Who's the best (or worst) villain from a Spielberg film?

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Who's the best (or worst) villain from a Spielberg film?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
"Bruce" the Great White Shark (Jaws) 16 vote(s) 9.0%
Rene Belloq (Raiders of the Lost Ark) 12 vote(s) 6.7%
Mola Ram (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) 8 vote(s) 4.5%
Walter Donovan (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) 6 vote(s) 3.4%
Captain Hook (Hook) 7 vote(s) 3.9%
The T-Rex (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) 10 vote(s) 5.6%
The Raptors (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) 63 vote(s) 35.4%
Amon Goeth (Schindler's List) 42 vote(s) 23.6%
Lamar Burgess (Minority Report) 10 vote(s) 5.6%
Other 4 vote(s) 2.2%
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  1. AJ_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    May 31, 2005
  2. Jango10 Jedi Master

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    star 5

    He's not my favorite, but he is the most evil.
  3. clone_commando_1993 Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    The tripods (or the aliens that operatd them) in war of the worlds sent shivers up my spine were my favorite
  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Raptors are fun, but Goeth is far more horrifying.
  5. EmperorSorridom Jedi Knight

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    star 5
  6. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I had to go with the Nazi too. Can't get much scarier than one of them [face_frustrated]

    But I do recall almost freaking out when I first saw the kitchen scene with the raptors... *shudder*
  7. Drac39 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 9, 2002
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    In the end he wasn`t a villian though...
  8. Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master

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    Amon Goeth from Schindler's List. It was a brilliant character, by the end of the film I really hated him.
  9. SeventhAngelicSlayer Jedi Youngling

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    I voted for the Raptors, but I really liked the mother T-Rex, too - I have a soft spot for the Jurassic Park franchise, in case you didn't guess. The shark from Jaws was also pretty good. For me, when villains like the shark, who seem to be just evil for no good reason are really frightening. Although, I can't stress how much sharks are not just these evil creatures that some people think them to be, and even the guy who wrote the original book that Jaws was based on has since written a book about how the sharks are NOT evil.


    I though the aliens were good, but it was better when they were just in their tripods. Because I also find the villains are more creepy when you can't see their faces, you don't know who and/or what they are. The way the aliens looked seemed better suited for those one or two moments of humor in the movie, instead of the intense drama that dominated it. Plus, it was more difficult for me because the aliens looked like a cross between the aliens from Independece Day and the creatures from the first Scooby Doo movie, I mean, one was supposed to be scary, threatening, and intimidating, and the other was supposed to really silly and comedic. Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie, but I thought they could have done better with the aliens. Just my thoughts.
  10. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Amon Goeth.

    I don't really consider the Raptors villains. They were just doing what was in their nature. If there was any villain in Jurassic Park, it was mankind's arrogance.

    *steps off her soapbox* :p
  11. Alethia Jedi Master

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    Amon Goeth. Hands down. He was real, a person who actually lived. And that makes him the most evil out of all of them.
  12. howardgarbo Jedi Youngling

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    I didn't vote for the dinos or the shark from Jaws since they were forces of nature rather than true antagonists.

    My 2 cents on the villains of the Indy trilogy:

    Mola Ram was a badass. That evil laugh and headress. Ripping people's hearts out then setting them on fire in hot pits. Enslaving children. Brainwashing people with the Blood of Kali. Dropping his own men off a cliff. Almost kicking Indy's ass. That dude was rocking.

    Belloq and Toht were badasses as well. Belloq spoke Hovitos and even put the moves on Indy's woman. He was in a way the *evil Indy* as he put it: "It would only take a nudge to make you like me". And Toht had that sneering laugh and that coat hanger scene. What a classic pair of scumbags.

    And Donovan. Ahem.....he was a joke. Well his death scene was kinda cool.

    Amon Goeth was certainly an evil man. He was made more terrifying due to his plasure of destroying innocent lives. Brilliantly played by Ralph Fiennes.

    So I guess for me it's a tossup between Goeth, Mola Ram,Belloq and Toht.
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