Villains are a necessary counterpoint to the over saturated hero demographic. Good does not exist without evil, everyone knows that. So, while we may hate what villains do to our favorite characters, it is because of them that anything worth watching is actually compelling.
In honor of Halloween on Saturday, here's a small sampling of some of the villains we wouldn't mind visiting the dark side with...
Idris Elba: No Good Deed
Idris is a freak of nature. He's literally good in every role he's ever played (Pacific Rim notwithstanding, since everyone was bad in that). His turn as the man that terrorized Cookie Lyon (Taraji P Henson) and family was chilling, to say the least. But also kind of like... maybe we'll just take a tumble between the sheets before I call the cops? Handcuffs required.
Ryan Reynolds: The Amityville Horror
UGH. This man. It's honestly no fair. His face. His body. His personality. His talent. Everything about him is top tier, including his ridiculously beautiful wife, and it's enough to give us plebeians back on Earth serious inferiority complexes.
Johnny Depp: Sweeney Todd
Depp is another iconic actor that just seems to be good at everything. Yeah, he's certainly made some questionable career choices over the years, but I think that's expected for someone who's been in this business for as long as he has. His turn as murderous, singing barber Sweeney Todd was equal parts chilling and amazing. Meat pie, anyone?
Christoph Waltz: Inglorious Basterds, Water for Elephants
The first time I ever experienced Christoph Waltz was in Inglorious Basterds and I fell in love instantly. He was so beautifully menacing and terrifying as the "Jew Hunter" that it was hard NOT to be enamored with him. And then he played an equally terrible villain in Water for Elephants and my love was set. Never to die. In fact, when he played a good man in 12 Years a Slave, I honestly didn't know how to feel about it. This man was born to play a villain.
Tom Hardy: The Dark Knight Rises
TOM HARDY. Enough said. (I love him so much I was able to forgive that terrible Family Guy-ish accent he used).
Michael Fassbender: X-Men, 12 Years a Slave
My love for Fassbender knows no bounds. On top of him being sexy, smart, suave and with a jawbone that won't quit, I also just learned that he splits his time between Hollywood life and staying with his mother to take care of her. SWWOOOOONNN.
Michael Sheen: Underworld
I love Underworld. I love Lucien. I love Michael Sheen. His turn as King of the Lycans was a brilliant bit of casting, in my opinion. The franchise is brilliant in itself, but they really outdid themselves with the casting; and Michael Sheen is no exception.
Ryan Gosling: Murder By Numbers
Baby Goose as a bored, murderous teenager? Sign. Me. Up. This is also the movie that spurned that weird Sandra Bullock romance, as she played the cop to his killer. Their chemistry was undeniable, I'll give them that. But forever and for always, I will be a Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosling shipper. Basically as long as Ryan Gosling is there, I'm fine.
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