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Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge 

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Updated February 4, 2020 4.7k votes 563 voters 24.9k views 82 items

They say "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," and that righteous rage is on full display in these movies about women getting revenge. The best movies about furious women out for revenge feature strong females seeking to right a wrong. This is a list of the greatest women revenge films including everything from Fatal Attraction to Eye for an Eye to Ex Machina.

What films will you find on this list of movies about vengeful women? In Kill Bill: Vol 1 and Vol. 2, Uma Thurman played a betrayed badass out to cross all the names of those who had wronged her off her list. Carrie follows a high school outcast whose supernatural powers help her wreak bloody havoc at prom. Other acclaimed films featured on this list include Misery, Thelma & Louise, and Hard Candy.

Which vengeful women movies are your favorites? Give the best films a thumbs up to vote them to the top of the list, and please add any good movies that are missing.

 

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Wright

Hanna is a 2011 action thriller film that contains prominent fairy tale elements, directed by Joe Wright. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, a girl raised in the wilderness of ...more

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Foxy Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Peter Brown

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jack Hill

Foxy Brown is a 1974 American blaxploitation film written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars Pam Grier as the title character, described by one character as "a whole lot of woman" who ...more

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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana
La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner ...more
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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton

Released: 2014

Directed by: Luc Besson

Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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I Spit on Your Grave 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka, Joe Absolom

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 American rape and revenge horror film directed by Steven R. Monroe, who directed its predecessor, I Spit on Your Grave—which was based on Meir Zarchi's 1978 film ...more
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Eye for an Eye is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American crime thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film stars Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly ...more
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She-Devil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1989

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

She-Devil is a 1989 American dark comedy film directed by Susan Seidelman and written by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns. It stars Meryl Streep, Ed Begley, Jr. and Roseanne Barr in her film ...more
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The Quick and the Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Sam Raimi

This film is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a gunfighter who ...more

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Extremities is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1986

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Extremities is a 1986 film starring Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid and James Russo. It was adapted from the successful, yet controversial, 1982 off-Broadway play of the same name ...more
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Miss Bala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Miss Bala is a 2019 American-Mexican action drama thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and a remake of the 2011 Mexican film. A beauty contest winner (Gina Rodriguez) is forced to work ...more
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Three Billboards Outside... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Tom Islava added Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Released: 2017

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her ...more
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Lady Snowblood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Meiko Kaji, Kō Nishimura, Miyoko Akaza

Released: 1973

Directed by: Toshiya Fujita

Lady Snowblood is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. It is based on a manga called Shurayukihime. It is the story of Yuki, a woman who seeks vengeance upon ...more

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The Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown

Released: 2020

Directed by: Reed Morano

The Rhythm Section is a 2019 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano, based on the novel by Mark Burnell. A woman (Blake Lively) seeks revenge against those who ...more
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Serial Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1994

Directed by: John Waters

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Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Prachya Pinkaew

Chocolate, also known as Zen, Warrior Within, is a 2008 Thai martial arts film starring Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda in her debut film performance. It is directed by Prachya Pinkaew, ...more

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Ms. 45 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1981

Ms. 45, also known as Angel of Vengeance, is a 1981 American low-budget exploitation film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Zoë Tamerlis Lund. Inspired by films such as 1973's Thriller ...more
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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1992

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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Descent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Talia Lugacy

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Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlo... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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The Good Liar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey

Released: 2019

Directed by: Bill Condon

The Good Liar is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. An old conman begins to develop feelings for the woman he has been set up as the ...more
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Audition is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1999

Directed by: Takashi Miike

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The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1971

Directed by: Don Siegel

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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Sleeping with the Enemy ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 1991

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

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