A great Chinese philosopher named Confucius once said: “Before you embark on a journey for revenge, dig two graves.” This is true even for most of the vengeance-themed movies that we watch. That’s probably what draws us to these movies. In real life, knowing the consequences of seeking revenge, most of us would stay away from the idea and back off. So we watch movies to get a dash of what a badass and rebellious soul would do to bring justice and sometimes peace to his own dreading spirit.
All these badass characters who seek revenge have one thing in common — they have nothing to lose. Their lives have been extended so far beyond misery and pain that they are even willing to dig two graves if that’s what it takes to get a payback. Most of us have got a lot to lose, though, so let’s be who we are and stick to watching all this only in movies. With that said, here’s the list of really good revenge movies on Netflix. You will also find female revenge movies on the list.
11. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Nothing can be more frustrating to a man than a situation where the killers of his family are set free. Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is one such man. When the killers of his family get away with the crime that had committed through loopholes in the system. Clyde seeks revenge by not just killing them one after the other but also by attacking the whole corrupt system that was altogether involved. Detective Agent Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) tries his best to catch Clyde in the act but Clyde manages to stay one step ahead of him all the time.
10. Acts of Vengeance (2017)
Frank Valera (even his name matches with ‘The Punisher‘), is a lawyer and we all know how lawyers are right? Fast-talkers and effective communicators. But one incident changes everything for him. His wife and daughter are killed. Frank Valera takes a vow of silence and decides to break it only when he’ll find the murderers of his family. He transforms himself into a killing machine, learning how to fight, transforming his body and cocking a gun and does not stop until true justice has been served to those who harmed his family.
9. Revenger (2018)
It’s crazy how almost all revenge movies revolve around the idea of the protagonist’s family getting killed. But isn’t that true? Nothing can drive a man into becoming a revenge-seeking beast more than the death of his own family members. When your family means everything to you and you lose them over something that wasn’t even under your control, you learn to take control by seeking justice for them and that’s the only thing that puts you to sleep at night. This is exactly what Kim Yool does after the tragic demise of his family members. He invades the premises of an island prison that homes the most vicious death row criminals to seek the justice that his family deserves.