Action Revenge Movies

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Action Revenge Movies

So many creators have reported on Action Revenge Movies. Here are 19 of the top ones.

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon: The Professional
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
Rated R

Léon: The Professional is an action thriller directed by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The story follows twelve-year-old Mathilda (Portman), who lives with her family in a run-down apartment in New York City. After her family is killed by corrupt DEA agent Stansfield (Oldman), Mathilda seeks refuge with her mysterious neighbor, Léon (Reno). Léon is a professional hitman, and Mathilda begs him to train her to be a hitman so she can get revenge on Stansfield. Léon reluctantly agrees, and what follows is a dangerous journey of revenge and redemption.

Memento (2000)

Memento
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior
Rated R

Memento is a 2000 neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film follows Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a man with anterograde amnesia who is trying to track down his wife's murderer. To cope with his memory loss, Leonard carries around a series of Polaroid photographs and notes, which he uses to remind himself of his goals and the clues he has gathered. As the story progresses, it is revealed that Leonard's search for his wife's killer has been an elaborate scheme of revenge. The film's unique story structure is told in two different directions, with the scenes unfolding in reverse order, creating a dual timeline that slowly reveals the truth.

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Mel Gibson, starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen
Rated R

Braveheart is a 1995 epic war film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Gibson as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scotsman who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is inspired by Blind Harry's epic poem The Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. The film follows Wallace's victory over the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. Wallace rallies the Scottish nobility against the English, and leads a charge at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, where his forces are victorious. Afterward, however, Wallace is betrayed by the Scottish nobility and is captured and executed by the English. The film also depicts the romance between Wallace and Princess Isabelle of France, which ultimately leads him to greater resolve in the fight against the English and to his subsequent martyrdom. Braveheart received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Quentin Tarantino, starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen
Rated R

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is an action-packed revenge film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film follows the Bride (Uma Thurman), a former assassin who wakes up from a four-year coma to find that her former associates have attempted to murder her. To enact her revenge, she sets out on a journey of brutal revenge on her enemies, which includes her former boss Bill (David Carradine). Along the way, she faces formidable opponents and must face her own inner demons as she navigates a bloody path of vengeance.

Gran Torino (2008)

Gran Torino
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her
Rated R

Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film follows the story of Walt Kowalski (played by Eastwood), an elderly and recently widowed Korean War veteran living in a Detroit neighborhood that is now populated by immigrants. Initially bigoted and hostile, Kowalski's outlook on life begins to change when he forms an unlikely bond with his young Hmong neighbor Thao Vang Lor. As Thao tries to repay a debt he owes to a local gang, Kowalski takes it upon himself to protect him and his family from the gang. With the help of his friends and neighbors, Kowalski eventually forms a bond with the Hmong community, becoming a true father-figure to Thao. Ultimately, Kowalski's newfound respect for his community and his love and protection of Thao saves them from harm.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Quentin Tarantino, starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah
Rated R

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 tells the story of a bride (Uma Thurman) on a mission to exact revenge on her former lover, Bill (David Carradine). After surviving a brutal attack at the hands of Bill and his team of assassins, the bride sets out to find Bill and make him pay for what he did to her. Along the way, she meets allies, enemies, and discovers secrets from her past. In the end, Bill and the Bride face off in a climactic battle with high stakes and an explosive ending.

Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell
Rated R

Man on Fire is a 2004 action thriller directed by Tony Scott andstarring Denzel Washington. The plot follows a former CIA operative-turned-bodyguard, John Creasy (Washington), who is hired to protect a young girl, Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning), in Mexico City. When Pita is kidnapped, Creasy embarks on a relentless quest to rescue her and avenge her captors. Along the way, he embarks on a personal journey of redemption, learning to live again, and ultimately laying down his life for the girl he has come to love. Despite his violent past, Creasy finds his true purpose in life - to love and protect Pita. The film is an exploration of justice, faith, and love in the face of danger and adversity.

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Dead Man's Shoes
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Shane Meadows, starring Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden
Rated Not Rated

Dead Man's Shoes is a 2004 British psychological thriller directed by Shane Meadows. Set in rural England, the film follows Richard (Paddy Considine), a former soldier who returns to his hometown to take revenge on the local gang who abused and tormented his mentally-challenged younger brother, Anthony (Toby Kebbell). After taking out the gang members one by one, Richard abducts the leader of the gang, Sonny (Gary Stretch), and forces him to confront his past misdeeds. In the end, Richard learns that revenge won't bring him the closure he seeks. The film explores themes of guilt, justice, and the power of memory.

John Wick (2014)

John Wick
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Rated R

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose
Rated R

Harry Brown (2009)

Harry Brown
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Barber, starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles
Rated R

Payback (1999)

Payback
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Brian Helgeland, starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer
Rated R

Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats
Rated R

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The Last House on the Left
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dennis Iliadis, starring Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bowen
Rated R

I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

I Spit on Your Grave
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Steven R. Monroe, starring Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese
Rated R

Oldboy (2013)

Oldboy
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Spike Lee, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley
Rated R

Aftermath (2017)

Aftermath
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Elliott Lester, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Judah Nelson
Rated R

Collateral Damage (2002)

Collateral Damage
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Davis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas
Rated R

The Tortured (2010)

The Tortured
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Robert Lieberman, starring Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Lippincott, Bill Moseley
Rated R

 



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