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


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Released: 2008

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    Léon: The Professional

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Law Abiding Citizen

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Kill Bill Volume 1

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    V for Vendetta


    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving Released: 2006

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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Released: 1972

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    Man on Fire


    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning Released: 2004

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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

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    The Count of Monte Cristo


    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce Released: 2002

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    Mad Max


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

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    Kill Bill Volume 2

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Crow


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Released: 1994

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

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    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Payback


    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Released: 1999

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    Django Unchained

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Inglourious Basterds

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    For a Few Dollars More

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    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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    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Death Wish


    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest Released: 1974

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    Gran Torino

    ranked low on reranks & added by MatthewGill
    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    John Wick

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    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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    The Punisher

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Once Upon a Time in the West


    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Released: 1968

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    High Plains Drifter

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    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Released: 1976

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    Enter the Dragon

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    The Princess Bride


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

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    Lucky Number Slevin

    added by wiabux
    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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    Desperado


    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi Released: 1995

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    Cape Fear


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

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    added by wiabux
    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    The Patriot

    added by Ogbutch
    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    Equalizer

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ogbutch
    Equalizer

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    Hang 'Em High

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    True Grit

    added by PeteBoyle
    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    I Spit on Your Grave

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    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

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    The Karate Kid

    added by MatthewGill
    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Cape Fear


    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Released: 1982

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    added by MatthewGill
    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Munich


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush Released: 2005

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    The Mask of Zorro

    added by wiabux
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    added by Ogbutch
    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    Get Carter


    Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Released: 1971

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    Harry Brown

    added by PeteBoyle
    Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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