“Time” magazine released a list of 12 top female revenge flicks titled “A Woman Scorned: The Top 12 Female Revenge Movies” on April 29 and two Korean movies made the list: Park Chan Wook‘s “Lady Vengeance” and Im Sang Soo‘s “The Housemaid“. Also on the list were some of Hollywood’s classics such as “Thelma and Louise” and “Kill Bill“.
Part of Park Chan Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy along with “Oldboy” and “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance“, “Lady Vengeance” was released in 2005 and stars Lee Young Ae as vengeful Lee Geum Ja who plots revenge against Mr. Baek played by Choi Min Sik (“Oldboy”).
“The Housemaid” directed by Im Sang Soo is a 2010-remake of a 1960 Korean film of the same title. The film stars Jeon Do Yeon in the title role as innocent Eun Yi, who attempts to take a stance against a rich family who uses and discards her.
The complete list of 12 female revenge movies can be found here on Time’s website.
Check out the trailers for the two films below: