Well, they got there in the end. For this list, we’ll be looking at the most dramatic and moving villain redemption moments on the big screen. There will be MAJOR SPOILERS ahead, so … spoiler warning! Our list includes Doctor Octopus sinking the reactor in “Spider-Man 2” (2004), Darth Vader killing the Emperor in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983), Batty saving Deckard in “Blade Runner” (1982), Yondu saving Starlord in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017), Red saving Caesar in “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017), and more! What YOUR favorite movie villain redemption arc? Let us know in the comments!
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  1. how about mini me going over to the good guys side that should have been on the list

  2. Vwlss Nvwls Reply

    As a kid all I wanted was to see the villain suffer. But I now realize that the best villain roles will make you love them as much as you hate them.

  3. Vinny Marasciulo Reply

    Puss In Boots in Shrek 2 and Wes Mantooth from the Anchorman movies

  4. The only disappointment is that every time a Villian redeems himself, he immediately gets killed.

  5. 1991 Terminator 2 Judgement Day. The Terminator redeeming himself by protecting Sarah Connor and John Connor.
    Then ultimately allowing himself to be lowered into the molten steel by Sarah Connor to keep the technology of Skynet from appearing in the future. ♥"here, I can not self terminate. You must lower me into the steel."♥😢😭

  6. Spider-man 2 is such a fantastic movie. Also, I don't care what people say about Moonraker (1979). I adore this film

  7. Yes Darth Vaderrrrr

    But also why was Loki only an honerable mention yet Yondu was on the list???

  8. Just a guess, #1 = Darth Vader killing the Emperor, Return of the Jedi.

  9. Metallica Elsa Anna Olaf Reply

    Amos Slade in The Fox And The Hound
    Iago in Return of Jafar
    Hector Barbossa

  10. Metallica Elsa Anna Olaf Reply

    I know it’s a TV show and not a movie, but Sunset, Starlight, Discord ect. Had good redemptions on MLP FIM EDIT although Tempest Shadow had a good redemption in the MLP 2017 movie.

  11. Antonio Reyes Reply

    Darth Vader/Anakin returning to the light will always and will be my favorite Villian turned hero redemptions, ever.

  12. What, no mention of Team Rocket’s heroic self-sacrifice in Pokemon 2000 after helping Ash with saving the world?

    No respect, I tells ya.

  13. Jamie Olberding Reply

    WatchMojo.com Have you thought of doing a list for the Top 10 Heroic Redemptions of TV Villains such as Dalek Sec [the former Leader of The Cult of Skaro] from "Doctor Who" who sacrificed himself to save the Doctor from being killed by Daleks Thay and Jast by getting in the way of their line of fire?

    Hybrid Dalek Sec: "My Daleks… just understand this: If you choose death and destruction, then death and destruction will choose you."

  14. EJ Elec Flame Tails Reply

    Remember when Doc Ock was on the thumbnail?
    Well, he still made the saddest sacrifice in the Spider Man movies

  15. Scott Johnson Reply

    Even though we hasn't a main antagonist, Malfoy wasn't on this list?

  16. Bill Austin Reply

    Boromirs death in LotR is as epic a redemption as you can get. Should be here.

  17. Denis Seres Reply

    Watchmojo, THANK YOU for making a video from my suggestion 🙂

  18. I’m the updated versions of the “Return of the Jedi”, Vader shouts “No!” As he tosses Palpatine over the edge, saving Luke.

  19. The moment Loki look at Thor for the last time and then say Odinson by that point everyone knows that he didn't have any tricks. Just desperately trying to stop his brother being killed

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