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What's your favorite Revenge movie?

SpkSpk Senior MemberPosts: 4,767 Senior Member
Ok guys, I know you have them so I had to ask.

Most of these movies are silly, ridiculous, over the top or incredulous. Some are serious attempts but most are serious attempts that fail miserably.

It doesn't really seem to matter as long as you like them. A few of my favorites are the Death Wish franchise 1 through 4. The Crow 1, 2 &3 but not 4. The Punisher movies 1&2, the series ain't too bad. Revenge of the Nerds 👍

That's just a few off the top of my head for now. So what are your favorite revenge movies?
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,595 Senior Member
    edited November 14 #2 Answer ✓
    Kill Bill - a masterful assemblage of collected themes that's a love letter to the genre.  In the opening credit roll, it even references. . .

    . . .Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan - been quoting it for 40 years; unlikely to stop anytime soon.

    Conan the Barbarian - John Milius, 'nuff said.

    The Princess Bride  - Like Peter Falk says at the beginning, it has a little of everything.

    The Last of the Mohicans
    - I mean, come on. . .it's got a heart-eating scene. :D

    I don't know if Legends of the Fall is technically a revenge movie, but Brad Pitt's two trips down the PTSD raging revenge rabbit hole were pretty memorable. 

    Edit to add:  Agree with you on The Crow, but despite the valiant attempt, it would be very hard for any movie to live up to the original comic.  DARK!
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee

Answers

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,226 Senior Member
    Law Abiding Citizen
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,807 Senior Member
    Jeremiah Johnson
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,393 Senior Member
    Payback  with Mel Gibson.........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,089 Senior Member
    Taken was good.  The first one anyway.  Second was not bad, I can’t remember number 3…

    An Eye for an Eye with sally Field and Keefe Sutherland was excellent. Role was completely out of character for her and she crushed it.

    Of course there’s Unforgiven, one of the best Westerns ever!   Clint and his buddy Morgan Freeman were just doing a contract killing, not bothering anyone when the  “law” goes and executes his buddy and Clint brings hell back to the town.  And that leads me Tombstone.

    A lot of good revenge films out there.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,445 Senior Member
    Hang em High
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    John Wick
    I'm just here for snark.
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,359 Senior Member
    The Patriot. 
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,767 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    ...
    . . .Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan - been quoting it for 40 years; unlikely to stop anytime soon.

    ...

    "Aaaahhh Kirk, My Old Friend. Do You Know The Klingon Proverb Which Tells Us Revenge Is A Dish That Is Best Served Cold? It Is Very Cold... In Space!" -- Khan



    Yup, he really sells it didn't he?

    Lots of good movies mentioned.  I like some of the less serious stuff like High Plains Drifter or Pale Rider. They're just fun movies.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,094 Senior Member
    The best IMHO, Hannibal Rising, Nr2 Law Abiding Citizen 

    JAY 
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,179 Senior Member
    I don't remember the name of it. White slavers kidnap a guy's daughter. He calls them on the phone and tells them if they return her unharmed, that will be the end of it. If they do not, he's gonna hunt them down and kill every one of them. It ends up being the latter.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,651 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I don't remember the name of it. White slavers kidnap a guy's daughter. He calls them on the phone and tells them if they return her unharmed, that will be the end of it. If they do not, he's gonna hunt them down and kill every one of them. It ends up being the latter.
    Yep, and he's done it at least half a dozen times in various sequels and similar movies!
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,094 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    zorba said:
    I don't remember the name of it. White slavers kidnap a guy's daughter. He calls them on the phone and tells them if they return her unharmed, that will be the end of it. If they do not, he's gonna hunt them down and kill every one of them. It ends up being the latter.
    Yep, and he's done it at least half a dozen times in various sequels and similar movies!
    Taken ??? with Liam Neeson

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,089 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I don't remember the name of it. White slavers kidnap a guy's daughter. He calls them on the phone and tells them if they return her unharmed, that will be the end of it. If they do not, he's gonna hunt them down and kill every one of them. It ends up being the latter.
    Yep, Taken with Liam Nesson.  Also Rob Roy, same actor and of later vintage the whole first season of Terminal List.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,513 Senior Member
    Shaw Shank Redemption and The Green Mile
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 702 Senior Member
    Death Whish 1 and 2.
    My favorite scene is when Paul Kersey slowly aproach one of the creeps that killed his daughter and ask "do you believe in Jesus?" 





  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,563 Senior Member
    John Wick - Really surprised no one mentioned this. 

    True Grit - The remake was good, but the original....

    Cinderella 

    Princess Bride

    Munich 

    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    John Wick - Really surprised no one mentioned this. 



    See post 8, newbie.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,767 Senior Member
    Commando

    Classic over the top 80's ridiculousness!

    Great pork rinds and beer movie.
    :D 
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,089 Senior Member
    John Wick - Really surprised no one mentioned this. 



    See post 8, newbie.
    Be kind, he spooks easily...  ;)

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,767 Senior Member
    edited November 28 #22
    Can't believe no has mentioned one of favorite revenge movies...

    Mad Max the one and only original (1979).

    If you're a real fan you can name the main characters including Max's full name and the name of the police department he worked at,  not just the initials.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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