20 Awesome Psychotic Movie Characters: A Gallery

Granted there are hundreds if not thousands of psychotic movie characters out there, but some are clearly more memorable than others.   There are some characters that are more than just players in a movie.   They become icons.  People that fans follow, imitate and remember for their entire lives.

It’s this lot that we’re focusing on and a lot that is way more exclusive.    I’m sure there are plenty more out there but I chose these 20 characters because each of them struck a chord in me.  A chord that won’t let up.

Enjoy our psychotic movie character gallery after the jump…..

Thanks to Listal for some of these images

Alex DeLarge – A Clockwork Orange

Amon Goth – Schindler’s List

Bill Kilgore – Apocalypse Now

Bobby Peru – Wild at Heart

Bullet Tooth Tony – Snatch

Dr. Strangelove

Frank Booth – Blue Velvet

Gaear Grimsrud – Fargo

Harry Powell – The Night of the Hunter

Mickey Knox – Natural Born Killers

More Psychos Next….

  • Steve

    Fight Club and Taxi Driver are in my top 5 movies. I relate to those characters more than you can imagine.

    I don’t get out much.

  • Zach

    The Joker?

  • RAF
  • Aaron

    Willy Wonka is my favorite. 😀

  • Mattfactor

    Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men.

  • Bit of an old school one – Harry Roat Jr from Wait Until Dark. Give it a try, a really good film.

  • Greg

    Early Grayce from Kalifornia…

  • frank

    Denis Leary – Judgement Night

  • R

    …Johnathon Doe (Kevin Spacey) – Se7eN

  • this list is incomplete with joker from TDK.

  • Mikomi

    Jack Nicholson, Shining !

  • Alaric

    LOL, Willy Wonka, possibly the only non-violent psycho on this list. So I guess the Jack Nicholson Joker wasn’t psycho enough for you? Scared the hell out of me as a kid, just makes me laugh as an adult. I don’t agree with Kilgore loving the smell of napalm in the morning, but I do love something else. I love the smell of roasted skag in the morning.

  • Alaric

    Also, speaking of that Kilgore guy, you ever notice that “Surf Vietnam” poster in Hill Valley 2015 in Back to the Future II? LOL

  • Jennifer

    Good list, but I’m with RAF, where is Patrick Bateman?