Fans’ Favorite Movies Where The Villain Actually Wins

There’s nothing quite like a villainous plot twist at the end of a movie to really shock an audience. While most people enjoy the “good guys come out on top” stories, there are films that are equally as good where things don’t end fairly for the characters.

It’s not just the cliche horror flicks where some bad guy is picking off people one by one. We’re talking movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and Star Wars, movies that are critically-acclaimed and have some of the most memorable villains in cinematic history. Be forewarned, this article contains many spoilers!

The Dark Knight Brought The Joker’s Dream To Life

The Dark Knight Brought The Joker's Dream To Life
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The Dark Knight was the second installment in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. And while most superhero movies end with the bad guy going to prison or worse, Nolan decides to take the audience through a whirlwind of emotion that we’re not entirely over. And this movie was released in 2008!

At the end of the movie, we see Batman falling over a ledge with Harvey Dent, of whom was going to shoot Gordon’s family. Being the vigilante that he is, Batman takes the blame for Dent’s death. Leaving Gotham without their Dark Knight and the Joker with what he wanted all along: a city full of anarchy.