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The Best Revenge Movies Of All-Time

The Best Revenge Movies Of All-Time

“What are the best movies about or featuring Revenge?” We looked at 8 of the top Revenge films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The Equalizer

Release Date 2014
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures Director: Antoine Fuqua, Deirdre Horgan, Betsy Kuehn Stars: David Harbour, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas

Summary: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Release Date 2003
Rating : 8.1 Production Companies: Miramax Films, A Band Apart Director: Martin Kitrosser, Sherrie Liu, Liu Yi Jun Stars: Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu

Summary: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.

Gladiator

Release Date 2000
Rating : 8.5 Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures Director: Annie Penn, Nada Pinter, Ali Cherkaoui Stars: Oliver Reed, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix

Summary: Gladiator is an epic film of love, death and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge.

Den of Thieves

Release Date 2018
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Diamond Film Productions Director: Carmen Soriano, Mari Wilson Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, Dawn Olivieri

Summary: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Léon: The Professional

Release Date 1994
Rating : 8.6 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Gaumont Director: Luc Besson, Sylvette Baudrot, Pascal Chaumeil Stars: Willi One Blood, Don Creech, Keith A. Glascoe

Summary: Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Unforgiven

Release Date 1992
Rating : 8.2 Production Companies: Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Director: Bill Bannerman, Grant Lucibello, Tom Rooker Stars: Richard Harris, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

Summary: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

Peppermint

Release Date 2018
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: STX Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Jennifer Garner, Tyson Ritter, John Gallagher Jr.

Summary: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.

Widows

Release Date 2018
Rating : 7 Production Companies: New Regency Pictures, See-Saw Films Director: Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Summary: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.