Now You See Me (2013)

now you see me revenge drama

Now You See Me is an interesting Hollywood heist thriller film featuring a group of magicians stealing the money. Well, the story of the film is quite interesting because of the suspense maintained throughout the film and revealed at the end. The film is a vengeance story and keeps you guessing about the real motives behind all the heists. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier and features an amazing ensemble cast.

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Payback (1999)

Payback 1999 revenge drama

Payback is a 1999 crime drama that lives up to its title. Directed by Brian Helgeland, the film revolves around a man named Porter who is betrayed and left to die by his partner and his estranged wife following a heist. After recovering from his wounds, Porter is set out to seek revenge and his fair share from the heist. The film stars Mel Gibson in the lead role as Porter.

True Grit (2010)

True Grit 2010 revenge story

True Grit is a 2010 film that portrays a story about how people react when they are tested in different ways. Directed by Coen Brothers, the film tells the story of a 14-year-old farm girl who seeks revenge for her father after he was murdered by an outlaw. She hires a lawman and later is accompanied by a Texas Ranger on this adventurous quest.

Red (2008)

Brian Cox in red revenge story 2008

Directed by Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky Mckee, Red is a 2008 thriller film adapted from a novel of the same name written by Jack Ketchum. After his dog named Red is killed in an attempted robbery, Avery Ludlow, the owner of the dog, seeks revenge. He tries all legal means and later takes justice into his own hands when all doors seem closed. The film stars Brian Cox as Avery Ludlow.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Once Upon a Time in the West revenge story

Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Spaghetti Western film directed by none other than the legendary Sergio Leone who has almost trademarked this genre. The film comprises of every element that you seek in a westerner film. There are gun fights, verbal spats, fierce rivalry, horse riding, cowboys, and above all a revenge plot that’s expected in a westerner film. The film is also the first installment in Leone’s Once Upon a Time trilogy.

Also Read: 15 Finest Hollywood Western or Cowboy films.

V for Vendetta (2005)

V for Vendetta revenge drama story

V for Vendetta is a film set in a dystopian era and revolves around a man’s quest to fight against the wrongs done by the existing Government and the overall administration. Directed by James McTeigue, the film tries to draw our attention to the fact that when fascism rises to an extent, people will get united to fight it. The film is a political thriller set in a distant alternative future where a neo-fascist regime controls the United Kingdom.

Gangs of New York (2002)

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Gangs of New York shares a deeper yet fictional take on the gang war that existed in the mid-19th century in the New York City. The film is an epic period drama directed by Martin Scorsese and tells the story of a rift between a gang leader and a young man who seeks revenge for his father’s murder. Gangs of New York star Leonardo Di Caprio as the young man seeking revenge, whereas Jim Broadbent plays the gang leader.

Hamlet (1996)

Hamlet 1996 Shakespeare based film

The 1996 film Hamlet is one of the many film adaptations of Shakespeare’s popular play of the same name. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who has donned the titular character in the film, the 1996 film Hamlet is brilliantly narrated thanks to the spectacular screenplay penned by Branagh himself.

The film also deserves a special mention for it is the longest film adaptation and features a four-hour long unabridged version of the play offering a great experience for the audience.

Over to you!

Vengeance can always make you feel good but when it’s done the right way and going through a legal procedure is the right one.

These Hollywood films on Revenge help us witness the wide range of emotions that a person goes through when they are seeking vengeance. If you think, we missed any of your favorite Hollywood vengeance films in this list, then feel free to share in the comments section below.

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.