Everyone enjoys a movie with a good villain and there are so many badass female movie villains. A good villain challenges the hero and makes the film entertaining to watch to where you almost like the villain while hating them too.
When you think of cinematic villains, the first that come to mind are Darth Vader, Voldemort, Joker, Hannibal Lecter, and more. But there are plenty of awesome badass female movie villains too. This list comprises great villainesses in cinema that are my favorites who meet the challenging expectation for the protagonist and who are pure evil. So here is the list. Also, there may be spoilers.
1. Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz)
Probably the most infamous female villain in Hollywood is the Wicked Witch of the West played by Margaret Hamilton. She has the whole classic witch look along with the best witch laugh in history. Throwing fireballs, ordering little Toto to be drowned, and terrorizing the innocent gang of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion certainly makes her a candidate of evil villain. She's one of my favorite badass female movie villains.