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, 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.