Best of Rape and Revenge Moviesby lankalion | created - 06 Feb 2011 | updated - 02 Jul 2018 | Public
Rape and revenge films (rape/revenge) are a subgenre of exploitation film that was particularly popular in the 1970s. Rape/revenge movies generally follow the same three act structure: Act I: A woman is raped/gang raped, tortured, and left for dead. Act II: The woman survives and rehabilitates herself. Act III: The woman takes revenge and kills all of her rapists. most of rape and revenge films are more controversial than any other genre. your thought about below list are most welcome.
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1. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Day of the Woman (better known by its re-release title, I Spit on Your Grave) is a controversial rape revenge film. The film was produced in 1978 and received a limited release, with a wider release in 1980 and later remake released in 2010. Prominent film critics condemned the film for its graphic violence and lengthy depictions of gang rape, and the picture remains controversial to this day. The film was named one of TIME's Top 10 Ridiculously Violent Movies in 2007
2. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
R | 104 min | Action, Thriller
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Thriller – A Cruel Picture (Swedish: Thriller – en grym film, also known as They Call Her One Eye, Hooker's Revenge and Thriller) is a 1973 Swedish exploitation film in the "rape and revenge" genre written and directed by Bo Arne Vibenius. It tells the story of a mute young woman who is being forced into heroin addiction for which she has to work as a prostitute, and her revenge on the men responsible. The film was marketed as the first film ever to be completely banned in Sweden, although the one that actually was first was Victor Sjöström's The Gardener from 1912. It has received a cult following and was one of the inspirations behind Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, specifically the character of Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).
3. Death Wish (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Votes: 35,031 | Gross: $22.00M
Death Wish is a 1974 criminal thriller film based on the 1972 novel by Brian Garfield. The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, a man who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter is sexually assaulted by muggers. A commercial success, Death Wish generated a movie franchise lasting four sequels over a twenty-year period. The film was denounced by some critics as advocating vigilantism and unlimited punishment to criminals, but it was seen as echoing a growing mood in the United States as crime rose during the 1970s
4. Ms .45 (1981)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol.
Ms. 45, also known as Angel of Vengeance, is a 1981 American low-budget exploitation film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Zoë Tamerlis Lund. Inspired by films such as Death Wish and Thriller - en grym film, the film is a rape and revenge story about Thana, a mute woman who becomes a misandristic spree killer (not strictly a vigilante) after she is raped twice in one day when coming home from work. It was critically maligned on its theatrical release, but is now generally highly-regarded among fans of underground film.
5. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 40,135 | Gross: $67.64M
This article is about the movie. For the monster truck, see Sudden Impact (truck). For the UFC video game, see UFC: Sudden Impact. Sudden Impact is a 1983 crime thriller and the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood (making it the only Dirty Harry movie to be directed by Eastwood himself). The movie is probably best remembered for Harry's catch phrase, "Go ahead, make my day," often incorrectly attributed to the original film in the series. In 2005, it was voted in a poll by the American Film Institute as the sixth most memorable line in cinema history.
6. Baise-moi (2000)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.
Votes: 16,648 | Gross: $0.01M
Baise-moi (Fuck Me in English) is a French film co-directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi, released in 2000. It is based on the novel by Despentes, first published in 1999. The film received intense media coverage because of its graphic mix of violence and real, rather than simulated, sex. Consequently, it is sometimes considered an example of the "New French Extremity". Baiser is a French verb meaning "to fuck"; it also used to mean "to kiss" in classic French texts. Baise-moi would be translated as "fuck me". The film has also been screened in some markets as "Rape Me", but this translation, which is not in the French word, was rejected by the directors in a 2002 interview.
7. Outrage (1993)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »
Dispara! (English: Outrage!) is a 1993 Spanish film directed by Carlos Saura, starring Francesca Neri and Antonio Banderas. The story is a revenge tragedy.
8. Irreversible (2002)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
Votes: 117,720 | Gross: $0.75M
Irréversible is a 2002 French film written, directed, photographed, and edited by Gaspar Noé. It stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel. Several reviewers[who?] declared it one of the most disturbing and controversial films of 2002. The film employs non-linear narrative. The music is by French electronic musician Thomas Bangalter, who is best known as half of the band Daft Punk. Irréversible won the "Bronze Horse" award at the Stockholm Film Festival and competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the "Best Foreign Language Award" by the Film Critics Circle of Australia. It was also voted "Best Foreign Language Film" by the San Diego Film Critics Society (tied with Les Invasions Barbares).
9. Thelma & Louise (1991)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Votes: 133,881 | Gross: $45.36M
Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American road movie starring two female leads. Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri, the film's plot revolves around Thelma and Louise's escape from their troubled, caged lives. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, and co-stars Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to trace them as they go on the run after killing a rapist. Michael Madsen plays the role of Louise's boyfriend. Brad Pitt (in his first significant role in a major Hollywood film) plays a parolee robber. Thelma & Louise became an instant critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1991, and receiving six Academy Award nominations, winning one for Best Original Screenplay. Both Sarandon and Davis were nominated for their roles in the same category, Academy Award for Best Actress. However, the two lost the award to Jodie Foster for her role in The Silence of the Lambs.
10. Extremities (1986)
R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.
Votes: 3,369 | Gross: $13.42M
Extremities is a 1986 film starring Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid and James Russo. It was adapted from the successful, yet controversial, 1982 off-Broadway play by William Mastrosimone. Farrah Fawcett had also appeared in the play to great critical acclaim, taking over a role originated by Susan Sarandon. James Russo also appeared in the play as the attacker.
11. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Votes: 26,217 | Gross: $1.53M
The Virgin Spring (Swedish: Jungfrukällan) is a 1960 Swedish drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in medieval Sweden, it is a revenge tale about a father's merciless response to the rape and murder of his young daughter. The story was adapted by screenwriter Ulla Isaksson from a 13th century Swedish ballad, "Töres dotter i Wänge" . The film contains a number of themes that question morals, justice, and religious beliefs, and was considered controversial when first released due to its infamous rape scene. It won for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1961 Academy Awards, and was also the basis for the 1972 exploitation horror film The Last House on the Left.
12. Run! Bitch Run! (2009)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
Things go horribly wrong when Catherine and Rebecca, two Catholic school girls, knock on the wrong door while selling religious paraphernalia.
The 2009 film Run! Bitch Run! is a throw back to the classic 1970's rape and revenge films like Last House on the Left and Ms. 45. The film takes place in the late 1970’s, where the lack of modern technology made the world a more vulnerable place.
13. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 32,279 | Gross: $3.10M
The Last House on the Left is a 1972 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. The story is based on the 13th century Swedish ballad "Töres dotter i Wänge", which was also adapted into the 1960 Swedish film The Virgin Spring, directed by Ingmar Bergman.
14. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.
Votes: 74,758 | Gross: $0.09M
I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape and revenge horror film and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult classic of the same name. It is directed by Steven R. Monroe and stars Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, and Andrew Howard.
15. Lipstick (1976)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.
Votes: 1,957 | Gross: $8.33M
Lipstick is a 1976 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. Starring Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, it contains one of the most infamous scenes in motion picture history, showing an extremely graphic rape scene.
16. I Drink Your Blood (1970)
R | 83 min | Horror
A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.
I Drink Your Blood is a cult horror film originally released in 1970. The film was written and directed by David E. Durston, produced by Jerry Gross, and starred Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury and Lynn Lowry (who is uncredited in the film). Like many B-movies of its time, I Drink Your Blood was a Times Square exploitation film and drive-in theater staple.
17. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.
The House on the Edge of the Park (Italian: La casa sperduta nel parco) is a 1980 crime/horror/thriller film from the Italian director Ruggero Deodato. It stars David Hess from Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (playing a similar character), and Giovanni Lombardo Radice.
18. Eye for an Eye (1996)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
Votes: 13,281 | Gross: $26.79M
Eye for an Eye is a film directed by John Schlesinger and starring Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo and Joe Mantegna. The story was adapted from Erika Holzer's novel of the same name. The film opened on January 12, 1996. This film was remade in India as the Hindi film Dushman (1998) starring Kajol in a double role.
19. Hitch-Hike (1977)
Unrated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
Hitch-Hike (Italian: Autostop rosso sangue), also known as Death Drive and The Naked Prey, is a 1977 Italian crime film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile. The film stars Franco Nero and Corinne Clery as a couple in a troubled marriage, and David Hess as a fugitive who takes them hostage. The musical score was written by Ennio Morricone. The film is based on Peter Kane's novel The Violence and the Fury.
20. Act of Vengeance (1974)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A woman is sexually assaulted by a serial rapist wearing a hockey mask. She and other victims form a squad that targets would-be rapists, all the while searching for the mask wearing maniac that raped them all.
21. The Ladies Club (1986)
R | 85 min | Drama
A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.
Votes: 215 | Gross: $0.24M
22. A Gun for Jennifer (1997)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A woman comes to New York City from Ohio to escape an abusive husband and gets entangled with murderous female vigilantes who prey on abusive men.
23. Chaos (2001)
109 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,186 | Gross: $0.21M
Chaos is a 2001 French film written and directed by Coline Serreau. Currently, a remake of this movie in English, to star Aishwarya Rai and Meryl Streep, is planned.
24. Bandit Queen (1994)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. For five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,335 | Gross: $0.40M
Bandit Queen is a 1994 Indian film based upon the life of Phoolan Devi. It was directed by Shekhar Kapur and starred Seema Biswas as the title character. It was produced by Bobby Bedi's Kaleidoscope Entertainment.The Music was Composed by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
26. Savage Streets (1984)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.
Savage Streets is a 1984 American vigilante action film starring Linda Blair. Directed by Danny Steinmann, the film premiered on October 5, 1984.
27. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985 Video)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.
28. Savage Vengance (1993 Video)
Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Thriller
Five years after she avenged her own rape, young law student Jennifer decides to take a brief vacation with a girlfriend. Unfortunately, they become the next targets of two depraved men.
Savage Vengeance is a 1993 slasher film, that served as an "unofficial" sequel to the controversial 1978 movie, I Spit on Your Grave, with Camille Keaton under the alias "Vickie Lahl" reprising her role as vengeful rape victim, Jennifer Hills. No scenes from the first movie were used. New footage was used for flashbacks.
29. Dirty Weekend (1993)
102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a... See full summary »
Dirty Weekend is a film directed by Michael Winner, based on the novel of the same name by Helen Zahavi. It was banned from video release two years by the BBFC for its violent and sexual content.
30. Pigs (1973)
R | 80 min | Horror
Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »
Daddy's Deadly Darling (also titled Pigs, Daddy's Girl, and Roadside Torture Chamber) is a 1972 horror film directed by Marc Lawrence and currently distributed by Troma Entertainment. Toni Lawrence plays Lynn Webster, an escapee from a mental hospital who takes refuge in a local farm inhabited by Mr. Zambrini and his pack of flesh-eating pigs. When Lynn starts killing people who remind her of her abusive father, Zambrini feeds the remains to his sadistic sows. However, law enforcement starts to catch up with the two of them.
31. The Captives (2001 Video)
Unrated | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sandy is abducted by a psychotic killer and bought to his torture chamber. When she overpowers her captor, she tortures and humiliates her fellow prisoners.
34. Wild Riders (1971)
R | 91 min | Crime, Thriller
Pete and Stick, two juvenile delinquents just thrown out of a biker gang, break into a luxury house where they rape two women. They settle in the house, sell the valuables and kill a curious neighbor.
35. Chaos (I) (2005)
Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls on a mission to find drugs at a rave get more than they bargained for. One is sexually assaulted and they are both tortured in horrific ways. The attackers seek refuge in the parents' of one of the victims' homes.
Chaos is a 2005 movie about the rape and murder of two adolescent girls. It stars Kevin Gage and was directed by David DeFalco.
38. Tong chuang er meng (1994)
In Hong Kong, three drug dealers attack and rape a loving lesbian couple, murdering one of the girls. Three years later, the other girl runs into one of the attackers and decides to take revenge.
39. Trip with the Teacher (1975)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A teacher and her class of female students take a class trip to the desert. Their bus breaks down, and they find themselves terrorized by a gang of psycho bikers.
Trip with the Teacher is a 1975 horror film written, produced and directed by Earl Barton. Four teen-age girls (along with their teacher and bus driver) from Los Angeles are on a field trip in the desert. On the way to their destination their bus breaks down. While stranded they are approached by 3 bikers. When Jay (one of the bikers) tries to help the bus driver, the other two bikers start to harass the four girls. As soon as the teacher (Miss Tenny) observes this, she immediately defends the girls, however, is assaulted for her interruption. After a few scuffles the group of bikers decide to help the stranded bunch and tow them to a remote cabin, with less than good intentions in store. Another altercation ensues, when Al's promise to take them to safety is now obviously broken. Almost as soon as the bus driver (Marvin) steps in, he is run over and killed by Al and his brother, Pete. To keep everyone quiet, Al and Pete holds everyone hostage in the abandoned cottage near the murder site.
41. The House by the Lake (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A rich playboy has a large house in the Ontario countryside. One weekend he invites his girlfriend, a fashion model, but on his way to the house he drives past a gang of crazed young men. ... See full summary »
Death Weekend (originally released in the US under the title The House by the Lake) is a 1976 Canadian horror/thriller film. It stars Brenda Vaccaro and Don Stroud and was one of the first films from Canadian director William Fruet. The low-budget production was shot in rural Canada and at a studio in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.
42. Endangered (1994)
R | 91 min | Action, Thriller
While on a camping trip, a young girl is captured and almost raped by four drug runners. She escapes, and instead of running away, determines to get her revenge on her attackers.
43. Demented (1980)
R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After being gang raped and institutionalized, a woman suffers nightmares while under the care of her unfaithful husband, and finally snaps when a group of masked youths decide to invade her house.
44. Fox Force (2009)
Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Five girls kidnap a serial rapist... to seek revenge.
This suspenseful horror tells the tragic story of Kat, a victim of repeated sexual assault. Having been failed by a corrupt system, she takes the law into her own hands. Kat and her gang of Tomboys kidnap the serial rapist to seek their revenge. As events unfold, the situation quickly spirals out of control. The question is… how far will they go?
45. Revenge for a Rape (1976 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama