The Big Payback: 15 Movies Out for Revenge - Rotten Tomatoes
By the dawn of the 1970s, the Swinging London era was dead and buried, and one of its leading lights was out for blood. In Get Carter, Michael Caine plays the titular gangster, who's so infuriated by the vicious slaying of his brother and his niece's descent into the porno industry that he decides to wage a one-man war against the London underworld. Get Carter's moral ambiguity and notably brutal violence garnered some controversy at the time of its release, but it's aged like fine wine thanks to Caine's super-cool performance. And age has done little to mitigate his portrayal of vindictive types -- check out 2009's Harry Brown for further score-settling thrills.