The Best Assassin Movies Films

The Best Assassin Movies

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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    The Bourne Identity


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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  3. 3
    + 456
    - 105
    The Bourne Supremacy


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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  4. 4
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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  6. 6
    + 427
    - 94
    The Bourne Ultimatum

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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  7. 7
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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  8. 8
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    - 14
    John Wick

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    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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  9. 9
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    Kill Bill Volume 2

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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  10. 10
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    Hitman

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    Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

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  11. 11
    + 192
    - 76
    The Day of the Jackal


    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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  12. 12
    + 320
    - 131
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith


    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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  13. 13
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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  14. 14
    + 254
    - 86
    Collateral


    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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  16. 16
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    Lucky Number Slevin


    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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    + 224
    - 48
    Shooter


    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    The Mechanic


    Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

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  20. 20
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    - 142
    Wanted


    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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    Hanna


    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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    + 172
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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

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    + 176
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    Smokin' Aces


    Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

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    + 110
    - 7
    The Equalizer

    ranked low on reranks & added by case.white
    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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    + 155
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    In Bruges


    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    + 122
    - 58


    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    - 62
    The Jackal


    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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  28. 28
    + 94
    - 41
    Apocalypse Now

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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  29. 29
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    - 58
    The Manchurian Candidate

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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  30. 30
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    Assassins


    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

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    + 52
    - 38
    Three Days of the Condor

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    + 113
    - 77
    The American


    George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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    + 134
    - 43
    Colombiana

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    Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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  34. 34
    + 80
    - 33
    Munich


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    + 117
    - 49
    Looper


    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  36. 36
    + 98
    - 57
    The Whole Nine Yards


    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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  37. 37
    + 106
    - 53
    The Long Kiss Goodnight


    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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  38. 38
    + 50
    - 61
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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  39. 39
    + 58
    - 23
    El Mariachi

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    Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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  40. 40
    + 101
    - 63
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai


    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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  41. 41
    + 107
    - 78
    Crank


    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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  42. 42
    + 87
    - 47
    The Replacement Killers


    Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

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    + 62
    - 50
    Point of No Return


    Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

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  44. 44
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    - 11

    added by StephanieSalus
    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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  45. 45
    + 55
    - 27
    In the Line of Fire


    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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  46. 46
    + 94
    - 33
    Ninja Assassin

    added by wiabux
    Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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  47. 47
    + 40
    - 11
    The Specialist

    added by fsimpson32
    Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods

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  48. 48
    + 35
    - 31
    JFK


    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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  49. 49
    + 43
    - 35
    Valkyrie

    added by zxray
    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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  50. 50
    + 27
    - 8
    Matrix

    added by _1440579994679

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