European Comic Book/Pulp Villains (Live Action)

This was once a hero and villain database, but I decided it's more interesting to discuss the more uniquely European phenomenon of films and franchises based on the exploits of the villain. This list includes all comic and "comic-adjacent" (pulp novels, cartoons...) based villains and anti-villains from Europe and Eastern Europe.

Only live action movies apply. I'm going to try to keep Eurospy movies and Turkish pop culture rip-offs in their own category, but there is unavoidable overlap.

  • Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine
  • Fantômas: Juve Against Fantômas
  • Fantômas: Fantômas Against Fantômas
  • Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed
  • Fantômas: The False Magistrate
  • Les Vampires
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • The Adventures of Fu Manchu
  • The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu-Manchu
  • Belphégor
  • Svengali
  • The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
  • The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
  • Svengali
  • Arsène Lupin
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Rocambole
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • Arsene Lupin, Detective
  • Arsène Lupin Returns
  • Drums of Fu Manchu
  • Drums of Fu Manchu
  • Enter Arsene Lupin
  • Rocambole
  • El otro Fu-man-chú
  • Rocambole
  • Svengali
  • The Adventures of Arsène Lupin
  • Signé Arsène Lupin
  • The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Return of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Invisible Dr. Mabuse
  • Arsene Lupin vs. Arsene Lupin
  • The Terror of Doctor Mabuse
  • Rocambole
  • Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard
  • The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse
  • Fantomas
  • Belphegor, or Phantom of the Louvre
  • The Face of Fu Manchu
  • Fantomas Unleashed
  • The Diabolical Dr. Z
  • The Brides of Fu Manchu
  • Kriminal
  • Killing Frankestayn'a karsi
  • Mandrake vs. Killing
  • Female Kilink
  • Killing vs. the Flying Man
  • Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard
  • Rocambole contra las mujeres arpías
  • The Million Eyes of Sumuru
  • Mister X
  • The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
  • Rocambole contra la secta del escorpión
  • The Curse of Belphegor
  • Killing in Istanbul
  • Satanik
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • The Blood of Fu Manchu
  • The Mark of Kriminal
  • Iron Claw the Pirate
  • The Girl from Rio
  • The Castle of Fu Manchu
  • The Vengeance of Dr. Mabuse
  • Shadowman
  • The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
  • Le Complot diabolique du docteur Fu Manchu
  • The Adventures of Arsène Lupin
  • Svengali
  • Mabuse in Mind
  • The Click
  • Dr. M
  • Zora la vampira
  • Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre
  • Adventures of Arsene Lupin
  • Iznogoud
  • Doctor Mabuse
  • Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar
  • Die 1000 Glotzböbbel vom Dr. Mabuse