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A list of the best revenge movies. These are the best revenge films ever made. If you believe we missed something that should be on the list of the best revenge movies of all time, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Revenge is a dish best served cold... it also can be one of the most satisfying events to witness first hand. This makes "vengeance" a fantastic theme for movies about revenge. This list of revenge films includes all genres, even revenge horror movies, although most of them are going to be action or dramas.

If a suspenseful revenge plot is on your agenda for the day, be sure to check out these top revenge films. We're not saying vengeance or payback is always the answer, but if you're into films that make you grin with schadenfreude then these are the movies for you! This revenge movies list is ranked in order of votes, so vote for the best revenge thrillers so they rise to the top.

What is your top revenge movie? Take a look at this revenge movies list and vote for the movie you think is the best.
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
codya683 added Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more
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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su
Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more
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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
wiabux added Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson
Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more
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Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest
Released: 1974 This film is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson as a man who ...more
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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
MatthewGill added Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw who takes on ...more
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The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Ogbutch added Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo
The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, based on the TV series. Believing he has put his mysterious past behind him, a man (Denzel ...more
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The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Jim Caviezel, Guy ...more
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Payback is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello
Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake ...more
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Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson
Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more
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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Richard777 added Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston
Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael ...more
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For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
PeteBoyle added Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone
For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also ...more
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Memento is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
mdog12804 added John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash
The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more
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Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Richard777 added Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. The film was released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong. He was ...more
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Getting 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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High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Bootsdad added Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman
High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written by Ernest Tidyman, and produced by Robert Daley for The Malpaso Company and Universal Studios. ...more
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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
PeteBoyle 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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The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Tom Islava added Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson
The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more
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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Ogbutch added Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman
The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the ...more
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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
wiabux added Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.
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Cold Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum
Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Revenge
but chickens double d added Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern
Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper, Inger Stevens as a widow who helps him, ...more
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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Getting 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