20+ Greatest Villains Of Hollywood You Love To Hate “#10 Will Leave You With Strange Feeling”


  1. 1 Daveigh Clase as Samara


    Well, it was a young actress named Daveigh Clase who played Samara, and she ... Hard to think that such a villainous little girl like Samara but she played it really well. The audience didnt actually like her character. They said They love to hate her character!

  2. 2 Lord Voldemort, The Harry Potter movies (2005–11)


    Tom Marvolo Riddle, known as Voldemort, or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, is the primary villain in the Harry Potter series. Voldemort grew to be proficient in the dark arts as a student, and eventually grew to be the most powerful sorcerer in the entire wizarding world apart from Albus Dumbledore. After targeting and killing Lily and James Potter, Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, only to miscalculate the protection of his parents' love. Destroyed and diminished when his spell reflected off the infant's Love Shield, Voldemort retreated and began looking for a way to return to power. The Harry Potter books and games cover his return to power and ultimate defeat, this time for good, at the hands of a teenaged Harry Potter.

  3. 3 Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith in The Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003)


    With that permanently down-turned mouth and magnificently furrowed brow, Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith is a remorseless enforcer whose remit is simply to maintain cold, hard order. Of course, he’s just an AI program in a virtual reality designed to keep humanity comatose. Technically, he shouldn’t even despise us, but clearly his files are corrupted, as that wonderful “I hate this place” speech to Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) reveals. That’s the key to Smith’s effectiveness as a baddie: he’s not just the epitome of an oppressive-regime stooge, but one who hates his job.

  4. 4 Robert Patrick as T-1000 in Terminator 2 Judgment Day


    A technological leap on from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original ‘800 Series’ Terminator, the T-1000 is made of “mimetic metal poly-alloy”, which means it can shape-shift, mimic anyone, flow through any opening and survive most mechanical damage. For extra menace, actor Robert Patrick based its swivelling, predatory head movements on the American bald eagle.

  5. 5 Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, 1971


    “There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milk Bar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova Milk Bar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.” The dystopian future world of A Clockwork Orange is a horrific, anarchic and amoral world, and Alex DeLarge — played by Malcolm McDowell — is its perfect avatar. Violent, sinister and murderously mischievous, DeLarge’s character is etched into the history of cinema as one of the most nightmarish possibilities the future holds for man.

  6. 6 Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in 'The Shining'


    The third Kubrick film on the list, The Shining goes down as one of the most deeply disturbing, strange flicks in cinema history. The film’s main character is Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who feels trapped by his dull suburban life. He takes his family out to The Overlook hotel, where he will serve as the caretaker during the hotel’s winter off-season. Snowed in, Torrance begins to become affected by the disturbing history that imbues the overlook. He conspires with the ghosts of the hotel’s bloody past to get rid of the distractions that burden his life: his family.

  7. 7 Bill Skarsgård, It (2017 film)


    The character is an ancient cosmic evil which preys upon the children of DerryMaine, roughly every 27 years, using a variety of powers that include the ability to shapeshift, manipulate, and go unnoticed by adults. During the course of the story, it primarily appears in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. In "It," the ancient creature behind Pennywise's facade knew what it was doing when it masked its true identity — the killer clown image is arguably more terrifying than the gooey, gory monsters we're used to.

  8. 8 Angelina Jolie — Maleficent 2014


    A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and enemies in a bid to protect the magical lands which they share.People consider angelina as an evil who did justice to her character.

  9. 9 Heath Ledger The Joker in Batman (1966), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008)


    From his comicbook roots as a maniac, through the campy incarnation brought to movie and TV screens by Cesar Romero, The Joker was always a figure of fun (shout out also to Mark Hamill's cartoon take). Tim Burton and Jack Nicholson found some darker shades in the 1989 big-screen re-invention, but it's not hard to argue that Chris Nolan and Heath Ledger found the perfect form for the character when he entered the more grounded film universe in The Dark Knight in 2008. Ledger's Joker is a thing of ugly beauty, a man who will do anything to achieve his aims and, to paraphrase the words of Michael Caine's Alfred, just wants to watch the world burn.

  10. 10 Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

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    Some boys are close to their mothers; let's just say that Norman loves his mom not wisely but too well. Like our No. 10 villain, the character may be loosely based off of serial killer Ed Gein, according to the book's author Robert Bloch, but credit Anthony Perkins for making the gangly caretaker of the Bates Motel seem like he's simply a slightly off version of the boy next door, what with the oddball hobbies and awkwardness around Janet Leigh. All the better to fool viewers once it becomes apparent that Norman is—what's the phrase?—not himself some days. The original slasher-film villain remains a touchstone for using the banality of evil to make audiences loosen their bowels in fright. Not even a handy psychologist's wrap-up can explain away his monstrousness; Norman may not hurt a fly in the last scene, but that death's-head smile at the end suggests that he's far from cured.

  11. 11 Gollum, The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03)


    Gollum, his “bad” personality, was a slave to the Ring and would kill anyone who tried to take it. Years later, Samwise Gamgee would name the good personality “Slinker” (for his fawning, eager-to-please demeanour), and the bad personality “Stinker”. The two personalities often quarrelled when he talked to himself (as Tolkien put it, “through not having anyone else to speak to”) and had a love/hate relationship, mirroring Gollum’s love and hatred for the Ring and for himself.

  12. 12 Michael Myers, Halloween (1978)


    "It was the boogeyman," whispers a shocked Jamie Lee Curtis, her ordeal seemingly over. But Michael Myers is both more—and, in a profound sense, less—in John Carpenter's mythic classic. As former TONY editor Jason Zinoman argues in his fun new horror study Shock Value, the character is a success for being completely hollowed of detail, all the better to project our own fears onto him. He's more ferocious than the shark in Jaws, more blank than a ghost. (The closing credits call him only "The Shape.") Conceptually, you can feel the impact of Michael Myers in everything from Javier Bardem's Oscar-winning killer in No Country for Old Men.

  13. 13 The Alien, Alien (1979)


    Evolving over the course of the movie into three distinct creatures, this landmark beast is, first and foremost, a brilliantly dark conception (by original screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, exploring rape fears). Costume-work by creepy Swiss designer H.R. Giger and director Ridley Scott's eerie atmosphere sealed the deal.

  14. 14 Leatherface, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)


    Here's what's often missed about this human-skin-wearing killer: He's a sad, lost little boy. Just look at him, nervous and shivering after he makes his kills, worrying about being beaten by his father for destroying the door, or getting teased by his brother. The character might have been based on Wisconsin's notorious Ed Gein, but director Tobe Hooper and actor Gunnar Hansen imbue him with a subtle sense of soul. (A legendary deleted scene has Leatherface sitting before the mirror, applying lipstick and rouge to a cracked, borrowed persona.) Of course, the monster is best known for his artistry with a chain saw: He's on our list for building huge buzz.

  15. 15 The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz (1939)


    The Wicked Witch is one of the most recognizable Villains of movie history.  She is one of only nine other females that appear on the AFI's Top 100 Villains list.  She is the highest-ranking female villain, and she certainly deserves her rank.

    In the Wizard of Oz, The Wicked Witch of the West has conquered the Winkies and treats them as slaves.  She remains in power by using her army of flying monkeys that do her bidding.  She uses the fear of her cruelty in order to stay in power – and prior to Dorothy arriving in Oz, the terrors of the Wicked Witch had simply been a part of life for the citizens of Oz.

  16. 16 David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader in Star Wars saga, 1977 – 2016


    Darth Vader (also known by his birth name Anakin Skywalker) is likely one of the first visages that come to mind when you think of movie villains. The avatar of the dark side in the Star Wars series, Vader serves the Galactic Empire as Lord Palpatine’s protege and enforcer. His origin was explored in the prequel trilogy (beloved in their own right, despite the general consensus that they are not traditionally “good”), though he first became well known through his role in the first three films released from the saga. Voiced by James Earl Jones and embodied by David Prowse in the original three films, the black-clad villain is pure evil, capable of deflecting blaster-fire with his red lightsaber and choking men using only the force.

  17. 17 Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975


    Though our list is mostly of essential bad guys from film history, there has to be at least one lady. Nurse Ratched is the iconic evil female antagonist from the last 50 years of film. Ratched is the on-the-nose name of the nurse in Miloš Forman’s 1975 classic film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, based on Ken Kesey’s book of the same name. Portrayed by Louise Fletcher, Nurse Ratched is emblematic of the stultifying, oppressive nature of bureaucracy, as she stifles the mental patients with strict rules and adherence to regulations to the chagrin of rebellious patient Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson.

  18. 18 Kevin Spacey as John Doe in Se7en, 1995


    True, Kevin Spacey has become something of a villain in real life. But he also turned in some exceptional performances as an onscreen evildoer. Among the most memorable of these roles is the otherwise unnamed “John Doe,” who commits horrific, biblical-style murders throughout New York City, punishing people he believes to be guilty of one of the seven deadly sins (hence the title, Se7en). Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman star as the detectives hunting Doe down. Though they inevitably catch him, their involvement in the case ends up costing them greatly.

  19. 19 Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men, 2007


    Anton Chigurh is the embodiment of evil in the film No Country For Old Men, based on the spectacular book by Cormac McCarthy. Rooted in the trope of unstoppable evil chasing from behind — a la Frankenstein’s monster, the Terminator, the Zenomorph from Alien — Anton Chigurh is chasing down Llewelyn Moss, a Texan welder who has absconded with a suitcase full of money — with indefatigable persistence. Chigurh, played by Javier Bardem, is an inscrutable, dead-eyed hit man who follows his own strict set of rules, but doesn’t subscribe to traditional morals. He is utterly inhuman in his willingness to kill and achieve his goal by any means necessary. Equipped with a silenced cattle gun, Chigurh marches toward his quarry killing anything that crosses his path mercilessly, determining fates with a flip of a coin –modern-day boogeyman whose portrayal earned Javier Bardem an Oscar in 2007.

  20. 20 Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, 1988


    Die Hard, along with being possibly the best Christmas movie of all time, is certainly up there when it comes to the best “guy movies” in film history. Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman, is an internationally-known German terrorist. He masterminds the Nakatomi Plaza heist, taking hostages and attempting to steal $600 million worth of bank bonds. Officer John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, takes him down in epic fashion in this legendary action movie, released in 1988 (it’s also a classic Christmas film, to many).

  21. 21 Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)


    Robert De Niro’s ex-Marine starts Martin Scorsese’s 1976 masterpiece as merely an antihero: lonely, lying and haunting porn theatres. But, increasingly paranoid, he descends into full-blown psycho mode: carrying guns, shaving himself a Mohawk, attempting an assassination and appointing himself the vigilante protector of child prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster).


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