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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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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace - Released: 2008

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800 253
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen - Released: 2000

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WarrenMitchell added Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

367 123
Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
codya683 added Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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PeteBoyle added Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

413 227
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WarrenMitchell added Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

570 165
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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning - Released: 2004

489 180
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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall - Released: 1972

511 154
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wiabux added Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

265 156
Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
wiabux added Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

383 170
Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su - Released: 2003

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley - Released: 1979

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Bootsdad added The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

456 73
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MartijnMartens added John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

465 191
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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving - Released: 2006

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PeteBoyle added Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

310 63
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
MatthewGill added Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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PeteBoyle added Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest - Released: 1974

388 140
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The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd - Released: 1994

283 56
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MatthewGill added Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

302 119
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Payback Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello - Released: 1999

444 132
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The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce - Released: 2002

223 57
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Ogbutch added Equalizer

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Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson - Released: 1968

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PeteBoyle added For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

252 127
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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano - Released: 2001

316 138
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mdog12804 added The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

219 61
Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Richard777 added Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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Bootsdad added High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

166 63
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Richard777 added Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

221 110
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie - Released: 1976

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PeteBoyle added True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

171 86
Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
wiabux added Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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Ogbutch added The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

102 37
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Tom Islava added The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange - Released: 1991

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but chickens double d added Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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Desperado Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi - Released: 1995

106 55
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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wiabux added Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

67 11
Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
slaft added Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant - Released: 1987

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Ogbutch added The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

113 56
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MatthewGill added The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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Ogbutch added The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

73 50
Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Revenge Movies
Ogbutch added Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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wiabux added I Spit on Your Grave Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

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this girls opinion added The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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jonathan-guerra added Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton