These Evil Women Are The Greatest Female Villains In Cinematic History

We all love a movie with a strong female character, but what about when that same character is the villain of the story? From beloved Disney movies to cult classic films, we’ve seen the most despicable female antagonists. These fictional – and some real – women have become so iconic that we love to hate them! Would you agree with this list of the greatest female movie villains? #6 makes every dog lover’s blood boil!

Nurse Ratched

Photo Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Nurse Ratched from the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is as sinister as they come. Behind her plain exterior is an evil tyrant who intimidates and abuses patients at a mental hospital. Of course, her position as the head nurse assures she never gets caught and everything is pretty much under her control, that is until one patient tries to escape.

There’s a reason that One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was the second in history to win all five major Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Lead Actor, and Lead Actress, which went to Louise Fletcher for the role.