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Wed, Mar 31, 2021 8:32 PM

Live Poll:American Film Institutes Top 35 Villains of All Time

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls088317035/ Which one of these movies starring one of the American films institutes top 35 villains is your favorite 

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cinephile

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My vote is: Norman Bates

But at the same time, he can't be held totally responsible for his crimes. So he isn't the most villainous of them. In my opinion, the "nastiest" villain on the list is Harry Powell.

On a side note, I don't really like AFI's list. There are many characters that I don't consider as villains on the list.

1) Mr. Potter

He doesn't have a lot of compassion, but he isn't acting awfully either.

2) Nurse Ratched

She is only doing her job.

3) Michael Corleone 

anti-hero

4) Eve Harrington

I love rags to riches stories. I rooted for her. I thought that Margo was annoying.

5) Travis Bickle

anti-hero

6) The Shark

The shark is only a fish. The real villain is the mayor. 

7) J.J Hunsecker

He isn't more villainous than anyone in the film. 

8) Hal 9000

It is a robot.

9) Terminator

It is a robot.

10) Hunter

He is doing his job.

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cinephile

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As I see the movie, a deranged man came into a mental institution, disrupted the order, helped a fellow patient to escape, and almost killed a nurse. The institution reluctantly had to lobotomize him in consequence of his actions.

From my point of view, the most villainous person in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is McMurphy

People seeing signs of satisfaction in Nurse Ratched's eyes and body language are only having confirmation bias because she truly has at heart the well-being of her patients. If she has one fault, it is her inability to express her emotions, but that doesn't make her villainous.

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Please add an apostrophe in the list title:

American Film Institute's Top 35 Villains of All Time

and correct the question like this:

Which one of these movies starring one of the American Film Institute's top 35 villains is your favorite?

ethan

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I made those edits

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Do you mean we should vote for our favorite movie or favorite villain?

ethan

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 I changed my mind vote for your favorite villain

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I agree that's better. Please change the question to:

Which one of these villains from American Film Institute's Top 35 villains is your favorite?

ethan

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I did that

RaviNathan

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FYC

Re #9: Regan MacNeil is technically not the villain in The Exorcist, the demon Pazuzu is.

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My pick Amon Goeth in Schindler's List.

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Wow, the AFI actually lists Regan and not the demon. 

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The Exorcist isn't listed as fantasy. Therefore, I assume that the demon (Pazuzu) is an invention of Father Merrin in order to scam the poor MacNeil family. In reality, that girl deserves medical treatment and not the "help" of a priest.

Obviously, Regan is not the villain neither is Pazuzu. The real villain is the catholic church.

PS: I haven't seen The Exorcist, this is only a theory.

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What a great list for a great poll and I'm going to find it very difficult indeed, to choose between Dr. Lecter and Norman Bates. 

RaviNathan

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I can't in good conscience NOT choose the Nazi.

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Hahahaha, that sounds so funny yet, even in complete seriousness, it makes sense. And wow, Fiennes' performance was astonishing. 

RaviNathan

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Yeh... part of me WANTS to choose Lecter but still.

He was an EFFING NAZI!!! 

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Congratulations, ethan!

American Film Institute's Top 35 Villains of All Time

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/mjGWtw2QSpI/

Please change "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" in the discussion thread title and change the settings so that it appears under "Praise" now, rather than "Idea."

 

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Thanks!

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Good poll but I wish I could see it before its publication, I would have suggested to make it an image-poll. This is a poll based on characters so it's much better to see their faces than the movie posters. Also the mention "villain" was not necessary since we already know the subject. 

Congrats