Top 10 Most Likeable Movie Villains (Video Edition)

Nov. 8, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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8:14AM on 11/12/2013
No Kahn, Zod, Hannibal Lecter?
No Kahn, Zod, Hannibal Lecter?
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4:29PM on 11/10/2013

Cyrus the Virus

This guy was sinister as hell, but damn, he was a cool badass!
This guy was sinister as hell, but damn, he was a cool badass!
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6:33PM on 11/08/2013
Interesting list, but I have to agree that Hannibal Lecter was criminally left off the list. The guy is named one of the best villains in film history and he's a character we enjoy seeing on screen. I also find it odd that Loki was left off the list when the list is all about him. Lotso gets honorable mention, but Loki is nowhere to be found? Seems kind of odd.
Interesting list, but I have to agree that Hannibal Lecter was criminally left off the list. The guy is named one of the best villains in film history and he's a character we enjoy seeing on screen. I also find it odd that Loki was left off the list when the list is all about him. Lotso gets honorable mention, but Loki is nowhere to be found? Seems kind of odd.
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5:34PM on 11/08/2013
You mention Joker, but don't mention Mark Hamill who played the definitive version of the character?

For shame.
You mention Joker, but don't mention Mark Hamill who played the definitive version of the character?

For shame.
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6:30PM on 11/08/2013
I don't think they were talking about the cartoon versions of the Joker. Yes, they mention various versions, but I think they are focused on the film versions.
I don't think they were talking about the cartoon versions of the Joker. Yes, they mention various versions, but I think they are focused on the film versions.
4:12PM on 11/08/2013
Seriously..no Hannibal Lecter?
Seriously..no Hannibal Lecter?
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2:58PM on 11/08/2013

...has anyone actually read the Batman comics?

Anyone who's read the Killing Joke or any number of Batman TPBs, knows that Heath Ledger's portrayal is an original, not entirely accurate, interpretation of the Joker. It's great, but the truth of the character lies somewhere between Nicholson's and Ledger's.

There's a lot of fanboy boners for Ledger, but each actor executed certain qualities of the Joker better than the other did. However, the comics have been retroactively making the Joker resemble Nolan's version more and more, as
Anyone who's read the Killing Joke or any number of Batman TPBs, knows that Heath Ledger's portrayal is an original, not entirely accurate, interpretation of the Joker. It's great, but the truth of the character lies somewhere between Nicholson's and Ledger's.

There's a lot of fanboy boners for Ledger, but each actor executed certain qualities of the Joker better than the other did. However, the comics have been retroactively making the Joker resemble Nolan's version more and more, as they often do.
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1:15PM on 11/08/2013
I really liked Hades from the animated Disney film Hercules. I would say Beteljeuce is a top one too.
I really liked Hades from the animated Disney film Hercules. I would say Beteljeuce is a top one too.
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1:11PM on 11/08/2013
Decent list but really.....where is Hannibal Lecter?

And I agree completely with #1!
Decent list but really.....where is Hannibal Lecter?

And I agree completely with #1!
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11:27AM on 11/08/2013
I'm actually glad Loki didn't make the list. I found him annoying in the first Thor movie and completely out of his league in The Avengers.
I'm actually glad Loki didn't make the list. I found him annoying in the first Thor movie and completely out of his league in The Avengers.
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11:11AM on 11/08/2013
Hmmmmm. this is interesting. A Top Ten list with Loki as the main pic, but is no where to be found on the list. Plus this list isn't all that good. I wanted that Teddy bear to get whats was coming to him. And what about the original General Zod. Come on, don't tell me "Kneel Before ZOD!" wasn't cool.
Hmmmmm. this is interesting. A Top Ten list with Loki as the main pic, but is no where to be found on the list. Plus this list isn't all that good. I wanted that Teddy bear to get whats was coming to him. And what about the original General Zod. Come on, don't tell me "Kneel Before ZOD!" wasn't cool.
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9:56AM on 11/08/2013

Well, it's not a bad list.

Not sure I would've included Tyler Durden. I would have included Hans Landa though, because Christoph Waltz (for better or worse) plays the most likable Nazi I've ever seen. Hannibal Lecter also wouldn't be out of place here. I mean, he's charismatic, he's one of the scariest creations ever made, and he winds up helping out the FBI on more than one occasion. Also, Frank from Once Upon a Time in the West.

A recent villain I found myself rooting for was Kruger in Elysium, thanks in no small
Not sure I would've included Tyler Durden. I would have included Hans Landa though, because Christoph Waltz (for better or worse) plays the most likable Nazi I've ever seen. Hannibal Lecter also wouldn't be out of place here. I mean, he's charismatic, he's one of the scariest creations ever made, and he winds up helping out the FBI on more than one occasion. Also, Frank from Once Upon a Time in the West.

A recent villain I found myself rooting for was Kruger in Elysium, thanks in no small part to Sharlto Copley's innate charm.
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9:45AM on 11/08/2013
So in honor of Loki, here is a list with no Loki? Loki is easily number 2 behind the Joker.
So in honor of Loki, here is a list with no Loki? Loki is easily number 2 behind the Joker.
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9:21AM on 11/08/2013

Disagree

Most of these villains are not likeable.
Most of these villains are not likeable.
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8:44AM on 11/08/2013
Yep, Ledger's portrayal was extremely magnetic and everyone wanted to see more of his take on the character. "Most likeable villains" is a really interesting idea for a top 10 list Maidy. Good work.
Yep, Ledger's portrayal was extremely magnetic and everyone wanted to see more of his take on the character. "Most likeable villains" is a really interesting idea for a top 10 list Maidy. Good work.
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7:56AM on 11/08/2013

Lazy

Lazy list!

Oh and nicolson's joker is much more likeable and better!!
Lazy list!

Oh and nicolson's joker is much more likeable and better!!
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