Top 30 Best revenge movies that you must watch

Most movies have been made on a revenge theme. They portray the villain as a hero, as something has wrong been done to him in the past. They have a basic formula where the person who seeks to revenge has some ugly past. Her victim is somewhat not purely considered a victim.

Like something extreme has happened to the character by somebody. These victims face extreme sorrow, grief, and anger towards those who somehow created an immense loss or might have tried to kill them for some benefit.

So here we have short-listed some best revenge movies for you all that you must watch to see the hard victory on evil mo The Lady Eve

Year: 1941

Running time: 1h 34 min

A / U/A

Genre: Screwball comedy, Romance

Where to watch: Retro Reels, Prime Video, Vudu or Apple TV

Director : Preston Sturges

Cast/starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, William Demarest, Eugene Pallette, Eric Blore, Martha O’Driscoll

The Lady Eve is an American screwball movie based on Monckton Hoffe’s story, where a mismatched couple meets on a board ocean liner. 

The movie plot deals with Charles, who falls for Jean, but later, he discovers that Jean is a gold digger. So he dumped her then Jean took a path of revenge. She again meets Charles with someone else’s identity.

The Crow

Year: 1994

Running time: 1h 42 min

A/U/A : 

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Director : Alex Proyas

Cast/starring: Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Michael Wincott, Sofia Shinas, Bai Ling, Michael Massee, Ernie Hudson

Eric Draven, a musician and his fiancee were killed the night before their wedding by some violent member of a city gang. On the day of the first anniversary, Eric rises from the grave like a gothic mantle of the crow.

 He tracks down all those people who mercilessly murdered them and confronted the head gangster to complete their mission. It is a supernatural revenge movie.


Year: 1995

Running time: 2h, 7 min

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Genre: Romance, Comedy

Where to watch: EPIX, Prime Video, Redbox, The Roku Channel

Director: Sydney Pollack

Cast/starring: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Richard Crenna, Fanny Ardant, Lauren Holly, Angie Dickinson

Sabrina Fairchild is a daughter of a chauffeur who grew up in a Larrabee family. She always felt for David, the younger son of a family also considered a playboy. When she returns from Paris, she has become a glamorous woman now.

 David also starts giving her attention, but his elder brother does not find this courtship good for the family, so he tries to break them up, but he, too, falls for her.

Leon: the Professionsional

Year: 1994

Running time: 1h 50 min

A / U/A : 

Genre: Action, Drama

Where to watch: Netflix

Director : Luc Besson

Cast/starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Carl J. Matusovich, Elizabeth Regen, Michael Badalucco

Mathilda is only a twelve-year-old girl who faces many hardships and sees the dark side of life. Her father used to store drugs for the police and abused her a lot, even though her mom neglected her too.

She joins forces when her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield and decides to take avenge for her family.


Year: 2010

Running time: 1h 45 min


Genre: Action, Crime

Where to watch: Redbox, Prime Video, Apple TV or Vudu

Director: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

Cast/starring: Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin 

Machete was nearly left to die after a violent fight with a famous drug lord. He then leaves Texas and tries to forget the tragedy which happened to him. He was hired to hit covertly and was stabbed by a girl on his left leg, which he never thought triggered him. 

Pretty Woman

Year: 1990

Running time: 1h 59 min


Genre: Romance, Comedy

Where to watch: Disney+, Prime Video

Director: Garry Marshall

Cast / starring : Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo, Hector Elizondo, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy, Elinor Donahue 

You all must have heard about Cinderella’s story, just like this movie’s story plot deals with two different people. Two people from completely different worlds fall in love with each other.

Edward’s rich businessman calls Vivian a prostitute, but they fall in love with each other now. Their hurdle is handling societal obstacles.

John Wick

Year: 2014

Running time: 1h 41 min


Genre: Action, Thriller

Where to watch: Vudu, Prime Video, Netflix 

Director : Chad Stahelski

Cast/Starring: Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo 

John Wick, a legendary assassin, retired from his violent career when he married his love of life. But his wife’s sudden death shocked him a lot. 

Tarasov and his thug steal his prized car and kill his puppy, which was the last gift from his gift. It triggered him. Now he seeks vengeance, and his colleague puts a huge bounty on his head.

The Craft

Year: 1996

Running time: 1h 41 min


Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon prime

Director: Andrew Fleming

Cast / Staring: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer

Sarah, a new student, has three friends. Later she discovers all those witches and searches for a fourth member. They all have a troubled background, and this interconnected them.

Inglourious Basterds

Year: 2009

Running time: 2h 33 min


Genre: War, Action

Where to watch: Notify

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast / Staring: Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl

In the first year of German occupation, Lt. Aldo Raine allied officer, assembled Jewish soldiers and made the team for a violent attack on Nazis.

They wanted to take off their scalps, and German actresses were sent to France as undercover agents so that they could bring down their leaders. Shosanna Dreyfus seeks to avenge the Nazi’s execution.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Year: 2003

Running time: 1h 51 min


Genre: Action, Crime

Where to watch: Amazon prime video

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast / Staring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Chiaki Kuriyama

The movie plot deals with a girl named Fueled, a former assassin who wakes up from a coma after four years. She recalls that her ex-boyfriend tried to kill her on her wedding day.

 Now she decided to take revenge for her unbearable loss and injuries, and her unborn child had also died. She vows to take revenge on all those who participated in the task of hurting and killing her.

Bring It On

Year: 2000

Running time: 1h 39 min


Genre: Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix 

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast / Staring: Kristen Dunstan, Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Peyton Reed, Clare Kramer, Huntley Ritter

From the Rancho Carne High School in San Diego, the Toro cheerleading squad has the spirit to win the national championship trophy for the sixth year. But Torrance, their new team captain, discovers that another team has stolen her perfect plan.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Year: 2011

Running time: 2h 38 min


Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Where to watch: Amazon prime video 

Director: David Fincher

Cast / Staring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Steven Jillian, Goran Visnjic

Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced financial reporter, was hired by Henrik Vanger, a wealthy Swedish industrialist, to solve a forty-year-old murder case of Henrik’s niece. He has a strong belief that someone from Harriet’s family killed him. It is a psychological thriller movie.

Django Unchained

Year: 2012

Running time: 2h 45 min


Genre: Western, Action

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast / Staring: Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Leona Johnson

Django is a slave of an unorthodox Dr King Schultz, a German bounty hunter two years before the Civil war. He has to accompany him on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. 

And completing the mission successfully, Schultz frees Django. And now together, hunting the south most wanted criminals. Django meets his long-lost wife, who is still the slave of Calvin Candie.


Year: 2008

Running time: 1h 33m


Genre: Action/ thriller

Where to watch: Prime Video

Director: Pierre Morel

Cast / Staring: Liam Nesson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Jon Gries, Leland Orser, Olivier Rabourdin, Katie Cassidy

A former government operative, Bryan Mills, is trying to find his daughter Kim. His worst fear is that his daughter and her friends are abducted by sex slavers in Paris when they all are on vacation.

 Now he has to rescue her daughter within four days, and he uses all the skills he has learned yet.

V for Vendetta

Year: 2006

Running time: 2h 12 m


Genre: Action Mystery & Thriller

Where to watch: VUDU, Prime Video, HBO Max

Director: James McTeigue

Cast / Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt

The story plot starts with a world war in London, a police state occupied by the fascist government. And Vigilante is only known as V, who uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressors of the world where he lives.

 He then discovers an ally in his fight against England’s oppressors when he saves a young woman Evey from the secret police.

Gone Girl

Year: 2014

Running time: 2h 29m


Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime & Drama

Where to watch: Prime Video, VUDU

Director: David Fincher

Cast / Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil, Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon

The movie plot starts in Carthage, where Nick Dunne and his glamorous wife Amy present as a perfect couple and blissful marriage in public. 

The police suspect Nick in Amy’s disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. And police allegations and media coverage crumbled his happy marriage image and who Nick and Amy are.


Year: 1999

Running time: 1h 41m


Genre: Action, Mystery & Thriller

Where to watch: Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max., Apple TV+, Paramount.

Director: Brian Helgeland

Cast / Staring: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Duke

The story plot deals with a thief, Porter, who was betrayed by his wife, Lynn and his partner, Val. After a heist, he was shot in the back when he recovered from his wound. 

He goes off the search in Val for his share of the money, but he cannot get his money. Now Porter challenges the imposing crime syndicate called the Outfit.

The Beguiled

Year: 2017

Running time: 1h 33m


Genre: Drama/ war

Where to watch: Netflix, Prime Video

Director: Sofia Coppola

Cast / Staring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence

This plot is set around Civil War in 1863, where John McBurney, an injured Union soldier, seeks refuge at a female Southern boarding school. 

The teachers and students both seem more than willing to help. But sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries where a woman with a wounded leg offers comfort and companionship to John.


Year: 1992

Running time: 2h 11m


Genre: Western & Drama

Where to watch: VUDU, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast / Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Anna Thomson, Frances Fisher, James Woolvett

The movie plots deal with an ageing outlaw and serial killer and a widower with two children, William Munny, who takes another job of killing after years when he turned to farm. 

Two prostitutes disagree with the legal procedure conducted by the sheriff, and they hire a man to kill the accused.

Crazy Rich Asians

Year:  2018 

Running time: 2h


Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Kon M. Chu

Cast / Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh

The movie plot deals with a girl named Rachel Chu, who is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick. 

They were going to Nick’s friend’s wedding in Singapore. Even she was surprised to learn the truth about nick that his family was super rich and considered the most eligible bachelors in the country. She has to face the spotlight and his mother’s disapproval.

The Punisher

Year: 2004

Running time: 2h 3m


Genre: Action & Crime

Where to watch: Netflix

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Cast / Starring:  Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos

This dark movie plot is based on a comic book series. Frank Castle, an FBI agent, transfers into vengeful punishers because these criminals have killed his entire family, including his wife and son. 

He was also severely injured, and Howard Saint, the crime lord, thought Frank was dead. When Frank recovers from his injuries, he seeks to revenge and dismantles Saint’s underworld empire.

The Brave One

Year: 2007

Running time: 2h 2m


Genre: Thriller, Crime

Where to watch: Prime Video, Netflix

Director: Neil Jordan

Cast / Starring: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt, Zoë Kravitz, Mary Steenburgen, Luis Da Silva 

The movie plot deals with a girl named Eric Bain, a radio host in New York. She was brutally attacked, she was left with severe injuries, and even her fiance was dead.

 This tragedy haunts her, and she is on the path of taking revenge from also those who gave her this grief. Shen then wonders if she is no different than those who gave her suffering.


Year: 2019

Running time: 1h 50m 


Genre: Drama& Crime

Where to watch: Netflix 

Director:  Lorene Scafaria  

Cast / Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B

This movie plot is based on a true story of a strippers group. Destiny, who works as a stripper in a club, meets with Romana, and this meeting changes her life completely.

Romana, who used to earn a lot in the club, introduces Destiny to regular clients in this bar and teaches her to earn more.

But anyhow, the club collapsed. Now, these strippers are working on a daring scheme to earn more money to regain their old lives.

Death Wish

Year: 2018

Running time: 2018


Genre: Action/ thriller 

Where to watch: prime video 

Director: Eli Roth

Cast / Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’ Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise

The movie plot deals with a man named Dr Paul Kersey, a surgeon who sees the consequences of the violence in the city while working in the emergency room.

Intruders brutally attacked his wife and his younger daughter. He then becomes obsessed with delivering justice to all who have suffered due to violence. 

This anonymously grabbed media attention and the public started wondering what to call this person a deadly avenger, guardian angel, or the Grim reaper.


Year: 2017

Running time: 1h 48m


Genre: Action/ Thriller 

Where to watch: Netflix 

Director: Coralie Fargeat

Cast / Starring: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

The movie plot deals with a girl named Jen enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend. But they were interrupted by his boyfriend’s two sleazy friends who arrived there for an unannounced hunting trip. The situation intensifies when tension mounts in the house.

This culminating situation transfers into a shocking act for Jen, where she is brutally assaulted by these three men in a desert and left there for her death. But she manages to survive and seeks relentless, bloody revenge on all those who gave her suffering.

Straw Dogs

Year: 1971 

Running time: 1h 57m 


Genre: Thriller & drama

Where to watch:

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Cast / Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George 

The movie’s plot deals with a couple who meet with an unexpected tragedy—David Summer and his wife, Amy, an Englishwoman.

To avoid the hectic lifestyle of a stateside, they relocate to where Amy was raised, a small town in rural Cornwall.

Two men from the village, one brutish man and another Charlie, raped Amy, triggering David and turning on his violent side.


Year: 1995

Running time: 2h 58 min


Genre: War, Action

Where to watch: Prime video, Disney+

Director: Mel Gibson

Cast / Starring:  Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson

William Wallace was a Scottish warrior who led his fellow citizens in a war against King Edward 1 to free his country. His love of life was slaughtered, and he threatened the king’s throne to free his homeland.


Year: 1990

Running time: 1h 36 min


Genre:  Action, Horror

Where to watch: Vudu, Prime Video

Director: Sam Raimi 

Cast / Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

The story plot deals with Dr Peyton Wilder, who crime boss thugs assaulted. He was psychologically scared, but he survived. He tries to develop synthetic skin to take revenge on the crime boss.


Year: 2018

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Genre: Science fiction, Action

Where to watch: Amazon prime video

Director: Leigh Whannell

Cast / Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Melaine Vallejo, Benedict Hardie, Harrison Gilbertson

Grey Trace is hospitalised due to brutal mugging, and his wife dies. A billionaire inventor offered him a cure. STEM, an artificial intelligence plant, enhances his body, and he realises he has some supernatural power. 

He then seeks to take revenge on those thugs who destroyed his life.

True Gift

Year: 2010 

Running time: 1h 51 min


Genre:  Western Drama

Where to watch:  Netflix

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast / Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper

Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old farm girl, hires Cogburn to discover the mystery of her father’s murder.  She wanted to avenge her father’s death. An outlaw named Tom Chaney murdered his father.

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