Roy – Blade Runner – Rutger Hauer
He has the perfect post punk look, with the white tee, leather jacket and ice blond hair. He also combines wit, determination and throws in a beautifully poignant speech.
Lucius and Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter – Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton
They really are cruel but that doesn’t stop them from being very easy on the eye, even with those hair do’s.
Lestat – Interview With a Vampire – Tom Cruise
Some would say the most attractive, charismatic and die hard vampire of them all.
Max Cady – Cape Fear – Robert Mitchum
Laid back, very charming, handsome and utterly terrifying, he really is the perfect sociopath.
Loki – Thor – Tom Hiddleston
Almost too pretty and at times slightly whiny to be a convincing bad guy and then he throws one of these looks and things get rather confusing for a girl!
The Joker – The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger
This is definitely a case of charisma over looks but then as soon as you know it’s Heath Ledger under that makeup it’s easy to be smitten by this psycho. I didn’t pick Jerad Letto as I think his look is just too far removed from the original Jokers we’ve seen in print. Obviously his Joker is very fit though!
Simon Phoenix – Demolition Man – Wesley Snipes
This guy has insane amounts of charisma – literally insane amounts.
Caster Troy/Sean Archer – Face Off – John Travolta
John Travolta in full on bad guy mode is a wonderful thing to watch. He really works hard to make a character you will simultaneously love and hate.
Tyler Durden – Fight Club – Brad Pitt
Ok, so I know he’s not essentially a bad guy…More of a bad influence but he’s definitely sexy and no good will ever come of listening to him!
Hughie Warriner – Dead Calm – Billy Zane
You get the feeling something is off with this character from the moment he is introduced but then you quickly don’t care.
David – The Lost Boys – Keifer Sutherland
Looking back there aren’t that many redeeming features as to why this bad guy is particularly likeable apart from his bad boy look, which obviously appealed to teenagers in 1987 and beyond.
The Devil – End Of Days – Gabriel Byrne
The devil is often portrayed as being manipulative and charming not unlike vampires in contemporary culture and this devil does a great job. Sarcastic, unshaken by pretty much everything and of course darkly seductively handsome.
Bane – The Dark Night Rises – Tom Hardy
Yes, he has a lot muscles and bulk going on in general but when his characters back story is revealed you genuinely feel for him, rather than just wanting to feel him (sorry).
John Ryder – The Hitcher (2007) – Sean Bean
Mysterious and confident but with a strange melancholy about him, he is utterly menacing.
The Sheriff of Nottingham – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Alan Rickman
Rickman’s performance is an absolute delight to watch as he camps it up as a lusty, ruthless and very sarcastic sheriff. Not the most attractive bad guy but there is just something about him that makes wenches quiver across the land.
J.D – Heathers – Christian Slater
A breath of fresh air, a free thinker, confident, sexy and a total nut job.
Tobin Frost – Safe House – Denzel Washington
He’s incredibly clever, charming and deadly but who’s side is he on?
Dracula – Bram Stocker’s Dracula – Gary Oldman
Obviously we are talking about Dracula when he appears as if young and not as an old man or some furry beast. He really is the perfect romantic anti-hero with such heartbreak in his past it’s easy to see why Nina falls in love with him and forgets about -what’s-his-name….
Stewart Swinton – Wolf – James Spader
Rather than getting type cast for his good looks in the 80’s and 90’s James Spader got type cast for playing interesting bad guys. *spoiler alert* A supposed nice guy who eventually turns out be a werwolf is pretty interesting!
Leon – Leon: The Professional – Jean Reno
He has a gorgeous accent, he loves his plant, he protects kids and just happens to be an assassin for a living.