Now that we’re in the most wonderful time of year, I can stop pretending to be a normal person and share my love of all things creepy and evil—including people! There’s nothing like a good villain; we all love to hate these people, and a sexy one is even easier to love. This list contains MY top 10 sexiest male villains—don’t’ worry ladies and gentlemen, I promise a follow-up with my top 10 female villains in a couple of weeks!
10) Mickey Altieri played by Timothy Olyphant: Scream 2
Mickey Altieri is kind of a forgotten sexy villain; his motivations are…weak (kill this chick, and I’ll pay your tuition?), but his ability to hide himself in plain sight while planning and executing the mass killings of Sidney Prescott and all her friends makes him interesting enough (in a Ted Bundy kind of way) to earn a place in my heart and on this list.
9) Norman Bates played by Antony Perkins: Psycho
Norman Bates is a classic beauty. He’s a little awkward with women, but who could blame him with a mother like that? You gotta love a guy who loves his mom! Now, a guy who keeps his mom’s corpse in the house and wears her clothes while murdering women, that might be a deal breaker…might.
8) Magneto played by Michael Fassbender: X-Men franchise
Whether played by the strapping Michael Fassbender or the always amazing Sir Ian McKellen, Magneto is a sexy, sexy mutant. Fassbender’s Magneto is a little more my speed, looks-wise, but the character himself has plenty of sex appeal (just look at him).He’s smart, ambitious, and charismatic. Charismatic enough that he easily convinces others to join his cause of destroying a “lesser” race (ironic, considering his history).
7) Scarecrow played by Cillian Murphy: Batman Begins
I’m not quite sure if it’s his piercing blue eyes or the terror-inducing gas, but there’s something about Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow that just makes a girl swoon. He may be a psychopath, but c’mon, he’s a doctor, ladies!
6) Bane played by Tom Hardy: The Dark Knight Rises
The voice aside (which I don’t really mind), Bane is all man. He looks like he’d have no problem picking you up and having his way with you. He’s a big mass of muscle and has a misplaced sense of justice; what more could you ask for in a man? Sanity? Let’s not get picky.
5) Jim Moriarty played by Andrew Scott: Sherlock
Sexy, scheming, and a more than a little bit psychopathic, Jim Moriarty is the perfect archnemesis to Sherlock Holmes. He’s flamboyant and almost childlike in his sadistic ways; he prefers to keep his hands clean, letting others do his bidding, and there’s nothing like a man with good hygiene.
4) David played by Michael Fassbender: Prometheus
I know Michael Fassbender has already made this list, but…c’mon. Something about David’s lack of basic human emotions really spoke to my loins. He seems to have no motivations for his actions, except “Hey, let’s see what the hell happens?” and if you haven’t figured this out by this far into this list, I’m sucker for chaos.
3) Khan played by Benedict Cumberbatch: Star Trek Into Darkness
Kahn is more than your average villain. After all, he is better than us (at everything). He’s clever, good-looking, and kicks ass like nobody’s business. His backstory makes it easy for us to root for him, which makes him all the sexier. He’s doing it for his family (even though he may be going about it in the most violent, altogether worst possible way). And, of course, that voice.
2) Loki played by Tom Hiddleston: Thor franchise
This one isn’t much of a surprise, but that’s for a good reason. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki has commanded a legion of fangirls, even more so than his hero big brother Thor, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether he’s living in his brother’s shadow, faking his death, or planning hostile takeovers of his (or our) homeworld, Loki just begs us to love him—and we are happy to oblige.
1) Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Now, I’ve really got some feelings about this one. On one hand, Kylo Ren is kind of sniveling and very emo (which speaks to the 14 year old in me), but on the other hand—Adam Driver. I’m not afraid to admit I prefer Kylo Ren when he has his mask on, with his sexy robot voice, and when he isn’t stabbing his long lost father through the gut, but I guess I’ve got a place in my heart for a man hellbent on taking his daddy issues out on the entire universe.
Scar voiced by Jeremy Irons: The Lion King
Is it weird that my sexual awakening was because of a cartoon lion? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has confusing feelings about this one, right? Right!? I think it’s the voice (again); I’m sensing a pattern here.