There are a ton of movie characters we would love to meet in person. And then there are some we would like to hit in the face, multiple times, with a steel chair, if allowed.
Dolores Umbridge – Harry Potter
Imelda Staunton’s Dolores Umbridge proved a character can be irritating and terrifying at the same time. An avatar of pure malice, Umbridge flipped the entire Hogwarts, turning it into a shadow of its former self.
Bella Swan – Twilight
The one thing fans hate more than the Twilight movies is the lead character of the series – Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. Even actors from the Twilight movies have mocked Bella Swan as a character numerous times.
Gregory Anton – Gaslight
Ever heard the term – Gaslighting? It is the attempt to convince someone to question their sanity via various modes of manipulation. The term came into being because of a particular character. Charles Boyer plays Gregory Anton in this 1944 movie where he tries to make his wife think she is going insane.
Warden Norton – Shawshank Redemption
Warden Norton’s opening speech to the new inmates were – “Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank“. He almost brought Dufresne to his knees. When evidence of Dufresne’s innocence surfaced in his own jail, he killed the witness to ensure he doesn’t lose the sick little game he was playing.
Ruth Dewitt Bukater – Titanic
Rose was about to get married to a very abusive little man. She was crying inside. And all her mother Ruth did was look the other way as she sent her only daughter to a doomed marriage. And she did that to save herself from going into financial and social ruin.
Miss Trunchbull – Matilda
Miss Trunchbull is the Principal of the School of nightmare academy. Gruff, mean, rude, cruel, and insensitive does not even begin to fathom her entire personality. She used to swing schoolchildren by their pigtails just for fun. She even locked them in closets as punishment. they are kids for crying out loud not Nazis!!
Percy Wetmore – The Green Mile
Percy Wetmore was designed as a character to draw on people’s hatred. He was never meant to be likable. Doug Hutchison’s acting took things to a whole new level. Wetmore was an entitled brat who only got posted there because of his familial connections. He misses no opportunity to spite death row inmates who are already about to die pretty soon. That is worse than scum.
Annie Wilkes – Misery
Fans obsess over their idols. But Annie Wilkis takes things to a near Ungodly level. Wilkis liked a book so much she would kidnap the author and make him rewrite the book because she did not like the ending. Annie is a neurotic woman inches away from megalomaniacal madness who needs to be put down at all costs.
Jar Jar Binks – Star Wars
The prequel movies of the Star Wars franchise gets a lot of hatred. Some are reasonable. Others are ill-placed. But the one point that brings the entire fan base together is their mutual unanimous hatred for Jar Jar Binks. If we had a time machine, we would go back and try to stop the one who came up with the idea of Jar Jar Binks by any means necessary.
Regina George – Mean Girls
This name has become a household phenomenon within the Millennial generation. Regina was the epitome of our adolescent nightmares. She was the popular girl at school with a really bad attitude. The title of the movie really suited her. She as willing to stoop to any level to remain the top dog of high school.
Hilly Holbrook – The Help
The Help had a huge array of compelling characters. But the one character we really wanted to just wither and die was Hilly Holbrook, the suburban housewife born and bred in the art of subtle racism. All her life, Hilly has seen the African-American people in her households as nothing more than cannon fodder. Hilly viewed them as less than human. Little did she know it was her who was sub-human at best.
Nurse Ratched – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
There aren’t many characters from back in those days we still hate with such a burning passion. Nurse Ratched was not a caretaker. She was a dictator who liked to play cruel tricks to bend her patients to her will. And we grew up to hate her so much even her very face makes us lift our noses in disgust. She was the pinnacle of coldblooded, abusive degeneracy.