Feminism 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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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of bad guys and their leader Bill after they try to ...more

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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a 2004 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The bride (Uma Thurman) is attacked and left for dead at her own wedding by the Deadly Viper ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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

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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... 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
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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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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

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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Miss Bala is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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The Craft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
Siersha 2 added Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor
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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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 25 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