It’s worth checking out these 10 other revenge thrillers if you enjoyed Promising Young Woman.
In December 2020, Promising Young Womanwill be available to stream on demand after its initial theatrical release. In this film, a former medical student seeks vengeance for the death of her best friend. Carey Mulligan’s stellar performance and Emerald Fennell’s brilliant direction have impressed both critics and audiences alike. The revenge thriller is now one of the front-runners for the upcoming awards season, thanks to the high praise it has received.
Promising Young Woman is a great example of a film that will keep you guessing until the very end as you root for the protagonists to get what they deserve. Additionally, the film exemplified female empowerment by empowering women to speak out against sexual harassment and seek redress. Thanks to other films, these themes are well-represented, whether it’s through a revenge story or strong female representation.
10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
A wealthy industrialist hires a reporter to look into the death of his niece, who died forty years ago. He soon joins forces with Lisbeth Salander, a private investigator who is also on the case, and together they begin to unravel the mysteries. Things take an unexpected turn in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while she’s searching for answers.
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in the crime thriller based on the book series. This is Rooney Mara’s breakthrough role.
Audiences and critics alike lauded the film, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The National Board of Review named it one of the year’s best films, and Mara was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
9. Suffragette (2015)
Early 1910 is the setting for this historical drama, when women in Britain did not have the right to vote. The suffragette movement got its start with a few determined women fighting for the right to vote in the United Kingdom. As these female characters fight for their rights, they are also redefining gender roles in the home.
Carey Mulligan is no stranger to the idea of starring in a film that promotes women’s empowerment.
She was in the film Suffragette with Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, which had an all-female cast.
8. The Crow (1994)
Before their wedding, a musician and his fiancée had been brutally murdered. Tragic. On the anniversary of his fiancée’s death, the groom is resurrected as the Crow and vows vengeance on the thugs who murdered her. Will he, on the other hand, be successful in exacting vengeance on those responsible?
The Crow is the title of the comic book series from which the film takes inspiration. Critics praised the film for its story, tone, and style, but Brandon Lee’s untimely death from a gunshot wound on the set made headlines. The cast and crew, on the other hand, finished the film in time for its premiere as a tribute to director Spike Lee. In addition, Lee’s performance was lauded and hailed as one of the best in film history. The film also became a cult favorite.
7. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
When a married woman’s husband is found dead in this spaghetti western, she faces tragedy. When an assassin seeks to complete his deed, the widower’s life is in jeopardy, but a strange man named Harmonica fights to keep her safe. With the henchman Frank at the center of the story, everyone’s fates are intertwined in this masterful revenge tale.
This Western classic, once upon a time in the West, is lauded for its intricate plot and stirring score. Several modern filmmakers were inspired by this spaghetti western, which gained a cult following.
6. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Bride seeks vengeance on Bill and the Deadly Vipers who attempted to kill her on her wedding day and caused her to lose her unborn child when she wakes up from a coma when she seeks revenge. Nobody on her hit list is safe from her wrath, and she is preparing the most horrific revenge against those who have wronged her.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 is widely regarded as one of Quentin Tarantino’s finest works. The film’s unique style as a revenge story influenced by spaghetti Westerns, grindhouse, and martial arts was lauded by critics. The Bride earned Uma Thurman a Golden Globe nomination, and it went on to become one of her most memorable performances. Kill Bill Vol. 2 is a continuation of the first film.
5. North Country (2005)
On the subject of sexual harassment, North Country is a drama about a single mother who works in an iron mine. She sues for sexual harassment when the situation reaches breaking point. But it’s not easy when everyone’s against her, even her closest family and friends.
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jeremy Renner, and Woody Harrelson star in the film. Despite its flaws, this drama still tells a compelling story about social justice despite its flaws. Both Theron and McDormand were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 78th Academy Awards for their work in the films they appeared in.
4. Oldboy (2003)
After 15 years in prison, Dae-Su is unexpectedly freed. During his 15-year detention, he was cut off from the outside world and had to make do with a TV for entertainment. Now that he has re-entered society, he sets out to find those responsible for his long period of exile: his captors.
The cinema of South Korea remains among the world’s finest.
There are some surprising plot twists and action sequences in Oldboy, which takes an unconventional approach to a revenge story. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in the country. An American adaptation starring Josh Brolin was made, but it fell short of the original’s creative goals due to its poor creative choices.
3. Straw Dogs (1971)
In a rural town, David and Amy, a married couple, move to Amy’s former home. David, on the other hand, is a stranger in Amy’s small town and runs into her ex-fiancée. After a few locals rape David’s wife, he undergoes a life-altering transformation, emerging as a violent individual unlike anyone else.
Straw Dogs, a Dustin Hoffman and Susan George thriller from the 1970s, was marred by criticism for its graphic violence. Whatever the case may be, the film was a critical and popular success. A remake starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth was released in 2011, but it falls short of the original’s brilliance.
2. The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
The Count of Monte Cristo is based on Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel and tells the story of Edmond Dantes, an innocent man who is wrongfully imprisoned by his best friend Fernand. Dantes plans to exact revenge on Fernard and win back his love as a result of all the lies and jealousy.
As old-fashioned as it may be, the action film still manages to entertain its audience with shocking revelations and an equally convoluted love story. It stars Henry Cavill, Guy Pearce, Jim Caviezel, Richard Harris, and Richard Harris as well as Jim Caviezel.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
A post-apocalyptic dystopian society has imprisoned Max Rockatansky, who is now under Immortan Joe’s tyranny. However, Joe finds out his pregnant wives have vanished and begins a mind-blowing car chase with a warrior Furiosa, who is on the lam. Furiosa and Max form a partnership to aid the five wives in escaping Joe’s clutches.
Max: Fury Road, a film starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, is one of the best movies you’ll see this year thanks to its thrilling action scenes, stunning visual effects, and stunning cinematography. While the action is nonstop and crazy, it leaves viewers with goosebumps and portrays an important message of female empowerment in the process. One of the best action films ever, it received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. As a result, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.