Payback. John Wick. High Plains Drifter. These are a few movies which we could consider to be "revenge" movies, where the driving action behind the protagonist is to get revenge on the parties that wronged them. What is the first movie, written as a movie, that could be considered a "revenge" movie? I emphasize written as a movie due to that the first "revenge" movie could very well be The Count of Monte Cristo from 1908, but that was based on the book.