Villains play a great role in movies and literature, moving audiences to grasp onto their seats as they go out of their way to do evil and destroy people’s lives. Villains show us the battle of good vs. evil, and story upon story are created on this theme.
Villains make stories more entertaining, because at the end of the day, most of us want the good guy to win – but we want to watch him overcome all the obstacles – which is usually in the form of one or more villains. Villains are here to stay, and they provide some of the most interesting twists and turns, entertaining audiences with disbelief at their (often) psychotic behavior. Here are the 20 greatest villains of all time!