They say that an eye for an eye turns the whole world blind, but the pursuit of revenge can be so compelling to watch. Thankfully, we can keep our dangerous desires in check by living vicariously through the daring characters on screen who serve sweet vengeance on an ice cold platter, keeping you on the edge of your seat.
What are some of the best revenge shows on Netflix? Check out the list below:
1. My Name
My Name is an action noir series that follows Jiwoo (Han So-hee), who joins the largest drug ring in Korea and goes undercover as a police officer to avenge her father. Audiences can expect raw action sequences and intense emotions as Jiwoo abandons her identity and her name to take revenge on her father’s killer.
Kate follows a finely tuned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo when she discovers that she’s been poisoned. With less than 24 hours to live, she teams up with one of her past victims to exact revenge on her killers.
3. Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class stars Park Seo-joon as headstrong Park Saeroyi. After being wrongfully expelled and convicted, Saeroyi takes a subtle route to revenge when he turns his once small bar into a large franchise company that becomes more successful than Jangga Group, a company helmed by the people who put him in jail.
4. Girl from Nowhere
The girl with the famous evil laugh is none other than the Girl from Nowhere. This Thai anthology series follows a mysterious, clever girl named Nanno (Kitty Chicha Amatayakul) with karmic revenge in her blood. Her specialty includes transferring to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
5. Sweet Girl
Sweet Girl follows devoted family man Ray Cooper (Jason Momoa), who vows to exact justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
6. Night in Paradise
Night in Paradise is a delicate noir film in which gangster Tae-gu (Um Tae-goo) loses his beloved sister and niece when they die in a car accident. Suspecting a rival criminal organisation of orchestrating the accident, Tae-gu carries out bloody revenge. He then escapes to Jeju Island and hides out at the home of an arms dealer; however he is far from safe as night reaches paradise.
Revenger is a martial arts film focused on former detective Kim Yool (Bruce Khan) who — hell-bent on avenging the murder of his family — infiltrates a remote island that serves as a prison for vicious death row criminals.
8. 26 Years
26 Years is set twenty-six years after the 1980 massacre at Gwangju, South Korea, one of the most heartbreaking events in South Korean history where military forces opened fire on civilians during a pro-democracy protest. The fictional film follows three relatives of the victims who come together to hunt down the man responsible for the tragedies.
Relish in these stories of an eye for an eye, only on Netflix!