Villains, scoundrels, cutthroats, rogues, crooks, criminals and outlaws - where oh where would the cinema be without its moustache-twirling, appendage slicing bad guys? And they come in so many distinct flavours! There's the Machiavellian, a scheming subset of hare-brained thinker out to out think the hero. Then, there's the bruising dimwit, as likely to knock himself out as our intrepid leading man. After that comes the 'old bud turned bad', 'the quivering coward', the 'bizarro hero' and more, much much more.
The gift of an iconic villain is the gift that keeps on giving, elevating even the most mediocre of films to cult status, and transforming good movies into truly great ones. This list celebrates a whopping 100 of these scintillating scallywags, from the debonair to the downright depraved. Sometimes it really is good to be bad.