The Big Payback: 15 Movies Out for Revenge - Rotten Tomatoes
If you want the ultimate revenge story, go with the original. Betrayal, incest, a ghost and bottles of poisioned wine -- plenty to go around in the tragedy of Prince Hamlet, driven to madness in his quest to kill his uncle, who killed Hamlet's father, the king. Hamlet's arc from ghost to grave is one of the most enduring revenge stories in art, re-created time and time again in adapation both faithful (like Laurence Olivier's famous 1948 edition) and indirect (such as The Lion King).