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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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    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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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 6 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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    John Wick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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    Collateral is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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

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    Hitman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Hitman Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

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    Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


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

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    The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

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    La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    La Femme Nikita

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    Shooter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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    Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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    The Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

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    Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Wanted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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    Smokin' Aces is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Smokin' Aces Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

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    Hanna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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    Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

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    In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    The Jackal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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

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    Assassins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

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    Looper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Colombiana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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    The American is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    The American George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    The Long Kiss Goodnight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


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

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    The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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    El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samu... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


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

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    Crank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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    Confessions of a Dangerous Min... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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

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    Point of No Return is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

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    The Replacement Killers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

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    Ninja Assassin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


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

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    Matrix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Matrix

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    The Specialist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods

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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Assassin Movies

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    Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    JFK is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Assassin Movies


    JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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