Top 10 Movie Villains Who Wanted to Get Caught

These movie villains can add "master planner" to their resumes. For this list, we’ll be looking at antagonists whose capture fell perfectly in line with their secret plan. Our countdown includes “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith”, “Skyfall”, “The Dark Knight”, and more! Which of these villains do you think would outsmart the rest? Let us know in the comments!

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    4 days ago


  • Alwan Haikal Official ID

    Alwan Haikal Official ID

    5 days ago


  • SR Striker

    SR Striker

    5 days ago

    You should have included the bad guy in Mission Impossible 3

  • Trami Nguyen

    Trami Nguyen

    5 days ago

    A lot

  • Eric Siji Mathew

    Eric Siji Mathew

    5 days ago

    I love this video just because marvel and dc stuff are here

  • Garrett Schick
    Garrett Schick7 hours ago

    Should have included John Kramer from Saw II - his capture puts Eric Mathews’ test in motion for pretty much the whole film

  • Factory of Divisive Opinions
    Factory of Divisive OpinionsDay ago

    For me, John doe is number 1.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. NobodyDay ago

    I vote for Mickey - Scream 2.

  • Xenlavian
    Xenlavian2 days ago

    Was adding Bane to your list part of your plan?

  • r҉e҉d҉h҉e҉a҉d҉e҉d҉ ҉ ҉p҉s҉y҉c҉h҉o҉
    r҉e҉d҉h҉e҉a҉d҉e҉d҉ ҉ ҉p҉s҉y҉c҉h҉o҉2 days ago

    it was obvious who was at number 1

  • Daniel Noah
    Daniel Noah2 days ago

    🃏 Joker

  • Rodimus
    Rodimus3 days ago

    11:35 If Gordon had killed the Joker when he had the chance, everything would have been prevented

  • No One's Innocent
    No One's Innocent3 days ago

    SEVEN should have been 1

  • F3AR_ TuRtULE
    F3AR_ TuRtULE3 days ago

    Agent coldon isn’t actually dead though. Just go watch marvel agents of shield

  • tyler hill
    tyler hill4 days ago

    Mickey from scream 2 should be on the list, because he said it himself that he wants to be caught

  • Dhruv Sibal
    Dhruv Sibal4 days ago

    Joker definitely rule over all others

  • Gevorg1989
    Gevorg19894 days ago

    Naming the character is itself a spoiler.

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena4 days ago

    Kevin Spacey is in two of these.

  • Karl - Kotobirb best Girl
    Karl - Kotobirb best Girl4 days ago

    don't pause 1:38 I swear

  • ziya fatimah
    ziya fatimah4 days ago

    no reverse flash? when he wanted to go back in his time in S01 finale of the flash

  • yumna amjad
    yumna amjad4 days ago

    I knew it I knew it joker will be 1😊🧐😂🤭😁😅😉😆

  • Kiwi Gaming Guys
    Kiwi Gaming Guys4 days ago

    Hans landa - inglorious barsteds Should be mentioned

  • Adam Skyline
    Adam Skyline4 days ago

    No Clyde Shelton? This list is all wrong without him taking a spot

  • אורי כוכב
    אורי כוכב4 days ago

    Also, how about movie HEROES who wanted to get caught?

  • אורי כוכב
    אורי כוכב4 days ago

    Bobby Hayes, R. I. P. D. The guy intentionally got captured with a device set to freeze the whole department and finish assembling the Staff of Jericho.

  • Denny Edmond
    Denny Edmond4 days ago

    The Dark Knight trilogy is the absolute most overrated series in cinema history. They are "decent", but none of them are masterpieces IMO

  • super shenron
    super shenron4 days ago

    THE SENATE SHOULD'VE BEEN HIGHER he played both sides of the war killed purged an entire religion opposed a galaxy and although he was killed buy his granddaughter/daughter he managed to cheat death and build his fleet of planet destroying ship

  • Brian Marino
    Brian Marino4 days ago

    0:39 Which Fantasy Movie is this? I ask because it looks like Dungeons and Dragons. I never saw the film, but it's a simple guess. 4:52 Okay. It's Thor: The Dark World 2013. Never mind! I'm sorry

  • Sha’rya George
    Sha’rya George4 days ago

    Not going to lie, when I first saw the tittle I thought of the plane scene in The Dark Knight Rises. CIA Guy: “Was getting caught part of your master plan?” Bane being unbothered: “Of course!”

  • RubyGrace Moseley
    RubyGrace Moseley4 days ago

    The Joker is just too awesome. If he gets caught I would question it because he’s too much of a Slytherin to just “get caught”.

  • No One's Innocent

    No One's Innocent

    3 days ago


  • David faulkner
    David faulkner4 days ago

    To be fair. No matter how much of a d-bag Kevin Spacy may be he did get 2 spots on this list

  • Jarian Harris
    Jarian Harris4 days ago

    Great list!! Very well done and put together! I never realized so many bad guys were intentionally caught.

  • bentan
    bentan5 days ago

    Ye b4 i watch this. If hesth ledger joker is not in this im gonna stop subscribing You guys are hella lucky you put him as nr 1. I,ll stat

  • Gregor
    Gregor5 days ago

    I don't really know, if this is an unpopular opinion, but i loved Into Darkness, especially Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan. After that movie, i fell in love with the actor Cumberbatch. :D

  • My Real Nickname Is Bonbon
    My Real Nickname Is Bonbon5 days ago

    Mojo JoJo (mojo is in your name) in Power Puff Girls episode *child* *fearing* he wanted to be arrested so he will not babysit them

  • michael palmer
    michael palmer5 days ago

    Request: Top 10 Worst Things Patrick Star Has Ever Done #10: Being A Hypocrite: "Little Yellow Book" #9: Helping SpongeBob Torment Squidward: Various #8: Messing Everything Up: "Squidtastic Voyage" #7: Encouraging Sam's Destructive Temper: "Big Sister Sam" #6: Destroying The Krusty Krab: "Pat No Pay" #5: Going On A Mad Chopping Spree: "Karate Star" #4: Going Mad With Power: "Rule Of Dumb" #3: Always Making Things Worse: Various #2: Neglecting, Abusing, Tormenting, & Almost Killing Gary: "Pet Sitter Pat" #1: How He Treats SpongeBob: Various

  • A J
    A J5 days ago

    Surprised to see Algrim on this list considering how controversial that movie was. I actually watched Thor Tales of Asgard a month ago where he was an even better villain. Btw, I checked out the movie because it's in the same continuity as Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men and the Hulk Vs movies

  • WhySoSerious
    WhySoSerious5 days ago


  • Andy Liu
    Andy Liu5 days ago

    Owen Shaw

  • Hannah L
    Hannah L5 days ago

    What’s in the box??? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Jack Ambrose
    Jack Ambrose5 days ago

    Raoul Silva and John Doe are by far my favorites.

  • Mohamed Minhaj
    Mohamed Minhaj5 days ago

    I saw joker on 1st place from miles away

  • Age of Leviathan
    Age of Leviathan5 days ago

    Loki is my favorite villain

  • Nick Antony
    Nick Antony5 days ago

    no "Law Abiding Citizen"???? Boooooooooooooo

  • VanRocCarMor
    VanRocCarMor5 days ago

    Do this same category with TV villains and give strong consideration to Raymond Reddington being #1 from The Blacklist.

  • ThatIs_ Me
    ThatIs_ Me5 days ago

    count dookoo

  • WyllE
    WyllE5 days ago

    Villain: *get caught and start laughing* The good guy: "On the second thought, let's just kill him" The villain: "Hold on, what the f*ck?"

  • dilworth6113
    dilworth61135 days ago

    The first villain that got into my mind after reading the title is joker! And I'm glad I'm correct!

  • Gabe z
    Gabe z5 days ago

    You can never go wrong with Heath Ledgers Joker

  • RubyGrace Moseley

    RubyGrace Moseley

    4 days ago

    No you cannot! He is the King Joker

  • Brad Berry
    Brad Berry5 days ago

    Verbal Kent would out smart them

  • Casey Hayes
    Casey Hayes5 days ago

    Hi Good Morning Day Everybody.

  • Lily Rose
    Lily Rose5 days ago

    I love benedict cumbers acting

  • WarriorMan
    WarriorMan5 days ago

    And what about: Benett From Commando (1985) Karl From Die Hard 1 (1988) Dick Jones From RoboCop 1 (1987)

  • William Summerson
    William Summerson5 days ago

    I knew joker would be no1 but john doe is my favorite by far. Kevin spacey's performance is terrifying, bone chilling and oscar worthy. Probably my favorite movie serial killer. Great job mojo as always. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Scott Summers
    Scott Summers5 days ago

    Kevin Spacey always nails these creepy villains. Just like him in real life 😬😬😬

  • Baby Aintmine
    Baby Aintmine5 days ago

    Who else watched just to see if Joker made #1 on the list?

  • xKingBx
    xKingBx5 days ago

    That cumberbatch thumbnail nail tho

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk5 days ago

    Didn’t even let the ad finish before I made this comment. I guessing, joker is on the top 3! 🤡

  • Muhammed Kaan Gözen
    Muhammed Kaan Gözen5 days ago

    Palpatine all along

  • Andrew Haase
    Andrew Haase5 days ago

    1. He pulled a similar stunt in The Lego Batman Movie.

  • 이동욱
    이동욱5 days ago

    The gorgeous albatross individually analyse because low concretely wander after a round canoe. expensive, embarrassed probation

  • Karan Gupta
    Karan Gupta5 days ago

    "The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules."

  • WhySoSerious


    5 days ago

    And tonight your gonna break your one rule

  • Joshua Mohlman
    Joshua Mohlman5 days ago

    If a criminal is happy to get caught, RUN

  • Sudhakar Kumar
    Sudhakar Kumar5 days ago

    For me its John Doe.

  • Liam Demko
    Liam Demko5 days ago

    I stg john doe better be on here

  • Mostafa Farweez
    Mostafa Farweez5 days ago

    Awesome list of movies and Great video ;) I like this 1 a lot :)

  • Angel Coronado
    Angel Coronado5 days ago

    Before I even watched this Top 10, I knew it in my heart that the Joker would be #1.

  • PHSDM104
    PHSDM1045 days ago

    How did you manage to skip over Clyde Shelton in Law Abiding Citizen? That was literally the key to his entire plan!!!

  • redmario7
    redmario75 days ago

    Lego Joker from The Lego Batman Movie

  • Sujal Mogalaikar
    Sujal Mogalaikar5 days ago

    I'm counting The Joker at No. 1

  • Jesse Gates
    Jesse Gates5 days ago

    I don’t understand how you don’t have Mr. Shelton from Law Abiding Citizen on this list, in my opinion, his planning, goes way over even half of these guys heads 👌👌

  • SR Striker

    SR Striker

    5 days ago

    Don’t forget Mission Impossible 3

  • Ali San
    Ali San5 days ago

    Loki and Khan smile damn. Those evil smiles.

  • Trami Nguyen
    Trami Nguyen5 days ago

    I love these movie villains!

  • Dragoninthewest
    Dragoninthewest5 days ago

    I'm still surprised Kirk or McCoy didn't know who Khan was. That's would be like a US Navy captain thawed out a frozen Napoleon and not having a clue who he was

  • Clyd Despa
    Clyd Despa5 days ago

    How come Law abiding citizen isn't on the list?

  • anush kanchan
    anush kanchan5 days ago

    Please make a video for Indian movie KGF chapter-2 teaser which is the highest viewed teaser all time

  • anush kanchan

    anush kanchan

    5 days ago

    For all the Indian fans

  • Romaro Brandon
    Romaro Brandon5 days ago

    Honorable Mention: Clyde Shelton from Law Abiding Citizen

  • MLG Renegade

    MLG Renegade

    4 days ago

    @Mr Nobody I've been looking for the movie for years XD

  • MLG Renegade

    MLG Renegade

    4 days ago

    @Romaro Brandon wife and sweet innocent daughter

  • MLG Renegade

    MLG Renegade

    4 days ago


  • Mike David

    Mike David

    5 days ago

    @Romaro Brandon Yeah I guess you're right. I didn't think of it like that when I first watched the movie.

  • Romaro Brandon

    Romaro Brandon

    5 days ago

    @Mike David how? He tried to kill the entire justice system just because they let one guy (who died at the beginning of the movie because of him) go.

  • ultimatum
    ultimatum5 days ago

    Joker came to my mind when I saw this video

    MLG GAMER5 days ago

    I keep forgetting that some villains getting caught actually makes sense because they can always expertly set up a trap for example Kurse and Chancellor palpatine which by the way is a hell of a genius idea by the way he got what he wanted another apprentice you just gave him what he wanted. But that depends on the villain that you're dealing with whether catching them is a good idea cuz sometimes they're not really smart so they just get captured and it's over. Done. But it's really cunning ones like oh they captured in jail right with the other Avengers for example and being able to like further divide them oh man that's genius or enough to kill someone that they love or someone close to them that they love that's genius planning right there

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    Baymax in armor5 days ago

    Top 10 Henchmen Who Betrayed Their Villain Boss.

  • RubyGrace Moseley

    RubyGrace Moseley

    4 days ago

    Oooh…like that idea

  • Ian Douglas
    Ian Douglas5 days ago

    Mickey Altieri in Scream 2 It was literally his only motive!

  • Daniel A8733
    Daniel A87335 days ago

    Yes khan

    MLG GAMER5 days ago

    Not just in the movie but even in the Avengers Assemble did Loki want to get caught. I remember there was this plan of his where he unleashed the frost Giants in the show and then he got caught I think and then something to do with enchantress help getting him out and then he went on his merry way and continue doing his deeds it was very convoluted in my opinion but it's Loki for you. I think even one of his plans had involved Hercules and Ares at some point either that or they just showed up

  • The Commenter Dragon
    The Commenter Dragon5 days ago

    Top 10 Villains Who Didn't Want To Be The Bad Guy Anymore.

  • Hailey Hagen-Bade

    Hailey Hagen-Bade

    4 days ago

    What about Loki and others

  • RubyGrace Moseley

    RubyGrace Moseley

    4 days ago

    Even though it’s at the end of his life I’d say Darth Vader. But for sure Regina Mills, Wreck It Ralph

  • SR Striker

    SR Striker

    5 days ago

    @The Commenter Dragon what was about to say that

  • The Commenter Dragon

    The Commenter Dragon

    5 days ago

    @Austin Robertson And so would Megamind.

  • Austin Robertson

    Austin Robertson

    5 days ago

    Wreck it Ralph definitely would be on that list.

  • C V Nair
    C V Nair5 days ago

    Comment 97 of video idea. 'Best Live musical acts of all time.

  • Timothy Wilkes
    Timothy Wilkes5 days ago

    How can a “trend” in a movie from 2008 be credited with creating the trend over two movies from 1995? I know y’all love Ledger and TDK and all, but come on man!

  • Alesandro Vargas
    Alesandro Vargas5 days ago

    I wish Kevin Spacey was a good guy in rela life, unfortunately he is not! wich is sad because hes one of my favorite actors ever ):

  • Josh M
    Josh M5 days ago

    How could you forget Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen ??

  • SR Striker

    SR Striker

    5 days ago

    And Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mission Impossible 3

  • PHSDM104


    5 days ago

    Exactly! That was his goal throughout the entire movie!!!

  • El Profesor
    El Profesor5 days ago

    John Doe was indeed calculative. He was always certain about how every act of his would result in, including giving in to the police.

  • No One's Innocent

    No One's Innocent

    3 days ago

    SEVEN should have been 1

  • SR Striker

    SR Striker

    5 days ago

    It’s kinda ironic that Spacey plays villains that do succeed but not in real life

  • Seth Freakin Rollins✔
    Seth Freakin Rollins✔5 days ago

    You can't hate Loki. You just can't. He's a gem.

  • Factory of Divisive Opinions

    Factory of Divisive Opinions

    Day ago

    @Karan Gupta 90% imo. writing wise he's too inconsistent. One moment he plans his own captures and tricks people, the other he tries to kill Thanos(who had just beaten the crap out of hulk in mere seconds)with a knife. Depending on the movie, he's either smart or dumb.

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  • Cadillac Deville
    Cadillac Deville5 days ago

    I can't wait 😁

  • kouz
    kouz5 days ago

    I love how Joker doesnt care about being caught or being killed all he cares about is breaking Batman

  • No One's Innocent

    No One's Innocent

    3 days ago

    Yeah, that's uber pathetic tbh

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  • A Wolf In Human Shape

    A Wolf In Human Shape

    4 days ago

    _I think he wants only Batman to be the guy to kill him or to kill Batman himself. He's not afraid to die, but he prefers no one else does it to him other than the Dark Knight. Cause he's a sick fuck._

  • Joker !
    Joker !5 days ago

    Lol just spoiled the Usual Suspects for myself 😭😭😭 Serves me right for not watching it yet I suppose

  • Giggity King
    Giggity King5 days ago


  • VibStwo
    VibStwo5 days ago

    *I guess it is written in the scri-* No your explanation is better

  • James Spring
    James Spring5 days ago

    The torpedoes weren't empty: they contained live warheads.

  • ultimatum
    ultimatum5 days ago

    Seven and The dark knight should be on the list because they are just awesome

  • Blaize Gottman
    Blaize Gottman5 days ago

    But the suspect in the usual suspects was never captured

  • Joseph McFarland
    Joseph McFarland5 days ago

    What no Law Abiding Citizen?

  • Dustin Kopperman
    Dustin Kopperman5 days ago

    I like all the movie villains to get caught or outsmart on tv or on DVD

  • Chelsea Canales
    Chelsea Canales5 days ago

    Joker and Khan and Loki are the best villains. They tend to get caught and fool the authorities.

  • Spidey’s fans
    Spidey’s fans5 days ago

    I have to say I really like the dark night

  • 1921 APFA champs
    1921 APFA champs5 days ago

    Wait, Cumberbatch was Kann?! No way! Spoilers.