Assassins

Here's a list of movies I've reviewed that deal with assassins and assassinations. They're listed in IMDB ranking order.
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1.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ I like these calm little moments before the storm. ” - classicsoncall
 
2.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
“ Well this is just a deal gone wrong, isn't it? ” - classicsoncall
 
3.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ Bang-bang, my baby shot me down. ” - classicsoncall
 
4.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
“ I wanted a killer from a world filled with killers and they chose you... ” - classicsoncall
 
5.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ I am gonna kill Bill. ” - classicsoncall
 
6.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ You will carry on my vendetta, my poor child... ” - classicsoncall
 
7.
Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Abraham Zapruder's home-camera footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is treated to digital re-mastering... (88 mins.)
“ 26 seconds of incredible history. ” - classicsoncall
 
8.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ And the omens promised bad luck, which moated and dungeoned him. ” - classicsoncall
 
9.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ You play games, I told them a story. ” - classicsoncall
 
10.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (113 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ "This time travel crap, just fries your brain like a egg..." ” - classicsoncall
 
11.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
“ Don't kill anybody for a few days. See what it feels like. ” - classicsoncall
 
12.
La Femme Nikita (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ The best ones always take more training time. ” - classicsoncall
 
13.
John Wick (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. (101 mins.)
Director: Chad Stahelski
“ There's no rhyme or reason to this life. ” - classicsoncall
 
14.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. (128 mins.)
“ I like the wackos to see the whites of my eyes. ” - classicsoncall
 
15.
The Parallax View (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines. (102 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Fella, you don't know WHAT this story means. ” - classicsoncall
 
16.
Shooter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ I don't think you understand. These boys killed my dog. ” - classicsoncall
 
17.
The Sniper (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Stop me - Find me and stop me. I'm going to do it again. ” - classicsoncall
 
18.
RED (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ But sometimes things happen. ” - classicsoncall
 
19.
Jack Reacher (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. (130 mins.)
“ I didn't come here to help him. I came here to bury him. ” - classicsoncall
 
20.
Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Moat
“ This is an act of war and you are stuck to it! - John Wilkes Booth to co-conspirator Lewis Powell ” - classicsoncall
 
21.
RED 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. (116 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ Two shots, here, and here. Drag the body in there and repeat as necessary. ” - classicsoncall
 
22.
Target of an Assassin (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
“ All units, seek and destroy. ” - classicsoncall
 
23.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ ...and you come under the headin' of what I do for a livin'..." ” - classicsoncall
 
24.
The Mechanic (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. (93 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Victory Loves Preparation. ” - classicsoncall
 
25.
Stand Up Guys (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade. (95 mins.)
Director: Fisher Stevens
“ It's time to kick ass or chew gum! ” - classicsoncall
 
26.
You Kill Me (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores. (93 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
“ I don't regret killing them, just killing them badly. ” - classicsoncall
 
27.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. (120 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Sam old same old. people need killin'. ” - classicsoncall
 
28.
Colombiana (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. (108 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ "...in this life, smart girls always they get to want." ” - classicsoncall
 
29.
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan. (89 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ It's your fate to live in a hell of murder and demonic savagery. ” - classicsoncall
 
30.
Ninja Assassin (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan. (99 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Weakness compels strength. Betrayal begets blood. This is the Law of the Nine Clans. ” - classicsoncall
 
31.
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend. (129 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Assassins who stay too long wind up assassinated, and that ain't in my game plan. ” - classicsoncall
 
32.
The Star Chamber (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge... (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ What about justice? Do you ever deal with that? ” - classicsoncall
 
33.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ You know this business is a business of relationships. ” - classicsoncall
 
34.
The Replacement Killers (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman. (87 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ You're like a walking bulls-eye. ” - classicsoncall
 
35.
Killer (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A professional assassin, having just "cleaned up" a botched "job," is pressured into another new assignment by his boss... (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Malone
“ You think you could take the gun out of my eye now? ” - classicsoncall
 
36.
The Big Hit (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down. (91 mins.)
Director: Che-Kirk Wong
“ Okay, I guess I can figure out this is a kidnapping, right? ” - classicsoncall
 
37.
The Killer Elite (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Mike Locke, who works for a private security firm affiliated with the CIA, is betrayed by his partner and left apparently crippled for life. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Don't hurt anybody just for fun, OK? ” - classicsoncall
 
38.
Assassination Tango (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a general in Buenos Aires. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture. (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
“ My job is my job, and that's it. ” - classicsoncall
 
39.
Funeral for an Assassin (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A professional assassin has a vendetta against his former employer for their betrayal and his subsequent imprisonment. (92 mins.)
Director: Ivan Hall
“ It's your funeral. ” - classicsoncall
 
40.
The Perfect Weapon (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
In the not so distant future, society is controlled by the powerful State and a dictator known as the Director... (88 mins.)
Director: Titus Paar
“ Be sure to bring a smile to work today. ” - classicsoncall