Spike Lee’s new thriller Oldboy is about a man seeking both vengeance and answers as he hunts for the person who imprisoned him for twenty years without explanation. The original Oldboy, directed by Park Chan-wook, might be one of the best revenge movies ever made, but it’s not alone in its brutality. We’re taking a look at some other scenes of vengeance from movies that deliver a true sucker-punch of violence.
There will be SPOILERS ahead, so if you see the name of a movie that you haven’t watched yet then we advise quickly moving on. Some of these revenge scenes are also pretty gruesome, so readers of a delicate constitution should click away now. For everyone else, here are 10 of the most brutal revenge scenes ever committed to film.