Special Report

Best Revenge Movies of All Time

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35. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4 (18,173 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 84% (10,098 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 86% (29 votes)
> Directed by: Brian De Palma
> Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

A “rock musical horror comedy,” “Phantom of the Paradise” — loosely based on French author Gaston Leroux’s early 20th century novel “The Phantom of the Opera” — follows a young songwriter who is tricked into giving up his life’s work. To get revenge he begins to terrorize the music hall of the man he feels wronged him. The movie had a poor showing at the box office but has since become a cult classic.

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34. Carrie (1976)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4 (175,705 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (353,181 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 93% (67 votes)
> Directed by: Brian De Palma
> Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Carrie is a shy 16-year-old girl who is bullied at high school and tormented by a hyper-religious mother at home. After dealing with all sorts of pranks, Carrie starts to realize she has telekinetic powers. Her mother believes she’s been cursed by the devil and the kids at school pretend to take it easy on her to lure her into even more devastating humiliation — for which she gets her revenge.

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33. Road to Perdition (2002)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7 (257,017 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86% (188,984 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 81% (214 votes)
> Directed by: Sam Mendes
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

“The Road to Perdition” is about getting crossed and double-crossed and still trying to get even. Tom Hanks plays a mob enforcer in Great Depression-era Illinois. The adopted child of a local mob boss, he has problems with his jealous step-brother. Some business goes bad, people get killed, and Sullivan is blamed. He must then go on the run to clear his name and get his own back.

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32. Blue Ruin (2013)
> IMDb user rating: 7.1 (70,660 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (19,741 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 96% (143 votes)
> Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
> Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack

Dwight Evans (Macon Blair) is living out of his car in Maryland when he is contacted by a police officer who tells him that the man who murdered his parents is being released from prison. Evans quickly decides to return to his hometown in Virginia to seek revenge. His actions quickly kick off a bloody series of events that leave everyone questioning when is it better to just live and let live.

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31. I Saw the Devil (2010)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8 (114,361 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 87% (18,403 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 81% (85 votes)
> Directed by: Jee-woon Kim
> Starring: Lee Byung-Hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gооk-Hwan, Ho-jin Chun

“I Saw the Devil” is a Korean film about a man seeking revenge for his pregnant wife’s brutal murder. Lee Byung-hun stars as a Korean intelligence agent attempting to track down the psychopathic serial killer responsible. The detective is willing to stop at nothing to find the man, including using violence and breaking any law that stands in his way.

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