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The best/worse baddy in a movie?

AndyGT
AndyGT Community member Posts: 736 Pioneering
edited October 2023 in Coffee lounge
A lot of great movies have:
.  A Hero
.  A Love Interest
.  A Baddy

Quite often it is the bad guy or girl that makes a particular movie.  The question is who is the best baddy EVER in a movie?  Questions like this are a matter of opinion but what do you think?
In my opinion the estate and most evil has to be 'The Child Catcher' from 'Chitty Chitty  Bang Bang'....

Over to you  

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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    I had nightmares about that Child Catcher! 

    I would say the best 'baddy' when I was growing up with films, was Voldemort. 

    Now, keeping in season with Halloween approaching, I'd say Pennywise is one of the most evil baddies. 
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  • surfygoose
    surfygoose Community member Posts: 426 Pioneering
    I like Megamind!

    The Other Mother in Coraline terrifies me.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,715 Scope online community team
    The Child Catcher is definitely one of the worst!

    Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame used to terrify me growing up. I think he was one of the first evil characters I remember being scared of that was human rather than a witch or some other fantastical being.

    Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is pretty horrible too. I love a psychological villain! 
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  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    Alan rickman has played the role of the bad guy in a few movies such as Die Hard (one of my favourite movies) and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

    How about Robert Englund in The Nightmare on Elm Street Series.

    Or Antony Hopkins in the silence of the Lambs 




  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,715 Scope online community team
    Oh yes, @C_J Hannibal Lecter! That's a good one.
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  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    Annie Wilkes in Misery.  One of the best book to film baddies for me
  • surfygoose
    surfygoose Community member Posts: 426 Pioneering
    Yes Misery is a good choice. What a film.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    When your young, the baddies are really bad, when you are older, they are less bad.

    All of the above, but add the Daleks to that list.

    A lot of script writing is really bad, simply because, how often has a victim hit the villain once then ran off, only to be caught. Human nature says that the victim would make sure the villain couldn't attack them again.

    I suppose it would make for a short movie.  

    If you get a chance, watch Red Eye (2005).
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team
    As a kid I used to be utterly terrified of Gremlins.  My dad bought me the audiobook when I was ill.  Unfortunately I have a very vivid imagination and I created something a load worse than what the gremlins actually looked like.  :D 

    Now I'd say Alan Rickman in Die Hard or Prince of thieves.  I love it when they're smooth talkers, not outwardly evil looking, just evil because they can be. 

    Or going the other way and it'd be Michael Myers.  Just an unstoppable, silent force of evil. 
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    As a kid I used to be utterly terrified of Gremlins.  My dad bought me the audiobook when I was ill.  Unfortunately I have a very vivid imagination and I created something a load worse than what the gremlins actually looked like.  :D 

    Now I'd say Alan Rickman in Die Hard or Prince of thieves.  I love it when they're smooth talkers, not outwardly evil looking, just evil because they can be. 

    Or going the other way and it'd be Michael Myers.  Just an unstoppable, silent force of evil. 
    Prince of thieves - 'coldblooded' when he stabs his cousin then comments on the quality of the steel, walks away without a blink of an eye.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    The way Alan Rickman acted Hans Gruber, now that was a bad guy.
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    Liam Neeson in Taken, I'm actually a big fan in that there is a certain 'menace', 

    "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you."
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team
    The xenomorphs from the Alien films are amazing.  I'm not sure if they're villains as such?  They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time... and hungry. 
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    Eli Wallach in The Good, the bad and the Ugly. He's excellent in that, everything you want in a villain, evil, charm comedy etc. 
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Gary Oldman as Dracula. Such charisma and screen presence. Such a sad and heartbroken baddie. I was a bit conflicted when I saw it at the cinema because the character scared me so much but the actor I fancied like mad. (I still would  ;))

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