Top 10 Movie Villains

Many action films wouldn’t be complete without a good villain. Here are my Top 10 favorites.

  • The Joker I know, it’s probably a little early to be proclaiming the Joker as the best movie villain, but you have to admit: Heath Ledger did a fantastic job. Dialogue was perfect, the little movements he made were dead-on; the Joker is definitely one, if not the, best.
  • Darth Vader is definitely the most iconic villain. Who can forget him who has seen any of the original Star Wars movies? His deep voice, all black armor, and mysterious Force-powers make him one of the most intimidating villains ever.
  • Mola Ram If the Joker is the most memorable villain and Darth Vader is the most iconic, then Mola Ram is the most threatening. His eerie chantings of “Kali Ma, shakti de! Kali Maa, shakti de!” are just downright scary. And who can forget the infamous heart sequence?
  • Sauron Well for villains that don’t speak, Sauron definitely beats all contenders. Portrayed as a giant fiery eye for most of the movies he’s in, he’s definitely not a conventional villain; but he’s one of the best.
  • Davy Jones The movie he was first in isn’t one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, but Jones is a fantastic villain. He represents the most up-to-date CGi effects yet, and his Scottish accent is charming, yet intimidating.
  • General Grievous Now, it’s my personal opinion that Grievous wasn’t given his due in Revenge of the Sith. There was so much more that George Lucas could have gotten from that character. Grievous definitely wins for downright coolness.
  • The Creature From the Black Lagoon Now I don’t know if this guy is a villain in the usual sense, but I’m going to go ahead and call him one. Admittedly, he looks cheesy: the movie that he was in was made in the ’50s, after all. But still; his slow walking and strangling people to death still makes him frightening.
  • Megatron His name just sounds cool. And he looks awesome in his alternate mode: an alien starcraft.
  • Rene Belloq Now if there’s one villain who doesn’t look like a villain, it’s Belloq. But the fact that he was always taking ‘what was briefly yours’ just speaks for his effectiveness as a villain.
  • Dock Ock Ruined, tormented, and brilliant. Wit this formula, you can;t help but get a villain out of it. And Dock Ock doesn’t disappoint. His four extra arms let him do all sorts of awesome stuff. (And here’s a little bit of trivia: the actor who played him, Alfred Molina, played Satipo in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the guide who got spiders all over him in the beginning. Talk about some foreshadowing.)

If you don’t know who even one of these villains is, then much shame on you. Much, much shame on you. Watch the movies that these guys are in immediately. (I recommend watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom anyway, even if you do know who Mola Ram is.)


5 Responses to “Top 10 Movie Villains”

  1. 1 kt
    August 31, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    i agree with them all…except Grevious. he was um..well…not exactly the coolest thing around. i just don’t get it. most of the boys i talk to loves him and thinks he’s awesome while we girls think he’s creepy and gross. oh well! just another one of those mysterious things that i’ll never understand. 🙂

  2. 2 kt
    August 31, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    oh, well, actually, i haven’t seen the creature from the black lagoon so…i have no dibs on that one.

  3. 3 micknick
    September 1, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I don’t really know who 3 of them are that you have listed…
    It was all good (including Grevious) I think that Megatron is kinda lame, though (transformers are LAME) and I would have put Green Goblin in there somewhere…

  4. September 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Transformers lame!? True, that movie doesn’t have much a message (Michael Bay is really known for only blowing stuff up and making good effects) but it’s still a pretty good popcorn/blockbuster movie. can’t wait for the 2nd.

    yeah, i thought about putting the green goblin in there, i mean the actor was excellent, but he wasn’t as memorable as other villains.

  5. 5 micknick
    September 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Alright, but more memorable than Doc Ock?

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