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1. Lautlos (2004)

94 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

Viktor, a methodical hit man, probably on his last job, has no plan for his retirement. He does not kill Nina, a woman sleeping beside his latest mark; then he follows her and rescues her ... See full summary »

Director: Mennan Yapo | Stars: Joachim Król, Nadja Uhl, Christian Berkel, Rudolf Martin

Votes: 931

2. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Votes: 60,277 | Gross: $5.02M

3. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 219,660 | Gross: $104.45M

4. Killer Joe (2011)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 65,135 | Gross: $1.99M

5. The American (2010)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund

Votes: 84,589 | Gross: $35.61M

6. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 292,953 | Gross: $77.91M

7. Assassination Games (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Ivan Kaye, Valentin Teodosiu

Votes: 15,026

8. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

Votes: 1,764

9. Best Seller (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

Votes: 3,918 | Gross: $4.28M

10. Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

Votes: 32,579 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Little Odessa (1994)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,258 | Gross: $1.10M

12. The Contract (2006)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A father and son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: John Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Anderson, Alice Krige

Votes: 21,867

13. The Magician (I) (2005)

85 min | Crime, Drama

A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Ryan | Stars: Scott Ryan, Ben Walker, Massimiliano Andrighetto, Kane Mason

Votes: 760

14. One Last Dance (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name.

Director: Max Makowski | Stars: Francis Ng, Lung Ti, Vivian Hsu, Joseph Quek

Votes: 552

15. Coldblooded (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A bookie is promoted to Hitman and seemingly excels at his new found job.

Director: Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Jason Priestley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia

Votes: 3,090

16. Fuk sau (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

76 Metascore

A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Simon Yam, Suet Lam

Votes: 5,667

17. The Poet (2003)

100 min | Thriller, Drama, Romance

A contract killer sees a chance to free himself from a tragic past.

Director: Paul Hills | Stars: Dougray Scott, Laura Harring, Jürgen Prochnow, Andrew Lee Potts

Votes: 275

18. Jerry and Tom (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Rubinek | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin, Ted Danson

Votes: 1,684

19. The Tournament (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 32,325

20. La virgen de los sicarios (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets

Votes: 3,400 | Gross: $0.53M

21. Diary of a Hitman (1991)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes.

Director: Roy London | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Peter White

Votes: 1,427

22. The Killers (1964)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 5,522

23. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 51,359 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Break of Dawn (2002)

110 min | Action, Drama

The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins.

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Richard Berry, Saïd Taghmaoui, Joaquim de Almeida, Anouk Grinberg

Votes: 376

25. The Last Hit Man (2008 Video)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...

Director: Christopher Warre Smets | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Elizabeth Whitmere, Romano Orzari, Michael Majeski

Votes: 675

26. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

Votes: 4,734

27. Fallen Angels (1995)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 19,331

28. The Confession (2011)

Not Rated | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tale of unique redemption and an exploration of good and evil featuring a hit man and a priest.

Stars: John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Max Casella, Rosemary De Angelis

Votes: 5,199

29. Automne (2004)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

Jean-Pierre is a hit man in Paris. He wants to stop; an incentive is reconnecting to Michelle, a childhood friend. He's ready to commit himself to her, but she has her own secrets: she ... See full summary »

Director: Ra'up McGee | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Irène Jacob, Benjamin Rolland, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 41,590

31. Sharky's Machine (1981)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith

Votes: 4,380 | Gross: $35.61M

32. The Mechanic (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland

Votes: 10,205

33. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 6,083 | Gross: $0.88M

34. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery

A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Director: S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 431

35. Charley Varrick (1973)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 9,014

36. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 6,884

37. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 24,459

38. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 3,194

39. The Italian Connection (1972)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,553

40. Murder by Contract (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel

Votes: 1,606

41. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 10,602