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  • 10 to Midnight: Warren Stacy, a guy who rapes and murders women who reject him. He's creepy when doing normal interactions, but manipulative in court, perfectly willing to claim a Split Personality to get off.
  • 13 Assassins: Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, the shogun's half-brother who goes around raping and murdering as he pleases and decides he's gonna take the shogunate and plunge his country into civil war for no reason.
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  • 22 Bullets: Pascal Vassetto, a hitman who dispatches his targets in the most brutal ways possible, such as feeding them to dogs, and doesn't think twice about murdering a child.
  • 24 Hours to Live: Wetzler, a Corrupt Corporate Executive who experimented on dozens of African villagers to perfect a resurrection technique, and explicitly states that his only philosophy in life is everybody doing what he wants.
  • 100 Bloody Acres: Lindsay Morgan, a fertilizer owner who makes his product out of corpses, and is not above killing anybody, including his own brother, to keep it going.
  • 555: Ralph Kennedy, a necrophiliac Serial Killer who offs five couples every fifth May.
  • Abducted In Plain Sight: The documentary presents Robert Berchtold, a sexual predator, as a sociopath who was able to charm and manipulate his victim as well as her emotionally vulnerable family.
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  • The Afflicted: Maggie, a housewife who beats her husband to death when he tries to leave her. After hiding the body, she begins abusing her children, up to and including pimping the eldest daughter out, all while bursting to violence at utter random. She can pretend to be a kindly mother when others are around, manipulating them so that nobody believes the kids about the abuse.
  • Alien Outlaw: The leader alien comes to Earth to murder and rape for fun, and abandons his alien buddies at the slightest trouble.
  • American Justice: Sheriff Payden, who uses his police department as a protection racket and murders people at the slightest annoyance.
  • American Psycho: Patrick Bateman. A perfect example. On the starpulse.com article about the most believable sociopaths in film, Bateman scored higher on the APD/sociopathy checklist than Hannibal Lecter and the Joker.
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  • Android Cop: Mayor Jacobs, who poisons an entire section of LA by cutting corners, then covers it up by having it quarantined under pain of death. When his daughter tries to expose his scheme, he's perfectly willing to have her killed.
  • In Andhadhun, Simi has no problems framing an innocent man for murder, murdering her neighbor, and blinding Akash to save her own skin. She gets upset with Manohar for bringing his gun to their tryst—not because it resulted in her husband's death, but because his death caused them a lot of trouble. When Akash calls her out on murdering Mrs. D'Sa in cold blood, she rhetorically asks whether he and the people helping him are a bunch of saints and starts trying to justify herself. She deceives Sophie into thinking Akash cheated on her, breaking her heart and driving a wedge between them for no apparent reason besides pettiness. When she and Akash find themselves in a pickle, she comes up with a plan to cooperate and tries to kill him when he has helped her and is no longer useful to her. In short, she lies, manipulates, and double-crosses people unhesitatingly when it suits her purposes, only looks out for herself, is wantonly cruel, and shows no remorse for any of her crimes including murder.
  • Army of Frankensteins: Captain Robert E. Walton, a coldhearted Confederate general who has no loyalty to the rebellion beyond a desire to win, and is willing to kill his own men to achieve that. He doesn't even blink when killing a child.
  • Axeman: The Axeman of Cutter's Creek, who stalks the woods to torture and kill random people. When his victims ask what he's doing, he dismisses the idea that he even has a reason.
  • Babysitter Massacre: Mr. Walker, who murders his own daughter and later slaughters all of her friends as part of a erotomanic obsession with one of them.
  • Kit from Badlands, who goes on a cross-country murder spree, and his vacuous girlfriend Holly. Kit is obvious, given the casual and untroubled way he goes about murdering people. But one of the more interesting things about the film is the suggestion that Holly is just as bad a sociopath as Kit is, and maybe worse. There's her narration, which throughout the film casts their story as a fairy-tale romance while Kit is going around murdering people. She shows nothing but Dull Surprise as Kit's body count mounts, except for one time when she slaps him after he kills her father. She has an idle and pointless conversation with Cato while a gutshot Cato bleeds to death. And while Kit at least has an emotional connection to her, she doesn't seem to love him that much at all, and she eventually casts him off when she gets bored. As they are living a quiet existence in the woods for a few days following her father's murder, Holly says of Kit:
    "At times I wished he'd fall in the river and drown, so I could watch."
  • The Bad Seed adaptations:
    • The Bad Seed (1956): Rhoda Penmark, a seemingly-perfect child who is secretly a petty murderer. When she wants something, and somebody is in the way of her getting it, she simply kills them and takes it. She doesn't even blink after murdering someone, wanting to play and have a snack not an hour after drowning a boy for his penmanship medal. She can play the innocent child, successfully manipulating her mother who knows she's a skillful liar. However, even her manipulations are punctuated by bouts of violent rage.
    • The 2018 remake directed and starring Rob Lowe out of its way to show how much of a sociopath Emma Grossman is. From practicing how to charm people in the mirror, to manipulating the adults around her, to showing clear signs of this to her father until he comes to the conclusion that she is this, even sending her to a psychiatrist, who she is able to fool. And Emma setting up her father for the murders she committed after she confessed to him and gets away with it, which is different from the other endings.
  • Catherine Tramell of the Basic Instinct series is a rare example of a female sociopath in popular culture. A charismatic, seductive, narcissistic author, Femme Fatale, pathological liar and Serial Killer, she manipulates and causes the deaths of nearly everyone in the story, including many of her lovers and her own parents, largely for her own personal gain, amusement and to inspire her novels with no real remorse whatsoever. She is even described as such by multiple characters in the films.
  • Vincent from Collateral. He's even described as such, in-story.
  • Bedeviled: Mr. Bedevil, a demon who's tormented man since the beginning of time and made an app to attack people with because he believes technology has made them grow complacent.
  • The Beauty and the Beast (2017) remake version of Gaston. He is very charismatic, especially when attempting to woo Belle and offering to help Maurice rescue her, but it's clear that he only acts this way for his own benefit. As a former army captain, he misses the war he fought in (his happy thoughts involve blood, explosions, countless widows), so much that he hunts for no reason other than to have things he can kill and gain a "hero" reputation from it. What's worse, he admits that he has no qualms of hunting in the most inhumane ways possible, but even worse, when Maurice rightly refuses to let him marry Belle, he leaves him to die at the jaws of the wolves. And finally when accused of the crime, he uses his charm to dismiss Maurice as a madman, therefore saving his own skin. Not to mention, he speaks of his courtship with Belle in hunting metaphors, referring to her as prey. When Belle proves the Beast's existence, Gaston, rather than responding solely to clues of Belle's feelings for the Beast, immediately starts riling the villagers up and painting the Beast as a danger that needs to be killed, showing that he really wants something to kill and is using the Beast as a target for his homicidal urges. What makes him truly terrifying, is that whether it's leaving an old man to the wolves, abusing and betraying a loyal friend, forcing marriage on a girl who has no interest in him, and killing a innocent creature, Gaston is willing to commit all these crimes without a shred of guilt whatsoever in order to get what he wants.
  • Big Tits Zombie: Maria, who decides to start a Zombie Apocalypse because she feels bullied by her coworkers.
  • The Black Belly of the Tarantula: Mario learned he enjoys killing women after murdering his wife, and decides to paralyze his future victims with tarantula hawk wasp venom to make their deaths slower.
  • Black Butler:
    • Lady Hanae Wakatsuki acts like Shiori's kindly aunt, but is secretly a terrorist mastermind willing to kill anybody who gets in the way of immortality. She also has no problem selling out her co-conspirators to save her own skin, and is pretty convincing at faking remorse.
    • Shinpei Kujo, a Corrupt Corporate Executive who gleefully traffics women to be experimented on for Hanae's experiments, and forces a room fulll of people to kill each other for the antidote for the hell of it. He claims he believes that everybody tearing each other apart for power is the natural state of humanity.
  • Black Christmas (2006): Mrs. Lenz, who kills her first husband, locks her son in the attic because he's deformed and rapes him when she learns her second husband is infertile.
  • The Black Cobra: The bandit leader, who believes that true freedom is to cause chaos and hurt people for fun, but abandons his men to die when the heroes come for them.
  • The Black Room: Gregor de Berghman, who murders his brother for the barony and proceeds to use his newfound power to kill random women and cover it up.
  • Black Sunday: Princess Asa Vadja, a Wicked Witch so feared that her own brother killed her and sealed her soul in her tomb. When she returns from the grave, she decides to kill her entire family because of his actions, despite them being punishment for crimes she committed.
  • Blade: Deacon Frost, an upstart vampire who believes that humans are cattle and the vamp establishment is weak for not acknowledging this. His response to this issue is to sacrifice a bunch of his brethren to become a Blood God. He's also the one who turned Blade and his mother, and finds it hilarious when he sets his mother upon him.
  • Blastfighter: Wally Hanson, a poacher who kills deer slowly because he finds it more amusing and is perfectly willing to go after humans to keep his business going.
  • Blood Feast: Fuad Ramses, a religious fanatic who tortures and murders women in an insane attempt to resurrect his goddess.
  • Blood of Beasts: Sven, a beloved warrior who wishes to rule his tribe, leaves his chieftain to die to do so, threatens to murder his best friend to keep the secret, and intends to marry Princess Freya and bear her children to make his rule legitimate.
  • Bloody Mallory:
    • Abbadon the Dark, a Fallen Angel who rebelled against God solely because he didn't like humans. Even when disguised as a human, he seems to be incapable of even pretending to be nice, being a massive Jerkass who starts his Papacy by railing against homosexuality, abortions and contraceptives.
    • Lady Valentine is a more high-functioning example, being an aristocratic vampire who gains a near-orgasmic pleasure from blood, and is perfectly willing to destroy the world for her own power, but acting diabolically flirty in every scene she's in.
  • Boarding School: Dr. Sherman, who believes that religious abuse is the best way to curb bad behavior in children. Made a lot worse by the fact that he's really a hitman who was hired to kill all the children, and killed the real Dr. Sherman to take his place.
  • The Brain (1988): Dr. Anthony Blakely, a psychologist who intends to sell the world to mind control by an alien Brain Monster. Even the reveal that he's also an alien doesn't make him less sociopathic, since we see no indication that that's what all his species are like.
  • Brightburn: The titular supervillain Brandon Breyer has all of the major criteria. He has a massive superiority complex as evidenced by his comparison of a wasp during class; he is extremely intelligent; he lacks any genuine emotions and goes as far to fake them in order to knock the suspicion off of him; and he ultimately feels no remorse for any of his atrocities. It could also be a byproduct of his alien race under the interpretation that they sent him to Earth to conquer it.
  • Bubba the Redneck Werewolf: The Devil acts like a smooth-talking salesman, while gleefully twisting every deal and causing random chaos for his own amusement.
  • A Bucket of Blood: Walter Paisley, a nerd who is so desperate for recognition that he's willing to kill people and make art from their corpses.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lothos, an ancient vampire whose favourite hobby is killing Slayers. He does try to seduce them to the dark side first, but his manipulations are transparent and he usually gives up after the first try, immediately descending into misogyny. He also shows no care for his minions, mockingly playing the violin as his Dragon dies.
  • Cannibal Holocaust: Alan Yates, a documentary filmmaker who is willing to stage brutal murders for the sake of a good shoot.
  • Child's Play: Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray was a sadistic Serial Killer in life before transferring his soul into a Good Guy doll through voodoo. Chucky exhibits artificial charm when dealing with whoever he tried to transfer his soul into; he lacks empathy for any of his victims which even extends to his girlfriend Tiffany and children; and ultimately has no regrets for any of his many murders.
  • Colonel Kill Motherfuckers: Mrs. Scabtree, a witch who sexually abuses her son and grooms him into a Serial Killer because she thinks it's the only thing he'll ever be good for. She doesn't even care that her attempt to resurrect him left him in utter agony.
  • Color Me Blood Red: Adam Sorg, an artist who makes paintings out of his victims' blood.
  • The Conjuring: Bathsheba Sherman, a Satanist witch who tried to sacrifice her baby to Satan, killing herself when she was caught. Her spirit haunts anybody who moves into her old house, tormenting the occupants until she can possess the mother to murder the children.
  • In Conspiracy (2001), Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich shows all of the classic traits: Superficial charm, glibness, personal manipulation, compulsive recklessness ("the secret to enjoying life is to live dangerously," he says), and an utter lack of empathy. Kenneth Branagh came away from the role convinced that inside the man, there was no principle, no passion, and no emotion except for a desire to dominate others. He went so far as to say that Heydrich didn't even seem especially anti-Semitic: The man simply lusted after power, and the fact that said power meant the murders of six million Jews was incidental.
  • Creature with the Atom Brain: Frank Buchanan, a gangster who believes that being deported for his crimes is such a grave insult that he's justified in sticking zombies on everybody involved, and is perfectly willing to kill innocents to ensure that he succeeds.
  • Criminal: Jericho, due to brain damage suffered as a child. He doesn't feel hate, love and empathy, leading him to commit a long string of senseless crimes. By the time he gets used as a guinea pig in the film's experiment, he's spent most of his life in prison.
  • Criminally Insane: Ethel Janowski, who believes that murder is a justified response to people trying to regulate her compulsive eating.
  • The Crow: Top Dollar, a crime boss who decides to burn his city to the ground For the Evulz.
  • Cure: Kunihiko Mamiya, an amnesiac Serial Killer who hypnotizes people into committing the most brutal of atrocities, and loves to play mind games with the detective pursuing him.
  • The Curse of El Charro: El Charro, a brutal landowner who kills a girl's entire family because she rejected him, then cursed her family that he'd take the next woman of their line who stepped foot on his land as a Sex Slave before being hanged.
  • Dark Angel: The Ascent: Mayor Wharton, who is perfectly willing to ruin the lives of the poor and people of colour for political gain, and only repents when threatened with Hell.
  • Dark Asylum: Luther Wells, a Serial Killer who tears people apart with his bare hands and keeps their bodies in his sewer lair.
  • The Joker from The Dark Knight has shades of this: when he's introduced, after tricking his henchmen into murdering each other, he kills the last one, leading to this exchange:
    Mob Bank Owner: WHADDAYA BELIEVE IN?!
    The Joker: I believe that whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you *removes mask* stranger.
    • He then spends the whole movie running circles around Gordon and Batman, terrorizing Gotham, killing his own minions, killing basically anyone he wants, and smiling all the way. It's telling that, when recruiting for his gang, he first puts a smile on Gambol's face, then throws his men a broken pool cue. The scene cuts away before we can see what happens, though.
  • Dead Heat: Arthur P. Laudermilk and Dr. Ernest McNab. The former wants to make immortality for rich people because he believes they're better than the poor, and the latter is willing to experiment on people and bury them alive so he can get big bucks from this scheme.
  • The Dead One: Tezcatlipoca, a god who moulded the Aztec Empire into a brutal society of mass Human Sacrifice, and spends the film killing everybody who stands between him and bringing this society back. He expresses zero care for his people having genocide committed against them, and is only concerned about his own power.
  • Ajax from Deadpool (2016). Even Deadpool calls him a psychopath and for good reason.
  • Demolition Man: Simon Phoenix, a maniac who lives only for carnage and sees a future where world peace has been achieved as a way to kill people more easily.
  • Demon Hunter (2005): Asmodeus, the Demon of Lust, is a Serial Rapist who wants to found a horde of half-demons so he can Take Over the World. Despite demon sex killing the vast majority of humans, Asmodeus keeps at it, even relishing in the thought of forcing himself on an innocent.
  • Demon Hunter (2016): Escharin Falstaff, a centuries-old Evil Sorceror who believes that God has abandoned the world, and uses that nihilism to convince hurting people to join his cult with the praise of revenge, only to enslave them. When one rebels, he considers it such an affront that he starts killing one person a day to draw her out.
  • The Devil Bat: Dr. Paul Carruthers, who makes giant bat monsters to kill the corporate executives he sold his makeup formulas to, and their entire families, because he didn't believe he got enough credit despite the fact that they were completely upfront with the fact that they'd be using it for profit.
  • Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Ruthless, totally lacking in empathy, charismatic, intelligent but prone to Disproportionate Retribution. He's got it all. Alan Rickman took note of this for his performance. His idea was that Gruber wasn't especially malicious towards others or even outright evil; he just wanted money and if heads rolled because of it than no skin off his back.
  • In Doctor Sleep, the True Knots are a group of quasi-immortal beings who administer torture to children with the Shining as a means of feeding off their life essences dubbed steam.
  • Don't Kill It: The unnamed demon possesses people and goes on killing sprees until its host is taken out, after which it hops to whomever killed said host and keeps going. It keeps the souls it possesses in utter agony within itself, and wants to bring Hell on Earth.
  • Drive Angry: Jonah King, a charismatic cult leader who's perfectly willing to kill a baby to bring about Hell on Earth. When the kid's mom opposes him, he forces her to blow him, kills her and then makes a staff out of her femur.
  • The Dungeonmaster: Mestema, an Evil Sorcerer who has spent the centuries kidnapping random people and holding their families hostage to make them fight him because he's bored.
  • Agent Kruger from Elysium is explicitly described as a human rights violator, with multiple accounts of murder and rape, a reputation he gleefully lives up to in the film itself. He really gets his jollies out of messing with people in the most horrible of ways and when he finds out that Max has the codes to overturn the system on the station itself, Kruger intends to steal them and turn Elysium into his own private little hell.
  • End of Days: Satan himself, who wants to destroy the world, and is perfectly willing to rape and kill anybody he needs to to achieve this goal. He's also an adept manipulator, and will use anybody's greatest desires or fears against them.
  • Escape 2000: Floyd Wengler, a mercenary who'll commit genocide for money, and betray his boss for the same.
  • Escape Plan: Hobbes, while nominally on the side of "The Law," fits into this like a comfortable pair of slippers. He displays an utter lack of concern for basic human dignity, or indeed the lives of prisoners and guards alike who he views as possessions rather than people, indulges in no real emotions except for taking a cold and analytic pleasure in absolute control and causing suffering (symbolized by his meticulously maintained and lifelessly-beautiful taxidermy butterfly collection), and is so disconnected from basic human feeling that he showed the same calm, almost amused, indifference to not only his hired men, but towards his own imminent fiery death at the film's end.
  • Nathan from Ex Machina lacks empathy and seems to crave stimulation and control over other people.
  • The Exterminators of the Year 3000: Crazy Bull, a bandit leader who hoards water, brutally murders anybody who tries to drink any, and has the storage blown up upon his death so nobody can have it.
  • Geaer Grimsrud from the film Fargo. A mute, nearly emotionless man with a love of pancakes, he reveals his true colors when he murders a police officer and several innocent people nonchalantly, and later kills an innocent woman for simply making too much noise and shoves his partner into a wood chipper for mouthing off to him. He does all of this without changing his emotionless demeanor whatsoever.
  • Faust: Love of the Damned:
    • M, a powerful demon who's willing to torture, rape and murder anybody he has to to bring about the Apocalypse.
    • Claire, M's Dark Mistress, who willingly goes along with her lover's apocalyptic scheme, slits a guy's throat during sex, and tries to overthrow him.
  • Fire with Fire: David Hagan, a neo-Nazi who robs and kills with impunity, going after the families of anybody who tries to stop him.
  • The Flesh Eaters: Professor Peter Bartell, a scientist sent to study Nazi war experiments. When he discovered that some of them made flesh-eating microbes, he took the data and went to a deserted island for further research, putting the microbes into the water so he could study their attacks firsthand. When outsiders land on his island, Bartell pretends to be kind for long enough to stab them in the back.
  • Flesh for the Beast: John Stoker, a man willing to send as many paranormal investigators to their deaths by succubus to get the amulet to make them his sex slaves.
  • Frankenstein's Army: Dr. Viktor Frankenstein, who took his father's offhanded comments about human efficiency far too literally and decided to make all of humanity into crude automatons that serve only him. When his dad tried to have him committed as a child, he murdered him without question, and eventually started working for Nazi Germany despite being Jewish himself. That said, he has no true loyalty to the Nazi cause, and ends up using them in his experiments as well.
  • Dave "Diamond" Matthews from the 2009 made-for-television movie Freefall is most likely one. He sells mortgages to families, whether they can repay it or not and cheerfully laughs after concluding a sell. In the movie, he runs into an old schoolmate named Gus and sells a mortgage to his family as well, leading to the destruction of Gus' life. When confronted by the latter, he shows no shame or remorse for what he did, and after his company goes bankrupt, he just finds another similar job and continues to destroy lives. His success is also due to his apparent charm and concern for his clients immediately establishing himself as a guy who just wants to help and "feels distress for the destruction of society because of men who only care about money" (although he is the exact same kind of person whom he pretends to protects his clients from). While he also has a girlfriend, he doesn't hesitate to cheat on her with two women in a bar earlier in the film.
  • Frightmare (1983): Conrad Razkoff, who has spent his life murdering people for minor slights, and continues in death.
  • Frontier(s): Karl von Geisler, Sr., a Nazi who fled to France and founded a hotel where he started a Cannibal Clan. He views his family as henchmen, only liking Karl Jr. because he's competent, and kidnapped a little girl to use as his personal Sex Slave.
  • Funny Man: Callum Chance, who sics a demon on a bunch of people because one of them beat him in a card game, and the Funny Man, the aforementioned demon who sadistically kills people while telling bad jokes.
  • The Galaxy Invader: Joe Montague is a low-functioning example, a redneck who spends most of his life abusing his family and lazing about. When he learns there's an alien nearby, he sends all his friends to their deaths without blinking to get ahold of it. When his family finally try to escape his madness, he simply takes out his shotgun and prepares to kill them all.
  • In Get Out, while we have some profoundly evil bad guys, Rose underneath her nice girl persona is disturbingly empty and serene, responsible for the fates of a lot of innocent people. Even after she's the last of her family standing, she seems to not care about their deaths on any level, even after seeing her brother's corpse.
  • The Girl Next Door: Aunt Ruth is charismatic, manipulating her own children and some of the neighborhood children into torturing Meg Loughlin in return for alcohol and cigarettes. She lacks empathy towards Meg and her sister Susan, and she has the impulsive need to abuse Meg, even for things that Meg had not done.
    • Her sons are a Zig-Zagged case. While they lack empathy and their only real emotions they display are rage and sadistic joy, they clearly care for their mother especially when one of the boys try to kill David when he killed Ruth.
  • Amy from Gone Girl is a film study of this. She has all the traits: Superficial Charm, Lack of Empathy, Manipulating, Impulsive Disorder, and she won't hesitate to commit murder to further her goals. Her narration during the mid-film Plot Twist has her all but admit this. Her husband Nick realized this about her and tries to divorce her, but Amy makes sure it never happens.
  • Goth (2003): Goth, a madwoman who believes that the true goth lifestyle is raping and murdering anybody she pleases. She spends the film trying to corrupt a couple into her lifestyle, succeeding with one of them.
  • Gutterballs: Steve, who's cool with raping a woman with a baseball bat because her friends fought back when he bullied one of their own.
  • Hack-O-Lantern: Grandpa Drindle, who leads a Satanic cult, raped his daughter, and is corrupting the boy borne of that rape to become his successor.
  • Halloween: Michael Myers, a Serial Killer who wants to slaughter his family and anybody who stands in his way for no apparent reason. While some continuities provide a supernatural explanation, most simply interpret him as pure, unrelenting evil.
  • He Knows You're Alone: Ray Carlton, a Serial Killer who murders brides the night before their weddings solely because he was rejected years ago.
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer gives us the titular serial killer, Henry. As if his "hobby" alone wasn't enough of a clue, he displays an extremely limited emotional capacity, and unlike many of the examples above, is completely uncharismatic and fairly unintelligent; he's clever enough to kill people without getting caught, but even in that regard he's more of an idiot savant.
  • Hercules (2014): King Cotys, a tyrant who is willing to slaughter his own people and frame the rebels for it just to conquer Greece.
  • Horror Express: The creature is willing to body snatch and murder anybody he has to to get off of Earth.
  • Horrors of War: Captain Mitchell, a thuggish American soldier who's abrasive to his own men at the best of times and rapes civilians at the worst of times. He seems to genuinely believe that there are no innocents and anything he doe to people is deserved.
  • The House That Jack Built: Jack is a Serial Killer with a body count roughly in the sixties, and has a grandiose sense of self-importance, trying to excuse his multiple murders as being statements on art.
  • The Howling: Eddie Quist. He's a Serial Killer mixed with a werewolf who thinks that normal people are just nothing.
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer has John Wayne Cleaver as the main character, a teenager diagnosed with sociopathy who tries to figure himself out by following a serial killer who is a literal monster.
  • I Come in Peace: Talec, an alien who comes to Earth to kill people and sell their endorphins as a drug.
  • I Spit on Your Grave: Stanley, who enjoys the rape the most and is the only one without redeeming qualities. The others even call him a sex maniac.
  • The Iceman: Kuklinski, but even more so with Pronge, who goes out of his way to murder a 17-year old girl and casually offers to kill his partner's wife and children on the condition that he kills his family in return.
  • Jack Frost (1997): Jack Frost, a Serial Killer who doesn't let being turned into a snowman stop him from murdering and raping.
  • Jack-O: Walter Machen, an Evil Sorcerer out to destroy the town that hanged him for his crimes. When he learns that a specific child can destroy the automaton he controls to commit his crimes., he orders said child Buried Alive.
  • James Bond: Most of the villains Bond faces are cunning but incredibly insane and homicidal maniacs to begin with, as they claim that they're Well Intentioned Extremists, but are purely motivated by Greed while maintaining a superficial charm, and some are even willing to kill countless innocents for their own selfish gain, all without a shred of guilt or remorse. Goldfinger, Hugo Drax, Max Zorin, Franz Sanchez, Xenia Onatopp, Max Denbigh/C, Elliot Carver and Dominic Greene are some good examples.
  • Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove: "Jolly" Roger Lafarge, a pirate who was killed by his own crew for slaughtering a galleon full of priests and nuns. When he returns from the grave, he kills his crew's descendants so he can get his gold back.
  • The Jungle Book (2016) remake version of Shere Khan. Even for a tiger, he is bloodthirsty to the point that he will simply kill for no other reason but sport and fear. He can be charming, reasonable and polite, and then kill someone a second later, as he shows with Akela. He is all too happy to break the Law of the Jungle, but if it benefits him, he will refer to it. His grudge with Mowgli is far greater than would be reasonable as he refuses to leave the man-cub be after Mowgli leaves the wolf pack. He blames humanity for half-blinding him even though it would not have happened if he had just left Mowgli and his father be. And he also refuses to accept any blame for his actions, along with showing disgust to the wolf pack for adopting Mowgli.
  • The Killing of Satan: The Prince of Magic is willing to torture women into madness and make a teenage girl marry Satan for the sake of power. However, he has no loyalty to Lucifer either, being willing to molest said teenage girl before giving her to his master.
  • La Colonia: Paul Schafer, a cult leader who agrees to become a torturer for a dictator and molests the children of his parishioners.
  • The Last House on the Left: Krug Stillo, who rapes and tortures women for fun and got his son addicted to drugs to maintain control over him.
  • The Last Seduction: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions — including at least one murder and ruining another man's life — and requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as an alien concept.
  • Leave Her to Heaven: Ellen Berent Harland who becomes obsessed with author Richard Harland to the point that she indirectly murders his paraplegic younger brother by allowing him to drown in the lake; deliberately tosses herself down the stairs to kill her unborn child out of fear that the child would take her husband's attention; and poisons herself after forging a letter incriminating her half-sister Ruth of murder.
  • In the Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns films, any Big Bad of any of his films: Ramon Rojo, El Indio, Angel Eyes, Frank and the col. Reza. Oh, well, all these villains have lack of empathy, guilt or remorse, even some of them make atrocities For the Evulz.
  • The Limehouse Golem: Lizzie Cree, who murders various prostitutes and frames her husband so she can be exposed and receive Fame Through Infamy.
  • Little Sweetheart: Thelma, a nine-year-old girl who is willing to blackmail, steal, spy and murder her best friend to get her way.
  • Butch Cavendish from The Lone Ranger, whose primary motivation is to fulfill his own selfish desires and murder anyone who so much as annoys him.
  • Ma: Sue Ann appears to be friendly and charismatic at first despite her reclusive demeanor, but she is quickly revealed to be a psychotic woman who constantly pushes for Maggie and her friends to party at her house to feed her need for stimulation. She lies frequently one example being when she lied about having pancreatic cancer to keep the teens wrapped around her finger. She did not have an iota of remorse for any of her misdeeds, and despite claiming to love her daughter Genie, she nevertheless had no qualms with drugging her to keep her from leaving the house, and subsequently attempting to throw her into the fire.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: Immortan Joe exhibits the traits of one. He's highly charismatic, having built up a cult around himself and convinced hundreds of people to martyr themselves for him. He also treats everyone around him as resources and objects; he forces people with O-negative blood to serve as donors and beautiful, healthy women to be his Wives. While he's distraught when Angharad, his favorite Wife, is mortally wounded, he clearly cared about her as a valued possession rather than a human being, seeing as he imprisoned and raped her, and doesn't bat an eye when she and her unborn child finally succumb to their wounds, and in a deleted scene leaves her body for the crows like it's a piece of trash. His aforementioned outburst is also quite brief, and he's otherwise driven solely by wounded pride.
  • The Mad Monster: Dr. Lorenzo Cameron, a Mad Scientist who considers the werewolf he created murdering a child to be a success, and intends to butcher the scientists who mocked his ideas. He even only describes his "love" for his daughter in terms of its benefit to him.
  • Stefan is portrayed as this in Maleficent. Years after befriending the titular fairy, he learns whoever will kill her will be made king, Stefan lures her away, and cuts off her wings. He spent years in fear of Maleficent's retaliation, and when it does arrive, and his daughter Aurora has to go into hiding, Stefan only gets worse from there, becoming more obsessed with his need to kill Maleficent to be concerned with his dying wife and the safety of his own men. When Aurora is finally reunited with Stefan, he has her locked up, while preparing an elaborate trap to torture and kill Maleficent.
    • He's even more evil in the novelisation of the film, which shows him manipulating Maleficent from the start, letting her think he was giving her a jewel he had when he had another in his pocket. There is also a scene in the novel, where after taking Maleficent's wings, the king laughs that Stefan for thinking he had a shot at becoming king — so Stefan suffocates him and coerces the other nobles into going along with it, daring them to deny him the crown when they all heard the king promise the throne to the man who killed Maleficent. He also claims to feel remorse over what he's done to Maleficent, but during the final fight, he subverts this by stating he regrets not killing her when he had the chance.
  • Manborg: Count Draculon, commander of The Legions of Hell on Earth. He's a brutal conqueror who is willing to slaughter entire platoons himself and subject humans to forced experimentation.
  • Mandy (2018): Jeremiah Sand, a rich man who killed his parents for their inheritance, and now goes around founding cults to cater to his will. He believes that he's chosen by God to own the world, and can destroy anybody who stands between him and his desires.
  • Masked Avengers: Lin Yung Chi started an assassins' guild despite not needing the money, and one time decided to have a woman raped by his men for no real reason.
  • Men Behind the Sun: Dr. Shiro Ishii, who has wormed his way back into commanding Unit 731 despite being demoted for corruption prior. After taking command, he turns the unit into a nightmarish group of torturers, conducting medical experiments for his own advancement. And it is solely for his own advancement, as his sending subordinates to die because they know of his prior corruption shows.
  • Darren Aronofsky's mother!:
    • Him, mother's husband, is a charismatic figure allowing waves of people into the house so he could bask in their worship. Even when he claims to love mother, Him is otherwise emotionally strained by her, and expresses impulsive tendencies where he craves more praise despite knowing of the cyclical nature of the setting.
    • Humanity as a whole is an Always Chaotic Evil race who suffer from impulsiveness which they satiate by committing atrocities such as murder, slavery, warring. Humanity also unwittingly cause the death of mother and Him's baby only to solidify their perversions by eating the slain baby.
  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior: Mengdu, a prince who's introduced killing prisoners for fun, starts a war to avoid punishment, and kills his own father to keep it going.
  • Nazi Overlord: Dr. India Eris, a British scientist who joined up with the Nazis to do horrifying experiments. She can torture dozens of people without blinking, admits she has no real attachment to anything and is always looking for new stuff, and only expresses any kind of morals to try and make the heroes look like hypocrites.
  • Night of the Templar: Lord Renault, who murders his commander in a Deal with the Devil for immortality, then proceeds to rape and murder anybody he pleases for ten lifetimes.
  • Louis Bloom from Nightcrawler. Although never outright confirmed, it is fairly apparent that Lou is a sociopath. All of his human interactions appear to be faked, with the intention of getting what he wants out of the people around him. He quickly shows that he's perfectly comfortable stealing, cheating and killing to get what he wants, never showing an ounce of remorse. He tells Nina that "A friend is a gift you give to yourself," which is intended as a feel-good aphorism, but is also literally relevant to the way Lou uses people to suit himself. Toward the end of the film, Lou outright states that he hates people and is willing to hurt them for his own gain.
    Lou: What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people, but that I don't like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you'd have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to participate and then backing out at the critical moment was a mistake. Because that's what I'm telling you, as clearly as I can.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger, a prolific child murderer in life who upon death became an undead monstrosity.
  • Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. He seems to view people much like cattle, and shows absolutely no remorse or consideration for any of the horrible deeds he performs throughout the movie.
    "What's this guy supposed to be, the ultimate badass?"
    "I don't think that's how I'd describe him."
    "Well, how would you describe him?"
    "I guess I'd say he...doesn't have a sense of humor."
  • Overlord (2018): Captain Wafner, a ruthless Nazi colonel who genuinely believes that everybody else is lesser than the Germans and exists to be exploited by them. He takes over a small French village and begins using the villagers as guinea pigs for incredibly painful super soldier experiments, viewing it as the only way to make them useful, using the threat of being taken away as incentive for him to brutalize and rape the townsfolk while he's at it.
  • Daniel Lugo has exactly zero redeeming characteristics in Pain and Gain, and feels no remorse for any of his actions.
  • Pan's Labyrinth: Captain Vidal, a soldier willing to torture and kill as many partisans as he has to to make sure fascists take power in Spain. He cares for nothing but his own power and legacy, not even blinking when he shoots his adopted daughter to keep his biological son under his thumb.
  • The People Under the Stairs: Mommy and Daddy Robeson, who raise rent on their properties arbitrarily and kidnap children to raise, eventually mutilating them and locking them under the stairs when they do anything they disapprove of.
  • Lord Ambrose D'Arcy in The Phantom of the Opera (1962) is cold and cruel, seeing everyone around him as merely tools to be manipulated and used for his own benefit. He cares for no one but himself, and it doesn't matter to him who he hurts in order to get what he wants. During the production of "his" opera, he dismisses anyone who has a bad thing to say about his conduct (in one scene he dismisses literally all the members of the orchestra). He acts charming to Christine, who he plans to make the lead soprano... until she refuses to sleep with him and thus is promptly dismissed. The opera itself is later revealed to have not been D'Arcy's own work, but stolen from a struggling composer who came to him for help in getting it published (and would later become the titular Phantom). D'Arcy has no qualms whatsoever about taking credit for the opera, and no remorse for any of his villainous actions.
  • Norman Stansfield of The Professional is a low-functioning kind of sociopath despite somehow being a DEA agent. He has a Hair-Trigger Temper, can appear superfluously charming but can't maintain it, and shows no empathy for human life whatsoever.
  • Por Albert And Little Annie: Albert Robertson, who tried to kill his own mother because of his misogyny, wants a world war to cleanse the Earth of anybody he doesn't like, and is a paedophile because of the innocence children have.
  • The Punisher (1989): Lady Tanaka, a crime boss who holds all her rivals' kids hostage to take power, and freely admits that she might not let them go.
  • Quigley Down Under: Elliot Marston, a Cattle Baron who wants all the local Aborigines killed for the sake of his own profit. He calls them animals, and seems to genuinely believe it.
  • Archibald Cunningham from Rob Roy. Archibald Cunningham is a thief, a philanderer, a rapist and a murderer who makes his way in life off of other peoples' money. Superficially charming enough to get most women into bed, but doesn't give a damn about them beyond sex- including if they kill themselves out of shame afterwards. He betrays and robs his own patron, then gets him to frame another man for his own crime. A smug, spoilt, unloved Psychopathic Manchild who is used to others covering for his misdeeds, he ultimately gets cut in half for his laundry list of crimes and nobody- including his own ally- mourns for him afterwards.
  • The Sadist: Charlie Tibbs is a Serial Killer For the Evulz who gets his jollies from his victims' helpless terror, and spends most of the movie toying with three (then two, then just one) stranded motorists. He gets his own helpless terror when he stumbles into a den of rattlesnakes, as the film's only surviving character gets away.
  • Satan's Little Helper: The Satan Man, a man in a costume who shows up and starts killing people, including a baby and an old woman, with no rhyme or reason behind it beyond a love of chaos.
  • Scalps: Black Claw, an undead Native American soldier who believes rape and murder are justified punishments for grave robbery.
  • Scarface (1983): Alejandro Sosa, a cartel boss who thinks nothing of having a man hanged from a helicopter, ordering a lawyer's wife and child killed to make sure he's eliminated, or sending an army of goons to kill the man who stops it.
  • Scary or Die: Keith, a Serial Killer of undocumented immigrants. Unlike his partner in crime Buck, who at least cares for his girlfriend, Keith has no such redeeming qualities.
  • Schindler's List: Goeth and Höss are standout examples. The former murders people on a whim to alleviate boredom, the latter is annoyed by all the paperwork that comes with being a mass-murderer.
  • The Screaming Skull: Eric Whitlock, who marries rich women and kills them for their inheritance. This time around, he's decided to fake a haunting to drive his new bride to suicide.
  • A Serbian Film: Vukmir Vukmir, a film director who makes the most obscene of snuff films out of some pretense of art.
  • The Seventh Curse: Sorcerer Aquala, who serves a Human Sacrifice god for power, condemns women to death for not marrying him, curses outsiders to a slow death when they intervene, and tortures hundreds of children to death to power a vampire beast to serve him.
  • Mob enforcer Don Logan from Sexy Beast is a particularly potent sociopath, completely lacking in social skills and having nothing in his life other than his job. He also has a nasty Hair-Trigger Temper and is so disliked that when his boss figures out he's been killed he doesn't even care and seeks no vengeance against the person that did it.
  • Professor Moriarty is portrayed as such in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. People are just pawns to him, employment termination involves life termination ("No loose ends"), he has a ginormous ego, has superficial charm, and is completely ruthless. Holmes lampshades this by diagnosing him with "moral insanity", a dated term for ASPD.
  • Shotgun: Fletcher Rivington, an Amoral Attorney who will kill anybody to expand his criminal empire, and tortures hookers for fun in his spare time.
  • Smiley gives us a group of them. It turns out "Smiley" was a group of students trying to spread the urban legend of the titular killer by pranking the protagonist, Ashley. When they think the drove her to suicide, the celebrate and congratulate themselves for a job well done. One of them does briefly question the morality of their actions, before getting killed by the real Smiley.
  • Snakes on a Plane: Eddie Kim, a crime boss who is willing to massacre a plane with vicious snakes to eliminate one witness.
  • South Bronx Heroes: Mr. Bennett, a foster father who makes child porn because he thinks his charges have to earn their keep. He's willing to beat them if they refuse, at least once to death.
  • Space Mutiny: Elijah Kalgan, who starts a mutiny and kills anybody in his way so he can stop living on a spaceship. This is solidified by the fact that he wants to sell any survivors who aren't part of his conspiracy into slavery.
  • Spotlight: Cardinal Bernard Law, who is perfectly willing to cover up mass paedophilia to maintain his organization's image.
  • Stitches (2001): Mrs. Albright, a demon who manipulates people into fulfilling their desires so she can trap their souls in eternal torment and intends to do this to the entire world on a bet with the Devil.
  • Stoker: Uncle Charlie is one of these in the screenplay, superficially glib, manipulative and charming, but he seems to have a seriously low threshold for physical aggression and beats several people to death with his bare hands or whatever's handy. He also seems to be incapable of leading a functional adult life independently of others. His affection for his niece is more as an extension of himself than anything else. India seems to be likewise, but she's more of the Hollywood, unnaturally-cool-and-collected variety.
  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons: In public, Isaiah is a charming, successful man with a promising marriage. In private, he is a cold-hearted rapist who has been treating his father as his personal plaything for years and is unwilling to admit that it's his fault for doing so.
  • Tales of Halloween:
    • Sweet Tooth, a ghost who killed his parents because they ate his Halloween candy and now kills others for candy.
    • Mr. Abaddon, a demon who frames his neighbour for a crime spree because the kid pranked him.
    • The main characters of "Trick," who torture a bunch of children for no apparent reason.
  • Teenagers from Outer Space: Thor, a fanatical soldier willing to commit genocide to prove his species' superiority. Despite his fanaticism, he's not actually loyal to his commanders, willing to defy orders to take a deserter alive.
  • Tenebre:
    • Christiano Berti, who is inspired by Neal's lurid horror novels to go on a killing spree of anybody he deems a degenerate.
    • Peter Neal himself, who murdered a girl in his youth to vent his sexual frustrations, and starts killing again when the new murders awaken his bloodthirst.
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man: Yatsu the Metal Fetishist, who turns a guy into a metal abomination because he ran him over, and intends to do the same to the entire world.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except: The cult leader, who claims that he is the Second Coming of Christ, and can therefore murder anybody he wants.
  • Time After Time: Dr. John Leslie Stevenson, better known as Jack the Ripper, kills for fun and steals a time machine to keep killing throughout time with nobody to stop him.
  • Tokyo Gore Police: The Chief of Police assassinated his predecessor so he could privatize the police force, has a Sex Slave with no arms or legs, and decides to send his men on a complete massacre when he's exposed.
  • The Tooth Fairy (2006): Elizabeth Craven, a witch who murders children for their teeth and traps their souls on Earth to power her magic.
  • The Toxic Avenger: Bozo and his gang run children over with their cars for fun. One even masturbates to pictures of the bodies.
  • Tragedy Girls: The two protagonists are teenaged sociopaths, and Serial Killers, to boot. They have no empathy or guilt whatsoever, and view their killing spree as either a fun pastime or a stepping stone on their way to wealth and fame. Sadie (intelligent, pragmatic, scheming, charming, ruthless) is the high-functioning kind, while McKayla (impulsive, hotheaded, reckless, antisocial, confrontational) is the low-functioning kind.
  • Trancers: Martin Whistler, a criminal who tried to take over the world with mind controlled zombies, and when he's thwarted decides to prevent the people who saved the world from destruction in the backstory from ever existing.
  • In The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Hyde feels neither remorse for his crimes nor hatred for Jekyll, viewing him and everyone else as either toys to be played with or obstacles in the way of his plans.
  • The Untold Story: Wong Chi-Hang, who fled China to escape charges of burning a man alive, killed his boss and his entire family to get his restaurant, and kills anybody who upsets him to make them into meat buns.
  • Us: Two (or three) fold:
    • Red who is leading a campaign of wiping out the counterparts of the Tethered and taking over the surface world. She also has no affection for any of her Tethered family, outright calling Umbrae a monster and exhibits no emotional pain at seeing Pluto self-immolate himself.
    • The Adelaide we had been following throughout the film is actually a Tethered who strangled and imprisoned the real Adelaide/Red in the Tethered society while she took her place. However, she seemed to have outgrown that.
    • The Tethered in general are a psychotic race of clones that the government had created to control the populace above ground but were abandoned because they shared the same soul with their host. They take psychotic glee at murdering their counterparts and actively kill anyone else who got in their way. The one that stands out aside from the aforementioned fake Adelaide is Umbrae who laughs maniacally in nearly every scene she appears in, murders a random man while chasing after Zora, and even when she is horribly mangled and bleeding out, she laughs giddily throughout.
  • The Vampire Bat: Dr. Otto von Neimann brainwashes a guy and then has him kill people and drain their blood for his experiments in creating life. He even kills his maid, the one person he seems to care about.
  • Raymond in The Vanishing is a textbook, chillingly realistic example of this. He even admits it to Rex.
  • The Warriors Luthor from the Rogues kills the gang leader Cyrus, and blames it on the Warriors, all because he felt like doing it.
  • Warriors of the Wasteland: One, a cult leader who wants to purify Earth by eliminating the last vestiges of humanity after a nuclear war and rapes his soldiers as an initiation tactic.
  • The Web: Andrew Colby, who framed a business partner for embezzlement, arranges things so that he can murder him when he gets out of prison, then kills anybody, including his bodyguard and nearly his daughter, who tries to figure out the truth.
  • Werewolves of the Third Reich:
    • Dr. Josef Mengele, who giddily experiments on humans and wolves to make werewolves for the Nazis to take over and only disapproves of other tortures because they're a waste of test subjects. He emotionally neglects his wife, only to order her adulterous lover become his first werewolf in a possessive rage. Despite all this, he abandons her to be blown to Hell with the base when it's made clear he'll lose.
    • Officer Hess, a brutish thug who abuses the prisoners for his own amusement, and is introduced making a guy shoot himself under threat of killing his family, only to eliminate them the second his victim dies. He's a more low-functioning example, showing utter ignorance of all social mores down to the expectation of privacy when changing clothes.
  • Werewolves on Wheels: One, a Satanic cultist who murders animals and women for his magic rituals, and turns two bikers into werewolves to kill the rest of their gang when they rescue one of his sacrifices.
  • What Keeps You Alive: Jackie, a Black Widow who murders her wives partly for the insurance money and partly in a desperate attempt to feel something. She's such a textbook sociopath that we see her practicing a grief reaction in front of a mirror.
  • Witchfinder General: Matthew Hopkins, who pretends to be a Puritan hunting witches, but is really just torturing random women to death for money.
  • Wicked Little Things: Edmund Carlton, a mine owner who orders a mine blown with child labourers inside out of greed.
  • Christine Vole from Witness for the Prosecution. She has no reaction to her husband Leonard's arrest for murder (then a capital crime in England), does not visit him, and has no sympathy for his plight while he is clearly relying on her for support. She brushes off any suggestion that she should offer any; the most sentiment she has is that she's grateful he married her so she could get out of postwar Germany. She also carried on an affair and plotted to testify against him so she could run away with her lover (whom she manipulated into attacking his ex; said ex sells this information to barrister Sir Wilfred). So she'd have you believe. In reality it's all a plot to get Leonard acquitted for the murder he really did commit. He turns out to be quite the sociopath: an admitted drifter with an unsuccessful invention who let a lonely, wealthy widow fawn over him before convincing her to put him in his will and then murdering her. Then, he discards Christine even though she loves him enough to cover up his murder and perjure herself without question—for a woman that he ran into outside a travel agency. He casually brushes off Sir Wilfred and Christine's horrified reactions when he reveals all this. No wonder Christine stabs him.
  • Wizards of the Demon Sword: Lord Khoura, an Evil Sorcerer who wants to awaken an Ancient Evil to consume the world in darkness, and is willing to torture and enslave anybody he has to to do so.
  • The World of Kanako:
    • Akikazu's daughter Kanako is extremely successful in manipulating anybody (setting up the narrator, convincing classmates into a prostitution ring, using people to commit murders), without taking any responsibility or regretting anything.
    • Aikawa is a dirty cop who is ordered to kill Kanako's classmate Nagano and is very willing to do this and shows strong signs of sadism and pleasure while committing evil acts. Akikazu asks him why he doesn't kill his infant son (who is nearby in a car) and while this never happens, Aikawa seems to be ready to do it whenever he feels like it.
  • Would You Rather: Both of the Lambricks. They see poor people not as people but as toys that they can destroy for their own entertainment, and show absolutely zero remorse for the amount of suffering and death they cause.
  • Zombie Cop: Dr. Death, a voodoo priest that intends to zombify a school full of children to cleanse their parents' "sins", despite being a drug dealer and Serial Killer himself. He doesn't even care for his brother, whom he ostensibly wants to avenge, only mentioning him as a useful tool.
  • Zombie Strippers!: Dr. Chushfield, who unleashes a zombie plague on his lab and a strip club to see if it works.

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