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.
Played by: Charles Tyner
Films: The Longest Yard (1974)
Snitches get stitches. How you going to be the most unlikable person among other criminals and corrupt prison guards? Well, that’s pyromaniac prisoner Unger for ya. He so desperately wants to help the convicts against the guards in the big football game but is shunned because he just gives everyone the creeps. Yes, he gives the other inmates the creeps. He then spies on them and reports back to the guards to try and help the guards win. If that wasn’t enough, his final act of villainy is killing the beloved Caretaker by burning him alive with a bomb meant for someone else.
79. Roles of Quentin Tarantino
Played by: Quentin Tarantino
Films: Any movie he has been in.
First off, I love Quentin Tarantino movies and he is perhaps my favorite director but there is just something grating about him anytime he appears on screen especially in his own movies. It’s because he is freaking Quentin Tarantino in every single role he has ever been in and he is an annoying person. Every time I see his mug in one of his movies my eyes roll. Also, he plays unlikable characters for the most part, so he knows he is irritating and just continues along his merry way. From being a detestable sexual deviant criminal in From Dusk till Dawn to a whiny domesticated role in Pulp Fiction to a unfunny joke teller in Desperado… Aye Yai Yai, Quentin just stay behind the camera already.
78. Henry Bowers
Played by: Nicholas Hamilton
Film: IT (2017)
In what I consider the best comedy of 2017, the tormentor of the Losers Club was the darkest aspect of the film. Henry didn’t only verbally attack his prey but would also physically assault them as well. Bullies are already annoying enough but ones with a mullet and little hoop earrings just makes my blood boil. He is a punk who tries carving his name into a kid’s stomach with a switchblade. WTF right? And find a shirt with some sleeves ya redneck!
77. Colin Sullivan
Played by: Matt Damon
Film: The Departed (2006)
Snitches still get stitches, right? Usually that is for a criminal who is giving info to the police but what about a cop who is giving intel to the friggin mafia? I think that ranks below the criminal snitch. At least he is getting bad guys of the streets. Not Special Investigator Colin Sullivan because he helps the bad guys avoid the cops to carry out their nefarious exploits and for his own career gains. He even caused the death of a fellow officer. To make it worse he seemingly had everything with his awesome apartment, a gorgeous lady friend and a prick attitude, it’s hard not to want to punch him in his rat face. Oh, what I would have given to be Sergeant Dignam.
76. Earline Fitzgerald
Played by: Margo Martindale
Film: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Stereotypical hillbilly from the Ozarks. Selfish. Hateful. Commits IRS Fraud. Her daughter buys her a house in order to move her out of the motor home and instead of being grateful, she complains about the possibility of losing her welfare check. “Why didn’t you just give me the money?” Her final scene makes me want to put my fist through the screen. If you haven’t seen it then I won’t spoil it for you because you will want to choke her with your bare hands yourself.
Played by: James Spader
Film: Less Than Zero (1987)
James Spader pretty much deserves his own Hall of Fame wing of douchey and sleazy brat type characters for his roles in the 80’s alone but Rip is one of his worst. He is a drug dealing pimp who preys on a vulnerable and weak Julian. He is intimidating and menacing without actually doing anything himself and the fact that he is successful makes you dislike him even more. The slick back hair and cold stare with his prick smirk just made you want to tear his head off. Spader was perfect as Rip.
Played by: Maria de Medeiros
Film: Pulp Fiction (1994)
In my opinion, there wasn’t too many missteps when it came to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction besides putting himself in a role, which is why he made this list earlier, and this annoying voice, bowl hair cut waste of screen time character. She ultimately served no purpose other than to be annoying and forget the one damn thing Butch ask her to get. I’m glad you couldn’t have your blueberry pancakes! And that voice! OMG that voice. I can’t even. Thank Hades her screen time was pretty minimal, but none would have been better.
Played by: Sean Penn
Film: I Am Sam (2001)
Played by: Talia Shire
Films: Rocky IV and V (1985 and 1990)
Ok here me out first ya jerks. Adrian was an integral part of the Rocky series especially parts 1,2, and 3. I mean she is the reason for one of the most quotable quotes of all-time and the one who slapped Rocky out of his depression before the Clubber Lang rematch. However, by Rocky IV she was just a negative and doubting presence. She yells at Rocky, “You can’t win!” This trick don’t know who she is talking to?! And no showing up when your man has been killing himself in cold Russia doesn’t help your case none. Also, how did you let you all the money that your man fought for while you were doing whatever it was that you were doing, which wasn’t working, just disappear. Don’t blame Pauly, you knew him better than everyone and should have known better. Now you livin back in the ghetto which is probably where she wanted to be anyways. You never wanted to leave did ya? Girl get on my last nerve.
71. Yellow Bastard aka Roark Junior
Played by: Nick Stahl
Film: Sin City (2005)
His nickname kind of says all really. On the outside he was a handsome playboy but, in reality, is a sadistic pedophile. He is able to survive having his hand, ear and genital shot off by a detective trying to bring him to justice, but after many surgeries, he is horribly disfigured, bright yellow and emits a foul stench. He demented criminal ways actually gets worse and you can not simply wait for him to get what’s coming to him. Simply repulsive but one of Nick Stahl’s best performances.