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The Best Assassin Movies

List Criteria: Movies must feature assassins and assassinations.

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.

The Best Assassin Movies Films
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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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    Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

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    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

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    Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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    George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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    Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

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    Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods

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    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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