The Best Assassin Movies Films
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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.

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    Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Jean-Hugues Anglade

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    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Griffin

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

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    Matt Damon, Karl Urban, Julia Stiles

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Anthony LaPaglia

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    Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox

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    Edward Fox, Delphine Seyrig, Philippe Léotard

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    Maggie Cheung, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz

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    Javier Bardem, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

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    Lucy Liu, Ben Kingsley, Danny Aiello

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    Timothy Olyphant, Peter Hudson, Christian Erickson

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    Eric Bana, Michelle Dockery, Saoirse Ronan

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    Vince Vaughn, Chris Weitz, Keith David

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    Ben Affleck, Nestor Carbonell, Ray Liotta

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    Alan Arkin, Minnie Driver, John Cusack

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    Terence Stamp, James McAvoy, Konstantin Khabensky

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    Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Debbi Morgan

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    Ralph Fiennes, Jordan Prentice, Brendan Gleeson

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    Keenan Wynn, Jan-Michael Vincent, Frank de Kova

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    Louis Ferreira, Rade Šerbedžija, Michael Peña

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Helen Stenborg, Addison Powell, Faye Dunaway

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    Richard Gere, Larry King, Jack Black

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    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Arte Johnson

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    George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Filippo Timi

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    Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet

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    Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas, Kelly Rowan

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    Dwight Yoakam, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Glenn Howerton

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    Eric Bana, Mathieu Kassovitz, Marie-Josée Croze

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    Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Brian Cox, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima

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    Zoe Saldana, Ofelia Medina, Amandla Stenberg

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    Forest Whitaker, Isaach de Bankolé, Richard Portnow

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    Anne Bancroft, John Badham, Olivia d'Abo

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    Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Til Schweiger

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    John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Ian McShane, Keanu Reeves, John Leguizamo

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    Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Tom Cruise

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    Carlos Gallardo, Jaime R. Rodríguez, Jaime De Hoyos

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    Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo, Denzel Washington

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    Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston, Stanley Tucci

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    Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Bruce Willis

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    Korkiate Limpapat, Patharawarin Timkul, Pawalit Mongkolpisit

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