21 Movie Villain Reveals, Ranked From “Yeah, Of Course It Was You” To “I Did NOT See That Coming”

    From sly supervillains to dramatic bad guys to the Ghostfaces of Scream films past.


    With the recent release of Scream VI, fans have been debating about the film's twists and turns, including the shocking third-act reveals, and the gruesome new heights in the franchise's brutality.

    Of course, the Scream films are known for their "whodunit" elements, keeping viewers on the edge of their seat with regards to who the killer is until they face the final curtain.

    So, with this in mind, I've decided to re-evaluate and rank the most notable cinematic villain reveals in movie history, from sly supervillains to dramatic bad guys to the Ghostfaces of Scream films past. Here we go:

    21. Mr. Glass in Unbreakable (2000)

    Samuel L. Jackson in a wheelchair holds up a comic book

    20. Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out (2019)

    Chris Evans in a white sweater stares intensely near four beer bottles on a table

    19. The Domergue Gang in The Hateful Eight (2015)

    Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, adorned in heavy, fur clothing, assemble around a wooden table

    18. The Cult in The Invitation (2015)

    A terrified woman in a white dress crouches near a barefoot man with a kitchen knife

    17. Roman Bridger in Scream 3 (2000)

    Scott Foley and Parker Posey sit on the set on a scary movie

    16. Jill Roberts and Charlie Walker in Scream 4 (2011)

    Emma Roberts stares at an off-screen figure while a Ghostface killer sneaks behind her

    15. Will Benson in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer and Matthew Settle sit at an ornate bar

    14. Quentin Beck/Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland, wearing their respective super-suits, stand around a futuristic laboratory

    13. Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th (1980)

    An older woman in a sweater holds up a hunting knife

    12. The Neighbourhood Watch Alliance in Hot Fuzz (2007)

    A devious man smiles and offers a police officer a cookie

    11. Gabriel in Malignant (2021)

    A terrified Annabelle Wallis stares with wide-eyes and a sweaty face in bed

    10. Captain Dudley Smith in L.A. Confidential (1997)

    James Cromwell in a suit talks succinctly to Guy Pearce

    9. Holly and Alex Jones in Prisoners (2013)

    Melissa Leo and Paul Dano sit on an old couch

    8. Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)

    Anthony Perkins showcases a wicked grin while staring directly to camera

    7. Frank and The Mother in Barbarian (2022)

    A terrified man holds a flashlight in a dark hallway

    6. Rose Armitage in Get Out (2017)

    Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya sit at a patio table

    5. Richie Kirsch and Amber Freeman from Scream (2022)

    Jack Quaid embraces Melissa Barrera in a hospital

    4. Billy Loomis and Stu Macher from Scream (1996)

    Skeet Ulrich and Matthew Lillard surround Jamie Kennedy at a video store

    3. The Grandmother from Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

    A man crawls before a smiling woman on a staircase in a beaten-up living room

    2. Mickey Altieri and Nancy Loomis in Scream 2 (1997)

    A woman in a trench coat surprises a another woman in a white shirt at a pay phone

    1. John Kramer/Jigsaw in Saw (2004)

    A desperate man crawls on a dirty bathroom floor near a victim of an apparent suicide

    You've read my ranking, but what's yours? What do you think is the single greatest villain reveal in a film? Share in the comments below!