The Best Revenge Movies Films

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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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen Released: 2000

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Released: 2008

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Released: 1972

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

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Law Abiding Citizen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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

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    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving Released: 2006

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning Released: 2004

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


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

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    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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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Released: 1994

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

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    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


    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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    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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

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    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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


    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Released: 1999

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


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

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

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    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest Released: 1974

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    Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Released: 1968

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

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Released: 1976

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

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    Equalizer

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    High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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

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

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

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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


    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi Released: 1995

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


    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant Released: 1987

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    Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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    The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Revenge Movies


    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Released: 1982

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush Released: 2005

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    I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

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    Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Revenge Movies

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    Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Released: 1971

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


    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan Released: 1971

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


    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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