The Best Revenge Movies

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A list of the best revenge movies. These are the best revenge films ever made. If you believe we missed something that should be on the list of the best revenge movies of all time, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Revenge is a dish best served cold... it also can be one of the most satisfying events to witness first hand. This makes "vengeance" a fantastic theme for movies about revenge. This list of revenge films includes all genres, even revenge horror movies, although most of them are going to be action or dramas.

If a suspenseful revenge plot is on your agenda for the day, be sure to check out these top revenge films. We're not saying vengeance or payback is always the answer, but if you're into films that make you grin with schadenfreude then these are the movies for you! This revenge movies list is ranked in order of votes, so vote for the best revenge thrillers so they rise to the top.

What is your top revenge movie? Take a look at this revenge movies list and vote for the movie you think is the best.
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    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen Released: 2000

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Released: 2008

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    Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Released: 1972

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su Released: 2003

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning Released: 2004

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving Released: 2006

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    Law Abiding Citizen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley Released: 1979

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Released: 1994

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce Released: 2002

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Payback is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Released: 1999

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    John Wick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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    Memento is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Released: 2001

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    Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Released: 1968

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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest Released: 1974

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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Released: 1976

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    Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Equalizer

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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    High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange Released: 1991

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    Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant Released: 1987

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    Desperado is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Desperado Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi Released: 1995

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    The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Released: 1982

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    Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush Released: 2005

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    Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Released: 1971

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    I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    I Spit on Your Grave Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

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    Straw Dogs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Straw Dogs Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan Released: 1971

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    Lucy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton

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