25 Best Revenge Movies of All Time

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15. Se7en (1995)
> Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
> Directed by: David Fincher
> Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker
> Average critic rating: 7.76/10

The movie title “Se7en” is a reference to the seven deadly sins that a serial killer, played by Kevin Spacey, uses as the theme for his murderous spree. One of his victims is the wife of the detective who is pursuing him, played by Brad Pitt, and in a fit of revenge the detective shoots the killer. The taut and disturbing thriller directed by David Fincher was one of the most influential films of the 1990s.

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14. The Great Silence (1968)
> Genre: Western
> Directed by: Sergio Corbucci
> Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Vonetta McGee
> Average critic rating: 8.50/10

“The Great Silence” is one of two films on the list that scored 100% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. The 1968 movie, directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci, is a bleak take on the Western genre. The plot involves bounty killers led by a deranged man named Loco who pursue outlaws hiding in the snowbound mountains in the West. Loco kills the husband of a woman who hires a mute gunman named Silence to avenge her husband’s death.

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13. The Princess Bride (1987)
> Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
> Directed by: Rob Reiner
> Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
> Average critic rating: 8.34/10

Directed by Rob Reiner, “The Princess Bride” is a fairy tale about a young woman (Robin Wright) reuniting with her true love (Cary Elwes). The revenge angle of the movie involves a character played by Mandy Patinkin who devotes his life to avenging the death of his father who was killed by a cruel aristocrat.

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12. Django Unchained (2012)
> Genre: Drama, Western
> Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington
> Average critic rating: 8.02/10

Quentin Tarantino brings the brutality of slavery to the screen in the 2012 film “Django Unchained.” Jamie Foxx plays Django, who is bought by bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz in an Oscar-winning role for Best Actor) to help him track the brutal Brittle brothers. Django’s goal is to find the wife (Kerry Washington) he lost to the slave trade.

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11. The Avengers (2012)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
> Directed by: Joss Whedon
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner
> Average critic rating: 8.06/10

“The Avengers” is the 2012 entry to the biggest grossing franchise of all time. Earth’s greatest heroes — Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow — must join up to try and stop supervillain Loki and his army from enslaving humanity. The movie has made more than $693 million in domestic box office gross, the second highest gross of any movie in the franchise.