Times Where the Villain Totally Gets Away In Movies

As is the case with the whole Jurassic Park movies, the Jurassic World (2022)’s ending showcases its main villain being punished for his bad and evil behavior, which reassures the fans that villainy doesn’t always pay. However, there have been many notable movies where the villain actually manages to get away with what deed they’ve done.

Reddit users have identified many such movies, showing the extent to which villainy, despite all of its dangers, still has a lot of allure for many.

Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn has made many great thriller movies, and Gone Girl is of the most notable ones, where a woman stages her disappearance to frame her husband (Ben Affleck).

It’s a bracingly haunting movie, partly because of the amazing performances by Rosamund Pike and Ben. VisVirtusque had this to say about their viewing experience: “That’s the only movie where I left the theater legitimately upset.”


No Country For Old Men (2007) (Hulu)

No Country For Old Men

Many films that are created by the Coen Brothers show worlds in which human corruption is given free rein. While the bad guys are punished–Fargo is a brilliant example–but No Country for Old Men is something different.

Its antagonist, Anton Chigurh, has not only one of his best roles but also a character who, from the film’s very own perspective, seems to always get away with it. s4m_s3piol calls it “one of the best movies of all time.”


Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown is widely regarded as one of the best films of the 1970s -and rightfully so- Featuring many powerful performances, like   Jack Nicholson, it is a movie that firmly immerses the viewer in a sinister and deeply perverted dark world.

Like most noir movies, it looks to unsettle the fan’s notions of morality, and let us not forget, it also has a truly stunning villain.

Movies to remember – The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin’s The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Martin Scorsese is among the most respected directors in Hollywood, and he has a very keen interest in umm, well,  American masculinity in its many forms.

In The Wolf of Wall Street, for instance, he goes on to shine a piercing, mostly unflattering, lighting on the mentality of Wall Street.

Catch Me If You Can – One of Best Con Movies (2002)

Catch Me If You Can

Another DiCaprio film! Hollywood has a fascination with con-men, as can be most clearly seen in Catch Me If You Can, one of the best roles of Leonardo DiCaprio.

While Frank Abagnale, played by DiCaprio is charming, it is also the truth that he and DiCaprio manage to hoodwink many people, doing all as he tries to match wits with Tom Hanks’ Carl Hanratty.

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