The 13 Most Satisfying Revenge Movies Ever
Don't worry, I'll spare you the Klingon proverb.
Commando: Hands down, this is my very favorite movie on the list. Why? Because Arnold executes an entire army without reloading, that's bloody why.
Death Wish: Damn, Charles Bronson was the master executioner of vigilante vengeance.
Gladiator: This film was perhaps the height of Russell Crowe's baddassery, and deservedly so.
Hard Candy: Remember what Ellen Page does to that guy's wang? Yeah.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2: Yes, Vol. 1 contained a lot more bloodshed Vol. 2 as far as bloodletting goes, but killing the Crazy 88 in its entirety barely compared to what The Bride (Uma Thurman) did to Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).
Leon: The Professional: Featuring Gary Oldman in a great villainous role that may very well have inspired Heath Ledger's turn as The Joker.
Lucky Number Slevin: Yeah, I know Josh Hartnett is kind of a douche, but this is a very underrated movie with impressive turns by both duct tape and Bruce Willis.
Man on Fire: Denzel Washington, with inspiration from a teddy bear, kills all of the things. The Reznor involvement doesn't hurt either.
Once Upon a Time in the West: Charles Bronson was straight-up vengeance (his specialty as an actor) in this Sergio Leone classic that contained a simple plot but plenty of intrigue.
Payback: Before we all knew that Mel Gibson was a crazed lunatic in real life, he made one hell of an enjoyable crazed lunatic in this movie that successfully combines film noir and comedic elements.
Sleepers: Justice and atonement in Hell's Kitchen with a side of Kevin Bacon.
The Crow: This is one of my top movies of all time, and Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) simply kills at killing to a great soundtrack. Please don't let that remake ever happen.
Unforgiven: A thought-provoking film that just happens to be a revisionist western with very untraditional heroes? Yes please.
And a little unexpected bonus number for you...
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Because this one is obligatory, right?
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