In 'The Help,' Southern society girl Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard) is as polished and polite as possible, but that pretty smile hides a mean, racist streak as wide as the Mississippi. It just proves, as Hamlet once said, "One may smile and smile and be a villain." Here's our collection of female characters who tried to put a pleasant face on evil as they schemed, bullied and even committed murder to get what they wanted.
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A Little Princess
G1995
Based on 19 critics

When young Sara (Liesel Matthews) is sent to a boarding school by her well-meaning World War I-bound... Read More

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Rosemary's Baby
R1968
In Theaters on June 12, 1968

A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia... Read More

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To Die For
R1995
Based on 23 critics

Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is a weather reporter at her small-town cable station, but she dreams of... Read More

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All About Eve
1950
In Theaters on 1950

Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up... Read More

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Misery
R1990
In Theaters on October 31, 1990

After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes... Read More

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Cruel Intentions
R1999
Based on 24 critics

Annette (Reese Witherspoon) unwittingly becomes a pawn in Sebastian's (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn's... Read More

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The Manchurian Candidate
PG-131962
Based on 14 critics

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed.... Read More

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Singin' in the Rain
G1952
In Theaters on April 11, 1952

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent... Read More

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Carrie
R1976
In Theaters on November 3, 1976

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White... Read More

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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
R1992
In Theaters on January 10, 1992

When she was assaulted by her doctor, Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) reported him to the police, and... Read More

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1
R2003
Based on 43 critics

A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous... Read More

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Mommie Dearest
PG1981
In Theaters on March 31, 2003

In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans,... Read More

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June 4, 2017
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Mean Girls
PG-132004
Based on 39 critics

Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves... Read More

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
PG-132007
Based on 37 critics

Now in his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) learns that many in the wizarding community... Read More

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The Help
PG-132011
Based on 41 critics

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of... Read More