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1. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Writer: Troy Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

2. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

3. Unknown (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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56 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Writers: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell, Didier Van Cauwelaert | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn

4. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

R | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.3
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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.

Writers: Hal Dresner, Warren Murphy, Rod Whitaker | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

5. Requiem for a Killer (2011)

91 min | Thriller

5.0
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Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.

Writer: Jérôme Le Gris | Director: Jérôme Le Gris | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Clovis Cornillac, Tchéky Karyo, Xavier Gallais

6. So Close (2002)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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66 Metascore

A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

Writer: Jeffrey Lau | Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Qi Shu, Wei Zhao, Karen Mok, Seung-heon Song

7. Athadu (2005)

172 min | Action, Musical, Romance

8.0
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Writer: Trivikram Srinivas | Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

8. The Mission (1999)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis, James, Mike, Roy and Shin for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under ... See full summary »

Writer: Nai-Hoi Yau | Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui Chung-yin, Roy Cheung

9. Bichhoo (2000)

160 min | Thriller, Action, Crime

4.5
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Jeeva is a small-time criminal leading the life of a nonentity. His perchant for solitude is an outcome of his troubled past. The fresh breath of life is the bubbly girl next door, Kiran. ... See full summary »

Director: Guddu Dhanoa | Stars: Bobby Deol, Rani Mukerji, Ashish Vidyarthi, Farida Jalal

10. The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)

Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son.

Writers: Shûkei Nagasaka, Takao Saitô, Gregory Snegoff | Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Gregory Snegoff, Michael McConnohie, Mike Reynolds, Edie Mirman

11. Fulltime Killer (2001)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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54 Metascore

Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem.

Writers: Ho-Cheung Pang, Ka-Fai Wai, Joey O'Bryan | Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin, Simon Yam

12. Karam (2005)

Crime, Thriller

5.8
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John is an assassin working for a mobster named Captain. After killing an entire family, he is hit by the consequences of his actions and decides to quit his job. He starts life anew with ... See full summary »

Writer: Suparn Verma | Director: Sanjay F. Gupta | Stars: John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bharat Dabholkar, Vishwajeet Pradhan

13. The Killer (2006)

Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India, has been made aware of a killer cab-driver in Malaysia who killed several people in a matter of hours, and then crashed his taxi and killed... See full summary »

Writer: Sanjay Masoom | Directors: Hasnain Hyderabadwala, Raksha Mistry | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Priyanka Kothari, Bharati Achrekar

14. Naked Killer (1992)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.1
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A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.

Writer: Jing Wong | Director: Clarence Fok Yiu-leung | Stars: Chingmy Yau, Simon Yam, Carrie Ng, Madoka Sugawara

15. Ek: The Power of One (2009)

140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Writers: Shabbir Ahmed, Sameer Arora, Vivek Buddhakoti, Mayur Puri, Pankaj Trivedi | Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Rana Jung Bahadur, Jaspal Bhatti, Preeti Bhutani, Bobby Deol

16. Gambler (1995)

Action

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Police Inspector Dayashanker Pandey is a slacker, a man who does not want to put his life under any risk, and is quite comfortable sharing tall tales, and a desk job. Fate has other plans ... See full summary »

Writers: Anwar Khan, Dayal Nihalani | Director: Dayal Nihalani | Stars: Govinda, Shilpa Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Gulshan Grover

17. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998 Video)

57 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Golgo 13 is hired to assassinate Queen Bee, the second-in-command of a South American rebel army, to prevent her from killing the United States democratic presidential nominee.

Writer: Takao Saitô | Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: John DiMaggio, Denise Poirier, Carlos Ferro, Dwight Schultz

18. Golgo 13 (2008–2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services - whether it's the FBI, CIA, industrial corporations or mafias. Regardless ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Tachi, Mitsuo Senda, Chris Ayres, David Wald

19. Golgo 13 (1977)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S. drug syndicate. His assignment: "take-out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His only ... See full summary »

Writers: Isao Matsumoto, Nobuaki Nakajima, Takao Saitô | Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Lun Chia, Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Shindô

20. The Assassin (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.5
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James was a good guy. Until he took a position as an international cleaner with a British Crime Syndicate. For five years, he's been a jet-setting assassin who receives $10,000 a hit. ... See full summary »

Writer: Gavin Gray | Director: Gavin Gray | Stars: Gavin Gray, Molly Fix, Paul D. Roberts, Debra Arnott

21. Mystère (1983)

84 min | Thriller

6.1
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Assassins are after a prostitute who has come into possession of a cigarette lighter that, unbeknownst to her, contains the negatives that show a politician's assassination.

Writers: Carlo Vanzina, Enrico Vanzina | Director: Carlo Vanzina | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Phil Coccioletti, Duilio Del Prete, John Steiner

22. Vengeance (1970)

98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.

Writers: Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni | Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ping Wang, Yen-ching Ou

23. S dnem rozhdeniya, Lola! (2001)

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The film's heroine, Lola, is getting ready for the celebration of her birthday. Because she knows she is in for a surprise, she lets two strangers with flowers and a cake into her apartment... See full summary »

Writers: Ilya Krishtul, Vladimir Shchegolkov, Segei Zinovyev | Director: Vladimir Shchegolkov | Stars: Ekaterina Guseva, Vladimir Simonov, Sergey Astakhov

24. Beantown (2007)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A blood-soaked chronicle of the final desperate gang war between Boston's Irish and Italian mobs.

Writer: Timothy Norman | Director: Timothy Norman | Stars: Kristen Savage, Randy Paradis, Sean Fowler, Drew Paradis

25. Golgo 13 (1973)

104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Writer: Takao Saitô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Pouri Baneai, Mohsen Sohrabi, Jaleh Sam

26. Ferestadeh (1983)

103 min | Drama

6.5
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An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. ... See full summary »

Writers: Hesam Kowsar, Parviz Sayyad | Director: Parviz Sayyad | Stars: Parviz Sayyad, Mary Apick, Houshang Touzie, Saeed Rajai

27. Meng xing xue wei ting (1991)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Writers: Ho Kwan Lee, Chin-Ku Lu | Director: Chin-Ku Lu | Stars: Sibelle Hu, Moon Lee, Yukari Ôshima, Eddy Ko

28. A Matter of Principal (2003)

Short

6.9
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A retired hit man returns to rescue a kidnapped girl.

Writer: Max Allan Collins | Director: Jeffrey Goodman | Stars: William Makozak, Randall Bosley, Jenna Bari, Nathan Osgood

29. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)
Episode: A Touch of Curaré (1999)

Not Rated | 22 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

8.6
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Commissioner Barbara Gordon is determined to protect her DA husband from an elite assassin, and definitely does not want Batman, and especially Bruce Wayne's, help.

Writers: Hilary Bader, Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Rich Fogel | Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Melissa Disney, Paul Winfield

30. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Jack is in custody at CTU, in danger of assassination; the President won't believe his own wife; Curtis investigates canisters taken from the airport.

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Michael Loceff | Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

31. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)
Episode: Final Cut (2000)

Not Rated | 22 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

8.7
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Batman is blackmailed by a bomb threat to protect a member of the Society of Assassins from Curaré.

Writers: Hilary Bader, Stan Berkowitz, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Rich Fogel | Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Will Friedle, Melissa Disney, Cree Summer, Tim Curry

32. S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)
Episode: The Bravo Enigma (1975)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The team's mission to stop the assassination of a U.S. Senator becomes even more urgent when it's learned the killer hired for the job is carrying a deadly plague that could start an epidemic.

Creator: Robert Hamner | Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry, Mark Shera