Meine zehn liebsten Filmbösewichte

3. Januar 2015 at 22:25

 

Ein kurzer Hinweis im Vorfeld: ich möchte mich in dieser Liste auf rein menschliche Filmbösewichte beschränken, das erscheint mir sinnvoller und erleichtert es ein wenig, Vergleiche zwischen den einzelnen Figuren zu ziehen. Leider bedeutet das für meinen absoluten und unangefochtenen Lieblingsfilmbösewicht, dass er bzw. es nicht in dieser Liste auftauchen kann… ich hoffe, der Xenomorph aus den Alienfilmen, diese perfekte, unbarmherzige und hochgradig effiziente Kreatur nahe zu ohne Schwächen, geschaffen einzig nur um zu töten und seine Rasse zu vermehren, wird es mir nachsehen…

 

 

 

10. Dr. Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs poster Rating: 8.6/10 (676,386 votes)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars: Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Released: 14 Feb 1991
Plot: A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

 

 

 

 

9. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale)

American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho poster Rating: 7.6/10 (294,897 votes)
Director: Mary Harron
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay), Guinevere Turner (screenplay)
Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 14 Apr 2000
Plot: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

 

 

 

8. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter poster Rating: 8.1/10 (52,461 votes)
Director: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders
Writer: Davis Grubb (from the novel by), James Agee (screen play)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 24 Nov 1955
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

 

 

 

7. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper)

Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet poster Rating: 7.8/10 (110,356 votes)
Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch (screenplay)
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 30 Oct 1986
Plot: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

 

 

 

6. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds poster Rating: 8.3/10 (648,606 votes)
Director: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth
Runtime: 153 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Released: 21 Aug 2009
Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

 

 

 

5. Amon Göth (Ralph Fiennes)

Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List poster Rating: 8.9/10 (680,394 votes)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Thomas Keneally (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall
Runtime: 195 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 04 Feb 1994
Plot: In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

 

 

 

4. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix)

Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator poster Rating: 8.5/10 (761,630 votes)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: David Franzoni (story), David Franzoni (screenplay), John Logan (screenplay), William Nicholson (screenplay)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed
Runtime: 155 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama
Released: 05 May 2000
Plot: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

 

 

 

3. Joker (Heath Ledger)

The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight poster Rating: 9.0/10 (1,299,062 votes)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (characters)
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine
Runtime: 152 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 18 Jul 2008
Plot: When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

 

 

 

2. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem)

No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men poster Rating: 8.1/10 (488,336 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Cormac McCarthy (novel)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 2007
Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

 

 

 

1. Max Cady (Robert De Niro)

Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear poster Rating: 7.3/10 (110,648 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John D. MacDonald (novel), James R. Webb (earlier screenplay), Wesley Strick (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 15 Nov 1991
Plot: A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.