The 9 greatest movie villains of all time

Darth Vader (Star Wars series) - The menacing Sith Lord known for his deep voice, black armor, and mastery of the dark side of the Force.

Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) - A brilliant and cannibalistic serial killer with a chilling intellect and unnerving charisma.

The Joker (The Dark Knight) - Heath Ledger's portrayal of this chaotic and unpredictable criminal mastermind redefined the character, leaving an indelible mark on audiences.

Hans Gruber (Die Hard) - A sophisticated and ruthless terrorist mastermind played by Alan Rickman, whose performance elevated the character to legendary status.

Norman Bates (Psycho) - The disturbed motel owner with a split personality, whose eerie presence and iconic shower scene have become synonymous with horror cinema.

Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series) - The dark and powerful wizard bent on conquering the wizarding world, portrayed with chilling intensity by Ralph Fiennes.

Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men) - A remorseless hitman with a twisted sense of morality, whose ruthless pursuit leaves a trail of destruction in his wake.

The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz) - A classic villainess whose green skin, cackling laugh, and flying monkeys have terrified audiences for generations.

Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) - The razor-gloved nightmare stalker who haunts the dreams of teenagers, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy in this horror franchise.