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

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

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Léon Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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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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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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

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

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Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su - Released: 2003

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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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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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

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Equalizer

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

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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
Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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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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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
Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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

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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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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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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
Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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

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

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

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The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo