We live in a world obsessed with heroes, there’s no denying that. Be it older screen heroes like Humphrey Bogart or Errol Flynn to the more contemporary superhero craze, or even the (long overdue) evolution of the female screen hero, there’s little question that the world we live in finds itself in dire need of a steady supply of heroes. And with heroes on the mind, it begs the question…what of the bad guy? Everybody knows that you can’t have a good hero without a proper antagonist, but when will they get their due? That’s what we’re going for today, and we’ve taken some time to compile a list of the very best baddies in movie history, and we’re going to outline them today and why we think they’ve earned on a place on this list. Was this a difficult list to make? You bet!
We couldn’t believe how many awesome antagonists we managed to come up with, but we’ve successfully whittled it down and ranked the 25 most notorious bad guys in the history of cinema. Enjoy!