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10 Best Female Revenge Movies of All Time

Women in cinema – just like in real life – have been routinely victims of physical and psychological abuse, mistreatment and discrimination. Prey of sexism and its violent by-products, the big screen representatives of the female gender have faced multifarious threats and humiliation often without been given the chance to defend themselves. But there are exceptions to every rule and the women on this list just had enough repression and oppression on their plates.
Here is the list of best 10 such movies which portrayed the female revenge effectively.


Kill Bill (2003)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
With Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Audition (1999)

Directed by Takashi Miike
With Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Directed by Ridley Scott
With Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Directed by Chan-wook Park
With Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee starts seeking revenge on the man who was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Directed by Robert Aldrich
With Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Directed by Meir Zarchi
With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Joshû 701-gô: Sasori (1972)

Directed by Shunya Itô
With Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi (Natsuyagi Isao), a conniving and crooked detective she had whole-heartedly fallen in love with (and subsequently lost her virginity to...), Matsushima Nami's desire for revenge knows no bounds. Her failed attempt at stabbing Sugimi on the steps of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters results in her doing hard time in a female prison run by ...

Pieta (2012)

Directed by Ki-duk Kim
With Min-soo Jo, Jung-Jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo, Eunjin Kang

A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
With Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

The Housemaid (1960)

Directed by Ki-young Kim
With Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Eun-shim Lee, Aeng-ran Eom

The hero, a composer, has an immoral relation to a maid. The maid is jealous of his wife and gives vent to her bad temper to him. When the hero rebukes her, she asks him for dying together for love.