assassinations The Best Assassin Movies

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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: The Professional 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

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles Michelle Monaghan

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles Brian Cox

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis Uma Thurman

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John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe Adrianne Palicki

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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

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu Quentin Tarantino

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

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

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Hitman Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant Dougray Scott

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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx Jason Statham

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The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz Melissa Leo

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

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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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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu Morgan Freeman

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Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana Saoirse Ronan

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender Diane Kruger

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The Mechanic Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent Keenan Wynn

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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara Rhona Mitra

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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman James McAvoy

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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack Hank Azaria

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Smokin' Aces Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys Ryan Reynolds

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In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes Matt Smith

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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere Jack Black

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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury Janet Leigh

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster Martin Scorsese

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan Graham McTavish

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

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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Assassins Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore Antonio Banderas

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford Robert Duvall

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The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry Amanda Peet

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The American George Clooney, Violante Placido Isabelle Adriani

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

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana Geoffrey Rush

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

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El Mariachi Carlos Gallardo, Juan García María Castillo

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

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Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart Dwight Yoakam

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

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

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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain Lee Joon

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

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Point of No Return Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda Harvey Keitel

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh Eddie Izzard

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The Specialist Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone James Woods

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Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz Lyndsy Fonseca

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman Kevin Bacon