The spectator is reassured that being a villain doesn’t pay off in Jurassic World (2022) by the villain’s punishment for his terrible actions. To the astonishment of many, there have been a few well-known movies where the bad guy wins and really gets away with what they’ve done. Many of these films have been recognised by Reddit users, illustrating the extent to which villainy, despite its risks, still holds a lot of appeal for many.
1. No Country For Old Men (2007)
Director- Ethan Coen
Welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss finds the bodies of seven drug dealers. They had all been killed in a violent encounter in a rural area of Texas. Moss decides to simply take the $2,000,000 gift for himself rather than reporting the find to the police. Anton Chigurh, a psychotic killer, is now on his trail as he coldly kills practically every opponent, bystander. Even employer in order to get his prey and the money. As Chigurh approaches in, the blood from this hunt starts to flow behind Moss with a continually escalating intensity. While he desperately tries to stay one step ahead. While unable to comprehend the overwhelming magnitude of the crimes he is trying to stop, laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell nonchalantly leads the investigation.
2. Gone Girl (2014)
Director- David Fincher
Nick Dunne is a former New York City columnist, discovers that his Missouri home has been broken into. His front door is partially open, that there is broken glass all throughout. To his surprise, his well-known novelist wife, Amy, has mysteriously vanished. As the skilled detective Rhonda Boney digs deeper and deeper into the husband’s supposedly immaculate image. Nick’s life is unavoidably brought into the public eye amid an unrestrained media feeding frenzy. Nick becomes increasingly mired in a murky reality where nothing is what it seems. As a result of half-truths and outright lies.
3. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Director- Martin Scorsese
Jordan Belfort and Donny Azoff founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont at the beginning of the 1990s. Their business immediately expands from 20 employees to more than 250. Hence, their reputation on Wall Street and in the trading industry rises sharply. So much so that businesses use them to register their first public offerings. Their level of substance misuse and fabrication increase along with their social rank. When they strike it rich on high-stakes deals, they throw extravagant parties for their personnel, drawing attention like no other. This ultimately results in Belfort being referred to as “The Wolf Of Wall Street”. Also, appearing on the cover of Forbes Magazine. The FBI is aware of Belfort’s trading tactics. Therefore, he comes up with new strategies to hide his activities as he makes money. Belfort eventually devises a plan to hide their money in a bank in Europe.
4. Chinatown (1974)
Director- Roman Polanski
Jake Gittes is a brilliant private eye and expert in adultery cases in 1937 Los Angeles. He is profoundly cynical but also sympathetic. The chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Hollis Mulwray, is suddenly confronted by a mysterious blonde. She enters his office convinced that her husband is having an affair. And then all of a sudden, Gittes is involved in a complicated murder and deception case. Because Gittes poked his nose into a complex and hazardous plot, dishonest government officials and homicidal henchmen are hunting him. As if that weren’t enough, Jake is now beginning to think that he’s been duped. But in this tricky situation, practically everyone is hiding something.
5. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Director- Mel Stuart
Charlie Bucket, a penniless but honourable paperboy, dreams of entering cryptic chocolatier Willy Wonka’s enigmatic candy factory more than anything in the world. Then, unexpectedly, the world’s best candy manufacturer announces a global competition: the winner will receive a free tour of the plant and a lifetime supply of chocolate if they can find one of the five extremely rare golden passes concealed in his legendary and delicious Wonka Bars. In a miraculous turn of events, Charlie discovers the fifth winning ticket. He then enters the gated compound of the reclusive candy magnate with his loving Grandpa Joe and the other four winning children and their parents to view the marvels of chocolate production firsthand. This is a reality that was a dream.
6. Funny Games (2007)
Director- Michael Heneke
A content middle-class family travelling to a summer vacation home, including mother Anna, father George, and son Georgie. When they arrive, they go through the usual family vacation preparations, including putting the boat in the water. Peter, a neighbour, arrives and asks if he might borrow some eggs. Peter is kind and submissive, but there’s a spooky quality to him. Paul, who is as nice but with an even more unnerving demeanour, soon joins him. It doesn’t take long for the newcomers’ violent side to come to light when they cause George major leg damage and kidnap the family. Although it’s unclear what drives them, they don’t have anything to do with thievery or monetary gain. They bet that Anna, George, and Georgie will all be dead by 9:00 the following morning as part of a game.
7. There Will Be Blood (2007)
Director- Paul Thomas Anderson
Oil prospector Daniel Plainview lives in the early 20th century. He flies to Little Boston, California and begins to purchase land, starting with the Sunday farm, based on information supplied to him by Paul Sunday. He promises to erect roads, schools, and churches to convince the residents to sell so he may buy up all the land in the region. Naturally, he has no desire to do so. He exists solely to pursue financial gain. In the course of his activities, men perish, the villagers lose everything, and Plainview prospers. He has few friends and many enemies throughout his life, and even his adopted son H.W. finally feels isolated.
8. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Director- George Lucas
The commencement of the Clone Wars was almost three years ago. Count Dooku and the Separatists are fought by the Republic with the aid of the Jedi. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to assist the captive Chancellor as a new threat grows. To Anakin, being a Jedi Master is the next logical step. The Separatist General Grievous is being sought after by Obi-Wan. Anakin seeks Master Yoda’s advice when he sees Padmé experiencing anguish and sorrow in the future. Most of what the Jedi have created is destroyed when Darth Sidious implements Order 66. Witness Darth Vader’s conception. Feel the hate between two brothers caused by the betrayal. Observe the strength of hope.
9. Hannibal (2001)
Director- Ridley Scott
Ten full years after the events of The Silence of the Lambs (1991), the sophisticated cannibal and methodical serial murderer Dr. Hannibal Lecter finds himself someplace in Florence to start up where he left off. Clarice Starling, however, is about to lose her reputation until a deformed benefactor who is the lone survivor of Lecter’s crimes convinces her to return to the case with the intention of finding the genius physician. Now that everyone involved in the search for the elusive virtuoso of death has fallen victim to greed and ambition, the stage appears prepared for the ideal plan of retaliation.
10. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Director- Steven Spielberg
1960s New Rochelle era. Frank Abagnale Jr., a high school student, looks up to his troubled father who works for the IRS. Frank flees to Manhattan with $25 in his bank account after his parents divorce, promising to make up for his father’s losses and get his parents back together. A few years later, the FBI discovers him in France. He is apprehended, extradited, tried, and imprisoned for passing more than $4,000,000 in fraudulent checks. He has pretended to be a Pan Am pilot, a paediatrician, and an attorney along the road. Additionally, an unflappable FBI agent named Carl Hanraty has been after him from almost the start of his criminal career. What begins as a game of cat and mouse turns into a father-son relationship.