|Best Movie Villains of All Time|
Following is our list of the top best movie villains and bad guys of all time, in no particular order. For the purposes of inclusion on the list, a movie villain is defined as the antagonist of a film's plot, but doesn't necessarily have to be human... as you'll see!
Lucille La Verne as the voice of The Queen/Witch - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Even the magic mirror knows this one's not the fairest one of all. Watching the Queen make that magic potion is not only movie magic, but pure evil as well
Betty Lou Gerson as the voice of Cruela De Vil in One Hundred One Dalmations (1961) It's no coincidence we start the list off with animated characters. No one did villains better than Disney, and one of the best was Gerson's Cruella. Glenn Close's rendition wasn't bad either.
Margaret Hamilton as Miss Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the East, and the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939) We always thought Miss Gulch was scarier than the Wicked Witch. The way she rode that bicycle... [author shivers]
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men (2007) One of the baddest bad guys equipped with one of the most sadistic weapons ever on film. Take our word for it, don't piss this guy off lest you suffer a fate more suited for a feed lot.
Ted Levine as Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The only character more creepy than Hannibal Lecter himself. Oh wait, Miggs wasn't so pleasant either was he?
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) Say what you will about Jack Nicholson's rendition, but the sadistic pleasure on display by Ledger can't be denied a spot on the list.
Douglas Rain as Hal 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey Kubrick missed a bit on the date, but hit big with Hal. Shows that movie villains don't have to be human (or alive) to be evil.
Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950) Sometimes evil is used to accumulate fame and success. Victimless villain? Hardly!
Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects (1995) The biggest, baddest, meanest movie villain that never was. Watch the movie and you'll know what we mean.