A great hero can only exist with a great villain stood opposite them, giving them a reason to rise up and overcome the odds. In fact, it’s tricky to think of any great movie that exists without a compelling antagonist.

However, in many cases, audiences actually find themselves engaging more with the bad guy than the hero!

Whether they’re scary, funny, or just so charismatic that you can’t help but be drawn to them, some of cinema’s best ever characters are villains.

But who are the best and most popular movie villains?

Here at ToppCasinoBonus, we've ranked some of the most iconic baddies based on the following three factors to find out:

Rotten Tomatoes score

(from their most notable movie)

Google search volume

Wikipedia Page Views

(in the last 30 days)

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Full List with Monthly Search Volume

Albania - 5,500, Andorra - 400, Angola - 2,600, Antigua And Barbuda - 700, Argentina - 237,000, Australia - 258,000, Austria - 36,000, Azerbaijan - 13,000, Bahamas - 2,600, Bahrain - 5,800, Bangladesh - 32,000, Belarus - 3,500, Belize - 900, Benin - 250, Bolivia - 25,000, Bosnia And Herzegovina - 8,100, Botswana - 1,200, Brazil - 1,300,000, Brunei - 3,900, Bulgaria - 17,000, Burkina Faso - 100, Cambodia - 5,800, Cameroon - 2,100, Canada - 283,000, Cape Verde - 400, Chile - 132,000, Colombia - 182,000, Costa Rica - 34,000, Czech Republic - 47,000, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 1,000, Denmark - 48,000, Dominican Republic - 20,000, Ecuador - 44,000, Egypt - 75,000, El Salvador - 14,000, Estonia - 5,400, Ethiopia - 1,200, Fiji - 2,300, Finland - 28,000, France - 370,000, Gabon - 1,500, Germany - 304,000, Ghana - 6,300, Gibraltar - 150, Guadeloupe - 2,100, Guatemala - 16,000, Guyana - 1,600, Honduras - 9,800, Hong Kong - 52,000, Hungary - 60,000, Iceland - 3,000, India - 799,000, Indonesia - 471,000, Israel - 42,000, Ivory Coast - 2,500, Jamaica - 5,600, Jordan - 9,900, Kazakhstan - 9,200, Kenya - 12,000, Kuwait - 10,000, Kyrgyzstan - 2,600, Laos - 1,300, Latvia - 6,100, Lebanon - 7,800, Libya - 3,100, Lithuania - 12,000, Luxembourg - 2,800, Madagascar - 1,400, Malawi - 150, Malaysia - 141,000, Maldives - 1,700, Malta - 2,900, Mauritius - 5,800, Mexico - 578,000, Moldova - 2,700, Mongolia - 4,800, Montenegro - 1,900, Mozambique - 2,600, Namibia - 1,200, Nepal - 9,900, Netherlands - 81,000, New Zealand - 44,000, Nicaragua - 6,900, Niger - 150, Nigeria - 30,000, Norway - 46,000, Oman - 7,500, Palestinian territories - 2,500, Panama - 12,000, Paraguay - 14,000, Peru - 87,000, Philippines - 235,000, Puerto Rico - 20,000, Qatar - 11,000, Russia - 55,000, Rwanda - 600, Saint Vincent And Grenadines - 500, Senegal - 1,400, Seychelles - 60, Singapore - 56,000, Slovakia - 22,000, South Africa - 75,000, South Korea - 26,000, Spain - 289,000, Sweden - 59,000, Switzerland - 35,000, Taiwan - 33,000, Tanzania - 3,300, Thailand - 119,000, Togo - 600, Trinidad And Tobago - 11,000, Ukraine - 18,000, United Arab Emirates> - 54,000, United Kingdom - 584,000, United States - 2,600,000, United States Virgin Islands - 200, Uruguay - 17,000, Venezuela - 91,000, Vietnam - 157,000, Zambia - 2,100, Zimbabwe - 3,200.

Afghanistan - 1,400, Algeria - 28,000, Armenia - 5,900, Belgium - 52,000, Bhutan - 300, Croatia - 19,000, Cyprus - 9,400, Djibouti - 100, Georgia - 16,000, Greece - 167,000, Haiti - 800, Iraq - 20,000, Ireland - 37,000, Italy - 327,00, Japan - 57,000, North Macedonia - 4,800, Morocco - 35,000, Pakistan - 78,000, Poland - 207,000, Portugal - 52,000, Romania - 53,000, Saudi Arabia - 44,000, Serbia - 19,000, Slovenia - 7,800, Sri Lanka - 23,000, Suriname - 2,200, Tajikistan - 500, Tunisia - 13,000, Turkey - 316,000.

Republic of the Congo - 60

Mali - 300

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Villain

Portrayed By

Best Known Film

Rotten
Tomatoes
Score

Monthly
Google
Searches

Wikipedia
Page Views

Overall
score

We ranked each villain on the following three factors, giving each a normalised score out of 100 for each factor, before taking an average score out of 100.

Rotten Tomatoes score

The critic score (also known as the ‘Tomatometer score’) of the villain’s best-known film according to Rotten Tomatoes. If the villain has appeared in numerous different films, we looked at the one with the highest inflation adjusted box office revenue.

Monthly Google Searches

The number of average monthly Google searches for the character’s name, according to Ahrefs’ Keyword Explorer.

Wikipedia Page Views

The number of page views in the past 30 days on Wikipedia (as of 03/04/2020).