Who Are the Greatest Masked Villains in Cinema?

alex atkins bookshelf moviesThe new normal means going out and encountering masked individuals wherever you go. On a typical outing one will encounter the standard light blue disposable mask (commonly worn by medical personnel), cloth make with various patterns and themes: polka dot, leopard skin, camouflage, solid black, cartoon faces, animal faces, skull, pirates, dinosaurs, American flag, and, of course, solid colors. Who knew that medical masks could be such a fashion statement? But let’s face it (pun intended), some face masks look a little creepy — like the skull mask or the solid black mask with the round filter and wide head straps that makes the person look like Bane from the Dark Knight movie. As you stand there, surrounded by this sea of face masks, it makes you wonder: who are the greatest masked villains in cinema? According to the members of the Ranker community, here are the greatest masked villains — and if you see them, make sure to implement social distancing protocols and stand at least six feet away!

Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th)
Predator (Predator)
Boba Fett (Star Wars)
Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Scarecrow (The Dark Knight)
The Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Ghost face (Scream)
Leather face (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Phantasm (Batman: Mask of Phantasm)
Death Eaters (Harry Potter)
Lord Humungus (Mad Max 2)
Dorian (The Mask)

What other masked villains can be added to this list?

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For further reading: https://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-masked-villains/ranker-film


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