Movies and films where the hero is ultimately killed by the villain, but between movies like Léon: The Professional, Pan’s Labyrinth and Gladiator, which will take the top spot on our list? WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Movies where the Hero is Killed by the Villain. Watch to see how we ranked it!
00:30 #10. “The Wicker Man” (1973) 01:25 #9. “Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice” (2016) 02:34 #8. “The Departed” (2006) 03:29 #7. “Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens” (2015) 04:27 #6. “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) 05:24 #5. “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999) 06:21 #4. “Braveheart” (1995) 07:31 #3, #2, #1 ????
We’ve all had tough days at the office. But some actors, dedicated to giving it their all, took their work a few steps too far. Though these critically-acclaimed, often award-winning performances are a delight to watch, the experience of preparing for and recovering from these roles did a number on the actors involved, and left a lasting impression — not always for the positive. Here are several actors who went the extra mile for their craft…
Isabelle Adjani – Possession | 0:21 Adrien Brody – The Pianist | 0:50 Colin Firth – The King’s Speech | 1:39 Hugh Laurie – House | 2:36 Bob Hoskins – Who Framed Roger Rabbit | 3:33 Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight | 4:12 Charlie Hunnam – American TV & Movies | 4:58 Janet Leigh – Psycho | 6:03 James Cromwell – Babe | 6:33 Christopher McDonald – Happy Gilmore | 7:31
Sauron The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy (2001-2014) This guy is pretty much the embodiment of pure evil. Heck, for the majority of the movie, he’s not even an embodiment… just an evil evil all-seeing eye.
Lil Ze City of God (2002) First among villains that scared the sh*t out of us, since he’s an unpredictable monster in what’s not strictly a monster movie.
Max Cady Cape Fear (1962 & 1991) Max Cady is relentless, literally going to the ends of the earth for revenge. And he’s terrifying in the process.
The Joker The Dark Knight (2008) There’s reason Batman and the Joker have been antagonists for the better part of a century: because the Clown Prince of Crime laughing chaos is the perfect foil to Batman’s grim, studied quest for justice.
The Reverend Harry Powell The Night of The Hunter (1955) We’re not sure we’ve ever enjoyed hating a movie character more than this self-righteous, yet utterly despicable reverend. Man, we really want to smack him in the face.
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of The Lambs (1991) and sequels Dr. Lecter enjoys fine music, is soft spoken, and sympathetic, yet he eats people’s body parts and has to be kept fully restrained. Yet… we still kinda like him. Hannibal’s complexity makes him one of the greatest movie villains of all time.
Hans Beckert M (1931) It’s rare to see an honest dose of humanity mixed in with movie villains, much less in 80-year-old films about child murderers, but when we see Hans Beckert’s clearly trapped in his own psychological prison, it changes the entire tone of the story, and that certainly makes it worth a shot on our list.
Anton Chigurh No Country For Old Man (2007) Perhaps the only thing more terrifying than realizing the humanity in the villain is coming face-to-face with an utter lack of humanity. And that’s what Javier Bardem manages to portray an Anton Chigurh.
Norman Bates Psycho (1960) Norman Bates is certainly a psycho, but it’s a chillingly human kind of crazy. He’s a nice young man who loves his mother, but in the most twisted way imaginable.
Frank Booth Blue Velvet (1986) Looking at Frank Booth’s twisted perversions is almost, just, maybe like looking into a dark mirror at ourselves. And that’s what makes him the most frightening – and greatest – villain in movie history.
This is my version of 100 greatest movie quotes of all time. Some have appeared on official lists while others are completely my opinion. if you don’t like it then don’t comment. I know there’s plenty of other great quotes out there but obviously it was hard to narrow down 100 and there’s still lots of movies i have yet to see.