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Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge  

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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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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
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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
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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
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
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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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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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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Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell
Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed.
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbin... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her Missouri town ...more
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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
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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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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
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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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe
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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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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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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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 17 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
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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton
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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan
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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Miss Bala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie
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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I Spit on Your Grave 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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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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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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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