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Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge

Updated June 26, 2020 6.5k votes 670 voters 32.2k views85 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.


  • 1

    Kill Bill Saga

    Uma Thurman, David Carradine

    Released2003, 2004

    Directed byQuentin 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 Deadly...  more

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  • 2


    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek


    Directed byBrian 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 film...  more

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  • 3

    I Spit on Your Grave

    Camille Keaton, Richard Pace


    Directed byMeir 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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  • 4

    I Spit on Your Grave

    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard


    Directed bySteven 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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  • 5

    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz


    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 6


    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens


    Directed byCoralie 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 mind. ...  more

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  • 7

    Ex Machina

    Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson


    Directed byAlex Garland

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  • 8

    Ms 45

    Zoe Lund


    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 - en grym...  more
  • 9


    Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan


    Directed byOlivier Megaton

    Colombiana is a 2011 American action film, co-written and produced by Luc Besson and directed by Olivier Megaton. The film stars Zoe Saldana in the lead role with supporting roles performed by...  more

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  • 10


    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana


    Directed byJoe 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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  • 11

    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez


    Directed byPaul 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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  • 12

    I Spit on Your Grave 2

    Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka


    Directed bySteven 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 of...  more

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  • 13

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz


    Directed byNiels 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 the...  more
  • 14


    JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe


    Directed byPrachya 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, with martial arts...  more

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  • 15

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson


    Directed byMartin 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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  • 16

    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney


    Directed byAndrew Fleming

    The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural thriller film directed by Andrew Fleming. A group of four teenage girls (Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True) pursue witchcraft and use...  more

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  • 17

    Hard Candy

    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh


    Directed byDavid 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. It was the first feature film for Slade,...  more

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  • 18

    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender


    Directed byQuentin 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 Fassbender, Eli Roth,...  more

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  • 19


    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman


    Directed byLuc 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 Taipei,...  more
  • 20

    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton


    Directed byColin Higgins

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  • 21

    The First Wives Club

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn


    Directed byHugh 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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  • 22

    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon


    Directed byEthan 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 U.S....  more

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  • 23

    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone


    Directed bySam 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 rides into the...  more

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  • 24

    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRidley 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 trip with...  more

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  • 25

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron


    Directed byGeorge 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 forces...  more

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