20 Movie Villains Who Should Have Been The Heroes

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One of the things we love about movies is that we always know who to root for. Movies make it incredibly clear who the hero is, and who the villain is. The thing is, sometimes those bad guys actually turn out to be the heroic ones. So we asked our readers to right some great wrongs by explaining how some movies completely mix up the hero and the villain, in their own stories. And we gave cash to our favorites.

The winner is below, but first, the runners-up:

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, nickt. You win money.

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