Retribution may refer to:

  • Punishment
  • Retributive justice, a theory of justice that considers proportionate punishment an acceptable response to crime
  • Divine retribution, retributive justice in a religious context
  • Revenge, a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance

    Arts, entertainment, and media


  • Retribution (1921 film), an Australian silent film by Armand Lionello
  • Retribution (1987 film), a film featuring Suzanne Snyder
  • Retribution (2000 film) or Complicity, a UK film based on a novel by Iain Banks
  • Retribution (2002 film), a British television film part of the Hornblower series
  • Retribution (2006 film), a Japanese horror film by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Retribution (2015 film), a Spanish thriller film by Dani de la Torre
  • Resident Evil: Retribution, a 2012 film, the fifth in the Resident Evil series


  • Retribution (video game), a 1994 first-person shooter computer game
  • Eve Online: Retribution, a 2012 expansion of the MMO Eve Online
  • Resistance: Retribution, a PSP game in the Resistance series
  • StarCraft: Retribution, a 1998 authorised add-on for the game StarCraft
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution, a 2011 stand-alone expansion pack for the game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II


  • Retribution (novel), a 2004 novel by Jilliane Hoffman
  • Retribution (1849 book), a novel by E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • "Retribution" (poem), a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Retribution, a 2007 novel in the Warhammer Von Carstein trilogy by Steven Savile
  • Dreamland: Retribution, a 2009 novel by Jim DeFelice and Dale Brown
  • Mass Effect: Retribution, a 2010 novel by Drew Karpyshyn



  • Retribution (Malevolent Creation album), 1992
  • Retribution (Obscura album), 2004
  • Retribution (Shadows Fall album), 2009
  • Retribution (Ektomorf album), a 2014 album
  • Retribution (Nightingale album), a 2014 album
  • Retribution (Tanya Tagaq album), a 2016 album


  • "Retribution", a 2012 song by Fantom Warior
  • "Retribution", a song by Thunder on their 2008 album, Bang!


  • One of Us (TV series), a 2016 BBC drama television miniseries released internationally as a Netflix Original with the title Retribution
  • "Retribution", a two part episode of the TV series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future