Every movie revolves around a similar plot, the one with a good guy and the bad guy. And in the end, the good guy wins. While this trend has been going on for as long as movies were made, there are a few things changing now. While people still idolize the good guy, more commonly referred to as the hero, in the recent times the bad guys of villains have managed to steal our hearts. There are various villains who have immense fan following for their back story, their acting and their conviction. While many relate to the reasons behind their evil doing, others are head over heels for their acting. Here are the top five villains who won a huge place in our hearts:

Magneto, X-Men Series

This evil character played by the splendid Sir Ian McKellen, is the primary villain in the X- Men Series. The character is loved for his ruthlessness. His mastermind and villainous plans of attacking the SA and his ease in changing sides are some the characters that the fans fell for. The best quality of this character is that, even though he had different ideologies from others, he maintained a healthy friendship.

Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs

Just the name of Hannibal, sets a chill running down our spine. Such was the character of Hannibal the Cannibal. Played by Anthon Hopkins, this flesh eating doctor is one of the most feared characters depicted it is impossible to think of this serial killer without seeing those shining eyes. This psychopath is one of the most well scripted and well performed villains who managed to bring out the perfect amount of fear.

Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter series

This character of the cruelest wizard with a mission to conquer death and become the most powerful wizard was played aptly by Ralph Fiennes. This nose-less villain scared every person with his evil red eyes and the pale skinned body cloaked in a long black robe. The character is loved by millions of people all over the world.

Darth Vader, Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

You know you’re in the presence of someone legendary when the character emerges through laser-fire smoke in the beloved first movie; he’s instantly mythic with his queasily mechanical breath and take-no-prisoners attitude. This helmet and cloak clad Sith Lord makes many people want to turn to the dark side with his crushing demeanor and hear heatedness

The Joker, The Dark Knight

This evil character played by the very talented Heath Ledger won millions of hearts all over the world. While every character turns to evil for either revenge, power or some other reason, this was the one character that did evil for the sake of evil. This man without any plans was the most fearsome nemesis of Batman.

By Aishwarya Krishnan