I wanted to write something here that was riveting and elegant to get you guys engaged with this list like most good writers do. However, seeing how that’s not really my style (not to mention I’m not really capable of that anyways), how about I just get down to brass tacks and let you know my process here, m’kay? It was a pretty thorough and intricate formula in which I simply picked the movie characters I found to be the most annoying and/or hated the most. Some of these characters are just doing their jobs (some a little too well). They are meant to be irritating or vile and the actor pulled that off perfectly. Some of these were intended to elicit joy or be humorous but ended up being obnoxious. Frankly, there are some that I simply just hate with every fiber of my being.
We all have those characters we cannot stand. Some of the entries you may wholeheartedly agree with and some you might be perplexed by their inclusion. Please feel free to share your thoughts and characters you just love to hate – or simply just hate. Enjoy!
This is The 100 Most Annoying and Hated Movie Characters Of All Time.
60. Guru Pitka
Played by: Mike Myers
Film: The Love Guru (2008)
This one is both annoying and sad. Annoying for obvious reasons like being so unfunny it makes me upset at how unfunny it is. Anyone else get that sometimes? Guru Pitka was a combination of everything we had already seen from Myers numerous times before and it just didn’t work. It’s sad because this film seemed to completely end his career. The Cat in The Hat got that train a rolling but ultimately after this atrocious “comedy”, we would only see Myers in cameo roles besides Shrek. I grew up with Mike Myers on SNL and loved a lot of what he did from Wayne’s World to Austin Powers (I still hold out hope for a part 4). I even enjoyed So I Married an Axe Murderer. I know. It pained me to see just how bad The Love Guru was that I couldn’t even finish it and still haven’t.
59. Oda Mae Brown
Played by: Whoopi Goldberg
Film: Ghost (1990)
Admittedly, I haven’t seen many of her movies, but did Whoopi ever actually act or was she just irritating Whoopi Goldberg in every role? I get the need for the psychic character, but the casting of Whoopi felt forced. After researching her role, I learned that Patrick Swayze demanded she be in the movie. I love me some Swayze, so this hurt a bit. Levity is fine but overacting and slapstick is what I got from her and I don’t think that was needed with this film.
58. Willie Scott
Played by: Kate Capshaw
Film: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Got to have a damsel in distress, don’t we? Enter the shrilling and useless love interest to Indiana Jones, Willie Scott. I have never been a big fan of helpless women who only complain and scream. She is the epitome of that and her looks don’t make up for how intolerable she was. She is pretty high on a lot of list for annoying characters and if I cared about Indiana Jones more, she would probably be high on mine too.
57. Norman Stansfield
Played by: Gary Oldman
Film: Léon: The Professional (1994)
This one is tough because I really enjoy this character mainly because of how great a job Gary Oldman does. He is a deranged, dirty drug dealing, pill popping, murdering cop who enjoys classical music. Oldman’s unhinged portrayal is one of the all-time greatest but what makes him so effective is that you really do hate him. He enjoys the carnage he wreaks on people innocent or not. He can be charming and chilling at the same time while delivering some sinister moments. With a rattle of his pill box, a crunch down on his pill that sends him into euphoric like state, “I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven.” And then proceeds to slaughter an entire family because the father didn’t meet his deadline. Read about it here.
56. Mr. Freeze aka Dr. Victor Fries
Played by: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film: Batman and Robin (1997)
Oh Arny. If his suit and acting wasn’t bad enough, all those ice puns are simply cringe worthy and enough to place him on this list. “What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!”” Let’s kick some ice!” And many, many more. When you are the most awful part of an already awful movie you tend to stand out. Arnold’s, Mr. Freeze, is easily one of the most eye roll inducing characters of all time. Apparently, Patrick Stewart was in line to be Mr. Freeze but once he read the script he got cold feet…I’ll see myself out.
55. Summer and Tom
Played by: Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Film: 500 Days of Summer (2009)
I don’t put all the blame on Summer for the way things turned out. Tom is as much to blame. I mean they both loved the Smiths for one. With Summer, maybe I was just tired of Zooey being the same person in everything and here she seemed like even more of a twit. Alternative chicks can be interesting to a point but there must be some substance to her and no, the fact that you dated a girl that one time doesn’t interest a real man. Bring in mopey Tom. Grow a backbone slacker! You deserved to have your heart broken. Grow a pair and find you a real woman.
54. Rachel Dawes
Played by: Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Films: Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008)
It has to be rare for a role to be played by two different people and both be equally unappealing. What was so special about Ms. Dawes that Bruce fell all over himself for her? Looks only go so far. Katie’s take was acted poorly and very preachy. Really you are going to slap your friend for wanting to shoot the man who killed his parents? Get outta here. There was zero chemistry between her and Bruce.
For Maggie’s turn, I just don’t like her face. What? If I can say it about a guy, I can say it about a female. Equality people!
53. Bob Ewell
Played by: James Anderson
Film: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Easily one of the most hate-able characters not only on screen but also in literature. Bob Ewell is a man who sexually abuses his daughter, a violent racist and willing to falsely accused an innocent man of his own pathetic crimes. He even attacks the innocent children of Atticus Finch because he not only defended a black man but also accused Ewell of the crime committed. Arthur Radley for the save though. Way to go Boo.
Played by: Natalie Mendoza
Film: The Descent (2005)
*The Descent is one of my all-time favorite horror films and if you haven’t seen it, then I believe it’s best you don’t know too much about the events that take place. It just makes it that much better. So, feel free to skip a head if you want. *
Physically strong but emotionally weak with highly questionable character pretty much sums up Juno. She encourages all her female friends to go on a spelunking expedition a year after one of her best friends lost her husband and daughter in a car accident. Then isn’t honest about the circumstances of the cave they decide to go exploring, and when the proverbial poop hits the fan, she leaves one of her friends to die to save her own neck. Then Suzy homewrecker decides to lie about it of course. Oh, did I fail to mention she was having an affair with her best friend’s husband? Mmhmm, treacherous piece of work this one.
Played by: Henry Thomas
Film: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
You may have asked yourself at one point, “Who doesn’t like E.T.?” Well I don’t. That’s who and it all starts with that little butt head Elliot. He made my ears almost bleed from his shrieking annoyance first off. He also should have told his parents about the alien and just let the government agents do their job. You see something, you report it. End of discussion. Was that finger used for healing or a weapon of mass destruction? We don’t know till they cut him up and examine the thing. Elliot should have been locked up is all I’m saying.