Tell Us Now: 20 Movies We Rooted For The Villains

Sometimes the bad guy is better developed than the protagonist.
Tell Us Now: 20 Movies We Rooted For The Villains

A compelling villain makes a great story. A too compelling villain can confuse the whole story. We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What movie did you root for the villain over the protagonist?" There were some clear stand-outs but also some outliers that really made us a little worried. Here are 20 of the top answers…

TELL US NOW. X-MEN Saro U. roots for Magneto in any X-Men movie where Magneto is the 'villain.' He's right. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Ken W. says, Ultron spent 6 seconds on the internet and realized we all had to be wiped out. I mean, that's only logical. Also: James Spader.
TELL US NOW. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN Daniel G. says, The story tried to convince yOu that Jamie Foxx was the hero and Gerard Butler the villain, but 0 sympathized a hell of a lot more with Butler, a man who lost everything important to him, than did with Foxx,
TELL US NOW. THE JUNGLE BOOK Matthew D. roots for Shere Khan in Jungle Book. He repeatedly warned the animals of the ijungle that Mowgli was a danger... We root for Mowgli because he is a human child, but that doesn't change the fact that Shere Khan was right all
TELL US NOW. JAWS Linda S. tells US, I worked at theater it showed at, by end of summer I was like EAT them all!!! It showed twice a night, for four months... .packed every single night!
TELL US NOW. HOCUS POCUS Eric S. rooted for The Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus. The kids were boring. The witches bought humor and energy to make the film iconic.
TELL US NOW. REVENGE OF THE NERDS AB 4B HETA AB AB After rewatching Revenge of the Nerds as an adult, 0 started rooting for the iocks, Matthew J. shares. The nerds in that movie were a bunch of date-raping creeps. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. HERCULES Karen B. supported Hades in Disney's Hercules. He was the only interesting character in the whole movie.
TELL US NOW. HELLBOY Il: THE GOLDEN ARMY Justin L. swears, Prince Nuada was absolutely justified in his war against humanity. If the audience weren't human, they would want the humans to lose that war too. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. HEAT Pat F. spoils, I wanted Neil to get away. But as time went on, I understood that Neil knew it was inevitable that he would die.
TELL US NOW. FALLING DOWN Ciara L. roots for Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down. Not that I wanted him to hurt anyone but his reasoning for his mental breakdowns seem iustified to me. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA Greg R. shares, Pit Gary Oldman's charismatic Count against mid-90s Keanu Reeve's wooden acting, and tell me which one you'd choose. Besides, with the tragic backstory he's given in this film you really kind of want him to be reunited with his lost love.
TELL US NOW. MRS. DOUBTFIRE Maxime L. rooted for Pierce Brosnan's character of Stu, saying, He didn't deserve any of this, and he was a good guy with the kids.
TELL US NOW. DOGMA Tiras W. says, It's not the fault of Bartleby and Loki that there was a loophole to allow them back into heaven. They just wanted to go home.
TELL US NOW. CHRISTINE COB Ken S. reminiscences, There used to be about 20 of US in our teens /twenties that were into old cars. We'd take over an entire row at the drive-in to cheer for Christine.
TELL US NOW. CABIN IN THE WOODS Erik C. thinks, The apparent bad guys were only trying to prevent the end of the world. A noble cause indeed.
TELL US NOW. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT Bradley S. shares, About two-thirds of the way through the Blair Witch Project, I started rooting for the witch. I don't know if it was because the shaky-cam gave me a headache, or the characters were idiots, or all of the above.
TELL US NOW. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Larry L. shares a popular, if worrying, opinion, Thanos. Definitely Thanos. Dealing with people really makes me think Thanos was onto something. One snap, and half of these turds are gone.
TELL US NOW. BLADE RUNNER Kevin A. roots for Roy Batty (and really most of the replicants) from Blade Runner. It always struck me that these aren't just machines, but sentient beings. And they're not just fighting against an early death, they're struggling against being disposable.
TELL US NOW. TITANIC Charles H. iokes, I rooted for the boat to end the main characters' miserable lives. Also because I needed to go to the restroom.
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