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    Default Best revenge stories and revenge tragedies

    I particularly like revenge stories and tragedies as a genre, I wonder if anyone else does too and would like to recommend any?

    I'm thinking film, books and other media, all media and content in fact.

    My personal favourite, for a long time, has to be The Count of Monte Cristo, he doesnt simply either had skillz or develop skillz and pop off and kick those the ass of those that did him wrong, he spends years and while he did come into treasure at one point it is his investment decisions and business savy that put him in a position to take his opponents down. Its a story of resourcefulness aswell as revenge.

    While its definitely a story of "revenge as a dish best served cold" its definitely not a story of "before you seek revenge dig two graves" as the protagonist does not waste their life in the pursuit of satisfaction or is not left when they have claimed revenge wondering what to do with their life (which is what the character who has made revenge their purpose in The Princess Bride does).

    I'm not sure of a Shakespearan play about revenge but I maybe havent thought about it too much, it does appear to be an idea that has preoccupied mankind as much as love or any of the other major themes, like nation, family, community, altruism, sacrifice etc.

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    Not into revenge tales but the best one so far that I've seen, would The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've only seen the American version and have heard that the Swedish original version was better.
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    Putin vs Clinton

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    The Revenant was well done, albeit can't say I enjoyed it.
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    Thinner was a good revenge movie. It's more satisfying imo than the Count of Monte Cristo, which I also really liked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    Thinner was a good revenge movie. It's more satisfying imo than the Count of Monte Cristo, which I also really liked.
    Ooh really? I mean, I love the Count of Monte Cristo (I've read the book as well). Never heard of Thinner though, might check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~MS*ANGEL~ View Post
    Ooh really? I mean, I love the Count of Monte Cristo (I've read the book as well). Never heard of Thinner though, might check it out
    It's based on a Stephen King book. Still good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    It's based on a Stephen King book. Still good though.
    Ooh neat, will be sure to check it out - thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijntje View Post
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