4

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.

2

Red Heroine from 1929 would be an early example from Chinese cinema.

The film was based on popular Wuxia tropes, but as far as I know, not any specific, prior work.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .