Special Report

Best Revenge Movies of All Time

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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