Troy Perkins, The Goonies (1985)
The Bully: Troy (Steven Antin) is the son of the rich businessman whose plan to redevelop the ‘Goon Docks’ is what sets the Goonies on their treasure-hunting adventure. And over-privileged jock Troy seems to have inherited his dad’s bullying ways.
Meanest Moment: Driving his romantic rival Brand (Josh Brolin) off the road.
His Comeuppance: Well, he picks a rather unfortunate time to go to the toilet at the country club.
Sid Phillips, Toy Story (1995)
The Bully: Andy’s next door neighbour, Sid (voiced by Erik von Detten), is a psychopath in the making. Who tortures their own toys, for heaven’s sake?
Meanest Moment: Throwing Woody (Tom Hanks) on a barbecue – and leaving him there, to be dealt with later.
His Comeuppance: The toys eventually get their revenge, scaring Sid into behaving himself. In fairness, it didn’t take much. Underneath all that violence, Sid’s a bit of a wimp.
Cecilia Banks, Aquamarine (2006)
The Bully: Cecilia (Arielle Kebbel) is your standard issue mean girl: pretty, rich, popular, and evil. When a mermaid comes to shore looking for love, Cecilia does everything she can to stop her finding it. Not for any reason, really; it’s just because she’s spiteful.
Meanest Moment: Knocking down the ladder to the water tower Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) was swimming in.
Her Comeuppance: Telling everyone Aquamarine’s secret backfires on Cecilia: now everyone thinks she’s an idiot who’s obsessed with mermaids.
Rachel Witchburn, Sydney White (2007)
The Bully: As president of the student council and head of the Kappa sorority, Rachel (Sara Paxton) has plenty of power at her university, and she’d like to keep it that way – so she terrorises all new students.
Meanest Moment: Not content with rejecting less than conventionally attractive students from her social circle, Rachel even plots to get non-sorority and fraternity student accommodation demolished. That’s some serious over-achieving.
Her Comeuppance: Thanks to push-back from Sydney (Amanda Bynes) and her seven dorks, Rachel loses her social status and her position as head of the Kappas.
Jay and Ice, Hocus Pocus (1993)
The Bullies: Jay (Tobias Jelinek) and Ernie… sorry, Ice (Larry Badby) are the kind of mouth-breathing low lives who go out on Halloween just to steal sweets from kids.
Meanest Moment: Stealing Max’s (Omri Katz) new trainers, because he didn’t have any cigarettes or money for them to rob.
Their Comeuppance: After calling the Sanderson sisters ugly, Jay and Ice get locked up in the witches’ house and force-fed sweets until they’re sick. Poetic justice? Well, sort of.
Chet Donnelly, Weird Science (1985)
The Bully: Weird Science boasts several bullies, but Chet (Bill Paxton) is the meanest, parading around in faux army gear while blackmailing his little brother for his pocket money.
Meanest Moment: Inventing the greasy pork and dirty ashtray sandwich. That’s no way to treat good pork.
His Comeuppance: He gets turned into a grotesque squelchy monster when he tries his bullying tactics on Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). That ought to teach him the error of his ways.
Johnny J. Worthington III, Monsters University (2013)
The Bully: Johnny “The Jaw” Worthington III (Nathan Fillion) is the head of the Roar Omega Roar fraternity at Monsters University, a very selective frat that only wants the scariest would-be Scarers among its number.
Meanest Moment: Setting up a shop devoted to selling merchandise of his most hated rivals’ most embarrassing moment – when they were doused with glitter and flowers at a party. (These are monsters, after all.)
His Comeuppance: The Oozma Kappa losers eventually defeat the Roar Omega Roar monster-bros, and Johnny’s left humiliated. As he should be.
Rizzo, Grease (1978)
The Bully: Rizzo (Stockard Channing) is the leader of the Pink Ladies, a popular clique who, for a change, are also kind of the bad girls. They drink, smoke, and are sexually active – so it’s good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) who fails to fit in.
Meanest Moment: Donning a blonde wig and singing a mean song about her new rival. It’s bad enough when bullies say mean things to their victims, but singing takes the cruelty to a whole new level.
Her Comeuppance: Riz doesn’t so much get her comeuppance as learn her lesson – after a pregnancy scare and a makeover for Sandy, everyone kisses and makes up at the end.
Scut Farkus, A Christmas Story (1983)
The Bully: Yellow-eyed Scut (Zack Ward) is another of those impossibly evil kids that, as adults, we’d like to believe only exists in movies. He’s the bane of little Ralphie’s (Peter Billingsley) life, always lurking and ready to attack, cackling as he goes.
Meanest Moment: Scut’s campaign of terror is more of an ongoing thing. That awful laugh is enough to scare anyone, though.
His Comeuppance: Ralphie eventually snaps and gives Scut a taste of his own medicine – by punching him.
Laura Lizzie, The Craft (1996)
The Bully: Pretty blonde Laura (Christine Taylor) is another mean girl type – with added racism thrown into the mix.
Meanest Moment: Tormenting Rochelle (Rachel True) about her hair. Gross.
Her Comeuppance: When Rochelle’s friends develop magic powers, they get revenge on Laura, causing her hair to fall out. It ends badly for them, too, in the end, but at least they taught Laura a lesson along the way.