Mandatory Top 10 of the 2010s: Best Movie Villains

It has often been said that a hero is only as good as their villain. We don’t necessarily run into psychopathic gods, clowns, Sith lords, music instructors, or wives daily, but we do in the movies. The quality of movie villains varies; their motives need to be compelling, their treacherous plans need to be masterful, and their evil soliloquies must stick the landing—the hero damn near needs to pale in comparison. The 2010s were filled with quality villains; the maniacs we’ve been introduced to had us questioning whether or not we even wanted the hero to win. Victory would mean the end and we didn’t want it to end. Nevertheless, the following list compiles the greatest movie antagonists of the past ten years.

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