A Dish Best Served Cold
708 6.8 7.21. A Time to Kill (1996)
Samuel L. Jackson stars as Carl Lee Hayley in this gripping crime drama. Carl is outraged and heartbroken when his young daughter is raped and nearly murdered by a group of racist thugs. This outrage turns to bloody revenge when the men are acquitted of the crime.
Also starring Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock as his defense counsel and Keifer Sutherland as the leader of the vicious group of racists.
999 7.5 8.12. Ben-Hur (1959)
Charleton Heston stars as Judah Ben-Hur in this biblical drama. At first Judah is happy to see his old friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) who is now the commander of the Roman legions but things soon turn sour. After he is almost killed by a falling brick Mesala sends his friend to the gallows and Ben-Hur's wife and daughter to prison. When he is freed he returns and seeks revenge.
The film won 11 Academy Awards.
287 6.9 73. Death Wish (1974)
Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey, a NYC architect who finds his life turned upside down when his wife Hope Lange) is murdered. When he finds justice lacking and finding little reason to go on living he becomes a one man vigilante squad on the streets of NY.
405 6.8 74. Bully (2001)
Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl and Michael Pitt star in this harrowing true life drama. When a group of teens finally have enough with a local bully they take justice into their own hands with tragic consequences.
355 7.4 7.75. Cape Fear (1962)
Robert Mitchum plays psychotic ex-con Max Cady in this classic film about an evil mans revenge. Cady blames his ex-defense attorney Sam Bowden for his incarceration and seeks revenge through Bowden's wife and daughter (Polly Bergan & Lori Martin.
1282 6.9 7.36. Cape Fear (1991)
An excellent remake of the original starring Robert Deniro as Cady, Nick Nolte as Sam, Jessica Lange as Leigh and Juliette Lewis as Danielle.
1941 7.3 7.67. The Crow (1994)
Brandon Lee plays Eric Draven, a musician who is brutally murdered along with his beautiful fiancee Shelly Webster (Sofia Shinas) in this stylish fantasy thriller. A magical Crow bestows Eric with life so that he can find the men who killed him and Shelly and exact his revenge.
1515 6.9 7.18. Desperado (1995)
Antonio Banderas plays El Mariachi in this sequel to El Mariachi. The musician turned gun toting avenger seeks the heads of all the men he holds responsible for the loss of his hand and his love. Salma Hayek plays Carolina, a new love and helper.
1136 7.2 7.69. First Blood (1982)
Sylvester Stallone plays John Rambo, a mentally unstable Vietnam vet who runs into trouble in a small town he is passing through. After being put down and abused by local sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy) and his police force he goes on a one man rampage against the town.
3183 7 7.510. Gangs of New York (2002)
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) returns to New York City looking to settle a score with gang leader Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis). The Butcher killed Vallon's father and actively keeps a strangle hold on his fellow Irishmen.
5455 7.7 8.511. Gladiator (2000)
Russel Crow plays Maximus Decimus Meridias in this epic tale of tragedy, betrayal and revenge. Maximus is a loyal and powerful General in the Roman Army serving under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris).
When Aurelius is murdered by his son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) the vicious young man realizes that Maximus is the only one standing in his way. He puts out a death order for the general and his entire family. Maximus manages to escape death and becomes a gladiator with his mind set on revenge.
157 7.4 7.812. Hamlet (1948)
Laurence Olivier plays the role of The Prince of Denmark (Olivier also directed) in this film about a young man's thirst for revenge against his uncle and mother for the death of his father.
349 7.1 7.213. Harry Brown (2009)
Michael Caine plays the title character in this film about human limits. Harry is having a rough time of it after the death of his wife and his only solace is spending time and playing chess with his dear old friend Len (David Bradley). When Len is murdered by a gang of hooligans Harry decides enough is enough and goes after the thugs.
6643 7.7 8.214. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Bride (Uma Thurman) is awake and she is angry. She shakes off the atrophy of her four year coma and sets out to kill the people that nearly killed her and took away her child. Also starring David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah and Lucy Lui.
5393 7.5 815. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
She roared and she rampaged and she got bloody satisfaction.
The Bride killed a lot of people to get to the second movie and now she plans on finishing the job. Standing in the way of her final destination to Kill Bill, is Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle (Daryl Hannah).
774 7.7 7.616. Lady Vengeance (2005)
Geum-ja Lee (Yeong-ae Lee) spent thirteen years in prison for a murder she didn't commit and also lost custody of her only daughter. When she is released her first goal is to reunite with her child and her second goal is to exact revenge on the real killer.
921 6.8 7.317. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Gerard Butler plays inventor Clyde Shelton whose life is torn apart by the brutal killings of his wife and daughter. After killing the man who only spent 10 years in jail for the murders Clyde confesses and goes to jail. His plans for revenge are not over though. In his cross hairs are D.A. Rice (Jamie Foxx), Detective Dunnigan (Colm Meaney) and anyone else involved in the case.
298 7 7.218. Mean Creek (2004)
Rory Culkin plays Sam Merrick who is beaten up by the town bully George Tooney (Josh Peck). When Sam's older brother Rocky (Trevor Morgan) finds out he immediately wants revenge. He enlists the help of his friends Marty and Clyde (Scott Mechlowicz & Ryan Kelley) to play a devious prank on George but things soon get out of hand.
2343 8.2 8.419. Oldboy (2003)
Min-sik Choi plays Dae-su Oh, a man who finds himself in captivity after a night of heavy drinking. He has no idea that this is the beginning of fifteen years imprisonment by a man he thinks is a stranger (Woo-Jin played by Ji-tae Yu). What follows his escape is a twisted journey of violence and revenge on the part of both men.
658 7.7 7.620. Straw Dogs (1971)
Dustin Hoffman stars as David Sumner, a mild mannered American Mathematician in this intense and brutal film. David has just moved to England with his new bride and former local Amy (Susan George). Things do not stay peaceful in the British berg for the new couple who start to be bullied by many of the locals. After Amy is raped and their house attacked David and Amy embark on an orgy of violence that they can never come back from.
658 7.7 7.721. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Ha-kyun Shin plays Ryu, a deaf factory worker in this twisty tail of love and revenge. When many obstacles including his firing from work prevents him from helping his sister (Ji-Eun Lim) get a much needed kidney transplant Ryu takes desperate action. He kidnaps the daughter of a former boss and that action leads to death and revenge on all sides.
321 8 822. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Max von Sydow and Birgitta Valberg star as Swedish farmers Töre and Märeta. They are the parents of the beautiful and beloved Karin Birgitta Pettersson. One day on a journey to take candles to the church Karin is raped and murdered by a group of sheep herders. In a twist of fate the same men come to seek shelter at her parents farm. After discovering their crimes the heartbroken parents exact brutal revenge. This tragically beautiful film is an Ingmar Bergman classic. It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film
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