Movie bad guys come in all shapes and sizes. "Star Wars" famously gave us Darth Vader. In "Silence of the Lambs," it was Hannibal Lecter. But no movie villain is more dreaded; more feared than the '80s Movie Bully.
These were the guys who popped their collars, finger-combed their perfectly coiffed hair, and sped around in the Porsches, all while plotting the demise of the movie's plucky protagonist.
The bully mostly tended to wind up on top. Sure, he might get liquid heat sprayed onto his jock strap before football practice, but that would only serve to enrage the bully, causing more harm to our heroes.
And in the end, when the movie was over, Daniel-san might have won the girl, but Johnny Lawrence won our hearts.
Here are the best of the best, starting with one bully brave enough to tussle with a werewolf ...
No.5: Mick McAllister from "Teen Wolf"
Mick McAllister wasn't the first bully to light up the silver screen in the 80s, but he was certainly cut from the same cloth as the rest.
Like so many things that were popular, then ignored, then seemingly make a comeback (like Betty White); we may yet see the return of McAllister. Allow us to explain.
Mick, played by actor Mark Arnold in his first -- and pretty much only -- big movie role, took his bullying to the next level when he took on a werewolf. Not many others on our list have the stones to do that. But for the sake of making himself feel like a big man; scoring the hot chick; and making the little people feel, well, little, Mick was willing to push the bullying envelope.
And why might he come back into style, 25 years later? Simple -- those "Twilight" weirdos. They're dorky, they're vampires or werewolves, or whatever. They're perfect for bullying, and Mick is the man for the job.
Next, we see why revenge is a dish best served nerdy ...
No. 4: Stan Gable from "Revenge of the Nerds"
Ted McGinley ("Happy Days," "The Love Boat" and "Married ... With Children") is to faltering TV series what Jack Kevorkian was to the terminally ill. He just gets in there and puts them out of their misery.
And that's a shame, because Ted missed his true calling -- being an '80s movie jerk.
He had it all -- the Mr. Perfect looks; the smug attitude; the disdain for the small people. Unfortunately, he decided to focus on joining failing sitcoms than hone his craft full time as a movie bully.
Stan was a little different than the other bullies on this list. He wasn't a high school bully. Stan decided his bullyish ways needn't have ended with high school. He opted to keep his craft alive after arriving at Adams College.
Stan was a renaissance bully. He was an athlete (captain of the football team), thespian (sang in drag at a rally), and aspired to oppress the nerds.
Up next, a bully who spanned generations ...
No. 3: Biff Tannen from "Back to the Future"
Biff Tannen is sort of a conundrum. Should he be included on this list? "Back to the Future" was a movie from 1985, but the movie took place largely in 1955.
He was also a bully in 1985 -- and then again in 2015. We feel a rift in the space-time continuum just thinking about it.
Unfortunately, the role of Biff Tannen was a double-edged sword. It both made and broke Thomas Wilson's acting career. Well, maybe "broke" isn't totally accurate.
He's worked consistently since then, but he will forever be known as Biff. Any show he appears in, he is instantly recognized as Biff. In fact, he was in an episode of "House" a couple years ago, and the whole time we were waiting for him to call one of the doctors "Butthead."
Happily, he's had a rich voiceover career to help pay the bills.
Our next bully never knew the meaning of brotherly love ...
No. 2: Chet Donnelly from "Weird Science"