The Greatest Revenge Plots In TV & Film

Greatest Revenge Plots

Best served cold? Sometimes it’s red-hot! The good old revenge plot is a staple of storytelling – though we’re not sure anyone nailed it quite as comprehensively as the series that didn’t even bother coming up with a snappy name!





All four series of the devilish drama Revenge have now arrived on Virgin Box Sets, and its tangled web of intrigue and suspense is purpose-built for bingeing! The story of Emily Thorne (or Amanda Clarke, depending on how you look at things!) setting about her quest to avenge her father’s death is one of the most elaborate and memorable in recent history – but here’s a few more that could give it a run for its money!




Available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


She might once have been Amazing Amy – but all that’s to admire about her now is the sheer depth of her vindictiveness! Well, that and her altogether meticulous scheming, which would put the most attentive wedding planner to shame. It’s a taut and thrilling story that will make you question who to root for – which, in the circumstances, is saying something…






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Given the trials and tribulations he’s been through, it’s hardly suprising that there’s a few skeletons – and a few grudges – in this fella’s closet. A high-octane adventure, as you might well expect, it’s also a journey through the dark corners of the drifter’s mind…and they’re a bit darker than most!





Available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


This three-part thriller tells the story of title character, a science teacher who sees a one-night stand turn into something far longer lasting – and far more serious, too. Deliciously dark and tantalisingly tangled, it’s also a proudly Irish effort; Dublin playwright Conor McPherson providing the script, and Clare’s Denise Gough magnetic in the lead role…






Now showing on Sky Cinema Premiere, Virgin TV 301


OK, so we’re going to have to be careful not to give away too much about this brand new mystery movie – but suffice to say that Matthew McConaughey isn’t your everyday fishing movie. We’re not entirely sure what your typically fishing flick would look like, now that we stop and think about it – but the wild twists in this tail are the type you’ll need to see to believe!






Available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, they say – and William Congreve may well have had Beatrix Kiddo in mind when he coined that gem! The Bride is one of the most iconic characters of the 21st century, and following her relentless quest to ensure the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (catchy name, that) get what’s coming to them is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have from your couch!





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