Kid Culprit in Beyond The Lights is the very definition. He starts out being rather insensitive (seriously, who in their right mind responds to their girlfriend's suicide attempt by SEXTING her?!), then takes it Up to Eleven after Noni breaks up with him (after starting to fall for Kaz and realizing that her heart lies with him)- to say the very least!
Though in A Frozen Heart, it's revealed that Prince Hans' family is abusive towards him, given how his father and brothers often bully and ridicule him for being too weak and failing to meet their high but extremely cruel expectations. It's implied he's only mirroring his family's abrasiveness (as they're known to be violent dictators who run their kingdom with an iron fist), and his decision to do so reveals the self-loathing, clinical depression and massive inferiority complex he's been hiding for years, making him a Tragic Villain with a strong Freudian Excuse.
The Duke of Weselton is another cold jerkass, as he has a murderously judgmental hatred of magic and sorcery and those who practice them as "monsters", and will kill anyone he believes associated with them. He even has Machiavellian plans to dominate Arendelle's economy, and sends his henchmen to assassinate Elsa once the search party reaches her ice palace. Though in the book "Across the Sea'', he seems willing to be on friendlier terms with Anna and Elsa for this despite his actions in the film.
Mulan: Chi Fu is a chauvinist prick who condemns Mulan with the death penalty once her gender is found out, despite the fact she saved them all from the Hun army in the mountains. He tries this again after she and the others saved the Emperor and all of China from the Huns.
In Mulan II, Mushu turned into this, mostly because Mulan's ancestors were jerkasses towards him.
Jabba The Hutt, Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious), Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin, from Star Wars movies.
From the latest film, The Force Awakens, there's General Hux of the First Order; the Stormtrooper that Rey mind tricks after it takes her 3 tries to do so, and also the chubby alien on Jakku, Unkar Plutt.
Marilyn Batson. She purposely left her helpless toddler son without telling him, disregarding how his emotional state would end up. She then is uncompassionate to Billy when he meets up with her to reconcile after the lost years. Troubled backstory aside (her family disowned her for having Billy young and was left to raise him alone due to her boyfriend being incarcerated), she certainly was a selfish bitch towards her son.
Due to the cynicism in the Sergio Leone's films and considering the Black and Grey Morality in his films, any character, whether hero or villain, of any of the spaghetti westerns certainly qualifies:
Woody initially also had his moments with Buzz in the first movie.
In the early stages of production, Woody was a complete jerkass to an innocent and naive Buzz. The animators mentioned that they weren't too happy with the road the movie was heading, but obliged to Jeffrey Katzenberg's recommendations to make the movie less for kids and more for adults. When Disney executives saw the rough cut, they demanded changes, thus, the animators downplayed Woody's attitude and employed a more sympathetic focus to his character.
Steele from Balto started off as your regular Jerk Jock as he (alongside his gang Katlag, Nikki, and Star) often bullied Balto for being part wolf and was egotistical. Paired with those things, he would constantly try to score a date with Jenna (whom had feelings for Balto) despite showing no interest. He however crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he refused to let Balto help him and the sled dog team with delivering the medicine to Nome, which would've cured the sick children and prevent them from dying. All so he can claim all the glory. Even worse is that he purposely sabotaged Balto's marks which would've helped him and the others get to Nome and when he does return he lies to everyone saying that Balto attacked him. Fortunately, Steele gets his comeuppance at the end once Balto returns.
A good example of comic-relief gone awry would be L.J. from Resident Evil: Apocalypse. His obnoxious, stereotypical and totally inappropriate "street flava" nearly makes him a modern day Ethnic Scrappy, and annoyed many viewers
In the follow-up movie he is killed off, but by then he'd dropped the Modern Minstrelsy crap and became somewhat sympathetic.
Andy from Wet Hot American Summer lets multiple six-year-olds drown, cheats on his girlfriend (who might be a Alpha Bitch if she weren't so nice), and refuses to clean up his breakfast. It's never really made clear whether the rest of the counselors, save for Coop and Katie, are aware of his jerkass tendencies, or just see him as a Handsome Lech. Either way, he's bad news with a beautiful face and incredible body.
Being the villain is a given, but The Kurgan from the first Highlander film takes it further with his more comedic Kick the Dog moments like frightening an old lady.
Steve from the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead (2004) is an unbelievably obnoxious jerk who never misses an opportunity to be snide and petty, no matter how serious the situation. Thankfully, the filmmakers were aware that the audience would hate him, and he does end up with a bullet in his head by the movie's end. He causes the break in of the mall in the first place, by leaving his post and not opening the security door when the protagonists are trying to get back in after a rescue of Sarah. He does it out of spite, and even greets them with a grin and a "Hey, guys, where were you?!"
The protagonist of 40 Days and 40 Nights is surrounded by Jerkass 'friends' and co-workers who take advantage of him at the drop of a hat.
There's usually at least one of these in a horror movie. David and Ed in Shaun of the Dead stand out, though.
Detective James Carter (played by Chris Tucker) is a huge Jerkass at the start of Rush Hour and he knows it. Of course, since he's the hero he's also the Jerk with a Heart of Gold and has badass tendencies.
Trent from the Friday the 13th (2009) remake, who pretty much starts his Jerkass resume by being a complete dick to Clay, whose sister was missing and he was searching for her. The rest of his time is spent bitching about his drunken friends ruining his cabin, even bitching about a chair broken when one friend fell over it after burned his lips while doing a flaming shot. Add on his 80s hair, and his death couldn't come soon enough.
Just after his girlfriend comes back with Clay, screaming that there's a maniac trying to kill them, Trent's first reaction is to accuse her of cheating on him with a random stranger...literally minutes after he had just finished doing the same thing!
Johnny Depp played Willy Wonka this way in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the second film adaptation of Roald Dahl's book. He didn't like the kids, he didn't want them there, and he wasn't particularly shy about showing it. Then he still notices that Charlie is decidedly underfed and ladles him up a generous drink of chocolate; in the book this was perfectly in character-in this particular movie it felt out of place. He did see that Charlie was the only non-jerkass child of the group, and he felt sympathy for him when he knew he was poor and hadn't eaten. Augustus was gluttonous, Veruca was a spoiled brat, Violet was a boastful competitor, and Mike Teavee was a know-it-all addict.
American Pie's Steve Stifler. This was an important plot point in the 4th movie (American Pie Presents: Band Camp) when his younger brother Matt, who for most of the movie is trying to emulate Steve, changes his ways when he finds out that EVERYONE hated his brother. Because he was a Jerkass. As a result, Matt gets better and, in American Reunion, Steve himself finally realizes the error of his ways and becomes a good friend to everyone.
In the Naked Mile movie, Dwight and Erik Stifler, cousins of Steve and Matt, talk to each other with Dwight appreciating that Erik is nicer than any other Stifler, although even Dwight himself is not a Jerkass like Steve or Matt, since he focuses his Stifler-like traits on his enemies.
The antagonists of the Ocean's Eleven trilogy (the first one, Terry Benedict, threatened to (and conceivably could) Kill Em All while the second one, Teloure, sicced Terry on the band of thieves because a friend of the heros unknowingly insulted his Gentleman Thief mentor) but especially Willy Bank from the third film, who screwed over one of Ocean's friends by taking advantage of his connections, cutting him out of their hotel's partnership, and on top of all that he renamed the hotel after himself. It doesn't help that the Ocean & Co. have to go to Terry for financial aid in the middle of their revenge plot.
In The Prestige both leads become jerk asses when they get obsessed with oneupping and sabotaging each other which began with a grudge held over an accident causing the death of one lead's wife.
Pocahontas: Meeko the raccoon is this to anyone with food (which usually happens to be Percy), stealing it from them without any provocation. He even taunts the victim afterwards. He does do some good things on occasionvery rarely does some good things, though, making him a Jerk With A Heart of GoldSilver Bronze.
The Emperor from Curse of the Golden Flower. At the end of the movie, he gives his rebellious son, who had conspired with the Empress to attempt a (failed) coup a choice — either he can die horribly, or be pardoned — as long as he personally serves the Empress the poison that the Emperor has been slowly killing her with. Of course, the son Takes a Third Option. The Emperor also beats his youngest son to death with a belt.
Some believe that the Emperor is a subtle metaphor of the current Chinese government. You can't beat him, but he's left thoroughly unhappy after destroying all close to him out of paranoia and spite.
Preston's father in Blank Check does come across as a jerkass on one more than once occassion. When his son was nearly run over by a car, he scolds his son about the bike that got run over instead and then proceeds to ground him.
To say nothing of the fact he gives the boy's room to his equally Jerkass older brothers, lets them steal his life savings and admonishes him, at eight years old, for not starting a 'business' like said older brothers.
Phil in The Hangover seems to count — he's abrasive in a very frat-boy sort of way and doesn't appear to have any qualms about cheating on his wife, although he gets better by the end, kind of. Extra points because he's a handsome elementary school teacher and they are not typically jerkasses in film.
He immediately subverts expectations of the kindly male teacher by pocketing the money the kids have handed in with permission forms of some sort to take to Vegas with the other main characters!
For all his talk, Phil's scenes at the end with his wife and son pretty much negate his earlier impression of hating his life. Although he got pretty messed up during the trip, he stated clearly that he wasn't willing to jeopardize his family.
Roberto Volare from Brain Donors has an impressively inflated ego due to his status in the ballet world, and is unrestrained about using it to woo his partner Lisa away from her beau Alan.
Andy Wainwright and Andy Cartwright from Hot Fuzz.
Almost every single character in The Fighter, but mainly Dicky (self-absored crack addict brother), Alice (crooked boxing promoter who uses her son to make money off of him) and Sherri (a mother who shows her daughter a documentary that is obviously not for her age all for the purpose of making the father look bad).
To be fair, both Dicky and Alice make great strides through Character Development. Dicky in particular shows a great deal of hidden depth.
The main character's little sister in the Disney Super Hero film Up Up And Away. From Memory she was abusive verbally, regularly reminded him he was normal and not a super like the rest of the family, purposely ratted him out after he'd stolen money from his parents (Which he was hypnotized to, and didn't even know he did do) simply for the amusement of it, and then in the end melts his shoes to the floor (Which is just scenes after he saved the family by being a Badass Normal). Most of which is Played for Laughs, but fails because of how much of a Woobie the main character is that she becomes The Scrappy.
Anybody in Loser that's not Jason Biggs or Mena Suvari. Biggs' roommates and the professor played by Greg Kinnear who sleeps with Suvari's character are horrible human beings.
Sgt. J.J. Sefton from Stalag 17. With the exceptions of Cookie and Joey, he sees everyone in the compound as simply an opportunity to get resources to trade for goods (a result after getting his stuff stolen during his first week at the prison). This comes to bite him in the ass in the beginning of the story; when he barters with the Nazi guards using the cigarettes he won from a bet involving a botched escape attempt, he is suspected of being an agent planted by the Germans.
Most of the stooges' antagonists, played by the likes of Bud Jamison, Vernon Dent, and Kenneth MacDonald (or the drill sergeant played by Richard Fiske in Boobs in Arms) are also naturally Jerkasses.
Chuck Tatum, (played by Kirk Douglas) in the movie Ace in the Hole. A star reporter who has fallen from his pedestal, Chuck crawls through a dangerous tunnel to present a friendly face and reassuring words to a man trapped in a collapsed mine. He then arranges to have the man stuck in there for a whole week, sleeps with his wife, and uses the whole situation to advance his career
John Bender also easily qualifies, but down deep, he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, once you get beneath the antisocial cynicism of a physically abused kid.
Andy Clark is a Jerk Jock who feels like he has to be an asshole and a bully to the weaker students because his father expects that behavior out of him. When he plays a humiliating and painful prank on another kid, he feels terrible about it afterward, but his dad is only upset that he got caught.
Cal from Titanic (1997). The guy sees Rose as only a means to solidify his fortune and is willing to do almost anything to keep her (or at least make sure no one else gets to have her), not to mention the same being said in trying to get off the sinking ship.
The Wreckers of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. As one government official states, "We don't let them out much because they're assholes." The Wreckers are Autobot scientists who work at the Kennedy Space Center, monitoring the Xantium, the Autobot starship that brought the second wave of Autobots to Earth (Sideswipe and co.). They also work alongside humans (including former NEST soldier Epps), but their verbal abuse is reported to reduce many NASA employees to tears. And that doesn't even cover their attitude toward Decepticons...
Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. Harry, in addition to being somewhat smarter, is a Nice Guy in his own bumbling way, whereas Lloyd is often sadistic and mean-spirited, and not always obliviously so.
Let's face it, Godzilla can be a serious asshole if he wants to. One highlight is Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster where he seems to audibly laughs at Rodan when Rodan gets attacked by Mothra. According to Mothra and her fairies, who can understand the kaiju, he is quite foul-mouthed as well.
The Emperor in The Legend of Su-Ling is this. He spent the whole movie taking possessions away from his subjects and trying to fix his son up with a suitor. His men bring back a nightingale, which stops singing because it missed its owner, Su-Ling. When he finds out that she can make it sing, he decides to force her to become Chen's bride. He does redeem himself a little by agreeing to change his ways in the end.
In the 2011 film Warrior: Tommy is pretty much of a dick to his father and brother the whole movie, albeit with a fair enough Freudian Excuse.
Jerk Ass Woobie: The only interest his abusive, alcoholic father had with him when he was a child was his fighting ability. He later escapes with his mother, but not with his older brother, who chose to stay with their father. He then had to take care of his sick, dying mother by himself and received no support afterwords. He joins the Marines and meets his best friend only to see him killed in friendly fire. He joins the tournament in order to support the widow of his best friend only to be completely alone in the match against his brother (who has his wife and supportive trainer with him), and lose, but not without the love and support of his brother.
Brendan, while supportive of his brother, is a Jerkass to their father. He is not impressed by the news of Paddy's sobriety, and yells at him when he comes to visit his family, telling him that he's restricted to phone calls and mail. He also slams the door when Paddy tries to come in to see his grandchildren. Later, when Paddy tries to support Brendan in the tournament, Brendan is unaffected at best.
This is Rob Zombie's modus operandi in his movies, where finding a character who isn't a violently unlikable jerkass is quite a feat.
In the movie North Country, every male actor is portrayed as a complete asshole. There are only two decent guys in the movie. Almost every other character is an unlikable jerkass to a point where the main character Josey is living in a crapsack world
In Wreck-It Ralph, the Nicelander, Gene, is an absolute stuck-up jerkass and asshole toward Ralph.
In some ways, all of the Nicelanders are (albeit more subtle) versions of this, given the fact that they all treat Ralph horribly (despite knowing that it's just his job), and manipulateNice Guy Felix into excluding Ralph from their activities (including their game's 30th anniversary party), simply because they don't like him (for whatever reason).
The head of Armadyne. His first concern on discovering one of his employees has been blasted with radiation? Keeping the bedding on the gurney in the medbay clean. Oh, and don't let your dirty Earth germs get on him, cover your mouth.
The protagonist of Hellraiser: Inferno is a complete prick, abusing everyone around him, ignoring his family and living like a hedonist. This ends up being his own undoing as he condemns himself to Hell.
Conspiracy (2001): One of the things that makes Dr. Klopfer a Hate Sink in addition to an evil Nazi is that he's obnoxious and rude even to his fellow Nazis.
Ronnie, Bobby's brother, calls the cops on Bobby and his friends under the pretense that they were holding his family hostage.
Likewise Pyro, who, swayed by Magneto's words, starts falling into the dark side. Even escalating the whole situation with the police by openly attacking them when the others were trying to halt the situation peacefully - though to be fair, one of the cops had just shot Logan in the head.
Mitchell Laurio is an insecure, sadistic slob.
Agent Zero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Even before becoming Stryker's right hand man after the war, he was cold and distant.
In X-Men: First Class, although the CIA staff in general acts like jerks most of the time, the worst is William Stryker Sr. What makes him most deserving of this trope is that John McCone, himself sexist and a hot headed jerk, actually calls out against Stryker twice, first in regards to his decision to keep Emma Frost detained (since the law requires that they hand her over), and the second when Stryker decides to have the American and Soviet navies bombard the Cuban shore to eliminate the mutants specifically because one of their human agents was present as well. Both times, he dismissed him, stating that he's not handing her over because the law doesn't apply to mutants, and in the latter case insensitively stated that the agent was "collateral damage."
Shingen Yashida from The Wolverine is stand-offish and rude to just about everyone.
Snatcher. Kind of a given, considering he's the Big Bad.
Lord Portley-Rind. He ignores his daughter, uses funds for a children's hospital to build a wheel of cheese, looks down on everyone including his fellow white hats, and pretty much cares only about cheese. He does indeed care about Winnie and gives up his white hat for her...after thinking it over and trying to weasel out of it.
The Documentary Crew deliberately push some penguins over the side of a cliff despite just stating that the fall will most likely kill them.
Classified really likes to twist the knife about how Skipper's plan let Private get captured.
Dave is also this as well, blaming the penguins for all of his misery, while it is the humans that mistreated him.
Office Space is full of them: Brian (Joanna's obnoxious brown-nosing coworker), Bill Lumbergh of course, Dom (another one of Pete's bosses), etc. The main characters also have their occasional moments of jerkassery. The various bosses are more jerkasses of the passive-aggressive flavor, which is less outwardly abrasive than your typical jerkass, but no less infuriating to deal with.
Whiplash has Terence Fletcher, a racist, anti-Semitic, gay bashing, foulmouthed music teacher who runs his class like a drill sergeant. Over the course of the movie, he makes fun of a kid for being fat, throws a chair at protagonist Andrew Neyman's head when he is playing slightly off tempo, yells at him, smacks him, taunts him about his mother leaving him, mocks his crying, forces him to scream "I'm upset" in class, screams profanity at his students, forces his drummers to stay after class and continue practicing until 2 AM, shows no concern when Andrew shows up to class bloodied and injured, kicks Andrew out for being unable to play in said condition, and tries to ruin any chance Andrew might have of becoming a musician.
Captain Smek from Home is egotistical, cowardly, and condescending.
Mark Baum from The Big Short has No Social Skills, drops F-bombs on anyone who crosses his path, and has very little patience for society's rules of common courtesy.
Wichita from Zombieland. She was a Con Artist before the outbreak, and she doesn't consider the walking dead taking over America to be much reason to change her lifestyle. She fakes a Zombie Infectee scenario to steal Columbus' weapon and vehicle and leaves him for dead, and later does the same again plus kidnapping him. She gradually gets slightly better, but it doesn't stop her stealing his transportation a third time to take her little sister to Pacific Playland. It takes Columbus and Tallahassee saving their lives for her to finally really trust them.
Unfriended: Nearly everybody who appears in the film is a flat-out horrible person, even the ones who initially come off as comparatively sympathetic. Laura, who commits suicide due to being bullied, is said to have been a bullying Alpha Bitch herself, and Ken, who is rather blameless in the actual situation that led to Laura's death, turns out to be just as horrible as the rest of his friends when he says blankly that Laura deserved what happened to her. And let's not get started on Blaire, who cheated on Mitch twice and may have posted the video in the first place, causing her best friend's death. More than one critic found the film's depiction of the sheer amorality of American millennial teens more terrifying than the premise of the film itself.
Mike from Sing. Throughout the film, he's arrogant, self-centered, dishonest, and just an all around asshole. The very first thing be does in the film is criticize someone for not giving him a lot of change for his street sax performance, before practically robbing him of all his cash.
The entire cast of Chicago. Now, some of them you would expect, like Amoral Attorney Billy Flynn, and self-obsessed showbiz wannabe Roxie Hart, but even the characters that would be sympathetic in other productions, like the one A.D.A. who isn't on the take, the straight-shooting and competent detective and the Intrepid Reporter are just as awful people. About the only ones who don't fit the mold are Hunyak (who is innocent of the murder she's accused of) and Amos, though Amos is enough of an Extreme Doormat it is hard to maintain any sympathy for him either.
The Alamo: William Travis. This is actually one of the film's rare Truth in Television moments, as Travis was by all accounts not well liked at all among the rest of the defenders.
The film's main antagonist, Jackson Storm, is arrogant and disrespectful to the older style racers, considering them to be old and out of date. His first line of dialogue to Lightning in the film is "you have no idea what a pleasure it is for me to finally beat you" after coming out of nowhere to win a race with Mc Queen. He also acts arrogant and conceited to racers his own age, as shown when he talks down to Cruz before the Florida 500.
Chick Hicks is also back in a cameo; he now has his own sports talk show, and uses it to demean Lightning at every chance. It's obvious he's still learned nothing from his racing days.
Sterling's bad side begins to show over the course of the movie, culminating in him actively trying to prevent Cruz from replacing Lightning in the Florida race, not only because of his bet with Lightning, but also because he doesn't consider her anything more than a trainer. Then he acts as though he was on her side all along when she wins the race, but at that point everyone is just done with him.
Davey, the titular protagonist of the Adam Sandler movie, Eight Crazy Nights. He commits a ton of crimes and later continuously mistreats and sadistically pummels Whitey, an elderly man who actually is sticking his neck out for Davey when he's being sentenced to prison time. Not only that, but he's consistently rude towards towards everyone around him. It's later revealed that his nature comes from the fact that during the Hanukkah season at around 12-years-old, he worked his butt off in basketball in order to impress his parents since his team never wins, but unfortunately, during the night that they finally won, they got killed in a car crash and later succumbed to a life of depression and alcoholism. Once Whitey reminds him of that infamous night, he lashes out at Whitey, coldly telling him that nobody likes him or knows he exists and sends Whitey into a severe depression once Whitey learns he never won his patch he thought he deserved.
Only the Brave'': The Hotshot crew lead early in the film is very dismissive of Eric's suggestions to save a community threatened by fire, basically telling them to stay out of the way and let the professionals work. Eric turns out to have been right, and the town goes up in smoke.
In Siren (2010), Ken seems to embody most of the unpleasant stereotypes of the yuppie. He also gives off an unpleasant 'rape-y' vibe around Silka.
The Windmill Massacre: Douglas is a loudmouthed, obnoxious jerk who spends most of the movie snapping and snarling at everyone. Even when they are trapped in an abandoned shed by a maniac wielding a scythe, he yells at Jennifer for damaging his coat and says he is going to send her the bill for cleaning it.
In The Phantom of the Opera (1962), Lord Ambrose D'Arcy is haughty and rude to everyone around him, able to get away with such behavior because of his wealth and prestige. He also expects that the beautiful women who audition for the leading role in "his" opera sleep with him, including Christine, who is dismissed when she does not do so. It is eventually revealed that D'Arcy is also a thief with no musical talent of his own, having stolen the life's work of a poor composer named Professor Petrie (who would go on to become the titular Phantom).