Best Assassin Movies List

The Terminator (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 263 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $38.40M

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.


Apocalypse Now (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $78.80M

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.


Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $120.52M

Lead Role: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent, | Director:

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 245 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $227.14M

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: null

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.


From Russia with Love (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 213 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $24.80M

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.


Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 211 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $70.10M

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.


The Irishman (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 209 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.


Il conformista (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: null

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.


The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $176.05M

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.


The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 199 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $259.75M

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.


Looper (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $66.47M

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.


Léon (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 193 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $32.35M

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.


The Bourne Identity (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 184 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $121.47M

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.


John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 180 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $171.02M

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.


Serenity (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $25.34M

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.


X2 (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $214.95M

The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.


John Wick (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 173 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $43.00M

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.


The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $78.04M

Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.



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