crime The Best Revenge Movies  

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List Rules Movies must contain a revenge plot.

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

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen - Released: 2000

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

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359 118
Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
codya683 added Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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PeteBoyle added Léon Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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

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

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

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wiabux added Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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263 155
Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
wiabux added Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su - Released: 2003

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

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

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MartijnMartens added John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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

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PeteBoyle added Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
MatthewGill added Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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

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

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

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278 56
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MatthewGill added Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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Payback Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello - Released: 1999

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

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

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Ogbutch added Equalizer

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

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

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mdog12804 added The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Richard777 added Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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Richard777 added Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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Bootsdad added High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie - Released: 1976

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PeteBoyle added True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
wiabux added Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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Tom Islava added The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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Ogbutch added The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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

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but chickens double d added Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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

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103 55
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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wiabux added Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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

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Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
slaft added Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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Ogbutch added The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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Ogbutch added The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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MatthewGill added The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Ogbutch added Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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this girls opinion added The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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

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wiabux added The Mask of Zorro Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas