10. Django Unchained (2012)
> IMDb user rating: 8.4 (1.4 million reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (429,752 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 87% (291 votes)
> Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington
Quentin Tarantino is big on revenge, apparently. “Django Unchained” is another of his revisionist history films, inspired by a 1966 spaghetti Western called “Django”. The story follows Dr. Schultz, a bounty-hunter, and Django, a freed slave. The two travel across the American South and West searching for bounties and Django’s long lost love.
9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
> IMDb user rating: 8.1 (899,312 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86% (128,673 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 97% (426 votes)
> Directed by: George Miller
> Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz
“Fury Road” is the fourth “Mad Max” film and the first after a 30-year hiatus. The reboot of the franchise stars Tom Hardy as a tough-as-nails mercenary and Charlize Theron as an enforcer for a local warlord. The two become an unlikely team in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water and gasoline are in very short supply. They race across the desert as the warlord’s henchmen chase them on all manner of motorized monstrosities.
8. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
> IMDb user rating: 8 (85,564 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (24,773 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (77 votes)
> Directed by: Charles Laughton
> Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
“The Night of the Hunter” is based on a book of the same name inspired by the true story of a man who murdered five people in 1932. Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) — a self-appointed preacher who justifies his killing as doing “God’s work” — travels through West Virginia, marrying women and then killing them for their money. During his spree, he winds up in jail for stealing a car, and there he meets a man who stole $10,000 in a bank robbery. The robber is executed and when Powell gets out of jail he sets off to find the man’s family and locate the stolen money.
7. The Great Silence (1968)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7 (14,208 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (6,777 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 100% (13 votes)
> Directed by: Sergio Corbucci
> Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Vonetta McGee
“The Great Silence” is a spaghetti Western that follows a mute gunslinger as he fights with a group of outlaws and a vengeful widow against a team of bounty hunters. The film is set in Utah during a severe winter, where most of the townsfolk resort to stealing to survive. A rich local banker calls in the bounty hunters to stop the thievery and take control of the town.
6. Let the Right One In (2008)
> IMDb user rating: 7.9 (207,187 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (61,434 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (191 votes)
> Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
> Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
“Let the Right One In” is a Swedish romantic horror film that follows a bullied 12-year old boy named Oskar. Oskar lives in the suburbs of Stockholm and spends a lot of time plotting violent revenge against those who have bullied him. Soon a strange girl moves in next door and they form a friendship of sorts. However, she’s not what she seems.
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