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Welcome to All Movie Talk! In this audio podcast, Samuel Stoddard and Stephen Keller talk about old and new movies, famous directors, historical film movements, movie trivia, and more.

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Top 6: Sympathetic Villains

In Episode 2, our top 6 list is about villains who are sympathetic in some way and not just purely evil. What great movie villains can you muster up some sympathy for?

As always, we recommend you listen to the show first, before spoiling our Top 6 lists for yourself, which follow.

  1. Norma Desmond, from Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  2. HAL 9000, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, from the Star Wars saga (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
  4. Roy Batty, from Blade Runner (1982)
  5. Top Ripley, from Purple Noon (1960), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and Ripley's Game (2002)
  6. The Strangers, from Dark City (1998)
  1. Fagin, from Oliver Twist (1948) and Oliver! (1968)
  2. The Frankenstein Monster, from Frankenstein (1931); and King Kong, from King Kong (1933) and King Kong (2005) but not King Kong (1976)
  3. Michael Corleone, from The Godfather saga (I, II, III)
  4. HAL 9000, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  5. Frank Chambers, from The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  6. Karl Childers, from Sling Blade (1996)

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