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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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Albert Finney

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    Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig

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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis

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    Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

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    Charles Bronson, Keenan Wynn, Jan-Michael Vincent

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

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    George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, David Morse

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    Forest Whitaker, Victor Argo, Henry Silva

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    Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue

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    Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda

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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard

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    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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    Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

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