The best movies about revenge and vengeance [Топ-10]
It is human nature to justify criminal acts if they are a reaction to the manifestation of injustice. That is why films about revenge and revenge always remain in demand by the target audience. We present to you 10 high-quality Russian and foreign films, where the main characters are forced to go to extreme measures in order to administer justice, protect themselves and loved ones.
The characteristic features of such films can be easily identified. In such tapes, as a rule, there is a main character with whom the villains act cruelly. Gaining strength or enlisting the support of friends, the protagonist punishes the “bad guys” without resorting to the help of structures that enforce the rule of law.
Director: Coralie Fargea
Year of issue: 2017
This film clearly demonstrates how an attractive girl cannot behave in the company of unfamiliar men. The Survivor – this is the most simple tape, behind which there is an exclusively entertaining aspect. Little-known actors and a small budget always open up a scope for the director for self-realization, and Coralie Fargea took advantage of the moment by creating a really good product.
Jennifer spends time with a married man, to whom friends come unexpectedly early to hunt. The company throws a party and the girl, forgetting about propriety, begins to flirt with the guests. Of course, such actions push the plot of the picture to a tragedy.
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Year of issue: 2019
I must say that Liam Neeson in films with his participation, he constantly restores justice. “Snow blower” – is no exception, only this action movie, among other things, is saturated with irony and black humor. The main drawback of the picture is called its relatively modest budget, which did not allow a truly large-scale action to unfold on the screen.
Nelson earns by clearing snow blockages with the help of special equipment. He is an exemplary family man and a caring father, but suddenly the man’s son is killed by drug dealers. Needless to say, the protagonist is about to commit retribution, and he certainly won’t go to the police.
I Spit on Your Grave
Director: Stephen R. Monroe
Year of issue: 2010
Before us is the notorious remake of the tape “Woman’s Day”, which made a lot of noise among critics. Many experts agreed that the painting “I Spit on Your Grave” – too cruel and obscene. In part, it is worth agreeing with this, because the events shown in the tape can plunge even an experienced viewer into a state of shock.
Jennifer retires in a country house to finish work on his new novel. On the way, she meets a group of hooligans who show an unhealthy interest in the girl. Later, the men go to visit Jennifer and their intentions are far from the best.
Director: Alexey Balabanov
Year of issue: 2010
Movies Alexey Balabanovare certainly classics of Russian cinema and “Fireman”, filmed in the spirit of the dashing “nineties” is great for this collection. Uncomplicated plot, simple and understandable characters, as well as the incredible tragedy of the situation – everything is available. Most of the roles were played by non-professional actors, such a technique made it possible to make the picture as naturalistic as possible.
The main character is a participant in the Afghan war, now he works as a fireman. In his spare time, he writes a story. Former co-workers became bandits and now use the services of a stoker to burn the bodies of their victims. Everything changes when a girl who looks like the daughter of the protagonist is sent to the stove.
Director: Brian De Palma
Year of issue: 1976
First screen adaptation of prose Stephen King forever entered the golden collection of cinematography. Critics and viewers alike welcomed “Carrie” and indeed the film for its time had a non-trivial plot and became a real breakthrough. Today, there is a lot of discussion on the topic of bullying, and the report tape makes it clear that this phenomenon must be fought in order to avoid the sad consequences.
Carrie possesses a special gift – telekinesis. The girl behaves modestly and tries not to stand out, but classmates constantly mock and taunt her. Carrie’s patience is overflowing when she is humiliated at the prom, and now all offenders will have to face the unbridled rage of the main character.
Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
Year of issue: 1999
When a hero takes revenge for his family Liam Neeson – this is not perceived as sharply as in Russian cinema. Painting “Voroshilov Sharpshooter” became a hit and a real hymn to the lawlessness of the “nineties”. But what to say, and now the powerful of this world everywhere avoid responsibility for any crimes.
Over the granddaughter of a former front-line soldier and now a pensioner Ivan Fedorovich, a group of young people was cruelly abused. The case quickly falls apart as the father of one of the guys is in a high position. Ivan Fedorovich buys a gun and begins to carry out lynching, completely without considering other options.
Law abiding citizen
Director: F. Gary Gray
Year of issue: 2009
Another famous film, which not only collected a solid box office, but also fell in love with the viewer. ribbon “Law abiding citizen” – a loud reproach to the system, the imperfection of which regularly leads to the fact that criminals get away with everything. The protagonist’s righteous revenge is mesmerizing, but the director also tries to convey a simple idea: uncontrolled lynching is not the best way to solve problems.
Wife and daughter Clyde (Gerard Butler) are brutally killed by robbers during a raid. The criminals are quickly found, but one of them makes a deal with the investigation and receives only 3 years of imprisonment. Clyde is outraged by such injustice, he decides to take revenge on the bandit on his own and declares war on the entire judicial system.
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
Year of issue: 2015
Sensational picture with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy starring also brings us back to the question of revenge. A person is ready to withstand a lot and even forgive his offenders, but when it comes to the family, any moral guidelines begin to wear off. Would the hero of DiCaprio take revenge Fitzgeraldif he just threw him in the taiga? The question remains rhetorical.
Hugh Glass – a guide who, with his son, leads a group of hunters across America, where the Indians are still in charge. After the attack of the bear, the hero is seriously injured and becomes a burden for his comrades. One of the hunters Fitzgerald kills Glass’s son and leaves Hugh to die in the taiga. But for the sake of retribution, the hero literally returns from the other world and begins to survive in the wild, in order to then commit righteous revenge.
Director: Lars von Trier
Year of issue: 2003
Shocking movie Lars von Trier about the desire of a person to command other people’s lives. In the feed “Dogville” it is clearly shown how people feel who have received even a limited power. In the picture where she performed the main role Nicole Kidman, you will see the harsh criticism of society, conveyed through the images created by the master of the director’s workshop.
Grace hiding from his father in a small community lost in the mountains. The locals are very nice to the girl, but gradually their demands are growing. Grace turns into a slave, but then gets a chance to take revenge.
Director: Ridley Scott
Year of issue: 2000
A lot has already been said about this film – it is loved and regularly reviewed all over the world. Many call the tape fateful, because it marked the beginning of the revival of the genre of historical action. Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe they act out their characters so flawlessly that even experts have no arguments left to criticize the picture. Today “Gladiator“- an immortal classic and even after more than 20 years, few films of the reporting genre can compete with the creation Ridley Scott…
As a result of political intrigue, power in Rome comes Commodus, a sneaky and dangerous person. Maximus, the leading commander of the empire, refuses to swear allegiance to the new ruler, and he destroys the man’s family. The main character becomes a gladiator and will try very hard to survive in order to take revenge on the usurper.
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