There’s no greater adage than “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Whatever your goal, whether it’s shopping on Rodeo Drive or taking on the Toros at Nationals, winning over those who doubt you is a feeling that can’t be matched. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for some movie-inspired inspiration.
Listed here are 18 of the best revenge movies ever made.
1. Promising Young Woman (2020)
There are moments when “gentlemen are the worst,” according to the author.
Cassie is played by Cary Mulligan in the film.
Those who appreciate sophisticated payback plans and numerous “good people” getting what they deserve may enjoy Carey Mulligan’s portrayal of Cassie, a med school dropout who goes out and pretends to be intoxicated in order to find a man to take her home. Sobriety returns to her at their flat, and the glitter in her eyes tells you that things aren’t going to be good for them.
2. John Tucker Must Die (2006)
“Normally, I’m against animal killing, but I’ll make an exception for John Tucker.”
Sophia Bush in the role of Beth
Even though John Tucker Must Die isn’t going to make it into the AFI’s top 100, it’s a must-see in the canon of revenge films. A group of jilted ex-lovers and a new girl in town get together to retaliate against their former lover, John Tucker. At its most intense, mid-aughts girl power!
3. The First Wives Club (1996)
The three ages of women in Hollywood are all the same.” In addition to Babe, the District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy,” ” —Goldie Hawn as Elise.
A fantastic treat awaits you if you’ve never seen Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler lip-sync to Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” before. Taking revenge on their feckless ex-husbands, the three women in this classic film form a powerful team and learn that they are stronger together than they were alone.
4. The Lady Eve (1941)
“I rely on him as much as the turkey relies on the ax.”
Actress: —Barbara Stanwyck
Stanwyck’s Jean isn’t about to let a handsome millionaire (Henry Fonda) off the hook so easily after slyly gaining his heart. She has him exactly where she wants him: re-infatuated with her and completely oblivious to anything else.
5. Sabrina (1954)
“I have learned how to live…how to be in the world and of the world and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, ever, ever run away from life again… In love, or in any other way.” Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina
Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) schedules a trip to Paris after David Larrabee (William Holden) proposes to another lady, leaving her heartbroken. Larrabee’s elder brother, Linus, is played by Humphrey Bogart, and she returns from the City of Light with a fresh view on life and a pixie cut to win him back. What a difference from the previous model.
6. Carrie (1976)
Everybody isn’t a bad person, mom! “It’s not a sin to do anything!” As Carrie, —Sissy Spacek
Those who bully Sissy Spacek should take this as a warning: Do not mess with her. Carrie (Spacek) was brought up by a pious mother, but she quickly discovers a hidden strength within herself. Until the year’s most anticipated event—prom night—she is a victim of her peers’ cruel taunts. She is crowned the ultimate prom queen, despite the fact that she is covered in pig blood.
7. Pretty Woman (1990)
So you get paid on a commission basis, right?” Wrong move. Big! Huge!” Roberts, Julia — as Vivian.
Rodeo Drive’s notorious sex worker Vivian (Roberts) tries to dress the part of a posh socialite with a shopping binge. She’s embarrassed by two snobbish saleswomen in thigh-high heels and a borrowed men’s jacket. In the face of their disbelief, she returns with a slew of shiny shopping bags, ready to dish out a dose of snobbery.
8. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
When it comes to me, I’m fine; you should be.
Arnie Harris, played by Angela Bassett
Women’s friendships are a powerful force in this drama about life, love, and men. We follow four women as they deal with life’s twists and turns. During the film, Bernie (Bassett) learns that her husband is leaving her for another woman after she gave up her dream catering business in order to raise their children. His BMW and luxury clothing are set ablaze by her in a fit of wrath. Everyone who has been wronged should take solace in Bernie’s now-popular GIF, in which she lights her cigarette and tosses the match into the flames.
9. The Craft (1996)
“Oh, don’t worry, it’s just a trick.” “Who’s pathetic now?” As Sarah Tunney, Robin Tunney portrays
As a new student, Sarah (Robin Tunney) quickly makes friends with a group of misfits who spend their free time creating potions and casting spells after school. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), the leader of their new coven, succumbs to greed and havoc ensues. By confining Nancy, Sarah restores equilibrium to the realm and prevents further harm.
10. Bring It On (2000)
When we get some, “y’all” show up, “putting some blonde hair on it and claiming it as your own,” he says. Nobody has been able to see what we’ve been capable of for a long time. That’s all about to change this year, and you can bank on it. You can count on us making it to Nationals because I’m the captain. —Gabrielle Union as Isis —
Isis (Union), the Clover cheerleader, gets pom-pom retribution on Torrance (Dunst), the opposing school’s cheerleader, when it is revealed that the Toros squad has stolen their routines. An exhilarating dance-off between two teams in the National Cheerleading Championship serves as the ultimate vindication.
11. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
“Don’t worry about the future. Make tonight the only thing on your mind. The maid is lying tonight. It’s also true that this is who you really are.” —Stephanie Matrone by Marissa Matrone
Cinderella story: Jennifer Lopez transforms from hotel maid to fashion icon with the help of Dolce & Gabbana’s creamy white number. Unexpectedly, she attracts the attention of a promising young politician (played by Ralph Fiennes). Lopez has the last laugh as Fiennes stands by her side, proving that love is more about connection than a posh zip code.
12. Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2 (2003 and 2004)
“There is still work to be done.”
As The Bride, Uma Thurman portrayed
Finally, Beatrix (played by Thurman) kills Bill in two films, alongside Vivica A. Fox (a knife fight), Chiaki Kuriyama (a throwdown), Lucy Liu (a duel), and Daryl Hannah (a trailer-park tussle). Former assassin finds that the phrase “it takes guts” truly means anything.
13. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Everyone has a secret.” Finding out what they are is the difficult part.” As Lisbeth Salander, Rooney Mara portrays —
When it comes to her appearance, Salander is all business. Her black leather, piercings and reptilian ink show that. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a reporter, she solves a 40-year old crime. During her tryouts, Mara had to prove she could pull off an explosive scenario in which she takes revenge on an assailant.
14. Gone Girl (2014)
“Cool girls never get furious; they only smile in a chagrined, loving fashion and let their guys to do anything they want. I don’t mind if you spit on me, so go ahead. The cool chick is me. This girl is believed to exist by men. Because so many women are eager to pretend to be this girl,” As Amy Dunne, Rosamund Pike portrays
The final monologue in the series. Amy (Pike) learns that her husband, Nick (Affleck), has been cheating on her with one of his students while she was completely oblivious of it. As tedious and time-consuming as it may be, she plans out the perfect retribution, no matter how time-consuming (how does she find the time to plant his fingerprints on BDSM porn?).
15. The Beguiled (2017)
To say that “you’re our most unwelcome guest” is an understatement.
In the role of Martha Farnsworth, Nicole Kidman portrays the actress.
This is a thriller, despite the pastoral setting. On his journey back from the battlefield, John (Colin Farrell) gets lost and ends up at an all-girl school in the South. As long as his wounds heal, Miss Farnsworth (Kidman) offers to house him. An isolated gorgeous soldier can cause trouble in a house full of lonely females, and what starts out as benign courtship turns into something far more sinister.
16. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
It was because of me that one day, when he marries another lucky girl, and you’re playing with your grandkids as the tan huas bloom and the birds sing, you’ll be playing with them with your grandchildren. ” Immigrant “nobody” who was “raised by a single mother.” The character of Rachel Chu was played by Constance Wu
Chu (Wu) falls in love with a New York boy she thought was completely normal, Nick Young (Henry Golding). Eleanor realizes that he’s virtually royalty when she visits his family in Singapore and sees his butlers, vehicles, jewelry, and a disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh). When Eleanor questions Chu’s honesty and lowly background, Chu maintains her ground and defeats her in a game of mah-jongg and wit.
17. Us (2019)
Once upon a time, a girl and her shadow existed. A tether was used to connect the two. When it was time for the girl to eat, her meal arrived hot and flavorful. She had no choice but to eat a raw and bloodied rabbit if she was going to survive.” This is the character of Red played by Lupita Nyong’o
It’s nothing like Peter Pan’s shadow narrative, Us, in which a mirror image of oneself suddenly appears, condemned to wear ugly scarlet jumpsuits and wanting your life. Adelaide, a mother of two, is forced to battle for her life as her twin, Red, tries to assume the reins of power after an uprising.
18. Hustlers (2019)
Let me tell you something: I don’t know what happened. However, everyone is rushing. It’s like the whole country is a strip club in this town. You’ve got people throwing money everywhere and people dancing.” •Jennifer Lopez as Ramona
Ramona (Lopez) and Destiny (Constance Wu), strippers on Wall Street, transform into pole-dancing heroines when they use their assets to charm rich guys into servitude for thousands of dollars. Lopez’s dance solo in this Fiona Apple-inspired tale of friendship is a standout moment.