This was something I thought of earlier today. Usually when I watch films or television shows, I don't actually 'hate' a whole lot of characters. Even if I find the characters interesting, I'm usually indifferent to whether the good guy or bad guy wins. Very often, I believe the villain getting away or prevailing just makes for a better and more intriguing ending. If it's the villain of an action movie, I can't usually recall ever actually hating them. I tend to think they're just being awesome villains, probably because most all action movies are popcorn flicks and not super serious or anything. But even in other films, like gangster flicks, I usually don't harbor actual bad feelings towards the ones I want to see get killed, even though I'm still rooting usually for one side over another. But there's a few films where I actually do hate the people that are portrayed on-screen and genuinely look forward to their death and demise or at least imprisonment... Assuming this is a movie where either of those scenarios is likely and plausible. There's even one movie (which I won't name since this is a spoiler) where the killer got away and it bothered me for a few days afterwards. I then discovered an alternate ending where he WAS killed, and was genuinely pleased but also disappointed that it wasn't the real ending. For me, here's about the only examples that pop to mind: The Shield - I hated a character named Armadillo in Season 2. He was a Mexican drug dealer who murdered people by burning them to death (look up necklacing, which takes place in real life), he raped people including a 12-year old girl who looked like she was more like six, he had his own brother killed for almost no reason (though his brother was a piece of shit, too) and overall was the kind of person who deserved to die. Won't reveal whether he did or not in case it's a spoiler for anyone who wants to check out a great and underrated show like The Shield. The Wire - The three main members of the Stanfield gang - Marlo Stanfield (drug dealer/gang leader) and his two main killers, Chris and Snoop. Hated all three and wished nothing but death upon them. Marlo ordered the death of anyone who rubbed him the wrong way (including a security guard in a small little store) and Chris and Snoop happily carried it out. You really wanted to see someone come back on them and dish it out back to 'em. It was especially pleasing to see a feared muscle like Chris (who killed more people than anybody in the entire show) all shook up over the idea of Omar coming after him (Omar being the most feared man on the streets.) Natural Born Killers - A movie about two mass murderers who go around killing anyone they please and express nothing but joy over it. Do I even need to go over this one? I don't think I've ever wanted to see someone die so badly in a movie, not even the above examples.