. Mrs. Iselin (Angela Lansbury) - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
93. Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller) - Heavyweights (1995)
94. Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig) - Road to Perdition (2002)
95. Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) - Fargo (1996)
96. Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) - Full Metal Jacket (1987)
97. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) - Unbreakable (2000)
98. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
99. Buddy Pine/Syndrome (voice by Jason Lee) - The Incredibles (2004)
100. Hessian Horseman (Christopher Walken) - Sleepy Hollow (1999)