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Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge 

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Updated February 4, 2020 4.7k votes 557 voters 24.4k 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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Kill Bill Saga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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
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The Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

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

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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

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The Girl with the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

Released: 2009

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev

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
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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added I Spit on Your Grave Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman

Released: 1978

Directed by: Meir Zarchi

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

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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

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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Slade

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

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe

Released: 2018

Directed by: Coralie Fargeat

Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being assaulted by three married men and left for dead, a young woman (Matilda Lutz) returns with revenge on her

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

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
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Misery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

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

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Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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

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9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

Released: 1980

Directed by: Colin Higgins

9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

Released: 1996

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

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

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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

Released: 1996

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The film's plot centers on a group of ...more

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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

Released: 2015

Directed by: George Miller

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

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Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz

Released: 2018

Directed by: Pierre Morel

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
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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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

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Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

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

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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

Released: 1987

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

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

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

Released: 2005

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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

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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

Released: 2007

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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