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Added by The Cinephile on 3 Mar 2009 03:45
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My Favorite Movie Villains of All-Time

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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
As Michael Myers in Halloween (1978)

"Micheal Myers" pretty much introduced me to the slasher genre, and is an amazing character. He has all the elements of the creepy serial killer villain. I admire "Halloween", and praise "Michael Myers".
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As Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)

WOW! Norman Bates is probably the creepiest character in all of cinema. He has two personalities, including his mother! he gives me the goosebumps every time I see him. He is truly an excellent film icon.
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As Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs, and Hannibal

You cannot top this guy. (Except Mr. Meyers) The fact that he has no motive for killing and eating anyone who deems fit, is absolutely terrifying, and perfectly portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins. As a result, The Silence of the Lambs stands as one of the creepiest films ever made.
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As Antoine Chigurh in No Country For Old Men (2007)

Javier Bardem really proved himself in the role as Antoine Chigurh. He really showed what he can do. I think of Chigurh, as one of the most intimidating, and great movie villains ever created.
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Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
As Jigsaw in The Saw Series (2004,2005,2006,2007,2008)

Though killed in the third installment, "Jigsaw" is still a legend in the way of movie villains. His crazy contraptions are still carrying on, so far into the fifth film. This great character is a classic to be remembered by any horror movie-goer.
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As Frank Costello in The Departed (2006)

You can't get any better than Jack Nicholson, especially when he's playing the role of Frank Costello. An amazing character in every way. Maybe my all-time favorite.
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Average listal rating (2018 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
As The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)

I think Heath Ledger's "The Joker" is one of the greatest movie villains ever in a film. His portrayal of the dark, gritty yet genius mind of Joker is a well deserving oscar winner. Congratulations to Heath Ledger.
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Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
As Robert Hannsen in Breach (2007)

Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) is one of the most witty and intelligent characters I have ever witnessed on screen. His mind games and genius ability make him one of my all-time favorite characters.
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As Lord Voldemort in The Harry Potter Series

"He who must not be named", also known as Lord Voldemort, is one of the scariest looking, and powerful movie villains in movie history. He hunts Harry and his friends through every installment, and does a great job at doing it.
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As Biff Tannen in The Back To The Future Series (1985,1989,1990)

O Biff Tannen. The bully in Back to the future, but more than that. He was a big part of the success of The "Back To The Future" Series. Great actor, and nearly flawless character.
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Average listal rating (66 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
As Darth Vader in Star Wars

What can I say about the classic "Darth Vader"?. Only so many words can explain the greatness of this character. When I first saw the Star Wars series back when I was a kid, I loved watching him, and he is still great to this day.
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As Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

What can I say about this guy that hasn't already been said? He's a cult classic horror icon that will never be forgotten, and definitely one of the scariest villains ever portrayed on screen.
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As High Priest Imhotep in The Mummy Series (1999,2001,2008)

Prince Imhotep is one creepy character. He is unstoppable as well, so that makes him a kick ass villain. One of the best ever.
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As Earl Brooks in Mr. Brooks (2007)

The term "Villain" cannot exactly be used to describe Mr. Brooks, as he's a nice, fun-loving guy that just happens to kill people as an addiction. Still, I'll consider him one.
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As Terminator in The Terminator (1984)

Though not considered a horror film, The Terminator still terrified me when I watched it, mainly due to the presence of The Terminator himself. He's one intimidating dude! and sure scared the crap out of me more than most! Oh, and I wasn't a kid when I watched it, soooo.
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As Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)

Christian Bale's best performance, arguably, as he PERFECTLY represents the sick and sadistic ways of one Patrick Bateman, and implanting himself as a personal favorite of mine.
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Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
As Captain Spaulding in The Devil's Rejects (2005)

This guy isn't necessarily scary in the way of most others on this list. But his pure power and presence alone is just undeniable.
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Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
As Otis in The Devil's Rejects (2005)

Another villain in which I love, and also hate, however in a good way. Otis Driftwood is a serious bad-ass, and he never intended to put a stop to his sadistic ways, making him a relentless force.
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My list of best Movie Villains in Cinema history.

The Ghostface Killer from the scream films would be on here, but he is played by far too many actors throughout the series.

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