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21 Movie Characters That Are, Frankly, Just Kind Of Awful


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21 Movie Characters That Are, Frankly, Just Kind Of Awful

Keep your friends close, but make your enemies the main character. We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, “Which movie characters are actually kind of the villains of their films?” and WHEW BUDDY, they did NOT disappoint. Here are just a few of the most ~controversial~ claims: 1. Troy and Gabriella in High School…

21 Movie Characters That Are, Frankly, Just Kind Of Awful

Keep your friends close, but make your enemies the main character.

We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, “Which movie characters are actually kind of the villains of their films?” and WHEW BUDDY, they did NOT disappoint. Here are just a few of the most ~controversial~ claims:

1.

Troy and Gabriella in High School Musical (2006)


Buena Vista Television

“If you think about it, Sharpay and Ryan had the drive and the work ethic to create elaborate audition performances, while Troy and Gabriella thought of theater as second to their other activities. They also didn’t really plan a number (AND they were LATE), which is unprofessional. They wasted everyone’s time.”

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2.

Maverick in Top Gun (1986)


Paramount Pictures

“This is an old one, but he was an egotistical cocky bastard who put others in danger so he could show off all the time. He may not have directly been responsible for Goose’s death, but if he had not been trying so hard to be a superior flyer to flatter his own ego, none of it would have happened. They tried to make Iceman the villain, but he was really just trying to play by the rules.”

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3.

Sierra Burgess in Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018)


Netflix

“She was 100% the villain of everyone’s story. She catfished a boy, coerced Veronica into participating, pretended to be deaf, then humiliated Veronica for no valid reason by telling the entire school something she was told in confidence. Then she sang a dumb song and everyone loved her again.”

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4.

Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)


Paramount Pictures

“That man was out there murdering children and all anyone could focus on was how nice he was to Charlie. In the original movie, we literally never see the other kids again.”

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5.

Morpheus in The Matrix (1999)


Warner Bros.

“I always thought he was the villain for even offering to break people out of the Matrix. He manipulates his ‘victims’ into taking the red pill by painting it as this opportunity for enlightenment and clarity, when in reality life outside the Matrix is a miserable existence for all involved. I feel like if he would have told the truth about what the real world was like, more people would have opted to take the blue pill instead.”

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6.

Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


Paramount Pictures

7.

Annie in Bridesmaids (2011)


Universal Pictures

“She’s so stuck in her own world of self-pity that she couldn’t be happy for her lifelong best friend and ruined a lot of her bridal moments as a result. I’m truly glad that she got it together in the end.”

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8.

Harry Potter in the Harry Potter franchise


Warner Bros.

“I’m sure someone already said this, but you KNOW he loved the label of ‘Chosen One’ and had too much of a savior complex when, in reality, Hermione and Ron saved him every day. You know what, I’m going to just say it: IF HARRY POTTER HAD A FREAKING THERAPIST THINGS WOULD HAVE GONE SMOOTHER. Thank you, therapists. Fuck you, Harry.”

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9.

Louis in Interview With A Vampire (1994)


Warner Bros.

“He basically left Claudia and that other lady to die because he wanted to be with Armand. He could’ve saved them and taken them back to America.”

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10.

Belle in Beauty and the Beast (1991)


Walt Disney Studios

“She sauntered around town, singing about how basic everyone was and acted like she was so smart because she could read in a town full of illiterate people. Like hun, if you really felt lonely because you’re the only person who can read, maybe teach other people to read? Her behavior was egotistical and selfish. Also, she blatantly ignored the beast’s wishes by going into the west wing. The man needs his privacy, okay?”

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11.

Peter Kavinsky in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)


Neflix

“I’m going to get a lot of hate for this, but I can’t stand him. He was still obsessed with his ex while he was courting Lara Jean (and even when they’re actually dating) and he has a huge ego.”

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12.

Glinda in The Wizard Of Oz (1939)


MGM

“Absolutely. She could have sent Dorothy home at any time, and instead she used her to carry out her own vendetta. She put a child in danger rather than use her OWN MAGIC to defeat evil. Also, she low-key shaded Dorothy’s looks, she asked if Dorothy was a good witch or a bad witch, then said only bad witches are ugly???”

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13.

All of Andy’s friends in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)


20th Century Fox

“She just had to stick out this job for ONE YEAR, but they couldn’t understand that? They had to guilt her every step of the way. Nate was trying to work his way up to being a chef, and you’re telling me he didn’t work late EVERY NIGHT? They should have been there for her, whether she was enjoying the job or not.”

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Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)


Universal Pictures

“Like 90% of the characters are pretty awful people, Ramona included, but Scott was the biggest asshat. He cheated on Knives AND Ramona, he complained all the time about having to fight for Ramona, slut-shamed Ramona, leeched off of Wallace, and he had a history of treating women like crap. I don’t care if he had a bullshit epiphany and apologized, he didn’t deserve Knives OR Ramona.”

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15.

Jenny in Forrest Gump (1994)


Paramount Pictures

“While she suffered herself, she still used and abused Forrest, and we’re supposed to excuse it because she was ‘finding herself.’ Girl, bye.”

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16.

Odin in Thor (2011)


Marvel Studios

“He took Loki in as his son, but NEVER treated him as his son. For Odin, Loki was always a filthy frost giant who wasn’t worthy of the throne. Odin was the one who didn’t deserve the throne because he purposely made Loki believe he is not worthy since he couldn’t yield Mjölnir. Odin created the spell on the hammer for who he PERSONALLY thinks is worthy.”

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17.

The trolls in Frozen (2013)


Walt Disney Studios

“Okay, hear me out: First they convince Elsa and her family that Elsa is dangerous and to shut everyone out of her life, including her sister. This is obviously proven to be the wrong choice when she learned to control her powers at the end of the movie, but only after she had an outburst because of the family issues that were caused BY the trolls.”

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18.

Julianne in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)


TriStar Pictures

“Julia Roberts’ character was terribly selfish. She decided she wanted her ex-boyfriend back once he got engaged to another woman, and even after the bride was nice to her and made her the maid of honor, Julianne tried to steal her man. When I was a kid, I rooted for her to win him over, but now I realize that would have been a mistake.”

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19.

Matt McGuire in The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)


Buena Vista Pictures

“He sabotages everything Lizzie does and tries to embarrass her at every opportunity and somewhat succeeds, yet is never punished for it? This obviously carries over from the show, as well.”

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20.

The Jedi Order in the Star Wars franchise


LucasFilm Ltd.

“I know it’s not one character, but they’re literally a cult that strips children away from their families, turns them into soldiers, and forces them to ignore their basic emotions for the betterment of the galaxy or some bullshit. I’m not saying the Sith aren’t evil as well, but at least they’re allowed to express their natural feelings which, in case you didn’t know, LITERALLY CANNOT BE CONTROLLED.”

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21.

And finally, Briony in Atonement (2007)


Focus Features

“She’s the most evil character of all time. I will never get over this movie or her actions…which she’s never properly punished for.”

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Now it’s your turn! Share the movie character you think is actually a whole-ass villain in the comments below and why you believe that for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!

Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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