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.
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.
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.
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.