Movie villains that we secretly love

These bad guys may be evil but they are undeniably charming

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Just like in any work of fiction, movie villains generally serve as obstacles that movie heroes need to overcome to achieve their goals. In their role as a foil, villains usually embody characteristics that are diametrically opposed to those of the heroes. And though villains are often compelled by a desire to commit acts of cruelty and immorality, there are times when we find ourselves rooting for them, sympathizing with them, or outright loving them. Below is a list of 50 movie villains that we secretly love for reasons that are totally acceptable.

Agent Smith

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Agent Smith, played by Hugo Weaving, is the main antagonist of the first three Matrix movies. He was the leader of an elite group of computer programs called the Agents in the 1999 film The Matrix, and became a virus and the archnemesis of Keanu Reeves’ Neo in 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Though Agent Smith had a strong hatred for humanity, many sci-fans love him because he looks so cool and is extremely good at being bad.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”