Movie Villains and the Psychological Reasons Why We Love Them

Four movie analyses.

Why do we sometimes love the bad guy in a movie?

How come we can look past a character’s negative, and even antisocial traits and start cheering for gangsters, serial killers, and master manipulators of all kinds?

On my main website, Psychology Corner, I address the main psychological reasons why we end up loving the villain, in a series of articles dedicated to some of the best characters that fit the previous description.

Here are four of them.


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