10 Most Horrible Movie Dads

10. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) in There Will Be Blood

For Daniel, his adopted child is more a prop than he is a son. He uses little H.W. to help slime his way onto people's private property so he can bilk them out of their ultra-valuable oil deposits. Eventually, he abndons his little "bastard from a basket," which might actually be for the best. Who the hell wants to live the rest of their life being named H.W.?

9. Dwight Hansen (Robert De Niro) in This Boy's Life

Dwight doesn't seem like a bad guy at the beginning. He takes his new step-son to turkey shoots and teaches him how to fight back when the bullies at school give him crap. But, all of that good will goes by the wayside when he starts using the lovable Leo like a mop-headed punching bag. You expect your dad to be proud of you when you get a college scholarship, not try to stab you with a broken mustard jar.

8. Col. Frank Fitts (Chris Cooper) in American Beauty

With his collection of nazi memorabilia and a head full of unresolved homosexual thoughts, the Colonel is as volatile as they come. He beats the crap out of his own son and shoots the neighbor (Kevin Spacey) after he refuses to have a make out session in the rain. That's not the kind of guy you want to have to show a report card full of C's to.

7. Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) in The Stepfather

Getting a new stepdad is tough, especially when he's a genuine psychopath that goes from family to family, murdering them when they're unable to live up to his ridiculous ideals of what the perfect family should be. It's like having a Texas football dad, only slightly less insane.

6. Ed Wilson (Rodney Dangerfield) in Natural Born Killers

He's a text book piece of white trash with a penchant for dirty wifebeaters, professional wrestling, verbal abuse and, of course, incest. After seeing this the first time, it took us a while before we could actually look at the lovable Rodney Dangerfield the same way again. But, his particularly rotten performance (and we mean that in a good way) made it that much more satisfying when Mickey and Mallory finally deliver a 50-pound back of comeuppance.

5. Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects

In Taken, we see a dad willing to go to the ends of the earth to find his kidnapped daughter before any harm can come to her. But, when Keyser's wife and child get taken hostage, he doesn't hesitate to put bullets in all of them just to prove a point to the guys who tried to mess with him.

4. Darth Vader in Star Wars

When we told our dad we were going to make a living writing about movies on the internet, he just shook his head and went back to eating his pot roast. But, when Luke tells dear ol' Darth that he doesn't want to follow in his bio-mechanical footsteps, Vader gets all light saber happy and ends up taking off his son's hand. Plus, it's probably hard to face the kids at school when you know your pop blew up their home planet. Awkward!

3. George Lutz (Ryan Reynolds) The Amityville Horror

Lots of dads love getting a bargain, especially when it comes to real estate. But, George puts his entire family at risk when he buys a house notorious for killing its inhabitants. He starts hearing voices telling him that his loved ones need to die and he reluctantly begins to agree with them. But, we heard that the ghosts knocked $5,000 off the asking price and covered the closing costs, so we can't totally fault him for it.

2. Bill Maplewood (Dylan Baker) in Happiness

When you're an 11 year-old boy having a sleep over, you'd hope your dad would order you some pizzas and rent you a few video games. Bill opts for some less traditional parenting, drugging his entire family so he can have his dispicable way with his son's unconscious buddy. Later in the movie, he takes a road trip to molest another little boy. We never actually see that encounter, so we can only hope he got there to find Chris Hansen asking him to "have a seat right over there."

1. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining

Some dads blow off the steam built up at work by tossing around a baseball or firing up a few steaks on the grill. Jack would rather relieve the pressure put on him by his ghostly co-workers by chopping his family into paste with a fire ax. Next time, bring a stress ball to squeeze or something, buddy.

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