10 Best Villains in David Fincher Movies, Ranked

Horror, anxiety, and violence are all common themes in the film’s David FincherHis work in the film industry received “blank checks.” Whether he’s adapting a historical drama based on a haunting true story or telling a tear-jerking crime story, Fincher is guaranteed to find an audience with every project he works on.

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In recent years, Fincher has found success with Netflix, as he has collaborated on popular streaming shows House of cards And Mindhunter. After funding Fincher’s passion project ManNetflix will distribute Fincher’s next crime thriller The killer. Here are the ten best villains in David Fincher movies, ranked.

10 Beast, ‘Alien 3’

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Aliens 3 Not given much credit by Fincher’s fans; This is not surprising given that Fincher himself rejected the film and did not make the exact director’s cut that represented his true vision of the murderous comedy.

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While nothing will top the true horror of seeing the Xenomorph fully unleashed for the first time in the 1979 original. AliensFincher manages to bring interest to the franchise by killing off Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) allies in the first few minutes and introduce new creatures. Among them is “Beast,” a hybrid alien brought to life with surprising practical effects.

9 Christine, ‘The Game’

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Fincher’s underrated 1997 thriller Game It’s a different examination of evil than some of the more defining works of his late career. Instead of introducing a horrible villain, Game Examining the evil that lurks within everyone, wondering who is capable of such acts of murder.

There is nothing more terrifying than the company, and consumer leisure services Game represents the corrupting power of capitalism. Among their scariest employees is Christine (Deborah Kara Unger), who succeeded Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) participate in the CRS distortion program.

8 Junior, ‘Panic Room’

Unlike other Fincher films, Panic room A fairly straightforward home invasion thriller that examines the horror of insecurity in one’s home. The film focuses on struggling mother Meg Altamn (Jodie Foster), who must protect her daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) when the thieves came.

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Among all the villains of the movie, it is surprising Jared Leto Who gave the most memorable performance as the uptight Junior burglar. Leto is known for getting a little too eccentric in movies like: Suicide Squad And MorbiusBut he can rule himself in for Panic room There is a more nuanced role.

7 Martin Vanger, ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

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While the story of Lisbeth Salander and The girl with the dragon tattoo Having been told throughout the entirety of the Swedish film trilogy, Fincher managed to narrate his story in a packed 158 minutes. The Fincher version has been replaced Noomi RapaceLisbeth’s iconic performance with Rooney Marawho won an Academy Award for her intimate performance

Lisbeth is assigned to investigate a decades-old case involving the disappearance of a wealthy family’s missing child, only to find out that the girl’s distant cousin Martin Vanger (Stellan Skarsgård) have a hand in the case.

6 William Randolph Hearst, ‘Mank’

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Man A very personal project for Fincher, as it is based on a script written by his father Jack Fincher. The film is based on the behind-the-scenes dancing behind the making of Citizen KaneAnd internal pressure forced the playwright Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman).

The film draws comparisons between real-life figures in Mankiewicz’s life and the characters in it Citizen Kane. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hurst (Charles Dance) is generally thought to be an inspiration for Orson Welles‘ Famous character, Charles Foster Kane.

5 Zodiac killer, ‘Rasi’

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“The Zodiac Killing” remains one of the most unsolved murder cases of all time, and Fincher’s 2007 thriller made a deliberate (and wise) choice to not give the audience what they wanted by finding the exact culprit. Instead, he examines how fear and anxiety drove cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) to the point of insanity as he searches for the killer.

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The nameless presence of the titular killer Rasi somehow managed to be even more fearful than the shocking revelations will receive. The audience only sees a brief glimpse of the murderer during the ritual murder committed by the lake.

4 John Doe, ‘Se7en’

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Kevin Spacey May have won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as criminal leader Keyser Soze in 1995. The usual suspectsBut in the same year, he also appeared as the mysterious killer ‘John Doe’ in Fincher’s. Se7en.

Doe does not appear until the final stretch of the film when he is arrested by retired homicide detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and the distinguished young guardian of Mr. David MillsBrad Pitt). However, a certain twist on the box is enough to leave him in the memory of moviegoers forever.

3 Amy Dunne, ‘Gone Girl’

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Gillian FlynnThe hit novel skirt girl It inspired one of Fincher’s scariest, funniest, and most unique novels to date. The film examines the effects of the media circus following the disappearance of seemingly innocent housewife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) left her husband, Nick (Ben Affleck) completely confused.

Pike’s presence is not clear for the first half of the film, but the stirring monologue “cool girl” she gave in between. skirt girlThe climax solidifies that Amy’s disappearance is more than a simple case of kidnapping. Pike’s twisted performance when Amy won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

2 Tyler Durden, ‘Fight Club’

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“Hey, wanna fight?” Brad Pitt’s performance as the subject of the underground society in fight club It may have been seen as “cool” by audiences at the time, but any serious examination of the film shows that Tyler Durden represents the worst kind of toxic man.

fight clubThe current twist has become ingrained in popular culture, but the film’s (and surprisingly, Durden himself) point about extremism remains as relevant today as it was in 1999. fight club Felt like a cautionary tale in the 1990s, now it’s like a perfect examination of today’s internet culture.

1 Mark Zuckerberg, ‘The Social Network’

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Social network Continue to become more timely with each passing day as Facebook places limits on free speech and contributes to the spread of harmful fake news.

In many ways, Fincher’s 2010 biopic of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) feels like the origin story of one of today’s most destructive public figures. Any sympathy Eisenberg invokes in the opening of the film completely disappears when his true colors are revealed.

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