When any new movie comes in the market, the first thing we see in that movie is “the hero” or “the villain”. Approximately one-third or even more movie releases every year in Hollywood and Bollywood industry have one or more villains.
The concept of villains in movies is continuing since the 90s or even before. Some villains kidnap heroine and try stopping heroes in achieving greatness, some are serial killers who kill people for their self-interest, so there are many great villains in the entertainment industry. But we always remember the one you remain in our thoughts even after the credit rolls.
Every good movie has one a villain, agreeing on this point; here we prepare a list of best villains in the movie that has an ever-lasted impact in your minds.
1. Darth Vader
Played by: Anakin Skywalker
Star wars popular fictional character Darth Vader, played by Anakin Skywalker is the important protagonist of the prequel trilogy. The character appears in the first six wars movies as well as in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and also serve in television shows such as The Clone Wars and others. It is the most popular villain and fictional character that has is ever seen in the industry.
2. Hannibal Lecter
Played by: Anthony Hopkins
The most iconic villain, who played the dangerous serial-killer in the movie “The Silence of the lambs”, is “Anthony Hopkins”. An awesome psychiatrist and human flesh-eating killer played a role in five popular movies and TV shows. Hannibal Lecter is the well-known fictional character of suspense series, written by Thomas Harris.
Played by: Josh Brolin
Thanos is the best villain of Marvel Studios, who played an interesting role in the popular movie Avengers: Infinity war. The popular character is created by Jim Starlin and first appeared in “The invisible Iron Man #55”. He also clashed with many superheroes of the movie such as The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.
4. Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Played By: Tim Curry
Stephen King’s classic novel “It” super-villain Pennywise or the Joker terrified us even today. The book that converts into an iconic series in 1990, introduces the world’s scariest villain to the audience that is Pennywise. He is just like an evil monster or an evil clown who takes the form of the thing which you fear the most and scare children and eats them.
5. The Wicked Witch of the West
Played by: Margaret Hamilton
Whenever we think about the character of “The Wicked Witch of the West” the first thing that strikes our minds is shrill pitch followed by the cackling laugh. Her long fingers with big nails, pointing nose, and devil eyes take us directly to the fearful memories of childhood. The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are some chief movies where we see her.
6. Norman Bates
Played by: Anthony Perkins
Another most iconic and dynamic villain of the 90s that played a superb and interesting role in the movie “Psycho” is Anthony Perkins. Norman Bates is a schizophrenic, homicidal character who dresses up in women’s clothing before offing people. He is the great slashers who give proper justification to Robert Bloch’s novel character.
Played by: Brad Dourif
Child’s play the movie of 1988 brings a new villain in the market Charles Lee Ray or Chucky in the form of Good Guy doll. The character is a psychopathic murderer who in the form of evil spirit enters the doll and does murders and crimes. The problems increased much when he starts using small child Andy for his crimes.
8. Amy Dunne
Played by: Rosamund Pike
Amy Dunne, the character of Gone Girl is a good lady and doting wife transform into a criminal mastermind and murderer is iconic to watch. A psychopath murdered Neil Patrick Harris in cold blood. The iconic and wildest image of the villain that she leaves in people’s minds is really interesting and awesome.
9. Annie Wilkes
Played by: Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates gives full justification to Stephen’s king’s novel of 1987 in the role of Annie Wilkes. The award-winning actress best portrayal her role in the 1990 movie “Misery”. The movie shows the nurse who has two faces, one which is torturer and one which is Angel of Mercy.
10. Anton Chigurh
Played by: Javier Bardem
Chigurh is a character with a particular perceptive on the world, one concerned with a chance, fate, and debts accrued during a human life. He is an awesome villain or a killer who uses different-different tactics to murder a person. He is a guy who shows excellent comedy with crime and does not have a sense of humor.
11. Agent matrix
Played by: Hugo Weaving
This character is from the famous movie the matrix trilogy played by Hugo Weaving. The character enslaved the humans by plugging them into the matrix. The character can blend the rule of physics. This character is coded via a giant network of computers to simulate life.
12. The Terminator
Played by: Arnold Schwarzenegger
This is played by one of the most famous movie star Arnold in the movie The Terminator. This shows monster killing machines that are metallic robots that fire dozen of bullets at sight. Humans cannot withstand the intimidation given by these killing monsters.
13. Freddy Krueger
Played by: Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger, a legend who is known for his comic quality more than inspires terror. A perfect man who has a good sense of villain character from childhood when his portrayal of the child molester turned a knife-glove-wearing dreamland serial killer. He also played an excellent role in the popular movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
14. Lord Voldemort
Played by: Ralph Fiennes
The best villain and the popular fictional character from J.K Rowling’s series are Lord Voldemort. Ralph Fiennes played the interesting role of Voldemort from Harry Potter Part 4: Goblet of Fire to Harry Potter Part 8: Deathly Hallows Part 2. Lord Voldermort is an interesting villain with superb magical powers and known as the god of the dark world.
Played by: Tom Hiddleston
A fictional character and iconic villain from the American comic book is Loki. Tom Hiddleston played the role of Loki in many superhero movies such as Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He gives full justification to the role and also receives many awards for this.