Joe McGovern
July 04, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Big Heat, 1953
A detective (Glenn Ford) fights bad guys, including Lee Marvin as a brute who tosses hot coffee in Gloria Grahame’s face.

The Virgin Spring, 1960
Max von Sydow avenges his daughter’s (Birgitta Pettersson) murder in a religious lament from Ingmar Bergman.

The Limey, 1999
A career criminal (Terence Stamp) hunts down his foes in Steven Soderbergh’s splintery homage to Point Blank.

OLDBOY 2003

This ultraviolent South Korean epic centers on a man (Choi Min-sik) out for vengeance after being caged in a hotel room for 15 years.

Munich, 2005
In Steven Spielberg’s morally oily thriller, Eric Bana leads an Israeli hit squad planning payback for the 1972 Olympics terror attack.

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