Bad boys (and girls) will always have an appeal that can make the most level-headed human succumb to drool-worthy dreams, and movie villains are no different. Although the history of films have had us always cheering on the protagonist and wishing we were one of James Bond’s girls, there have been quite a few villains we wouldn’t mind turning to the “dark side” for. Whether facing superheroes, space battles, or mutant beings, here are 10 crush-worthy movie villains.
10. Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow in Batman Begins
When Cillian Murphy took on the role of supervillain Scarecrow in Batman Begins, he was called “a picture-perfect villain” by The New York Times and that his “baby blues look cold enough to freeze water and his wolfish leer suggests its own terrors.” But at the same time, those calculatingly cold eyes are also what are so wildly captivating about him. “He has the most extraordinary eyes, and I kept trying to invent excuses for him to take his glasses off in close-ups,” said director Christopher Nolan. Thank you for that! The New Yorker’s David Denby said of him, “Cillian Murphy, who has angelic looks that can turn sinister, is one of the most elegantly seductive monsters in recent movies.” Elegantly…seductive…monster. Let that seep in.(c) Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection