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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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    Kill Bill Saga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Kill Bill Saga

    Uma Thurman, David Carradine

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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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
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    I Spit on Your Grave

    Camille Keaton, Richard Pace

    Released1978

    Directed byMeir Zarchi

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    Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Ex Machina

    Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson

    Released2015

    Directed byAlex Garland

    Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    I Spit on Your Grave

    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard

    Released2010

    Directed bySteven R. Monroe

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tatto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz

    Released2009

    Directed byNiels Arden Oplev

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    Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Revenge

    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2018

    Directed byCoralie Fargeat

    Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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    Hanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Hanna

    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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    Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Hard Candy

    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Slade

    Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the a 14-year-old female vigilante.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Misery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Misery

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates

    Released1990

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    The First Wives Club

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn

    Released1996

    Directed byHugh Wilson

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    Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Released1991

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byEli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

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    La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    La Femme Nikita

    Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret
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    Lucy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Lucy

    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2014

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    The Craft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

    Released1996

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Peppermint

    Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2018

    Directed byPierre Morel

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    Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Death Proof

    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson

    Released2007

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton

    Released1980

    Directed byColin Higgins

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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