“Revenge is sweet and not fattening,” Alfred Hitchcock noted—and indeed it is, especially on the big screen.
For some reason, it’s always sweeter when it’s delivered outside the justice system, by citizens unafraid to take the law into their own hands.
Here are 12 of the most monumental movie vigilantes, but please, don’t repeat their epic cinematic actions at home.
12. Paul Kersey (Death Wish I-V)
After his wife gets murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted by criminals, Paul Kersey takes vengeance by cleaning New York’s streets of all crooks and thieves.
The former Korean War veteran played by Charles Bronson attempts to achieve that in a rather merciless and straightforward manner, gunning them all down with his trusty revolver.