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List Rules 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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Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

602 45
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case.white added John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

610 183
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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

581 171
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

540 255
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

398 149
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

451 243
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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

443 213
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

253 33
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case.white added The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo

357 127
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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

575 168
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Hitman Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

246 114
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The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

319 185
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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

238 138
Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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The Mechanic Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

294 116
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Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

312 80
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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

308 123
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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

424 171
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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

249 128
Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

221 114
Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

225 118
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Smokin' Aces Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

205 121
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In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

198 84
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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

102 83
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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

168 77
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

193 59
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wiabux added Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

72 2
John Wick: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

152 75
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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

125 64
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zxray added Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

176 95
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Assassins Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas

125 72
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The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

134 104
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The American George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

103 32
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Assassin Movies
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111 54
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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

129 67
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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

82 36
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zxray added El Mariachi Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

107 60
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The Replacement Killers Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat

125 82
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

136 101
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Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

84 37
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In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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

126 48
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81 65
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Point of No Return Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

75 23
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67 28
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56 21
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