Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! We want to know who the GREATEST MOVIE VILLAIN is of all-time! We love ‘em and love to hate ‘em! Please share with us your favourites!

There is no drama without conflict; therefore, there are no heroes without villains. Who would care about Clarice Starling if she didn’t have to tangle with Hannibal Lecter or Buffalo Bill? Would Harry Potter be a star if Voldemort hadn’t tried to kill him? And would we love Indiana Jones so much if he didn’t keep defeating those pesky Nazis?

A villainous role is a character actor’s dream, with many an Oscar being handed to the most memorable villains in movie history. In fact, I will eat my shoe if Christoph Waltz’s performance as the evil Jew Hunter in Inglourious Basterds doesn’t earn him a statuette at next year’s Academy Awards.

We want to know what YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE VILLAINS ARE! Let us know in the comments section below! Whether they’re obvious or obscure, please share with us your favourite movie nasty! Let no villainous stone be left unturned!

27 Responses to “Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?”

  1. Frank N Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show – he rocks!

  2. Darth Vader!! If you only knew the power of the dark side…

  3. The Joker in Dark Knight.

  4. It's got to be Bricktop from Snatch

  5. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in Die Hard. No contest.

  6. The Emperor in Star Wars

  7. Keyser Söze from The Usual Suspects. "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist… And like that, he's gone."

  8. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty!

  9. Maria in The Sound of Music.

  10. the fella from sexy beast

  11. The company Weyland Yutani from the Alien movies, or Vader, not sure really

  12. Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek would certainly be a contender.

  13. It would have to be Alan Rickman in one of two roles, Hans Gruber in Die Hard or the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

  14. Ivan the Terrible in the double of that name

  15. i totally agree with DVDMan. Alan Rickman knows how to play a villain.

  16. My vote goes to the mysterious Mr Hyde.

  17. Gut instinct (which is usually pretty accurate) says Hans Gruber or Darth Vader.

  18. C'mon people, Frank n Furter, Bricktop?????Anthony Hopkins is an actors actor.He personified evil as Dr. Hanibal Lecter."A census once tried to test me, I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti""I can't come to the phone right now, I'm having an old friend for dinner" Ouch"Do you still hear the lambs scream Clarice?""Did you breastfeed her, Senator?""What did Miggs say to you Clarice?"All the others are such sooky sooky la la's

  19. Jet Li in lether weapon 4

  20. Jack Palance – He exemplified evil incarnate on film — portraying some of the most intense and gripping villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama. [IMDb database Bio]-e.g. Shane, The McMasters.

  21. Vincent Price was pretty scarey in my day!

  22. hanibal lecter played by anthony hopkins and the guy who played him in hanibal risingand ray liotta has done some really villinous roles

  23. James Bond in "The Man with the Golden Gun:"Francisco ScaramangaEvil with class and sophistication.

  24. Ok Ok lets get this right.there is three 1. die hard (Alan Rickman) sarcasm is great.2. Anthony Hopkins Silence of the Lambs ( all though in fairness he gets bonus points because he was scarier that the actual villain in the movie). 3. not one person has mentioned the scariest type of movie villain championed by Rebecca De Mornay HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE.

  25. Forgetting the whiny boy/young man from Ep 1-3, it's gotta be Vader; "Apology accepted, Captain Nida…"

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