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"The ultimate villain of the story, who's causing the problem the heroes must solve."

Note that Big Bad is not a catch-all trope for the biggest and ugliest villain of any given story. The BigBad is the one who turns out to be behind several other seemingly independent threats.
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* ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Captain Nemo.
* The children from the golf course scene from [[Film/FiftyFirstDates ''50 First Dates'']].
* ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'': Adam.
* ''Agneepath'' (2012): Kancha Cheena.
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': The Queen alien counts for this trope, as it ruins the life of the heroine/lays facehugger eggs throughout the movie. Technically they are only following their nature, but there are human antagonists such as Carter Burke and Mason Wren.
* ''Film/AllSuperheroesMustDie'' (also known as ''Vs''): Rickshaw.
* ''Film/AmberAlert'': [[WouldHurtAChild Michael Muller]].
* ''Film/AmericanDreamer'': The InUniverse books have Count Renalo, whom Cathy imagines looks like her {{Jerkass}} husband. [[spoiler:Later it turns out the real villain is a French drug lord.]]
* ''Film/ArrowTheUltimateWeapon'': [[TheEvilPrince Prince]] [[NonActionBigBad Dorgon]].
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'':
** Parker Selfridge, sleazy head of the RDA mining site in the Creator/JamesCameron film. He is a greedy CorruptCorporateExecutive who only avoids war with the natives to avoid public backlash. Initially, it could be argued that his [[TheDragon Dragon]] is the head of the RDA Spec Ops (aka the RDA Security Force), Colonel Miles Quaritch, a corrupt, fascist, and warmongering SpaceMarine who is the EnemyToAllLivingThings on Pandora. But by the film's climax it becomes apparent not only that [[DragonAscendant Quaritch has usurped all the power in the base]], but also that Selfridge is very much aware of this fact.
** Selfridge and Quaritch are a great example of a NonActionBigBad and his DragonInChief. Selfridge is nominally in charge, but Quaritch is much more menacing and is ultimately the true threat.
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998'': [[EvilOldFolks Sir August De Wynter]].
* ''Film/BigBadWolf'': Mitch Toblat.
* ''Film/BladeTrilogy''
** ''Film/{{Blade}}'': Deacon Frost.
** ''Film/BladeII'': Nomak.
** ''Film/BladeTrinity'': [[{{Dracula}} Drake]].
* ''Film/BridgeToTerabithia'': [[EvilOverlord The Dark Master]]...[[YourMindMakesItReal if he exists]]. [[spoiler:Arguably, the crippling father-issues he represents are the ''real'' villain here]].
* ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'': Vic "Deak" Deakins.
* ''Film/ClassOf1984'': [[TeensAreMonsters Peter Stegman]].
* Comic Book Movies:
** Most of them have one. [[SuperheroMovieVillainsDie They often die]].
** ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' and ''Film/SupermanReturns'' have LexLuthor, ''Film/SupermanII'' and ''Film/ManOfSteel'' have General Zod, ''Film/SupermanIII'' has Ross Webster.
** ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' has ''four'' villains but The Penguin seems to be most dominant.
** ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has TheJoker, ''Film/BatmanReturns'' has The Penguin.
** ''Film/BatmanForever'' has The Riddler, and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' has Poison Ivy with Mr. Freeze as the DragonInChief.
** Nolanverse:
*** ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Ra's Al Ghul
*** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': TheJoker
*** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': Talia al Ghul with Bane as the DragonInChief.
** ''Film/XMen1'' has SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' has William Stryker, and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' has Magneto again, even though the main focus is on Jean Grey/Phoenix. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' has Sebastian Shaw, ''Film/TheWolverine'' has [[spoiler: Ichirō Yashida who is responsible for bringing Logan to Japan and has an EvilPlan to steal his HealingFactor. However, the yakuza that kidnap Mariko on two occasions were hired by Shingen and Mori]]. ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has a BigBadEnsemble of Mystique and Bolivar Trask [[spoiler: (though Magneto ends up [[EvilerThanThou being worse than both]])]].
** From the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
*** ''Film/IronMan'': ''Film/IronMan1'' has Iron Monger/Obadiah Stane, ''Film/IronMan2'' has Whiplash/Ivan Vanko, and ''Film/IronMan3'' has The Mandarin [[spoiler: but the real Mandarin is Aldrich Killian.]]
*** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' has The Abombination.
*** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers'' had [[spoiler: Loki]] as the main villain with [[spoiler: {{Thanos}}]] as the BiggerBad in ''The Avengers''.
*** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has Malekith the Accursed.
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has the RedSkull, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has [[spoiler: Alexander Pierce]], with [[spoiler: Baron Von Strucker]] as the BiggerBad.
*** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has Ronan the Accuser. While he's technically [[BiggerBad in service to Thanos]], the latter barely shows up in the movie [[spoiler:and Ronan ultimately [[TheStarscream turns on him]] once he gets the Infinity Stone]].
*** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has the eponymous Ultron as it's main villain, after an act one skirmish between the Avengers and Baron von Strucker.
*** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Thanos serves as the film's main antagonist.
** ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' has Kingpin.
** ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' has Kirgi.
** ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' has David Banner
** ''Film/{{Blade}}'' has Deacon Frost, ''Blade II'' has Jared Nomak, ''Blade Trinity'' has Dracula himself (named "Drake" in the film).
** ''Film/FantasticFour'' has SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, while ''Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' has Galactus.
** ''Film/SpiderMan'' has [[NormanOsborn the Green Goblin]], ''Spider-Man 2'' has ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, ''Spider-Man 3'' has {{ComicBook/Venom}} and the alien symbiote.
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' has the Lizard, with Norman Osborn as the looming BiggerBad. The [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 sequel]] has a BigBadDuumvirate between Electro and the Green Goblin.
** ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze'' have The Shredder, ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'' has Walker.
** ''Film/ThePunisher1989'' has Lady Tanaka, ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' has Howard Saint and ''Film/PunisherWarZone'' has Jigsaw.
** In ''Film/GreenLantern'' Parallax is the main villain
** ''Film/GhostRider'' has Blackheart, its sequel, Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance has Roarke/Mephisto.
** ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' has Rasputin and it's sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army has Nuada.
** ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' has The Violater.
** Frank D'Amico in ''Film/KickAss'', and The Motherfucker/[[spoiler: Chris D'Amico]] in ''Film/KickAss2''.
** [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''. Bizarrely, he's also kind of a BigGood.
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'': [[EvilSorcerer Thulsa]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Doom]].
* ''Film/TheCondemned'': BigBadDuumvirate of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ian Breckel]] and [[SociopathicSoldier Ewan [=McStarley=]]].
* Steve Finch from ''Film/DeckTheHalls''. Also an example of VillainProtagonist.
* ''Film/DeltaForce2TheColombianConnection'': Ramon Cota.
* ''Franchise/DieHard'':
** ''Film/DieHard'': Hans Gruber
** ''Film/DieHard2'': Colonel Stuart
** ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'': Simon Gruber
** ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'': Thomas Gabriel
** ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'': Yuri Komarov
* Sultan Mehmet in ''Film/DraculaUntold''.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'': Madeline "[[OneBadMother Ma-Ma]]" Madrigal.
* [[FatIdiot Agent Thomas]] and Eagle Eye from ''Film/EagleEye''.
* Delacourt in ''Film/{{Elysium}}''. [[spoiler: After her death, Kruger [[DragonAscendant ascends]].]]
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': [[RogueAgent James Munroe]] in the first, [[TerroristsWithoutACause Jean Vilain]] in the second, and [[EvilFormerFriend Conrad Stonebanks]] in the third.
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'':
** Johnny Tran in the first
** Carter Verone in ''2F2F''
** DK in ''Tokyo Drift''
** Arturo Braga in ''F&F''
** Hernan Reyes in ''Five''
** Owen Shaw in ''6''
** [[BigBadDuumvirate Deckard Shaw and Mose Jakande]] in ''7''
* ''Film/FiveDeadlyVenoms'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Zhang Yiaotian the Centipede and Gao Ji the Scorpion]].
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'': Sarris.
* ''Film/{{Gamer}}'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ken Castle]].
* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' have had to deal with two {{Big Bad}}s: Gozer the Gozerian in the first movie and Vigo the Carpathian from the second.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'': Destro [[spoiler:at first. Later The Doctor/Cobra Commander]] in both this movie and ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* The Chief Elder in ''Film/TheGiver''.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'': King Ghidorah of this franchise fits this trope as he has been Godzilla's greatest rival in six films (one of which he's actually the good guy). He also has faced Mothra in one of her solo movies (and had an {{expy}} face her in another solo film), and fought ''Series/ZoneFighter'', a Toho-produced ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''-like TV show hero. Godzilla himself could be seen as the Big Bad for some of his appearances.
** ''Film/{{Mothra}}'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Clark Nelson]].
* ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'': [[WickedWitch Muriel the Grand Black Witch]].
* ''Film/HardBoiled'': Johnny Wong.
* ''Film/HardTarget'': Emil Fouchon.
* ''Film/TheHeat'': Larkin, the drug lord.
* ''[[Film/{{Hercules 2014}} Hercules]]'' (2014): [[EvilOldFolks King Cotys.
* ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'':
** The Kurgan in ''Film/{{Highlander}}''.
** General Katana in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''.
** Kane in ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''.
** Jacob Kell in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame''.
** The Guardian in ''Film/HighlanderTheSource''
** Marcus Octavius was the Big Bad for the anime version of the story, ''Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance''.
* Many Horror Movie Franchises [[VillainBasedFranchise are based on their central Big Bad]]:
** Freddy Krueger in the ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' series. In the alternate contnuity film, ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'', we are given an unnamed evil Entity that took Freddy's appearance
** Jason Voorhees in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies, with Pamela Voorhees in the first film, and [[spoiler: Roy Burns]] in [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning the fifth film]].
** Michael Myers in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films, although some would argue [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Terrence Wynn]]]].
** Death itself in the ''Film/FinalDestination'' movies.
** Pinhead in the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' series. He often finds himself in a BigBadEnsemble, for example, Frank Cotton in [[Film/{{Hellraiser}} the first film]], Phillip Channard and Julia Cotton in [[Film/HellboundHellraiserII the second]], and in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld'' The Host.
** Chucky in ''Film/ChildsPlay''.
** While Leatherface is TheHeavy in ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' films, he still answers to the senior members of his family. Drayton Sawyer fills the spot as ''De Jure'' BigBad in ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'', Vilmer Sawyer fills the spot in ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'' and drives the plot more so than Leatherface himself. [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 The remake]] and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning its prequel]] we are given Luda Mae Hewitt, the head of the Hewitt family. ''Film/TexasChainsaw3D'' has Leatherface himself, [[spoiler:but he is upstaged by the mayor Burt Hartman.]]
** The ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' franchise has an ensemble of antagonists
*** ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'': Chris Hargensen
*** ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'': Mark Bing as the main antagonist with Monica Jones, Eric Stark, Chuck Potter and Deborah as his co-conspirators, though its clear that he's the mastermind.
*** ''Film/{{Carrie 2002}}'': A BigBadDuumvirate between Billy and Chris, with Billy being more antagonistic and in charge.
*** ''Film/{{Carrie 2013}}'': Chris Hargensen
** Jigsaw aka John Kramer [[spoiler: but after his death in the third film he is followed by Mark Hoffman]] in ''Film/{{Saw}}''.
** The Creeper in ''Film/JeepersCreepers'' films.
** ''Film/TheLostBoys'' movies have [[spoiler: Max]] in the first movie, Shane Powers in the second movie and [[spoiler: Peter Leiber]] in the third.
** ''Film/FrightNight'' has Jerry Dandridge, and [[FrightNightPart2 its sequel]] has his sister Regine.
** David Kessler was more of a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' but its sequel ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInParis'' has [[spoiler: Claude]] as it's Big Bad.
** [[spoiler: Billy Loomis]] in the first ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' movie, [[spoiler: his mother]] in [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second movie]], [[spoiler: Roman Bridger]] in [[Film/{{Scream 3}} the third]], and [[spoiler:Jill Roberts]] in [[Film/{{Scream 4}} the fourth movie]]. [[spoiler: (all but the third [[BigBadDuumvirate have help]], but the comrades die before them - in Jill's case, by her own hand so she would pass as a FinalGirl)]]
** In ''Film/GingerSnaps'', Ginger Fitzgerald was TheHeavy, but it's sequel ''GingerSnapsUnleashed'' has [[spoiler: a seemingly innocent girl named, Ghost]] and it's prequel ''GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'' has Reverend Gilbert.
** The Fisherman/[[spoiler:Ben Willis]] in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''. [[spoiler: In all three of them.]]
** ''Film/{{Ghoulies}}'':
*** ''Ghoules'': The Ghoulies, although despite being the titular characters, the real antagonist is Malcolm Graves.
*** ''Ghoulies II'': The Ghoulies. At least they had more screen time than in the first movie.
*** ''Ghoulies III'': The Ghoulies and Prof. Ragnar
*** ''Ghoulies IV'': Faust. The Ghoulies in this movie are the protagonists. And midgets in costumes.
** ''Insidious'' series:
*** ''Insidious'': Lipstick Face Demon
*** ''Insidious: Chapter 2'': Michelle Crane
** Pumpkinhead in ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'' of course.
** The Demon in ''Film/ParanormalActivity''.
** ''Film/TheThing1982'' and [[Film/TheThing2011 its prequel]] has the Thing, natch.
** ''Film/TheBlob1988'' has the titular cerature as TheHeavy, but [[spoiler: it's revealed to be an experiment set loose on the town by a milatary project funded by Dr. Meddows]].
** ''Film/TheFly1986'' remake has [[TragicMonster Seth Brundle]] as TheHeavy, with Anton Bartok as the BiggerBad. In the sequel ''Film/TheFlyII'', Bartok steps down to Big Bad status. ''Return of the Fly'' has Alan Hines aka Ronald Holmes.
** The Tall Man in ''Film/{{Phantasm}}''
** ''Film/{{Candyman}}'' has the titular Candyman.
** The ''Urban Legend'' movies has [[spoiler: Brenda Bates]] in [[Film/UrbanLegend the first film]], [[spoiler: Professor Solomon]] in [[Film/UrbanLegendsFinalCut the second film]], and [[Film/UrbanLegendsBloodyMary the third film]] has [[spoiler: Mr. Owens]].
** In the ''Prom Night'' films, the [[Film/PromNight1980 first film]] has [[spoiler:Alex Hammond]], the [[Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII second]] and [[Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss third film]] has Mary Lou Maloney, the [[Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil fourth film]] has [[SinisterMinister Father Jonas]], and [[Film/PromNight2008 the reboot]] has Richard Fenton.
* ''Film/TheHowling'': Eddie Quist.
* ''Film/HudsonHawk'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Darwin Mayflower]], [[BigBadDuumvirate assisted by]] his [[AxCrazy crossbow-crazy]] [[UnholyMatrimony wife Minerva]].
* President Snow in ''[[Film/TheHungerGames The Hunger]] [[Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire Games]] [[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay Trilogy]]''.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'':
** Colonel Herman Dietrich in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', though Dr. René Belloq is TheHeavy.
** Mola Ram in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
** Walter Donovan and Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
** Irina Spalko in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
* ''Film/InvasionUSA1985'': [[DirtyCommunists Mikhail Rostov]].
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** Ernst Stavro Blofeld, from the movies (as well as the books they were based on), up until [[spoiler:he was apparently killed in the opening sequence of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.]] Each ''Bond'' film also has its own BigBad:
** ''Film/DrNo'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Doctor Julius No]], though he's working for [[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]].
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'': As far as the plot is concerned, it's [[TheBaroness Rosa Klebb]], however, we're made aware of the mysterious "[[BiggerBad Number One]]" of SPECTRE who issues orders and terrifies even her.
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': [[AntagonistTitle Auric Goldfinger]]. Technically, he's been hired by [[RedChina Communist China]], but it's pretty clear that he doesn't care about causing chaos in the west and is just using them to get richer.
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'': Emilio Largo, though "Number One" again appears.
** ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'': Number One takes direct command this time, and he's revealed to be the aforementioned Blofeld. Again, the Chinese are paying him, but he's the dominant partner by far.
** ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'': Blofeld.
** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': [[RuleOfThree Blofeld]].
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': [[TheCartel Mister Big, a.k.a. Dr. Kananga]].
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': [[ProfessionalKiller Francisco Scaramanga]]. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Hai Fat]] would [[BigBadWannabe ''like'']] to be this, but [[DragonWithAnAgenda Scaramanga has other ideas]].
** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'': [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Karl Stromberg]].
** ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Hugo]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Drax]].
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'': Aristotle Kristatos.
** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': Prince Kamal Khan [[BigBadDuumvirate and]] [[RenegadeRussian General Orlov]]
** ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[AxCrazy Max Zorin]]
** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': [[MilesGloriosus Brad]] [[TriggerHappy Whitaker]] and [[RenegadeRussian General Georgi Koskov]].
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[TheCartel Franz Sanchez]].
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': [[EvilCounterpart Alec Trevelyan]].
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Elliot Carver]].
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': [[FemmeFatale Elektra King]] and [[WesternTerrorists Viktor Zokas/Renard]]. They're playing on the [[BigBadDuumvirate same team]] but with different endgames in mind and each of them see themselves as the dominant BigBad of the situation.
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': [[SecretIdentity Sir Gustav Graves]] [[spoiler: (Colonel Tan-Sun Moon)]].
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale'': Le Chiffre is TheHeavy, but like other villains in the series he's been hired by third parties (including a NebulousEvilOrganisation called Quantum). Perhaps a better example would be the mysterious Mr. White.
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'': Dominic Greene, though other members of [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Quantum]] of equal or greater rank than him appear briefly.
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'': Raoul Silva [[spoiler:a.k.a Tiago Rodriguez]]
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'': The shark.
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'': Rico Dredd]].
* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' films:
** ''Film/JurassicPark'': The [[MeaningfulName "Big One"]], the alpha female ''Velociraptor''.
** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'': Peter Ludlow...[[DesignatedVillain kind of]].
** ''Film/JurassicParkIII'': The ''[[PrehistoricMonster Spinosaurus]]''.
** ''Film/JurassicWorld'': The "Diablous Rex" and a new human villain are set to form a BigBadEnsemble.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** Every single Movie War films has had a BigBad:
** ''Movie War 2010'': [[LegoGenetics Ultimate D]]
** ''Movie War Core'': [[EvilKnockoff Kamen Rider Core]], although [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Giru the Dinosaur Greeed]] made his presence known and The OOO portion of the film had [[HalfHumanHybrid Nobunga]] as the BigBad
** ''Movie War Megamax'': [[AxCrazy Lem Kannagi]]/[[OneWingedAngel Super Galaxy King]]
** ''Movie War Ultimatum'': [[AdaptationalVillainy The Akumaizer]] along with the [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Hercules Zodiarts]].
* ''Film/TheKiller'': Wong Hoi/Johnny Weng.
* ''Film/KingArthur'': Cerdic.
* Richmond Valentine from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''.
* ''Krrish 3'': Kaal.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'':
** General Peter [=McAllister=] in ''Lethal Weapon''
** Arjen Rudd in ''Lethal Weapon 2''
** Jack Travis in ''Lethal Weapon 3''
** Wah Sing Ku in ''Lethal Weapon 4''
* ''[[BigDamnMovie The]] Series/LizzieMcGuire [[TheMovie Movie]]'': [[spoiler: Paolo Valisari, a young and charming pop star who uses Lizzie's resemblance to his ex girlfriend/singing partner to ruin her reputation.]]
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive The ACME Chairman]].
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': [[spoiler: Latham Cole]].
* ''Film/{{Lucy}}'': Mr. Jang.
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'': Rogelio Torrez.
* ''Film/{{Madman}}'' has Madman Marz, the man who killed his family and who will do the same anyone else unlucky to cross him.
* ''Film/ManOfTaiChi'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Donaka Mark]].
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' has Smith. He starts out as just another Agent in ''Film/TheMatrix'' who gets more character depth than the others (i.e, he's actively disgusted and angered by people instead of just being an emotionless drone), but after he comes BackFromTheDead in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and [[TheVirus starts copying himself]], [[spoiler: the Machines are forced to reach a truce with Neo to stop him in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''.]]
* [[FatComicRelief Jack]] and [[LittlePeopleAreSurreal Jack Jr.]] from ''Film/MeetTheFockers''.
* 1998's ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'': [[EvilPoacher Andrei Strasser]].
* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'': [[SealedEvilInACan Ivan Ooze]].
* ''Mission Impossible'':
** The [[Film/MissionImpossible first movie]] has [[spoiler: Jim Phelps]].
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' has Sean Ambrose.
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' has Owen Davian
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' has Kurt Hendricks
* ''Film/MoronFiveAndTheCryingLady'': Becky Pamintuan.
* ''Film/MysteryMen'': Casanova Frankenstein.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam'': [[spoiler: Robert]].
* Teddy from ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]''
* ''Film/TheNovemberMan'': Arkady Federov.
* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'': [[spoiler:Dylan Rhodes is the fifth Horseman.]]
* [[spoiler: "Sally", the Tet's A.I.]] from Tom Cruise's Film/{{Oblivion}}
* ''Film/OutOfTheFurnace'': [[CorruptHick Harlan [=DeGroat=]]].
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lord]] [[SmugSnake Cutler Beckett]]. Even though he didn't appear until ''Dead Man's Chest'', you can make a pretty good case for Beckett being Big Bad all along, as he was indirectly responsible for the events of the first movie (branding Jack, initiating the chain of events that made Jack the captain of the Pearl, etc.) despite never appearing or being mentioned, and was pulling everyone's strings in the second. Each movie also has its own individual villain as well:
** Captain Barbossa in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]''
** Davy Jones in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', until Beckett manages to take control of him at the end.
** Cutler Beckett himself is BigBad directly in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''.
** Blackbeard in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', which is only loosely connected to the previous trilogy.
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'':
** ''[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 Planet of the Apes]]'' (1968): Dr. Zaius
** ''[[Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes Beneath the Planet of the Apes]]'': A large BigBadEnsemble consisting of General Ursus, Albina, Ongaro, Adiposo, and Mendez XXVI.
** ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes'': Dr. Hasslein.
** ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Governor Breck.
** ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'': A BigBadEnsemble that consists of [[DragonAscendant Governor Kolp]] & General Aldo.
** ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'': General Thade.
** ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Jacobs.
** ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Dreyfus & Koba form a BigBadEnsemble, but it's clear that Koba is the bigger threat.
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'': Has the Mayor of the titular fiction-turned-real town, who is bent of keeping everyone in it in the not-so-idyllic '50s forever.
* ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'': [[SinisterMinister Reverend Henry Kane]].
* ''Film/{{Push}}'': Has Henry Carver, and on a more broad scale, the Division itself.
* Quentin Tarantino films often have Big Bads
** John Cabot in ''Film/ReservoirDogs''
** ''Film/PulpFiction'' has Marsellus Wallace.
** ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' has a BigBadDuumvirate between Calvin Candie, and his head house slave Stephen. [[spoiler: Between the two, Stephen appears to be the bigger threat.]]
** ''Film/KillBill'' has Bill.
** ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' has Santanico, [[spoiler: although she dies halfway through'']]
* Tama from {{The Raid}}
** [[EvilCripple Bejo]] in [[Film/TheRaid2Berandal the second film]].
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'': Rotti Largo has Big Bad among his many diabolical credentials.
* In the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' films, the [[MegaCorp Umbrella Corporation]] is the source of everything bad that happens, with each movie having an individual main antagonist working for Umbrella:
** ''Film/ResidentEvil'': [[AIIsACrapshoot The Red Queen]]
** ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'': [[SociopathicSoldier Major Cain]]
** ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'': [[MadScientist Dr. Issacs]]
** ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'': [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Albert Wesker]]
** ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution'': [[KillAllHumans The Red Queen]] again, having seized control from Wesker.
* ''Film/{{Revolution 1985}}'': Sergeant Major Peasy.
* ''Film/RobotHolocaust'': The Dark One.
* ''Film/RurouniKenshin'': Kanryu Takeda.
* ''Film/{{Sahara}}'': Brigadier General Zateb Kazim.
* ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'': Alejandro Sosa.
* Creator/SergioLeone:
** In his films:
** Ramon Rojo from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
** El Indio from ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''.
** Angel Eyes from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
** Mr. Morton from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. Ironically, he's the BigBad, but more sympathetic than Frank, who is the VillainProtagonist and much more evil.
** The governor from ''Film/AFistfulOfDynamite''.
* ''Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'': [[TortureTechnician Dargent Peytraud]].
* ''Bollywood/{{Sholay}}'': [[FauxAffablyEvil Gabbar Singh]].
* ''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo'': [[{{Yakuza}} Funekei Yoshida]].
* ''Film/ShowdownInSeattle'': For the protesters , it is the World Trade Organization.
* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Has Royal Pain/[[spoiler:Gwen Grayson]], although the case could also be made for a ''[[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning posthumous]]'' BigBad in the form of [[spoiler:Sue Tenny, the original Royal Pain and Gwen's pre-incarnation]], who set up the EvilPlan in the backstory before [[spoiler:an unfortunate accident involving a weaponized FountainOfYouth set her back a little bit.]]
* The ''Slumber Party Massacre'' trilogy:
** ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'': Russ Thorn, a mass murderer who escaped from a mental hospital to continue killing people.
** ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'': The Driller Killer, a supernatural Rockabilly who wants to make the main character his.
** ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreIII': [[spoiler:Ken]], who has been inspired by the death of his perverted uncle to kill people.
* ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}'': Wilford.
* Baby Alvy and Loki from ''Film/SonOfTheMask''.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': [[Creator/MelBrooks President Skroob]] in a [[PlayedForLaughs humorous way]].
* ''Film/{{Spawn}}'': Clown/Violator.
* The ''Film/SpyKids'' films have had the following:
** [[DepravedKidsShowHost Fegan Floop]] in the first, [[spoiler: who's actually being played by [[BastardUnderstudy Alexander]] [[MeaningfulName Minion]]]].
** [[spoiler:[[MoleInCharge Donnagon Giggles]]]] in the second.
** [[MadScientist The Toymaker]] in the third, and the only one to be readily apparent as the main villain from the beginning.
** [[spoiler:[[MoleInCharge Danger D'Amo]]]] in the fourth.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': The Brain Bug in the first film, which leads the other Bugs. [[Film/StarshipTroopers3Marauder The third film]] reveals that [[spoiler:the Brain Bugs are actually in thrall to an even higher leadership caste of which there is only one member, the humongous Bug God Behemecoatyl.]]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Almost all the movies have one:
** The title character of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''
** Kruge in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''
** Sybok in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. Although, since he doesn't really seem to be ''bad'', being a WellIntentionedExtremist at worst, a better candidate would be the "God" entity manipulating him.
** [[spoiler:General Chang]] in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''
** Dr. Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''
** The Borg Queen in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''
** Ru'afo in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''
** Shinzon in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''
** ''Film/StarTrek'' has Nero, possibly the most pissed off Romulan ''ever'', who is determined to [[spoiler:destroy Vulcan and then the rest of the Federation]] because neither managed to save [[spoiler:Romulus from being obliterated by a supernova]]. He's got a decent reason for being so angry, but good grief, he's got to be the new king of [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate response]].
** John Harrison[[spoiler:/Khan]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Grand Moff Tarkin was this in the original film, with Darth Vader as DragonInChief. The movie saga as a whole has BiggerBad Emperor Palpatine. In ''Film/The Empire Strikes Back'', Darth Vader is the Big Bad. He is still taking orders from Palpatine, but he only appears in a single scene of the film as a hologram, the events of the film are part of Darth Vader's gambit to use Luke Skywalker to overthrow the Emperor.
* ''Film/StreetFighter'': [[Creator/RaulJulia M.]] [[LargeHam Bison]], OF COURSE!
* ''Film/StrikeCommando'': [[HuskyRusskie Jakoda]].
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': Depending on your interpretation, the Big Bad of the film (and the original play) may be Judge Turpin [[spoiler: or Mrs. Lovett]].
* ''Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer'': King Cromwell
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'': The Shredder. As if there was any doubt. He's the leader of the Foot Clan and aspires to take over New York City with a biological toxin.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': [[AIIsACrapshoot Skynet]].
* ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'': Cyrus Kriticos.
* ''Film/{{Timecop}}'': [[CorruptPolitician Aaron McComb]].
* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': Megatron
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': The Fallen (Also doubles as TheManBehindTheMan)
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime]]
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'': A BigBadEnsemble of Harold Attinger, Galvatron, and Lockdown, with a BiggerBad in the latter's mystery employers.
* Sammi Curr in ''Film/TrickOrTreat''. He's the ghost of a [[DarkIsEvil Satanic rockstar]] who comes back from the dead via ThePowerOfRock.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'': The [[MasterComputer MCP]].
* ''Film/TronLegacy'': Clu 2.0.
* ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'': MadScientist [[EvilGenius Travis Dane]].
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'':
** Viktor in ''Underworld''
** Marcus in ''Underworld: Evolution''
** Viktor ([[{{Prequel}} again, sorta]]) in ''Underworld: Rise of the Lycans''
** Dr Jacob Lane in ''Underworld: Awakening''
* ''Film/VeronicaMars'': [[spoiler: Stu "Cobb" Cobbler]].
* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Ray and Albert]].
* ''Film/WildWildWest'': [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Arliss Loveless]].
* ''Film/{{Willow}}'': [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Bavmorda]].
* [[spoiler:Sir John Talbot]] from ''Film/TheWolfman2010''.
* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'': Keyser Soze though we never see him [[spoiler:until the end of the film]].
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'': [[spoiler:The Network]].
* ''FIlm/WildThings'': Suzie Toler
* ''Wild Things 2'': Brittney Havers
* ''Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough'': A BigBadDuumvirate between [[spoiler: Kristen Richards]] and Elena Sandoval
* ''Wild Things: Foursome'' A BigBadDuumvirate between George Stuben and Linda Dobson
* The ''Book/TheWizardOfOz'' films:
** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': The Wicked Witch of the West
** ''Film/ReturnToOz'': A BigBadDuumvirate of the Nome King and Princess Mombi
** ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'': A BigBadDuumvirate between Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East and Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West. Though, Evanora is the films true BigBad, being the one who manipulated Theodora into becoming evil in the first place.
** ''Film/TheWitchesOfOz'': The Wicked Witch of the West, who is revealed to be [[spoiler: Billie Westbrook]].
* Mister Potter in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''
* Alex Forrest in ''Film/FatalAttraction''
* Pazazu in ''Film/TheExorcist''
* Phyllis Dietrichson in ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''
* Noah Cross in ''Film/Chinatown''
* Missus Iselin in the ''Film/ManchurianCandidate''
* Gordon Gekko in ''Film/WallStreet''
* Max Cady in both versions of Film/CapeFear
* Reverend Harry Powell in ''Film/NightOfTheHunter''
* A BigBadEnsemble between Travis Bicke and Sport Higgins in ''Film/TaxiDriver''
* Doctor Szell in ''Film/MarathonMan''
* Frank Booth in ''Film/BlueVelvet''
* Joan Crawford in ''Film/MommieDearest''
* TLH Productions films usually have a BigBad.
** Scream for Me: [[spoiler: Nina Harrold, the twin sister]] of the protagonist.
** Shanequia, Where you at, Gurl?: The Ghost
** Family Retreat: This one doesn't have much of a BigBad.
** Family Retreat 2: A BigBadDuumvirate between Taylor and Ellie.
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