The 25 greatest villains in film history

Villains

Here we bring you the 25 best villains in film history, villains from horror movies, but also from science fiction movies, dramas or even comedies.

Some of them terrorized us in a single film and others in very extensive film sagas, although all of them have remained Etched in the memory of any moviegoer.

Agent Smith

Agent Smith

Movies in which he appears: 'Matrix', 'Matrix Reloaded' and 'Matrix Revolution'

Actors who have played it: Hugo Weaving (and Ian Bliss as Bane)

Agent Smith is nothing but a computer program that defends virtual reality known as the Matrix, in the complex trilogy of the Wachowski brothers. Hugo Weaving puts a face on a villain who is really nothing more than millions of numbers on a screen, but who threatens all of humanity.

ammon goeth

ammon goeth

Movie in which it appears: 'Schindler's List' ('Schindler's List')

Actor who has played him: Ralph Fiennes

Amon Goeth is probably one of the most terrifying characters outside of horror movies. Ralph Fiennes plays a real character in Steven Spielberg's film 'Schindler's List' which led him to the Oscar for best supporting actor and to win the Bafta in that same category. the Austrian SS officer and commander of the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II. One of the terrifying monsters that caused the holocaust.

Annie wilkes

Annie wilkes

Movie in which it appears: 'Misery'

Actress who has played it: Kathy Bates

In 1991 Kathy Bates won the Oscar for best actress and the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for playing Annie Wilkes, a woman who can only be blamed for being too fan of your favorite writer, Paul Sheldon, whom he rescues from a car accident in which he has broken both legs and takes home to heal him. Annie Wilkes is the vivid image of obsession in this adaptation of Stephen King's play.

Anton Chigur

Anton Chigur

Movie in which it appears: 'No Country for Old Men' ('No Country for Old Men')

Actor who has played him: Javier Bardem

El eccentric character played by the Spanish Javier Bardem in the film by the Coen brothers, he is one of the most remembered among those that have come down to us in recent years. Armed with his captive bolt pistol He brought terror to the film 'No Country for Old Men' and ended up earning the actor the Oscar for best supporting actor.

Bitelchus

Bitelchus

Movie in which it appears: 'Bitelchús' ('Beetlejuice') and soon 'Bitelchús 2' ('Beetlejuice 2')

Actor who has played him: Michael Keaton

The funniest villain on this list is undoubtedly Bitelchús, the antagonist of the eponymous film of the always curious Tim Burton. Although at first he appears as a friend of the protagonists, he ends up being the villain of this terrifying comedy. Michael Keaton is the one who gave life to this character in 1988 and who will repeat the role in the future sequel that is apparently being prepared.

The Wicked Witch of the West

The Wicked Witch of the West

Movies in which he appears: 'The Wizard of Oz' ('The Wizard of Oz'), 'Oz: A fantasy world' ('Oz: The Great and Powerful')

Actresses who have interpreted it: Margaret HamiltonMila Kunis

The Wicked Witch of the West is perhaps the most mythical villain in fantasyObviously we are referring to the role of Margaret Hamilton in the 'Wizard of Oz' and not Mila Kunis in Sam Raimi's film 'Oz: A Fantasy World', which we will not consider a must-see, far from it.

Colonel Hans Landa

Colonel Hans Landa

Movie in which it appears: 'Inglourious Basterds'

Actor who has played him: Christoph Waltz

Between quite eloquent and funny moments, Colonel Hans Landa sowed terror in Quentin Tarantino's film 'Inglourious Basterds'. Like many of the villains on this list, the role earned the actor who played it, Christoph Waltz, the Oscar, in his case for best supporting actor.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Movies in which he appears: 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' ('Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'), 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' ('Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back '),' Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi '(' Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi '),' Star Wars: Episode II - The the clones' ('Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones') and' Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith '(' Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ')

Actors who have played it: James Earl Jones (voice) and David Prowse, Sebastian Shaw and Hayden Christensen (under the mask)

 

Nurse Mildred Ratched

Nurse Mildred Ratched

Movie in which it appears: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Actress who has played it: Louise Fletcher

Although it seemed that this character was going to be of great help for the sick at his hospital, after the arrival of the protagonist Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, Nurse Mildred Ratched was revealed as a great villain.

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger

Movies in which he appears: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge', 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Warriors of the dream '(' A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors '),' A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Master '(' A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master '),' A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 : The Child of Dreams' ('A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child'), 'Final Nightmare: The Death of Freddy' ('Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'), 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' ('Wes Craven's New Nightmare'), 'Freddy vs. Jason' ('Freddy vs. Jason') and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street (The Origin)' ('A Nightmare on Elm Street')

Actors who have played it: Robert Englund and Jackie earle haley

The great characters that horror movies have given us, huge monsters like Freddy Krueger, could not be missing from this list. has crept into the dreams of many fans of the genre and that has come to star in up to nine films, the first eight played by the legendary Robert Englund and the last, a remake of the first film, played by Jackie Earle Haley.

ghostface

ghostface

Movies in which he appears: 'Scream', 'Scream 2', 'Scream 3' and 'Scream 4'

Actors who have played it: several actors that would be spoiler to reveal

Another mythical horror film villain, in his case of a more recent and youth horror film, is Ghostface, a mask that has hidden several characters from the 'Scream' saga and therefore to several actors, which we do not reveal since it would be to gut the end of these films.

hall 9000

hall 9000

Movies in which he appears: '2001: A Space Odyssey' ('2001: A Space Odyssey') and '2010: Odyssey Two' ('2010: The Year We Make Contact')

Actor who has played him: Douglas Rain (voice)

In this case and as with Agent Smith, we find a virtual villain. Hal 9000 is about the computer of the spaceship in which the protagonists of '2001: a space odyssey' travel, an artificial intelligence that gets to be confused with a human being because of its behavior.

Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter

Movies in which he appears: 'Manhunter', 'The Silence of the Lambs' ('The Silence of the Lambs'), 'Hannibal', 'The Red Dragon' ('Red Dragon') and 'Hannibal: The Origin of Evil' ('Hannibal Rising' )

Actors who have played it: Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins, Aaran Thomas and Gaspard Ulliel

Considered by the American Film Institute as the best villain in history, Hannibal Lecter is probably one of the best known to all. Anthony Hopkins gave him life in 'The Silence of the Lambs' in 1991 later winning the Oscar for best actor, a role that he would repeat in 'Hannibal' and 'The Red Dragon', less notable are Brian Cox and Gaspard Ulliel compared to the actor who has taken this actor to the top. His principles, his intelligence and his good manners, as well as his cruelty to the less educated, have made this character One of the most loved by the public.

Harry Powell

Harry Powell

Movie in which it appears: 'The night of the hunter' ('The Night of the Hunter')

Actor who has played him: Robert Mitchum

Famous for the tattoos of his hands with the words "Love" and "Hate", or what is the same "Love" and "Hate", and the struggle between both concepts that he represents in his little show, Harry Powell is the incarnation of that hatred in Charles Laughton's film 'The Night of the Hunter', work misunderstood teacher at the time.

Jack Torrance

Jack Torrance

Movie in which it appears: 'The Shining'

Actor who has played him: Jack Nicholson

Although the film begins as one more protagonist, Jack Torrance becomes the great villain of 'The Shining' because of his delusions, one of the most remembered villains in the history of cinema with several mythical sequences, such as the character played by Jack Nicholson appearing through the hole in the chipped door.

Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees

Movies in which he appears: 'Friday 13'(' Friday the 13th '),'Friday the 13th Part II'(' Friday The 13th Part II '),'Friday the 13th Part III'(' Friday the 13th Part III '),'Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter '(' Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter '),' Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning'(' Friday the 13th: A new beginning '),  'Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives'(' Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives'),  'Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood'(' Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood '),  'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'(' Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan '),  'Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell'(' Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday '),  'Friday the 13th Part X: Jason X'(' Jason X '),' Freddy vs. Jason '(' Freddy vs. Jason ') and' Friday the 13th (remake) '(' Friday the 13th ')

Actors who have played it: Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, Steve Daskewisz, Richard Brooker, Ted White, Tom Morga, Dan Bradley, Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger and Derek Mears

Jason Voorhees is probably the villain who has appeared in the most movies, to date a total of twelve including the crossover that he starred in with another mythical character, Freddy Krueger. One of the greatest villains in horror cinema that has been played by up to a dozen actors in the 35 years he has been terrorizing us from the big screen.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Movies in which he appears: 'Saw', 'Saw 2', 'Saw 3', 'Saw 4', 'Saw 5', 'Saw 6' and 'Saw 7',

Actor who have played him: Tobin Bell

Up to seven times Jigsaw has indoctrinated us with his cruel methods, seven films in which he has not always been the main threat but has always been behind the horrific and elaborate crimes. A character appearing as a modern Hannibal Lecter who elaborates his murders much more.

John Doe

John Doe

Movie in which it appears: 'Seven'

Actor who have played him: Kevin Spacey

One of the villains who have appeared less on screen, but who in the only film that appears leaves his personal stamp with great force. Known as John Doe for not knowing his name, the character played by Kevin Spacey he expands on the final footage of 'Seven' justifying all his crimes.

Joker

Joker

Movies in which he appears: 'Batman', 'The Dark Knight' ('The Dark Knight') and soon 'Suicide Squad' ('Suicide Squad')

Actors who have played it: Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and soon Jared Leto

Heath Ledger received the Oscar for best supporting actor posthumously for his role in 'The Dark Knight', without a doubt the actor did a great job as the Joker, years before Jack Nicholson also did a great job in Tim Burton's tape 'Batman' and soon Jared Leto will return to give life to the character in 'Suicide Squad' and much is expected of his performance, and that is that Batman's enemy is one of the most interesting and game-giving villains.

Leatherface

Leatherface

Movies in which he appears: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2', 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' ('Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III'), 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV: The Next Generation '(' Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV: The Next Generation '),' The Texas Chainsaw Massacre '(' The Texas Chainsaw Massacre '),' The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin '(' Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ') and' Texas Chainsaw 3D '

Actors who have played it: Gunnar Hansen, Bill Johnson, RA Mihailoff, Robert Jacks, Andrew Bryniarski, and Dan Yeager

Another of the mythical villains of horror cinema is Leatherface, who has terrorized us up to seven times so far and who has already been given life by six actors. Chainsaw in hand, has been scaring lovers of the genre for more than 40 years.

Lord Voldemort

Lord Voldemort

Movies in which he appears: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' ('Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'), 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' (' Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'), 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' (' Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban '),' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire '(' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire '),' Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix '(' Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix '),' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince '(' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince '),' Harry Pottery and the Deathly Hallows - Part I '(' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ') and 'Harry Pottery the Deathly Hallows - Part II' ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II')

Actor who has played him: Ralph Fiennes

El enemy of Harry Potter and his entire world, Lord Voldemort, is one of the great villains of fantastic cinema and his misdeeds have been followed by both the youngest and the adults in his seven books and in his eight films.

Magneto

Magneto

Movies in which he appears: 'X-Men', 'X-Men 2', 'X-Men: The Final Decision' ('X-Men: The Last Stand'), 'X-Men: First Generation' ('X-Men: First Class '),' X-Men: Days of Future Past '(X-Men: Days of Future Past') and soon 'X-Men: Apocalypse' ('X-Men: Apocalypse')

Actors who have played it: Brett Morris, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender

Probably the most famous villain in the Marvel universe, at least on the big screen, since it is the one that has participated in more films, a total of five of the saga 'X-Men' to date. Great job from the two actors who have played him in his adulthood, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender

Max cady

Max cady

Movies in which he appears: 'The Cape of Terror' ('Cape Fear') and 'The Cape of Fear' ('Cape Fear')

Actors who have played it: Robert Mitchum and Robert De Niro

Both in the version in which Robert Mitchum gave life to the character, and in the one in which Robert De Niro was the one who put himself in the shoes of this villain, Max Cady brought terror to Cape Fear by following the family of the man who ruined his life in his view. Robert De Niro was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for this role.

Michael Myers

Micheal myers

Movies in which he appears: 'Halloween night' ('Halloween'), 'Halloween II: Bloodthirsty!' ('Halloween 2'), 'Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers' (' Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers'), 'Halloween 5 - The Revenge of Michael Myers' (' Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers '),' Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers '(' Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers '),' Halloween: H20. Vent years later '(' Halloween H20: 20 Years Later '),' Halloween: Resurrection ',' Halloween, el origen '(' Halloween '),' Halloween II 'and soon' Halloween III '

Actors who have played it: Nick Castle, Tony Moran, Will Sandin, Dick Warlock, George P. Wilbur, Donald Shanks, Chris Durand, Brad Loree, Tyler Mane and Chase Vanek

Another villain in an endless horror saga is Michael Myers, the 'Halloween' killer that has appeared in up to nine films so far and continues with the restart of the saga with a third installment that will arrive shortly.

Norman Bates

Norman Bates

Movies in which he appears: 'Psycho' ('Psycho'), 'Psycho II: The Return of Norman' ('Psycho II'), 'Psycho III' ('Psycho III'), 'Psycho IV: The Beginning' ('Psycho IV: The Beginning ') and' Psycho (remake) '(' Psycho ')

Actors who have played it: Anthony Perkins, Oz Perkins, Henry Thomas, Ryan Finnigan, Vince Vaughn

Despite its several sequels and its remake, without a doubt we are left with the first installment of 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock, where Anthony Perkins gave everything as the strange owner of the Bates hostel, Norman Bates. One of those villains that will be remembered forever and ever.


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