Lists by Jriff87
According to TVTropes, the title of "The Dragon" is inspired from Joseph Campbell's "The Man With A Thousand Faces", which establishes that the Hero must confront a, usually literal, dragon before finally coming toe to toe with the top villain or antagonist (also known as "Big Bad") at the end of the journey. When not a literal dragon, "The Dragon" is the antagonist's top enforcer, posing a physical challenge to the hero. Some are ferocious fighters while others are also strategic warriors and administators who handle the Big Bad's operations with a more hands-on approach. As in ancient myth , some dragons are defeated before their bosses, but with frequent exceptions (see the films of James Bond or John McClane, for top examples). Dragons come in all shapes, sizes, ambitions and fats. Some have equal commanding power with the Big Bad. Many remain loyal to their leaders to their death (or even after), while others are bidding their time to betray them (and convince the sons to join them so they can "RULE the GAlaXy, as FathER AND SON!"). Some Dragons would undergo a "Heel Face Turn", and betray their leaders for the sake of the Heroes...sometimes at the cost of their own life (In TVTropes speak: "Redemption Equals Death")
These are my favorite movie "Dragons". They are ranked according to several factors: awesomeness, effectivness, evilness, looks (they do matter) and my personal, emotional favoritism I might ave for the character and/or movie.
Movies that never fail in making me weep or at least feel choked up, every time. A couple of classic "tearjerkers" are not here because I have not seen them yet (i.e. "Brian's Song", "Old Yeller", "Terms of Endearment", "Grave of the Fireflies", etc.) I have tried to avoid spoilers, but be warned that there a few anyway.
If there's a movie that is not included here that you are surprised NOT to find amongst such esteemable company, it's either on this list:
Or I've seen it and it still needs to grow on me (if it's not instantly, sometimes it'll happen on my second viewing)
These are my favorite film villains. With the exception of a handful of entries, I have avoided adding historical characters for various reasons (mostly because it seems unfair to the fictional ones; also, due to varying viewpoints on what makes a real life character a "villain" and also to avoid increasing the gap between the evil and destruction caused by a Hitler and, say, a Captain Hook. There are about 5 or 6 historical villians, but they are included because they are either fictionalized versions (Edward I, for example) or their names have been changed for the dramtization of the events (the "Goodfellas ones, for example)
Villains are ranked according to how much Ithey proyect certain qualities that make them memorable for me: dread, strenght, power, charisma, cleverness, a propensity for evil schemes, a veneer of joviality (sometimes sincere, sometimes false) or a mask of fury or inhumanity, with the added "value" of the crimes or atrocities they are willing to commit to achieve their dastardly ends (whether it is to control the universe, the galaxy or their office space)
Additional Note: Some of the pictures show actors other than the ones that I'm thinking of when it comes to a particular type of character. I've written the name of actor and film to explain which is the one I'm thinking of.
The Movies I most want to watch (I'll add more if I forget some) in alphabetical order.