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The Movie List – Top Five Revenge Movies

Forgive and forget? It might sound good on paper, but in the movies it’s pretty boring. Tonight, don’t expect any hugs, forgiveness, or “Kumbaya” moments, because we’re counting down the five best revenge movies of all time.

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5. Inglourious Basterds – Brad Pitt orders his team of Jewish soldiers to deliver Nazi scalps — with good reason — in Quentin Tarantino’s WWII revenge fantasy.

4. Cape Fear – Martin Scorsese adeptly cast Robert De Niro (who’s terrifying) in this remake about an ex-con who sets out to terrorize the D.A. who put him away.

3. Munich – Eric Bana stars in this film based on Israel’s secret revenge mission following the massacre of eleven Israeli Olympic athletes at the hands of terrorists.

2. The Godfather – Revenge is par for the course in mob films, but it’s especially bloody and memorable in the hands of Al Pacino’s cold-blooded Michael Corleone.

1. Gladiator – Russell Crowe is hell-bent on slaying the emperor (Joaquin Phoenix) to avenge his murdered family. There’s no better site for revenge than the Colosseum.

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