Feminism

Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge  

Ranker Film
4k votes 506 voters 22.5k 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.

 

list ordered by
1
Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
tryinryan added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
2
Kill Bill Saga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
The Kill Bill Saga consists of Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 in which Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) seeks revenge against Bill (David Carradine), her former lover and the leader of a group known as the ...more
3
The Good Liar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
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
4
Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more
5
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more
6
I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman
Day of the Woman is a controversial 1978 cult classic rape and revenge film. The film received a limited release, with a wider release in 1980. Prominent film critics condemned the film for its ...more
7
I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter
I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more
8
Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz
Peppermint is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. When the husband and daughter of Riley North (Jennifer Garner) are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a ...more
9
Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road ...more
10
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more
11
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as ...more
12
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs
Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more
13
I Spit on Your Grave 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka, Joe Absolom
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
14
Three Billboards Outside Ebbin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Tom Islava added Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
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
15
Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson
Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the a 14-year-old female vigilante. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian Nelson, and starred Ellen Page and Patrick ...more
16
True Grit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more
17
Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more
18
Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
19
The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear
The First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as ...more
20
The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe
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
21
Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell
This film is a 2007 American action-exploitation film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film centers on a psychopathic stunt man, Stuntman Mike played by Kurt Russell, who stalks ...more
22
Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski
This film is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers on a married Manhattan man who has a ...more
23
Misery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more
24
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and ...more
25
Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh
Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A 12-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) develops a friendship with a vampire child (Lina Leandersson) in ...more