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    22 Unlikable Male Characters Who, Without A Doubt, Almost Ruined The Movie Completely

    I can't stand Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory!

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which male movie characters are the worst. Here's what they had to say.

    Warning: Possible spoilers ahead 🚨
    Note: Some submissions include topics of sexual assault and suicide.

    1. Daniel Hillard from Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Miranda learning Daniel is Mrs. Doubtfire in the restaurant
    20th Century

    "As much I love the movie and Robin Williams, Daniel from Mrs. Doubtfire was the worst. He was horrible to Miranda and tricked her into hiring him."


    2. Ernesto de la Cruz from Coco (2017)

    Ernesto tricks Hector into having a drink with him, eventually poisoning him. Ernesto says: "I'm sending you off with a toast! To our friendship! I would move Heaven and Earth for you, mi amigo. Salud!"
    Disney / Pixar

    "He poisoned his partner and stole his music and guitar so he can become famous. He's the worst, and everyone needs to know it!"


    3. Tony Stark/Iron Man from the Marvel movies

    Tony Stark hugging Peter Parker in the car

    "He’s arrogant, spiteful, and manipulative. He risked the life of every person on the Helicarrier by instigating Banner, and risked the life of a 15-year-old for the sake of his own ego. Arguably, Stark is the villain in the MCU movies — people say he 'grew when he ‘discovered’ his company was making weapons,' like he didn’t create Ultron and E.D.I.T.H. after all of that."


    4. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movies

    Snape catching Harry roaming Hogwarts late at night
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "He was obsessed with Lily Potter in the unhealthiest way, and he was terrible to kids — Neville feared him more than Bellatrix, the woman who literally tortured his parents. He was also so terrible to Harry, he told everyone about Lupin, and he held this big grudge from his own years as a Hogwarts student — Snape didn't deserve a redemption arc."


    5. Yon-suk from Train to Busan (2016)

    Yon-suk worn out and stressed while taking everyone hostage on the bus
    Next Entertainment World

    "He’s selfish, manipulative, and got so many people killed for the sake of trying to save himself. As the movie goes on, his character just continuously makes everything worse."


    6. Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Grandpa Joe telling Charlie: "Look at me: hopping about! I haven't done this in 20 years"
    Paramount Pictures

    "He was bedridden for 20 years while his family suffered in extreme poverty, only to be up and dancing when a candy factory tour was mentioned?! And don’t even get me started on his 'tobacco money!'"


    7. Mark Loring from Juno (2007)

    Mark telling Juno he's leaving Vanessa
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "He's a married man who's supposed to be with his angel wife, but eventually he tries to get with Juno, a pregnant high school student carrying his adopted baby."


    8. Jacob Black from the Twilight Saga

    Summit Entertainment

    "Jacob was a totally awful guy who just wanted to control Bella. He never let her make any decisions for herself — he always acted like he knew better than her, and was mean to her every chance he got. He also imprinted on her daughter, sooooo...yeah, super creepy."


    9. Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings movies

    Frodo: "I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened"
    New Line Cinema

    "I'm sorry, I know he carries the 'burden' of the ring, but did he really have to be so useless? He couldn't defend himself, he was almost always getting killed and getting saved by everyone — all he did was cry and whine. Sam was the true hero of LOTR."

    —Olga Zg, Facebook

    10. President Snow from The Hunger Games (2012)

    President Snow saying: "Her entire species must be eradicated"
    Lionsgate Films

    "Even just looking at him made me want to punch him in the face."


    11. Jerry Maguire from Jerry Maguire (1996)

    Jerry telling Dorothy: "You complete me"
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "He's a self-centered ass who only thought of himself. I hate that they made him seem like the most romantic man for coming back to Dorothy at the end of the movie, but he only went back because he felt alone in that moment — such a toxic relationship and such a jerk!"


    12. Rez Gavron (Ally's manager) from A Star Is Born (2018)

    Ally's manager purposefully brings Jackson down by saying: "You single-handedly derailed her career, you understand that? She's never gonna say this to you. Just by staying married to you, she looks like a joke." Jackson looks depressed and defeated
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "He was the reason why Jackson killed himself, and he should've felt guilty for what he said to him. Jackson was getting better after he left rehab, and then Rez poisoned him with unnecessary guilt."


    13. Benjamin Braddock from The Graduate (1967)

    Benjamin telling Elaine to watch the burlesque show, purposefully making her feel uncomfortable
    Embassy Pictures

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    Benjamin did a lot of messed up things in The Graduate. He purposefully took Elaine to a burlesque show to make her feel uncomfortable, he literally stalked her at college and wouldn't take "no" for an answer, AND he never planned on telling Elaine about his affair with Mrs. Robinson (only until she threatened him) — he's a bad egg, to say the least.

    14. Paolo Valisari from The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

    Isabella asking Paolo to sing on stage, and Paolo singing out of key

    "Paolo from The Lizzie McGuire Movie made me wanna BARF. 🤮He lied to Lizzie about everything, especially his ability to sing — it was truly amazing when Isabella and Lizzie exposed him at the concert at the end of the movie."


    15. Ben from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

    Ben whispering to Andie: "Oh, you are already falling in love with me"
    Paramount Pictures

    "Yes, they were both lying, but the commentary he had about 'knowing women' and what they wanted out of life was pathetic and insulting."


    16. Murray Duvall from Clueless (1995)

    Murray asking Dionne "Is it that time of the month again?" Dionne is visibly insulted
    Paramount Pictures

    "Murray from Clueless was the worst. Sure, there were some pretty cute moments between him and Dionne, but for the most part, he didn't treat her as his equal. He always complained whenever she stood up for herself."


    17. Sebastian Valmont from Cruel Intentions (1999)

    Sebastian whispering: "Kathryn, the only thing you're gonna be riding is me"
    Columbia Pictures

    "This dude really decided to be in a bet to take a woman's 'virginity,' and the worst part about it was he went through a lotttttt of work to make it happen. Like, what?!"


    18. James Bond from the James Bond movies (1960s)

    Eon Productions

    "Pre-Daniel Craig–era James Bond. He was shallow and misogynistic with no apologies or consequences. Women were treated like talking props, and yet he was treated as if he should be every man's aspiration in life."


    19. Troy from Fences (2016)

    Troy telling Rose he's been standing in the same place for 18 years
    Paramount Pictures

    "Troy cheated on Rose and got another woman pregnant. Then, when Rose confronted him and asked if he was going to stop seeing her, he literally said to her face that he was still going to. And then he had the audacity to try to make himself the victim. He can choke."


    20. Lord Cutler Beckett from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies


    "This guy had hundreds of people hanged for simply talking to anyone he suspected of being a pirate — even children. Remember the boy who started the song at the gallows?"


    21. Hubbell Gardiner from The Way We Were (1973)

    Hubbell and Katie talking about Hubbell cheating on her
    Columbia Pictures

    "The Way We Were is one of my all-time favorites, but damn it, Hubbell sucks! He cheated on Katie with Carol Ann, AND he wasn’t a part of his daughter’s life at all."


    22. And Joe Fox from You've Got Mail (1998)

    Joe telling Kathleen: "Don't cry, Shopgirl" and her responding with: "I want it to be you so badly"
    Warner Bros.

    "I love this movie with my whole heart and soul, and every Nora Ephron movie for that matter, but Joe Fox was the absolute worst. First of all, he shut down The Shop Around the Corner, and then when he realized Kathleen was Shopgirl, he lied to her FACE about being NY152 — I'll never understand how she forgave him so easily!"


    Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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