Top 10 Movie Villains

10) Alien—No one can hear you scream in space, unless of course you’re in a movie. While it became the face of sci-fi horror across three movies, nothing will beat his first appearance—I mean there’s nothing like implanting an egg in a human and then exploding viciously out of his stomach to signal your presence

9) Calvin Candie—yes, I know it’s Leo, but c’mon, the dude runs a Mandingo fighting ring (forcing slaves to fight to the death for fun) on his plantation where he kills slaves simply because he gets sick of looking at them

tumblr_mdhz35j2zu1rpjuixo1_5008) Norman Bates—if you don’t know who Norman Bates is you must’ve been living in a hole for the last 55 years. The villain of Psycho fills his hotel with animals he’s killed and stuffed, which would be creepy enough if that weren’t right next to the room where he keeps his dead mother’s body, talking to it daily and even dressing up as her occasionally when he wants to use the shower…

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7) Anton Cigur—If you haven’t watched No Country for Old Men, do it, right now. Anton Cigur steals the show, killing or attempting to kill every single human who crosses his path in the movie—EVERY ONE. His main highlight includes his love for the old-fashioned game of heads or tails

6) Freddy Kruger—There’s nothing more horrific than waking up from a nightmare only to realize you weren’t dreaming, and Freddy Kruger is there to take you to the afterlife, long finger nails and all. He helped invent the torture-porn genre of horror films, beginning with this absurd murder of Johnny Depp’s character (Warning: There’s an absurd amount of blood)

5) Cruella DeVille—SHE WANTS TO KILL ALL 101 DALMATIONS TO MAKE FUR COATS, nothing more needs be said

4) Hannibal Lecter–“Hannibal the Cannibal” is one of the most ruthless psychologists to roam the earth, killing and eating all of his victims. While he is incarcerated when FBI agent Clarice Starling first meets him, he managed to become one of the most iconic villains of all time—Bonus: Anthony Hopkins won best actor for this role despite only being on screen for around 16 minutes of the 2 hour run time

3) Darth Vader—There’s villains, and then there’s villains who cue iconic theme songs everytime they appear on screen, obviously Darth Vader is the latter. The antagonist of the original (and infinitely better) trilogy, he intimidated the galaxy into submission before Luke Skywalker came into the fold

Best Power: Force Choke

2) Dolores Umbridge—the OG bitch-headmaster, no one in the Harry Potter series is more hated than this pink-clad, cat-loving, pure-blood enthusiast. No villain here garners so much hate all Professor Umbridge—I must not tell lies

1) The Joker (Heath Ledger edition)—There’s not enough to say about his jaw-dropping performance as the Clown Prince of Crime in The Dark Knight, winning a posthumous Oscar for Ledger, and serving as THE example for future movie villains. He pushes Batman to his absolute limits, morally and psychologically, something no other villain has been able to do so successfully in recent memory

BONUS VILLAIN: TV

-Joffrey—while not a movie villain, it felt wrong not to put this git on the list, he’s one of the only characters to challenge Umbridge for most-hated in the industry, but he gives it his best shot. We’ll leave it at that in case you haven’t seen Game of Throne yet, and spoilers are worthy of getting your tongue ripped, much like this unfortunate minstrel…

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