They say bad boys – and girls, as Maleficent proves – have more fun. Check out these wicked lines uttered by the baddest of the baddies.
VOLDEMORT (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
He who should not be named tells our beloved Harry, “Don’t you turn your back on me, Harry Potter! I want you to look at me when I kill you! I want to see the light leave your eyes!”
THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST (The Wizard of Oz)
They didn’t call her a witch for nothin.' Margaret Hamilton had us quaking in our ruby slippers when she uttered the infamous: “I’ll get you, my pretty!”
PIRATE ABDUWALI MUSE (Captain Phillips)
Barkhad Abdi not only hijacked the ship from Tom Hanks, he also stole the movie from with the ad-libbed line: “Look at me. I am the captain now!”
ALEX FORREST (Fatal Attraction)
When Glenn Close played this jilted lover and bunny-killer, men all over the world reconsidered the urge to cheat. “I’m not gonna be ignored, Dan!”
ANNIE WILKES (Misery)
In this Stephen King film, Kathy Bates utters the famous line: “I’m your biggest fan.” And then, she does what any good fan would do: hobbles her idol with a sledgehammer.
CRUELLA DE VILLE (101 Dalmatians)
Animal lovers everywhere cringe when she says of the adorable dalmation puppies: “Poison them, drown them, bash them on the head. Got any chloroform? I don't care how you kill the little beasts, just do it, and do it now!”
EDWIN EPPS (12 Years a Slave)
The Academy Award winning film features a truly villainous performance by slave owner Michael Fassbender, who orders that his “property,” Patsey, be whipped until her flesh is ripped and her meat and blood flows. “Strike her! Strike her!”
AURIC GOLDFINGER (Goldfinger)
The creepy uber-villain is about to kill James Bond with a laser beam when Bond asks: “Do you expect me to talk?” Goldfinger: “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”
THE CHILD CATCHER (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Dick Van Dyke sings and dances in this fun family film which, um, also features the nightmarish Child Catcher with a whip. “There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.”
DARTH VADER (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
No list of villains is complete without the heavy-breathing Darth Vader. “You underestimate the power of the dark side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny!”
JAME “BUFFALO BILL” GUMB (The Silence of the Lambs)
Everyone focuses on Anthony Hopkins, but what about the creepy psychopath who sewed clothes out of his victims’ skin? “It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.”
THE JOKER (The Dark Knight)
When Heath Ledger talks, he’s not joking. “I believe… whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you… stranger.”
DR. EVIL (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
Austin Powers’ bald nemesis has been known to throw a hissyfit or two. “…When Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!"
GRU (Despicable Me)
Steve Carell plays the despicable Gru, who tells his minions: “…Once the moon is mine, the world will give me whatever I want to get it back, and I will be the greatest villain of all time! That's what I'm talking 'bout!”
Will Farrell plays the blue bulbous-headed supervillain, Megamind, in this 2010 animated film. “All men must choose between two paths. Good is the path of honor, heroism, and nobility. Evil... well, it's just cooler.”
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