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The Best Assassination Movies  

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A list of the best assassination movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This assassination movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about assassination are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about assassination you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous assassination movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these assassination movie titles for more information about the films.

This list has a variety of items in it, from Inglourious Basterds to Clear and Present Danger.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best assassination movies?" and "What is the greatest assassination movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular assassination movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these assassination movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good assassination movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more
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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more
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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
codya683 added Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff
American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more
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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more
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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Tom Islava added John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more
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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of bad guys and their leader Bill after they try to ...more
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more
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Casino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more
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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more
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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Tom Islava added Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more
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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson
Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more
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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner
The Untouchables is a 1987 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent Eliot ...more
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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw who takes on ...more
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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
icoachfb added Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more
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JFK is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more
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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Tom Islava added Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash
The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more
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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum
Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book. Set during the ...more
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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones
Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search ...more
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Red is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Assassination Movies
Aaron Hager added Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more