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

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

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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig

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

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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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    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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    Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Common

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

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    Alicia Keys, Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Charles Bronson, Keenan Wynn, Jan-Michael Vincent

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    added by zxray Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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

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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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    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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

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    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

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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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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    added by wiabux Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue

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    Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda

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    Forest Whitaker, Victor Argo, Henry Silva

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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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    added by zxray Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard

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    added by zxray Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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

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    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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    Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

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    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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    often listed Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

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