About three-fourths of the movies released by Hollywood has to do with "vengeance" of SOME sort that usually ends in some sort of bloodbath.
Some of these films you've probably heard of and/or seen before such as Death Wish, the Kill Bill movies, Revenge Of The Nerds and even Star Wars flicks like Empire Strikes Back and Revenge Of The Sith.
But there are, it probably goes without saying, a whole slew of OTHER "vengeance" flicks you've never heard of nor especially seen before.
Here are just a few of my own personal favorites:
C. Thomas Howell-who starred in the 80s "blackface" comedy Soul Man-starred in this flick about a guy who returns to his hometown to seek vengeance on those who murdered his parents when he was a, uh, kid. (Also stars the guy who played the sadistic drill sgt. in Full Metal Jacket.)
This film, which is a reboot of the classic Michael Caine film (before, of course, reboots became "popular"), stars Sylvester Stallone as a mob enforcer who seeks vengeance on those who murdered his brother.
LADY DRAGON 2
This film stars martial artist Cynthia Rothrock who seeks vengeance on the man-played by underrated actor Billy Drago-who raped her and murdered her husband (by, among other things, cutting off his pee-pee).
In this spaghetti wester from the seventiess, Hannie Caulder-played by Raquel Welch-is a woman from the Old West who, with the aid of a gunslinger, seeks out-what else!-vengeance on the gang who raped her and killed her husband. (Sound familiar?)
DEATH WISH 5: THE FACE OF DEATH
Released back in 1995, this was the final film in the Death Wish franchise starring the late Charles Bronson. In this one, Charles's character seeks vengeance on those who disfigured and then killed his fiance. (Sort of like all of his OTHER Death Wish movies.)
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
By far one of the MOST brutal films on this list, this 1978 film-along with its 2010 reboot-is about a woman who seeks out brutal vengeance on the gang of thugs who gang-raped her. (And when I say she seeks out "brutal" revenge I do indeed mean BRUTAL.)
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
Another brutal film on this list, this flick marked the cinematic debut of late horror director Wes Craven and is about the parents who mete out brutal vengeance on the escaped convicts who murdered their daughter (and her friend).
A couple of other things about LHOTL: This movie was SO brutal when it was released back in 1972 it was BANNED in a few countries. I myself only watched this film ONCE and that was it. (Hell, I won't even watch the 2009 reboot!)
As Khan himself so famously said in the classic vengeance film Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (and I'm talking about the original Khan, NOT the pasty-face British guy in the reboot!): Revenge is a dish best served COLD!