(If you like what you see here, investigate the rest of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, which rounds out with (2010)When just one revenge climax won’t suffice, turn to this savage thriller from Korean director Kim Jee-woon.She’s not roaring and rampaging against anything but six feet of dirt, and we’d still argue it’s one of the most victorious revenge scenes in history. That’s the lesson of, Yuki Kashima (Meiko Kaji), and her blade of retribution.It actually came out the same year as (1976)One of the greatest horror films of all time doubles as one of the most memorable revenge stories.

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There’s no adult with strong morals to step in and rescue Carrie (Sissy Spacek) from her bullies, or from her insane zealot of a mother (Piper Laurie).

There’s just one increasingly uncontrollable, telekinetic girl who’s had enough of being put down.

If you have time for a double feature, check out the Scorsese remake from 1991, starring Robert De Niro as Cady.

— ends with a revelation, one that necessitates an attempt at revenge by the misled flock.

— (2004)How to take down the Plastics, in three steps: Target Aaron Samuels (the better half of the high school’s reigning power couple), plant a few Kalteen bars, and sow some major distrust in the so-called “army of skanks.” There are no fight scenes or bar brawls, but (1962)Max Cady doesn’t get enough credit for being one of the most disturbing movie villains of all time.

This movie was terrifying both times it was made, but we will refer you to the original, starring Robert Mitchum as a convicted rapist who gets out of prison after eight years, then conspires to track down and ruin the life of the lawyer who got him sent to jail (Gregory Peck).After a lifetime of silent oppression, she takes to the streets looking for trouble — and for every man who would hit on, threaten, leer at, catcall, or otherwise look at her sideways.Now 36 years old, tells the story of a young Korean girl (Kim Tae-ri) who goes to work in the service of a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) with the intention of stealing her fortune out from under her.— (1990)In this early-’90s romantic thriller, Kevin Costner plays a recently retired U. Navy pilot who goes to visit a friend in Mexico and ends up having sex with his wife (Madeleine Stowe).There’s infidelity, violence, a crime kingpin, torture, imprisonment, and even a dead dog.— (2010)Takashi Miike’s dirty baker’s dozen set in the final days of feudal Japan has all you want from the prolific director: imaginatively gruesome violence, 1-on-100 fight scenes, and one-liners so tough you get the vapors.