The Top 5 Best Movie Villains

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The Top 5 Best Movie Villains

 Written by: Max Powers

There could be no heroes without villains.  Villains give us epic fight scenes and make us reflect on the evil in each of us.  There are some villains so extraordinarily evil that they stick with us long after we watch their movies.


This article will compile a list of the top 5 best movie villains and maybe even give you ideas for your next cosplay.


1) Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lector

"Have the lambs stopped screaming?"

Hannibal Lecter is one of the most vile and sadistic villains of all time. He is a cannibal who feeds on the flesh of his victims while also tormenting their minds. Hannibal is a doctor of psychiatry and is, therefore, a master manipulator. His intelligence is compelling and it makes him fascinating to watch.


2) Voldemort

"Only I can live forever."

Voldemort is the main villain of Harry Potter who wanted to commit evil acts so badly that he split his soul into seven pieces in order to stay alive longer.  Voldemort never showed an inkling of empathy or compassion for anyone in the Harry Potter series.  Based on flashbacks to his childhood, it can be presumed that Voldemort was born evil and is evil to his core.


3) Norman Bates

"A boy's best friend is his mother."

Norman Bates is the story of a momma's boy gone wrong. Norman had an unhealthy obsession with his mother and a codependency that led him to insanity.  Norman Bates brings us the famous "shower stabbing scene" in Pyscho.  He is irrational and erratic in such a way that keeps Norman Bates' face glued into your mind forever after watching Pyscho.


4) Darth Vader

Darth Vader

"When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master."

You can't compile a list of movie villains without Darth Vader.  The Imperial March that plays whenever he appears on screen has caused chills to run up the spines of millions.  Darth Vader is an example of what happens when you abandon what's good and are drawn in by the forces of evil, or "the dark side".


5) Patrick Bateman

"I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood."

Patrick Bateman is the serial killer in American Pyscho.

He is an unhinged psychotic murderer who has the facade of a charming and well put together man.


He lures women in and then murders them gleefully. What is so compelling about his character is how candidly he speaks about his killings.

He clearly feels no attachment to anyone and is able to easily manipulate people for his own gain. He plays a fascinating character who makes you wonder what's hidden in the minds of those around you.


These Have Been Our Top 5 Movie Villains

This has been our list of the villains that we just can't shake off.

There are many more villains out there who are equally if not more evil, but only 5 could make this list.

Want to tell us about your favorite villain? Please do so in the comments below!


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