Published Nov. 15, 2019

Top 10 Movies About The Villain

10. Hitman: Agent 47

Rating: R

Year: 2015

Run time: 1h 36m 


Rotten Tomatoes: 9%

Audience Score: 40%

This movie is based off of the popular video game series, Hitman and is about a created hit man named 47, played by Rupert Friend. The name 47 was given to him because he is the 47th model made.

The plot is full of gun fights as 47 has no hesitation to kill anyone in his way. Throughout the movie, 47 is trying to save a woman who is an updated model of him. As a group of men try to hunt the two agents down, 47 tries to keep himself and the woman from being destroyed to continue improvements of future agents. 

9. Despicable Me

Rating: PG

Year: 2010

Run time: 1h 35m


Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

Audience Score: 82%

Gru, played by Steve Carell, is a super villain that rules his many minions that help him pull off his evil plans. When he adopts three sisters from an orphanage, he comes across new challenges. He must choose between his evil crimes or taking care of his girls. 

Although the minions don't speak much English, the audience can still understand and laugh at them because of their hilarious behaviors.    

8. Natural Born Killers

Rating: R

Year: 1994

Run time: 1h 58m 


Rotten Tomatoes: 47% 

Audience Score: 81%

Mickey and Mallory Knox, played by Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, are not your average couple. They are psychotic killers. Mickey met Mallory at her house where Mickey was delivering food to. It was love at first sight, Mickey took their car and went for a ride with Mallory. He went to jail for stealing their car. He comes back and helps Mallory kill her family. They start with her abusive father, played by Rodney Dangerfield, yes, the comedian Rodney Dangerfield, and no, he's not funny in this movie. Anyway, he's murdered along with the rest of her family. They run off and start a life of murder, killing everyone in sight.

This is a pretty violent movie. They both pretend that they are a better species of humans that uses their own demons to kill everyone. Throughout the movie, the camera angles are very strange. Sometimes it's really close to someone's face, sometimes it's sideways, and sometimes the screen turns black and white. This doesn't seem like it's suppose to be someone's favorite movie.  

7. What We Do In The Shadows

Rating: R

Year: 2015

Run time: 1h 26m


Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Audience Score: 86%

A group of lifelong vampire friends decide to make a short documentary on how the daily life of a vampire works. It's filmed by Viago, played by Taika Waititi, the most civilized of the vampire group. The group also consists of Vladislav, played by Jemaine Clement, the group's fearless one. Deacon, played by Jonathan Brugh, the bad boy of the group. Lastly, Petyr, the oldest and scariest one.

Being the vampire group of the city, they only go out at night and feel the need to drink blood. To control the urge, they plan out who to drink from and when to. They accidentally drink the blood of the wrong friend and this turns him into a vampire. This messes up their schedule. They now have to show him the life of a modern day vampire. 

They also face the challenges of other groups, such as their rivals, the werewolves. They cause a lot of trouble to the vampires throughout the movie. 

This movie is hilarious because it takes many popular vampire cliches, such as their weaknesses, and makes fun of them.    

6. Drive

Rating: R

Year: 2011

Run time: 1h 40m 


Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Audience Score: 79%

Ryan Gosling plays as a stunt driver by day, and a getaway driver by night. What makes his role so thrilling is that he is unnamed and also doesn't have many lines at all. Seriously, if you look at the cast, it says that Ryan Gosling plays Driver. That's what this movie does that not many other movies can pull off, making their main character the most mysterious one. We have to think that this is the bad guy because that's all the information we have. He's a stunt driver that's also a getaway driver. 

This movie doesn't have many instances of violence, but when it does have violence, it's bloody. You might have even heard of the most known scene of this movie where Ryan Gosling brutally smashes this guy's head with his foot in an elevator. 

5. A Clockwork Orange

Rating: R

Year: 1971

Run time: 2h 16m


Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Audience Score: 93%

If you look up something like, "Top 100 Movies" or even top 50, this one will be on there. It's confusing why everyone likes this movie, it's very disturbing. 

This is about a four man gang lead by Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell. The problem with this movie is that the gang members aren't very good people. They all crave violence and rape. They break into houses and rob people, it's all up there for you to see. The gang would go around beating up any men they come across and raping any woman.

One night while he is enjoying his crime filled night, the police come in and takes Alex to jail. While in prison, a man comes in looking for someone to test his treatment on. He chooses Alex and takes him to a hospital to get intense treatment. They try to get rid of his violence and rape addiction by showing him ultra-violent videos with his favorite composer's music in the background. His favorite is Beethoven if you need to know. 

When it came out in 1971, it originally came out in theaters as rated X. The director, Stanley Kubrick, wanted it to be rated R instead, so he took out 30 seconds of extreme rape scenes and replaced them with less violent content. It was re-released as R in 1972.

4. Beetlejuice

Rating: PG

Year: 1988

Run time: 1h 32m


Rotten Tomatoes: 84% 

Audience Score: 82%

Even though the main characters are the married couple played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, the movie is titled Beetlejuice and that is the evil charater's name, so here it is on the list. 

Adam and Barbara are a married couple that live in a small town. One day they are in a car, they lose control and drive off of a bridge. They crash into the water and die. They come back home, not knowing they are ghosts and start to notice strange things in their house. If they leave, they are threatened by a giant sand worm, so they can't leave. They try to figure out how being a ghost works, but another family soon moves in. The couple doesn't want anyone in their house, but they are terrible at scaring, so they have to call a professional. They call Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton. Actually in the movie, it's spelled Betelgeuse. The couple wants to get rid of the family unharmed, all Betelgeuse wants to do is kill and possess. 

Also, somehow this movie has two f words in it and remained PG. 

3. The Silence Of The Lambs

Rating: R

Year: 1991

Run time: 1h 58m 


Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Audience Score: 95%

A killer named Jame Gumb, played by Ted Levine, goes by the name Buffalo Bill and kills young women. Not only that, but he also skins them. An FBI traniee named Clarice, played by Jodie Foster, is assigned to find as much information about him as she can. She goes to a former psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins, for help. The problem is that she has to go to a prison to interview him because he is also a serial killer.

This movie can be disturbing at some parts, but it is quite an interesting story. The good guy has to go to the bad guy to help find another bad guy. It's a classic and is followed by three other movies, Hannibal (2001), Red Dragon (2002) and Hannibal Rising (2007). Technically, there is a Hannibal Lecter movie before Silence of the Lambs called Manhunter (1986), but in that movie, they spelled it Lecktor. It came from the same book series, so it counts.  

2. American Psycho

Rating: R

Year: 2000

Run time: 1h 41m 


Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

Audience Score: 85%

This has nothing to do with Psycho (1960). The only similarity is that the main character is named Patrick Bateman. 

Christian Bale played this violent and dramatic role pretty well. Patrick Bateman is a successful businessman that also has a love for violence and blood. At night, he picks up prostitutes, makes graphic videos with them and then kills them. It's a more or less interesting story with a good cast. Christian Bale is supported by Jared Leto and Willem Dafoe. You can probably guess if they die or not. 

Also, this was originally marked with the dreaded NC-17 rating for a single scene. It was toned down for the final R rating.   

1. The Shining

Rating: R

Year: 1980

Run time: 2h 24m


Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Audience Score: 93%

Everyone knows this one. Jack, ironically played by Jack Nicholson, is a writer that is also working as a caretaker at the Overlook Hotel with his wife and son. While he is at the hotel, he starts going mad and turns murderous against his family. His son, Danny, also ironically played by Danny Lloyd, is told by the hotel's head chef that he has "the shining" just like the chef does. This is an ability to transmit and receive thoughts to other people. 

This sends their son into a strange phase where he seems to be going mad as well. Jack loses control and tries to kill his family, this is also where the famous line, "Here's Johnny" takes place. 

This is based off of the popular novel of the same name by Stephen King. He got the idea while he was staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

Also, Redrum in the picture above is murder backwards.     

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