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Poll: When Evil is Relative

You don't choose your family... no family is perfect... fair enough. Movies have taught us that one can be flawed, bad or downright evil but still be good with the family.

However, there are cases where the harm was directed toward the family and that's harder to forgive. These villains or main antagonists all harmed one or many relatives (by blood, marriage or adoption) during the film, some did far worse. We're not discussing their popularity (winners would be too obvious) but their level of hatefulness.

Simply put, which evil relative was the worst?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Al Pacino and John Cazale in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in THE GODFATHER PART II
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    Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright in Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

    Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) in SHADOW OF A DOUBT
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    Jack Nicholson and Danny Lloyd in The Shining (1980)

    Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in THE SHINING
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    Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones in The Lion King (1994)

    Scar (Jeremy Irons) in THE LION KING
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    Faye Dunaway and Mara Hobel in Mommie Dearest (1981)

    Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) in MOMMIE DEAREST
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    David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Darth Vader (James Earl Jones/ David Prowse) in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
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    Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)

    Demonically possessed Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) in THE EXORCIST
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    Christopher Walken in At Close Range (1986)

    Brad Witherhood Sr. (Christopher Walken) in AT CLOSE RANGE
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    Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth in Mildred Pierce (1945)

    Veda Pierce (Ann Blyth) in MILDRED PIERCE
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    Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

    Ike Turner (Lawrence Fishburne) in WHAT'S LOVE GOTTA DO WITH IT
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    Macaulay Culkin and Wendy Crewson in The Good Son (1993)

    Henry (Macaulay Culkin) in THE GOOD SON
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    Cinderella (1950)

    Lady Tremaine (Eleanor Audley) in CINDERELLA
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    Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944)

    Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer) in GASLIGHT
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    John Huston in Chinatown (1974)

    Noah Cross (John Huston) in CHINATOWN
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    "Rosemary's Baby" Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes 1968 Paramount

    Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) in ROSEMARY'S BABY
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    Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000)

    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in GLADIATOR
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    Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Dingle, and Carl Benton Reid in The Little Foxes (1941)

    Regina Giddens (Bette Davis) in THE LITTLE FOXES
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    Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    Eleanor Iselin (Angela Lansbury) in THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
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    Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

    Baby Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE
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    Corinna Harfouch in Downfall (2004)

    Magda Goebbels (Corinna Harfouch) in THE DOWNFALL
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    Donna Murphy in Tangled (2010)

    Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy) in TANGLED
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    Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's Life (1993)

    Dwayne (Robert De Niro) in THIS BOY'S LIFE
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    Dwight Yoakam in Sling Blade (1996)

    Doyle Hargraves (Dwight Yoakam) in SLING BLADE
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    David Strathairn and Kathy Bates in Dolores Claiborne (1995)

    Joe St. George (David Strathaim) in DOLORES CLAIRBORNE
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    Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover in The Color Purple (1985)

    Albert (Danny Glover) in THE COLOR PURPLE
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    Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)

    Margaret White (Piper Laurie) in CARRIE
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    Harvey Stephens in The Omen (1976)

    Damien Thorn (Harvey Stephens) in THE OMEN
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    William Hurt in A History of Violence (2005)

    Richie Cusack (William Hurt) in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
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    Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke, and Rob Morgan in Mudbound (2017)

    Pappy McAllan (Jonathan Banks) in MUDBOUND
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    Brad Dourif in Mississippi Burning (1988)

    Deputy Clinton Pell (Brad Dourif) in MISSISSIPPI BURNING
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    Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) in THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
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    Scott B. Morgan in The Usual Suspects (1995)

    Keyser Soze in THE USUAL SUSPECTS
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    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

    Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) in RAGING BULL
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    Mo'Nique in Precious (2009)

    Mary (Mo'Nique) in Precious
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    Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, and Tina Turner in Tommy (1975)

    Uncle Frank (Oliver Reed) in Tommy

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