Thursday Movie Picks: Movies about Villains

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is movies about villains and I tried to really pick villains and not anti-heroes!

#1 A Clockwork Orange

Everything about those guys is evil.

#2 The Hateful Eight

The title says it all.

#3 Gone Girl

I am not a fan of what I refer to as the “crazy bitch genre” but Gone Girl certainly give us a good villain.

What’s your favorite film about a villain? Let me know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Movies about Villains

  1. The official Hateful Eight movie account on twitter follows me and I will never know why haha I didn’t watch the movie or talk about it, but they still follow me hahaha
    Gone Girl is such a weird story. They were so unlikable, definitely all villains!

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  2. While being able to stand back and objectively say A Clockwork Orange is brilliantly done I hated just about every minute of it. It fits perfectly though.

    I’m variable on Tarantino and The Hateful Eight never drew me in enough to give it a look.

    I think my expectations for Gone Girl were too high. It was fine and I love Rosamund Pike but I didn’t love it as many did.

    I reached back a bit for mine and was surprised to discover how many films there are with the villain as the focus of the narrative,

    The Shadow on the Wall (1950)-Businessman David Starrling (Zachary Scott) is knocked unconscious by a mysterious figure during a confrontation with his faithless wife Celia (Kristine Miller) and wakes to find Celia murdered. The couple’s young daughter Susan (Gigi Perreau), witnessed her mother’s death but saw only a shadow on the wall and is unaware that the killer is Celia’s evil sister, her Aunt Dell (Ann Sothern). Dell, now terrified of discovery must find a way to do away with her own niece before Susan realizes the truth. One of Ann Sothern’s rare villainess roles this includes future First Lady Nancy Reagan (billed as Nancy Davis) in a major supporting role.

    M (1931)-Moody, expressionist classic tells the tale of Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children. When he becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt his crimes are so repellant that other criminals join the police in his pursuit. Lorre is brilliant in the lead.

    Sweet Smell of Success (1957)-Vicious New York columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) is a powerful man capable and willing to make or destroy Broadway careers in print. However he can’t seem to control is his younger sister Susan (Susan Harrison) who he is abnormally fond of and who is in a relationship with jazzman Steve Dallas (Marty Milner) of which he strongly disapproves. To get his way Hunsecker recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) who he describes as “A cookie full of arsenic” to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method. Well-acted portrait of deeply rotten people.

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  3. Ah, A Clockwork Orange fits the list perfectly even though I am not a fan of this film. I can appreciate the film but I don’t like it. The Hateful Eight is a good film and with the typical ugly people that are in Tarantino films. I love Kurt Russell who is so good in this film. Crazy Bitch roles are ones I don’t mind since I picked one myself. This film is beyond crazy and has little to do with a bad marriage and everything to do with one crazy nutbar in Rosamund Pike. That final scene with Neil Patrick Harris was shocking.

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