We hate them all.
In the most simplistic terms, movie characters can be categorised into two groups, goodies and baddies. Every so often though this duopoly is broken up by a jerk and these characters are the absolute worst.
The way I see it, at least you know where you stand with characters like Michael Corleone, Nurse Ratchet and Freddie Kruger. It’s obvious that they would harm you at the first available opportunity, but jerks are different.
These characters have the ability to get under your skin, slowly gnaw at your brain and ultimately make you hate them with every fiber of your being.
Here’s our tribute to some of the best bullies, bastards and buttheads in cinematic history.
Denis Nedry from Jurassic Park
In a few words: Ah ah ah, you didn’t say the magic word.
Water Peck from Ghostbusters
In a few words: This man has no dick.
Biff Tannen from Back to the Future
In a few words: What are you looking at butthead!?!?
Harry Ellis from Die Hard
Ina few words: Hans, *bubby*, I’m your white knight.
Barry from High Fidelity
In a few words: Let ’em riot. We’re Sonic-fuckin’-Death Monkey.
Percy from The Green Mile
In a few words: I didn’t know the sponge was supposed to be wet.
Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore
In a few words: Stay out of my way… or you’ll pay! Listen to what I say!
Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In a few words: Pucker up butter-cup.
Uncle Frank from Home Alone
In a few words: Look what you did, you little jerk!
Johnny from The Karate Kid
In a few words: Sweep the leg!
Bill Lumbergh from Office Space
In a few words: I’m gonna need you to…
Burke from Aliens
In a few words: Open the door Burke!
Mr Fletcher from Whiplash
In a few words: Rushing or dragging!?!?
Frank from Hot Rod
In a few words: All great men have mustaches.
Derek from Step Brothers
In a few words: Punch me in the face!
Summer from (500) Days of Summer
In a few words: Flakier than the flakiest flake that has ever been flaked. Annoying as hell also.
Buzz from Home Alone
In a few words: His girlfriend, woof!