6. Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Okay, I’m going to admit something here that is a bit of an unpopular opinion. I don’t find Nurse Ratched all that villainous. She definitely has her way of doing things and will not have anyone disrupting the calm of her psych ward. So she is a great foil to Jack Nicholson’s Randle McMurphy. Their power struggles are the basis for the story. But by the standards of the rest of this list, is she really a villain? I included her here because Louise Fletcher is just so good at playing the cold, callous nurse that has always left me wondering if she really might just be misunderstood. Although, in the end, it’s admittedly tough to see her as anything but evil.