7 Movie Villains Who Are Actually 100% Underrated
Love a good movie villain? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. If you’ve ever watched a movie and found that you care more about the person who’s causing mayhem than the person who has to clean up after them, you’ve discovered what a lot of people already know to be true — more often than not, it’s not necessarily a protagonist who makes a movie memorable. Rather, it’s the movie’s villain. I mean, when you hear Sleeping Beauty, don’t you think of Maleficent, who got a full backstory-revealing, live-action movie with Angelina Jolie in the titular role? And when you think about The Wizard of Oz, chances are, your mind doesn’t go straight to Dorothy, but rather to The Wicked Witch of the West (née Elphaba), whose character spawned a novel, Broadway musical and considerable amounts of fanfiction.
There are a lot of movie villains, however, who despite not getting exhaustive backstories, Broadway musicals and live-action movies built around them, deserve a lot more attention. Whether you love, hate, or love to hate them, check out these movie villains and see if you are also of the opinion that, like Maleficent and the Wicked Witch of the West before them, they should have gotten just a little more credit: