There is no doubt that Oldboy is one of the most riveting and uncomfortable movies to watch, but for all the gore and violence, it rewards the viewer with an experience that will haunt you for years to come. Revenge action dramas don’t come in better form or shape than Oldboy. On top of that, it is has a climax that completely pulls the rug from under your feet. So, if you love revenge dramas, here is the list of movies similar to Oldboy that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Oldboy on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Nikita (1990)
Nominated for the Golden Globe of Best Foreign Film, “Nikita” follows the story of a young woman who was convicted of murder and robbery. However, instead of going to prison, she is taken to a school for special operatives to become a spy/assassin. The character of Nikita completely embodies the concept of “femme fatale”. She is not only beautiful but knows how to handle a gun and is merciless. With the help of a terrific cast, director Luc Besson managed to create a tremendously stylish film and to keep a high level of energy throughout.
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11. Lady Vengeance (2005)
Part of the “Revenge Trilogy” by Chan-wook Park, this is a visually breathtaking tale of vengeance and search for redemption. Besides having a hauntingly beautiful score, “Lady Vengeance” is also intelligent and thought-provoking, demanding to be watched many times. We follow Guem-Ja Lee, who was wrongfully convicted of the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy. When she gets out of the prison after thirteen years, she only has one objective: to find the man truly responsible for the boy’s death and to bring him to justice.