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A list of the best assassin and hitman movies. There's something really fun and devious about watching a human be able to murder another in cold blood. To celebrate our love for watching these cold-blooded contract killers on the big screen, we've put together this list of awesome assassin movies. But what's the best assassin movie of all time? We leave it up to you to vote and tell us what you think. All of the best assassin and hitman movies have been included, but if you believe there's a good one that's missing from the list, feel free to add it in yourself. You tell us: what are the best assassin films? The top 10 films on this list should be a pretty good indication. 

Assassin movies are almost always thrillers involved in the intrigue and complications that arise during the planning and due to the result of an assassination. Sometimes they are also biographical, chronicling the events in a person's life that lead to them becoming a hit man and entering an industry that deals in death. Some of the best films in the genre are female assassin movies– there is something really cool about watching women be badasses on screen.

Unlike regular murder, that is often charged with emotion, for assassins it's just business. If you are looking for a good revenge film – something charged with hatred and emotion – check out the best revenge movies list for more excellent action movies.
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Léon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

604 175
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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

568 43
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case.white added John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

576 166
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

531 252
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

387 146
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

444 239
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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

437 206
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

243 30
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case.white added The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

352 123
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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

244 108
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The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

565 163
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Hitman Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

315 181
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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

235 134
Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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292 113
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Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

329 101
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The Mechanic Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

305 120
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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

420 169
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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

303 80
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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

220 111
Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

243 125
Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

223 116
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Smokin' Aces Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

203 118
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In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

197 82
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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

166 74
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

101 82
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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

188 58
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wiabux added Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

73 60
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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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151 74
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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

125 63
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zxray added Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

174 92
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Assassins Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

125 71
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The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

132 102
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The American George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

100 30
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
StephanieSalus added Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

110 53
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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

129 66
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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

55 2
John Wick: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
TFB888 added John Wick: Chapter 2 Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio

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zxray added El Mariachi Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

106 59
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The Replacement Killers Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

125 81
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

136 99
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Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

84 36
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In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

125 47
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wiabux added Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

80 64
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Point of No Return Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

74 22
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65 49
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zxray added Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

66 27
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fsimpson32 added The Specialist Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods

56 20
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LewisJones added Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca