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Top 70 Best Revenge Movies Ever Made

What are the best Revenge movies ever made? Revenge is the second strongest feeling in this world after love. It can force you to go to any extent that you can not even imagine. Our history is full of real life revenge stories. In fact many popular epics such as Mahabharata, Ramayana, Homer’s Odyssey and Shakespeare’s Hamlet have somehow revenge added into them that serves as the basis of the main story. Hollywood has also used the revenge theme widely in its movies. If you take a look on the greatest movies ever made you will find that many of the movies have revenge theme in them. It is not necessary that revenge is the main theme of film, it may act as a critical layer of the major complex plot.

Most of the revenge movies have their plot divided into two parts. One parts tells the reason why the character was forced to take revenge while the other part focuses on the method the revenge was executed. The common plot among revenge movies is that one or more family member (or loved one) of the protagonist is killed by the antagonist which led the hero/heroine to take revenge from the evil. To make the plot more appealing and complex, sometimes even the protagonist is left to die by the antagonist. The beauty of good revenge films is that they quickly and easily get attached to the audience. The viewers are emotionally moved and are often sympathetic towards the lead character.

The negative side of revenge films is that they are often disturbing and controversial. They might even leave the audience traumatized and scared. Some critics have even panned such films to promote violence. Most of the revenge movies are full of blood and gore which is not liked by every one. But still film makers thinks that the more brutal the revenge will be the more appealing the film will be. Revenge films have many ups and downs, that is why not every director tries hand in pure revenge films.

Here we have selected 70 best revenge movies that you should watch:

70. Karan Arjun


best revenge movies
Director – Rakesh Roshan
Cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, Ranjeet, Rakhee, Mamta Kulkarni, Aashif Sheikh, Arjun, Amrish Puri
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 13 January 1995
Box Office – ₹79 crore
Genre – Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

69. Head Hunters


best revenge movies
Director – Morten Tyldum
Cast – Synnøve Macody Lund, Aksel Hennie, Julie Ølgaard, Eivind Sander, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%
Release Date – 26 August 2011
Box Office – $15,391,296
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

68. Dogville


best revenge movies
Director – Lars von Trier
Cast – Paul Bettany, Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Udo Kier, Chloë Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård, Ben Gazzara
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 70%
Release Date – 21 May 2003
Box Office – $16.7 million
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

67. Double Jeopardy


best revenge movies
Director – Bruce Beresford
Cast – Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Annabeth Gish
IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 27%
Release Date – 24 September 1999
Box Office – $177 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

66. Four Brothers


best revenge movies
Director – John Singleton
Cast – Mark Wahlberg, Garrett Hedlund, André Benjamin, Tyrese Gibson
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 52%
Release Date – 12 August 2005
Box Office – $92.5 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

65. Carlito’s Way


best revenge movies
Director – Brian De Palma
Cast – Al Pacino, Penelope Ann Miller, Sean Penn
IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
Release Date – 1 January 1993
Box Office – $63.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

64. Munich


best revenge movies
Director – Steven Spielberg
Cast – Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciarán Hinds, Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Hanns Zischler
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 78%
Release Date – 23 December 2005
Box Office – $130.4 million
Genre – Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

63. Mystic River


best revenge movies
Director – Clint Eastwood
Cast – Laura Linney, Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurence Fishburne
IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%
Release Date – 3 October 2003
Box Office – $156.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
Plot –

62. Dead Man’s Shoes


best revenge movies
Director – Shane Meadows
Cast – Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Stuart Wolfenden, Toby Kebbell
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 57%
Release Date – 1 October 2004
Box Office – $414,736
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

61. The Italian Job


best revenge movies
Director – F. Gary Gray
Cast – Mark Wahlberg, Seth Green, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Franky G, Mos Def, Jason Statham
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 73%
Release Date – 30 May 2003
Box Office – $176.1 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

60. Audition


best revenge movies
Director – Takashi Miike
Cast – Eihi Shiina, Ryo Ishibashi
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
Release Date – 3 March 2000
Box Office – $1 Million
Genre – Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

59. The Expendables


best revenge movies
Director – Sylvester Stallone
Cast – Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin
IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 42%
Release Date – 13 August 2010
Box Office – $274.5 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

58. Baazigar


best revenge movies
Director – Mustan Burmawalla, Abbas Burmawalla
Cast – Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Siddharth Ray, Ammad Asif, Rakhee Gulzar
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 12 November 1993
Box Office – ₹ 89.3 crore
Genre – Crime, Drama, Musical
Awards – None
Plot –

57. Law Abiding Citizen


best revenge movies
Director – F. Gary Gray
Cast – Bruce McGill, Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Colm Meaney, Regina Hall, Michael Irby, Leslie Bibb
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 26%
Release Date – 6 October 2009
Box Office – $1 Million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

56. Mean Creek


best revenge movies
Director – Jacob Aaron Estes
Cast – Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Carly Schroeder, Josh Peck, Rory Culkin
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 89%
Release Date – 15 January 2004
Box Office – $802,948
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

55. Death Sentence


best revenge movies
Director – James Wan
Cast – Garrett Hedlund, Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 21%
Release Date – 31 August 2007
Box Office – $17 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

54. The Virgin Spring


best revenge movies
Director – Ingmar Bergman
Cast – Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow, Birgitta Pettersson, Birgitta Valberg
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%
Release Date – 1 January 1960
Box Office – $700,000
Genre – Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

53. Sin City


best revenge movies
Director – Quentin Tarantino, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Cast – Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Benicio del Toro, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood, Mickey Rourke
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 77%
Release Date – 1 April 2005
Box Office – $158.8 million
Genre – Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

52. Unforgiven


best revenge movies
Director – Clint Eastwood
Cast – Richard Harris, Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%
Release Date – 3 August 1992
Box Office – $159.2 million
Genre – Drama, Western
Awards – Won 4 Oscars
Plot –

51. Cape Fear


best revenge movies
Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Jessica Lange, Nick Nolte, Robert De Niro, Robert Mitchum, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Gregory Peck
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%
Release Date – 13 November 1991
Box Office – $182.3 million
Genre – Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

50. Face/Off


best revenge movies
Director – John Woo
Cast – Nicolas Cage, Alessandro Nivola, John Travolta, Joan Allen
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%
Release Date – 19 June 1997
Box Office – $245.7 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards – None
Plot –

49. Faster


best revenge movies
Director – George Tillman Jr.
Cast – Billy Bob Thornton, Dwayne Johnson
IMDB Rating – 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 42%
Release Date – 24 November 2010
Box Office – $35.6 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

48. 13 Assassin


best revenge movies
Director – Takashi Miike
Cast – Kōji Yakusho, Yūsuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Hiroki Matsukata, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Gorō Inagaki, Mikijirō Hira
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 25 September 2010
Box Office – $17.5 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

47. The Killer


best revenge movies
Director – John Woo
Cast – Shing Fui-On, Sally Yeh, Chow Yun-fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee, Chu Kong
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 24 March 1989
Box Office – $18.255 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

46. Commando


best revenge movies
Director – Mark L. Lester
Cast – Rae Dawn Chong, Arnold Schwarzenegger
IMDB Rating – 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 70%
Release Date – 4 October 1985
Box Office – $57.5 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

45. Lucky Number Slevin


best revenge movies
Director – Paul McGuigan
Cast – Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Josh Hartnett, Stanley Tucci, Lucy Liu, Mykelti Williamson, Bruce Willis
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 51%
Release Date – 24 February 2006
Box Office – $56.3 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

44. The Big Heat


best revenge movies
Director – Fritz Lang
Cast – Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Lee Marvin
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%
Release Date – 14 October 1953
Box Office – $1.25 million
Genre – Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

43. Hanna


best revenge movies
Director – Joe Wright
Cast – Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hollander, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 3 June 2011
Box Office – $65.3 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

42. Death Wish


best revenge movies
Director – Michael Winner
Cast – Vincent Gardenia, Hope Lange, Charles Bronson, Stuart Margolin, Steven Keats, William Redfield
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 65%
Release Date – 24 July 1974
Box Office – $22 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

41. In The Bedroom


best revenge movies
Director – Todd Field
Cast – Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Marisa Tomei, Nick Stahl
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%
Release Date – 19 January 2001
Box Office – $43.4 million
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

40. The Count of Monte Cristo


best revenge movies
Director – Kevin Reynolds
Cast – Guy Pearce, Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Richard Harris, Luis Guzmán, Dagmara Dominczyk
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%
Release Date – 25 January 2002
Box Office – $75.4 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

39. Straw Dogs


best revenge movies
Director – Sam Peckinpah
Cast – Susan George, Dustin Hoffman
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%
Release Date – 3 November 1971
Box Office – $8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

38. Point Black


best revenge movies
Director – Kathryn Bigelow
Cast – Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, Gary Busey
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – July 12, 1991
Box Office – $83.5 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

37. I Saw the Devil


best revenge movies
Director – Kim Jee-woon
Cast – Choi Min-sik, Lee Byung-hun
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%
Release Date – 12 August 2010
Box Office – $12.8 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

36. Carrie


best revenge movies
Director – Kimberly Peirce
Cast – Chloë Grace Moretz, Portia Doubleday, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer
IMDB Rating – 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 50%
Release Date – 17 January 2014
Box Office – $85 million
Genre – Drama, Horror
Awards – None
Plot –

35. Now You See Me


best revenge movies
Director – Louis Leterrier
Cast – Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Mélanie Laurent, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Common, Michael Caine
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 50%
Release Date – 21 May 2013
Box Office – $351.7 million
Genre – Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

34. Quantum of Solace


best revenge movies
Director – Marc Forster
Cast – Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Mathieu Amalric, Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 65%
Release Date – 7 November 2008
Box Office – $586.1 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

33. Patriot Games


best revenge movies
Director – Phillip Noyce
Cast – Anne Archer, Harrison Ford, Thora Birch, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, James Fox, James Earl Jones
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 5 September 1992
Box Office – $178 million
Genre – Action, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

32. The Prestige


best revenge movies
Director – Christopher Nolan
Cast – Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, David Bowie
IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 17 October 2006
Box Office – $109.7 million
Genre – Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards – None
Plot –

31. A Wednesday


best revenge movies
Director – Neeraj Pandey
Cast – Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anupam Kher, Deepal Shaw, Aamir Bashir
IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 5 September 2008
Box Office – $3.6 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

30. Sleepers


best revenge movies
Director – Barry Levinson
Cast – Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Bruno Kirby, Brad Pitt, Minnie Driver
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 73%
Release Date – 18 October 1996
Box Office – $165.6 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

29. Desperado


best revenge movies
Director – Robert Rodriguez
Cast – Joaquim de Almeida, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 61%
Release Date – 25 August 1995
Box Office – $25.4 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

28. Equilibrium


best revenge movies
Director – Kurt Wimmer
Cast – William Fichtner, Emily Watson, Christian Bale, Angus Macfadyen, Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Matthew Harbour
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 40%
Release Date – 6 December 2002
Box Office – $5.3 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards – None
Plot –

27. Agneepath


best revenge movies
Director – Karan Malhotra
Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra, Zarina Wahab, Rishi Kapoor
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – 26 January 2012
Box Office – ₹197.93 crore
Genre – Action, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

26. Machete


best revenge movies
Director – Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis
Cast – Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 1 September 2010
Box Office – $44.1 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

25. I Spit on Your Grave


best revenge movies
Director – Steven R. Monroe
Cast – Jeff Branson, Sarah Butler, Tracey Walter, Chad Lindberg, Rodney Eastman, Daniel Franzese, Tracey Walter
IMDB Rating – 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – October 8, 2010
Box Office – $572,809
Genre – Horror, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

24. The Last House on the Left


best revenge movies
Director – Dennis Iliadis
Cast – Spencer Treat Clark, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Garret Dillahunt, Sara Paxton, Martha MacIsaac
IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 41%
Release Date – 13 March 2009
Box Office – $45.2 million
Genre – Horror, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

23. Hamlet


best revenge movies
Director – Kenneth Branagh
Cast – Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Gérard Depardieu, Billy Crystal, Derek Jacobi, Charlton Heston
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 25 December 1996
Box Office – $4.7 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

22. Gangs of Wasseypur


best revenge movies
Director – Anurag Kashyap
Cast – Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee, Jaideep Ahlawat, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vineet Kumar Singh
IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%
Release Date – 22 June 2012
Box Office – ₹27.85 crore
Genre – Action, Comedy, Crime
Awards – None
Plot –

21. True Grit


best revenge movies
Director – Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast – Barry Pepper, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%
Release Date – 14 December 2010
Box Office – $252.3 million
Genre – Drama, Western
Awards – None
Plot –

20. Die Hard With a Vengeance


best revenge movies
Director – John McTiernan
Cast – Colleen Camp, Graham Greene, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Willis, Sam Phillips, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Bryggman
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 52%
Release Date – 15 May 1995
Box Office – $366.1 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

19. Gangs of New York


best revenge movies
Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Brendan Gleeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Jim Broadbent
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 73%
Release Date – 9 December 2002
Box Office – $193.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

18. Inglorious B@sterds


best revenge movies
Director – Quentin Tarantino
Cast – Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent
IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – $321.5 million
Box Office – August 20, 2009
Genre – Adventure, Drama, War
Awards – None
Plot –

17. Payback


best revenge movies
Director – Brian Helgeland
Cast – David Paymer, Mel Gibson, Maria Bello, Gregg Henry
IMDB Rating – 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 54%
Release Date – 5 February 1999
Box Office – $161.6 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

16. Memento


best revenge movies
Director – Christopher Nolan
Cast – Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss, Guy Pearce
IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%
Release Date – 5 September 2000
Box Office – $39.7 million
Genre – Mystery, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

15. Mad Max


best revenge movies
Director – George Miller
Cast – Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel, Tim Burns, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Geoff Parry
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
Release Date – 12 April 1979
Box Office – $100 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards – None
Plot –

14. Ghost


best revenge movies
Director – Jerry Zucker
Cast – Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze, Tony Goldwyn, Demi Moore
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%
Release Date – 13 July 1990
Box Office – $505.7 million
Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
Plot –

13. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


best revenge movies
Director – Tim Burton
Cast – Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall, Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%
Release Date – 3 December 2007
Box Office – $152.5 million
Genre – Drama, Horror, Musical
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

12. Once Upon a Time in the West


best revenge movies
Director – Sergio Leone
Cast – Jason Robards, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Gabriele Ferzetti
IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 21 December 1968
Box Office – $5,321,508
Genre – Western
Awards – None
Plot –

11. Man on Fire


best revenge movies
Director – Tony Scott
Cast – Denzel Washington, Radha Mitchell, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Christopher Walken, Rachel Ticotin
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 39%
Release Date – 21 April 2004
Box Office – $130.3 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

10. V For Vendetta


best revenge movies
Director – James McTeigue
Cast – Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving
IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 23 February 2006
Box Office – $132.5 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards – None
Plot –

9. The Crow


best revenge movies
Director – Alex Proyas
Cast – Ernie Hudson, Rochelle Davis, Bai Ling, Brandon Lee,Michael Wincott
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
Release Date – 11 May 1994
Box Office – $50.7 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

8. Django Unchained


best revenge movies
Director – Quentin Tarantino
Cast – Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Christopher
IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 87%
Release Date – 22 March 2013
Box Office – $425.4 million
Genre – Drama, Western
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
Plot –

7. Leon: The Professional


best revenge movies
Director – Luc Besson
Cast – Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman
IMDB Rating – 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 14 September 1994
Box Office – $46.1 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

6. Braveheart


best revenge movies
Director – Mel Gibson
Cast – Patrick McGoohan, Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau
IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 77%
Release Date – 19 May 1995
Box Office – $210.4 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 5 Oscars
Plot –

5. Gladiator


best revenge movies
Director – Ridley Scott
Cast – Joaquin Phoenix, Derek Jacobi, Russell Crowe, Djimon Hounsou, Oliver Reed
IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 1 September 2000
Box Office – $460.5 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – Won 5 Oscars
Plot –

4. The Lion King


best revenge movies
Director – Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Cast – Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, James Earl Jones, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane
IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%
Release Date – 7 May 1994
Box Office – $968.5 million
Genre – Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
Plot –

3. Oldboy


best revenge movies
Director – Park Chan-wook
Cast – Kang Hye-jung, Yoo Ji-tae, Choi Min-sik
IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
Release Date – 21 November 2003
Box Office – $15 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –

2. Taken


best revenge movies
Director – Pierre Morel
Cast – Jon Gries, Liam Neeson, Katie Cassidy, Leland Orser, Maggie Grace, David Warshofsky
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 58%
Release Date – 27 February 2008
Box Office – $226.8 million
Genre – Action, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

1. Kill Bill


best revenge movies
Director – Quentin Tarantino
Cast – Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, Lucy Liu, Sonny Chiba
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%
Release Date – 10 October 2003
Box Office – $180.9 million
Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

This was the list of top revenge films. Which revenge movie do you like the most? Do you think revenge films promote violence?