Movie Villains By The Numbers

We love to loathe them in many cases, but we certainly can’t live without them, movie villains. These duplicitous guys are cunning, clever, battle hardened and downright scary a lot of the time. They’re not someone that you want to get on the wrong side of, but ultimately, we can’t get enough of them.

Everyone has their favourite actors and characters despite their nasty intentions on screen, but who is the most villainous of them all? Movie Villains By The Numbers is here to tell you...

Using 16 data points, we’ve analysed some of the biggest names in the game when it comes to the silver screen to determine who takes that all important top spot. This looks at every evil laugh, number of times they’ve escaped capture, betrayals, evil orders given and much more.

Ranking Factors
Film Performance
Box Office Takings
10%
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score
5%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score
5%
Most Violent
No. of people killed
10%
No. of people injured
5%
No. of people captured
5%
No. of weapons used
5%
Most Unstoppable
No. of times they've escaped capture
5%
No. of times they've cheated death
5%
No. of hits received
5%
Sharpest Tongue
No. of evil laughs
5%
No. of insults given
5%
No. of threats made
5%
No of evil orders given
5%
Slyest
No. of betrayals
10%
No of successful villain plans
10%

The Most Villainous Actors

First up are the actors, dive into the statistics to discover who’s ranked as the most villainous of all time across a range of evil categories. Featuring everyone from Jack Nicholson and Anthony Hopkins right through to Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee along with several other big names - the crème de la crème from the world of acting.

Rank
Actor
Box Office Takings
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score
People Killed
People Injured
People Captured
Weapons Used
Times Escaped Capture
Times Cheated Death
Hits Taken
Evil Laughs
Insults Given
Threats Made
Evil Orders Given
Betrayals
Successful Villain Plans
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Say hello to the bad guys

Now these guys really are nasty pieces of work. It’s time to take a deeper look into some of the most villainous characters to have graced the big screen and there’s a lot to pick from.

Including some of the most sly and unstoppable bad guys around, see who reigns supreme and takes home the crown of the ultimate super villain.

Battling it out for the honour are the likes of The Joker, Agent Smith, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Hans Gruber amongst several other dangerous and fear-enticing super villains. These are the elite of the criminal underworld.

Toggle between the statistics to see who the most violent, unstoppable and slyest characters are along with their film performance both at the box office and those all-important Rotten Tomatoes scores.

Rank
Character
Actor
Box Office Takings
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score
People Killed
People Injured
People Captured
Weapons Used
Times Escaped Capture
Times Cheated Death
Hits Taken
Evil Laughs
Insults Given
Threats Made
Evil Orders Given
Betrayals
Successful Villain Plans
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