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Underrated Movie Bad Guys

  • Pyatt (Richard Bradford) in Legend of Billie Jean
  • Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) in Fifth Element
  • Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) in Aladdin
  • Megatron (Frank Welker) in Transformers, The Movie
  • Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man (himself) in Ghostbusters
  • Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) in Back to the Future
  • Coach Roy Turner (Vic Morrow) in Bad News Bears
  • Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in Karate Kid
  • David Lo Pan (James Hong) in Big Trouble in Little China


Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Lord John Whorfin (John Lithgow) in Buckaroo Banzai.

Another Lithgow baddie: Eric Qualen in Cliffhanger (best overacting evar)

Timothy (Craig Bierko) in The Long Kiss Goodnight, because he was simultaneously a cold bastard and a smartass ("Continue dying. Out.")

Also featured one of the great underrated hero performances, by Samuel L. Jackson ("The last time I got blown, candy bars cost a nickel.")

Treat Williams in "The Phantom."

Easily the best part of that movie, a villain that seems like he just really, really, really likes being a villain.

Maynard and Zed from Pulp Fiction.

"...and go off and rule the world from beyond the grave."


Ha! Lo-Pan roolz.

Hell yeah to Lo-Pan. But anything associated with Big Trouble in Little China should go on whatever top 10 list it belongs on. Like "Top Ten Silliest Looking Action Heroes Wearing Lipstick". Also, Top Ten Most Under-rated Movies EVAR!!!

Or Top Ten Unmade Sequel Inducing Cliffhanger Endings. Coincidentally, also in this category is Buckaroo Banzai and the World Crime League.

Brewmeister Smith (Max Von Sydow) from Strange Brew

Roy Baty (Rutger Hauer) in Blade Runner.

Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) in The Crow.

Major Toht (Ronald Lacey) - he who burns the image of the staff head into his hand in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Creepy little guy.

Not that he was a bad guy per se, but Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) from Full Metal Jacket

man I loved that movie.

Indrid Cold in The Mothman Prophecies

My Under-Rated Baddies

1. Christopher Walken's rebel archangel Gabriel in "The Prophecy"
2. The aliens from the Brit sci-fi show, "UFO." (TV series, but work with me, here.)
3. The nasty Gremlins.
4. The alien ants with human faces in an "Outer Limits" episode I can't remember the name of. (Okay, more TV; But they were really cool and it was fun to watch the Army shoot them with carbines and .45s.)
5. The vampire Mr. Barlow in the 1970s TV mini-series, "Salem's Lot." (Counts as a movie.)
6. KHAAAAAN! (Maybe he's not so underrated.)
7. The Smog Monster (Best Godzilla movie ever.)
8. Saris in "Galaxy Quest."
9. Clarence Boddicker in "Robocop."

Two of the greatest Disney villains that never get any respect:

1. Hades (James Woods) in Hercules. The evil twin to the Genie from Aladdin. A real asshole, but also charmingly sarcastic.

2. Frollo (Tony Jay) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Cold and cruel, and convinced of his own righteousness. He's a villain who thinks he's the good guy, which makes him worse than the blatant villains.

Neither of these two get any respect or recognition, which is a shame. They're two of the best I've ever seen.

Jim Carrey (Count Olaf) A Series of Unfortunate Events...you actually feel the need to see him killed on screen.

Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman)in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves...perhaps the greatest portrayal in this oft told story.

Chet (Bill Paxton) in Weird Science....how about a nice greay pork sandwich served ina dirty ashtray is my favorite greeting to anyone hungover.

Also have to agree with Christopher Wlaken in the Prophecy...its unbeleiveilbe that he can be even creepier than usual but he is.

Cool Ethan (Jason Schwartzman) in Slackers if only because my freshman year in college we actually had a bizarre kid named Ethan on our floor whose nickname was "Bugout" (stoners will understand). He also liked to eat shampoo which is nearly as strange as hair dolls.

I had Walken on the list originally, but took him off because I was going with offbeat, not-the-usual choices. Walken's turn as Gabriel is not underrated because I say HE RULES.

Hell yes, Brewmeister Smith: "I could crush your head like a nut...but I won't...because I need you."

Tom Noonan as Francis Dollarhyde in Manhunter.

Bruce Dern killing John Wayne in The Cowboys

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Ben Affleck, Mallrats.

Dean Wormer (John Vernon)

Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting.

Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) in Spaceballs

Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalban) in the Naked Gun

Also, the Warlock (Julian Sands) in Warlock

And Hatcher (the great Christopher Walken) in the Rundown

Ooh, yeah. I second Hatcher. One of the all time great Walken speeches in that film.

Justin Pendleton (Michael Pitt) Murder by Numbers (he seems to be the "good" one)
Emiliano (Sergio Calderon) The Missing
Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton) Primal Fear

The warden in Shawshank

...and whomever the hell the bad guy was in Memento

I second Clarence Boddicker.