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. What's the best assassin movie of all time? All of the best assassin and hitman movies have been included, but if you believe there's a quality assassin film missing from the list of the best assassin films, feel free to add it in yourself. What are the best assassin films?

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.

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 Sergej Trifunović, Branislav Lečić, Bora Todorović

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig

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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Albert Finney

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis

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    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

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    ranked low on reranks Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

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    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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    Alicia Keys, Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Common

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    added by zxray Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Charles Bronson, Keenan Wynn, Jan-Michael Vincent

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    La Femme Nikita

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    ranked low on reranks Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

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    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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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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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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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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    Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda

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    added by wiabux Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue

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    new! & added by zxray Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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    added by zxray Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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    Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

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    added by wiabux Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit, Pawalit Mongkolpisit

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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