Special Report

Best Revenge Movies of All Time

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20. Promising Young Woman (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 7.5 (127,151 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88% (640 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 90% (399 votes)
> Directed by: Emerald Fennell
> Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown

Part thriller, part black comedy, “Promising Young Woman” follows Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan), a medical school drop-out haunted by traumatic events from her past. She begins going to clubs and pretending to be drunk to lure in rapists and predators. She then sets out to get revenge on a man who rаped one of her friends in college and those that protected him from justice.

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19. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
> IMDb user rating: 8 (713,748 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 89% (841,697 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 84% (244 votes)
> Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

The second and final part of the “Kill Bill” saga reveals the backstory of Uma Thurman’s character as she continues her hunt for the assassin Bill and his associates. This time, her travels take her to Texas and Mexico. Though it moves more slowly than Vol. 1, there is plenty of blood and double-crossing — this is Tarantino, after all.

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18. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7 (116,510 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (85,576 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 88% (64 votes)
> Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
> Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and crew face off against the genetically modified Khan Noonien Singh. Khan has returned from exile and sets off to exact revenge on Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise for having banished him. He aims to acquire a powerful device to wreak havoc on planets throughout the galaxy.

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17. True Grit (2010)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6 (323,355 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 85% (158,421 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (275 votes)
> Directed by: Joen & Ethan Coen
> Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Based on the 1968 Charles Portis novel of the same name, “True Grit ” — a remake of the original 1969 John Wayne version — follows an unlikely group as they hunt for an outlaw in the Wild West. Mattie Ross, a teenage farm girl, recruits lawman Reuben Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to help her bring to justice the man that killed her father. Texas State Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) joins them as they traverse the continent on their quests of justice and vengeance.

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16. 13 Assassins (2010)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6 (62,599 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88% (23,992 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (131 votes)
> Directed by: Takashi Miike
> Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

“13 Assassins” is set in 1944 Japan , as 13 men lay out a plot to assassinate Lord Matsudaira Naritsugu before he can be appointed to the powerful Shogunate Council. Lord Naritsugu is a ruthless leader who tortures, rаpes, and kills innocent civilians with impunity. His rise to the Council will surely bring civil war, and he must be stopped before it is too late.

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