I’m going to start off by saying that I won’t be able to mention all of my favorite movie villains. I really wish I could, but I don’t have the time, patience, or wrist strength to type that long. So I’m just going to narrow it down to my top 3. If you think my list is ridiculous or you think yours is better, then please feel free to share in the comments section.
What makes a good villain? Someone who is purely evil and wants to do harm to the protagonist. Oh, and 9 out 10 times they are the coolest character in the movie. They are also memorable and make the audience scared, uneasy and panicked. Here are my favorite movie villains that are subject to change:
3. The shark from Jaws– First of all, if you say you weren’t scared the first time you saw Jaws, then I must call you a liar. This movie kept me away from water for a good while. In fact, I even stopped bathing.
The main reason the shark was so scary was because during most of the movie, you never saw him. This gigantic beast could have been anywhere. You never knew when he was going to pop up and rip off someone’s limb!
The shark was a great villain because he showed no mercy. He didn’t care who was in his way, he was going to destroy anything and everything in his path.
2. Stormtroopers– You may be asking, “why not Darth Vader?” Darth Vader was cool and all, but I always loved the stormtroopers. Sure they were horrible shots, they were easily persuaded by Obi-Wan, and they hardly ever said anything, but you can’t tell me that they didn’t have the best uniforms in all of space!
These guys are the best henchmen in movie history. Sure they were pretty much useless and never killed anyone, but none of that matters to me. Every time I saw these guys on screen, I knew there was going to be trouble and a battle. What more could you ask for?
1. The Joker from The Dark Knight– I’ll admit that I wasn’t a huge fan when they announced that Heath Ledger got the part. In fact, I was pretty disappointed with that choice. The first thing I said was, “You mean the guy who does chick flicks and speaks in an accent? Who was their second choice, Channing Tatum?”
But then something happened. In a split second, my mind completely changed about Heath Ledger. I ate my words, and was ashamed of myself for ever doubting Christopher Nolan and Ledger. The thing that changed my mind was this picture.
I saw this picture on a t-shirt at the mall and had no clue what it was. Then after I did some research, I learned this was the face of the psycho clown we’ve all come to love.
The Joker is the epitome of evil. Finally someone took the chaos of this clown and turned it into a character that stole the show. I was cheering for The Joker by the end of the movie because he was just that amazing. Sure, Batman was great, but this guy was a portrait of what villains should strive to be. It was a remarkable role and I’m deeply sorry for ever doubting the vision of this movie.
So there you have it, my favorite movie villains. What are some of your favorite villains? Tell me about them in the comments section!