The Crow

In The Crow, Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancee Shelly are murdered by thugs on a crime spree. A crow brings him back to life, giving him the ability to warg and the opportunity to seek revenge on his killers.


On his daughter’s third birthday, businessman Oh Dae-Su is kidnapped and held for 15 long years without any human contact or explanation. He passes the time shadowboxing, which, along with a hammer, comes in useful when he has to fight his way through 25 gang members.

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance

In Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Lee Geum-Ja (Lee Young-Ae) is released from prison after serving 13 years for a murder she didn’t commit. She cuts off her pinky as contrition for her role in the kidnapping, then starts her meticulously planned revenge on the true murderer.

Donny Donowitz

Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz

In Inglourious Basterds, Eli Roth plays Sergeant Donny Donowitz. He’s earned the nickname The Bear Jew, feared by the Nazis to an almost mythical level. He’s packed a baseball bat all the way from Boston as his personal weapon of choice.

The Bride

The Bride from Kill Bill

In the Kill Bill series, The Bride (Uma Thurman) is an ex-assassin left severely wounded after her former team, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, massacres her wedding party. When she wakes from her coma, she makes a revenge checklist and gets busy.