Best Hitman Movies

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Best Hitman Movies

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction
★★★★
★★★★
3.6 out of 4 stars

From Quentin Tarantino, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
Rated R

Pulp Fiction is an iconic 1994 crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film follows the lives of two mob hitmen, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, as they embark on various criminal activities in Los Angeles. On the way, they interact with various underworld characters, including their boss, Marsellus Wallace, a mysterious briefcase holder, and the mob's fixer, Winston Wolfe. The film is filled with unexpected plot twists, dark humor, and non-linear storytelling, as well as a narrative structure that intertwines several different storylines. Pulp Fiction is widely acclaimed for its strong performances, sharp dialogue, and unique style, and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon: The Professional
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
Rated R

Léon: The Professional is a 1994 French-American crime-thriller directed by Luc Besson. The film tells the story of Leon (Jean Reno), a professional hitman living a lonely life in New York City. When his next-door neighbor, Mathilda (Natalie Portman), discovers her family has been murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agents, she turns to Leon for help. Leon reluctantly agrees to teach Mathilda his deadly trade, and the two soon form an unlikely bond. As Mathilda seeks revenge for her family's death, Leon must confront his own past and protect Mathilda from the same forces that are hunting her. With the odds stacked against them, the two must rely on each other if they hope to survive.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Rated R

No Country for Old Men is a crime thriller set in 1980s West Texas. It follows the story of Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a hunter who stumbles across a drug deal gone wrong and a satchel of money. He takes the money, unaware that he is now being pursued by the psychopathic killer Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). Meanwhile, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) is on the hunt for both men, trying to bring law and order to his small town. As the violence escalates, the Sheriff must confront his own mortality and ethical code. As Bell struggles to make sense of a chaotic and violent world, Chigurh remains a menacing force of nature. No Country for Old Men is a suspenseful and thrilling ride that explores themes of morality, fate and justice.

Red Cloud: Deliverance (2012)

Red Cloud: Deliverance
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Sioux Cloud, starring Alex Kruz, Breanna Lakatos, Jen Waite, Tadashi Mitsui

Red Cloud: Deliverance is a 2012 American western-drama film directed by Sioux Cloud. The story follows a young Mescalero Apache man, Red Cloud, who is on a quest for redemption after a past mistake leaves him without a family and a future. With the help of a mysterious man, Red Cloud embarks on a journey to find his purpose and restore his honor. Along the way, he must battle the elements and his own inner demons as he discovers the true meaning of courage and forgiveness. The film stars native actor and musician, Michael Horse, as Red Cloud, alongside actors Michael Spears and Saginaw Grant.

Le Samouraï (1967)

Le Samouraï
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier
Rated GP

Le Samouraï is a 1967 French crime thriller directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Alain Delon stars as Jef Costello, an independent hitman who is determined to carry out an assassination and elude the police who are trying to capture him. Jef finds himself in a complex web of relationships with a nightclub owner, a mysterious woman, and a duplicitous police inspector as he struggles to maintain his freedom. Along the way, Jef faces decisions that will test his loyalties and ultimately decide his fate. The film is a stylish and suspenseful exploration of morality and commitment set against the backdrop of a bleak, cold Paris.

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Martin McDonagh, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington
Rated R

In Bruges is a blackly comedic crime drama directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson) are two Irish hitmen sent to the Belgian city of Bruges by their boss, Harry (Ralph Fiennes). Ray is disappointed by the city, while Ken has grown to love it, but both must face the consequences of their violent pasts. As they struggle to deal with the consequences of their actions, they are also faced with their differing opinions on life and death, and their own morality. Through their experiences in Bruges, each of them must find redemption or accept their fate.

The Killer (1989)

The Killer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Woo, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu
Rated R

The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action crime film directed by John Woo and starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, and Sally Yeh. The film follows Ah Jong (Chow Yun-Fat), a professional assassin who develops a conscience after accidentally blinding a singer during a shootout. Ah Jong then attempts to make amends with the singer, who has since become a nightclub hostess, but his efforts are complicated by the efforts of Detective Li Ying (Danny Lee), the cop who is trying to bring him to justice. Ah Jong must use his skills as a killer to protect the woman he has grown to care for, while Detective Li Ying must grapple with his own moral code as he attempts to bring Ah Jong to justice. The film features intense action sequences and scenes of intense violence, as well as a powerful story of redemption and loyalty.

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

The Day of the Jackal
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel
Rated PG

The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth. The film follows an anonymous assassin, known only as 'The Jackal', as he is hired to assassinate Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. The Jackal is a highly skilled master of disguise and deception, who is able to elude the police, who are desperately trying to track him down before he can complete his mission. As the Jackal's deadline approaches, all the forces of law and order are stretched to the limit in a desperate attempt to capture him before it is too late. With tension mounting, will the Jackal complete his mission, or will he be stopped in time?

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

A Bittersweet Life
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jee-woon Kim, starring Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Yeong-cheol Kim, Hwang Jung-min
Rated Not Rated

A Bittersweet Life is a 2005 South Korean crime drama film written and directed by Jee-woon Kim. The film follows Sun-woo (played by Byung-hun Lee), a mob enforcer who is ordered by his boss to kill an unfaithful lover. When Sun-woo discovers that the lover is a close friend and colleague, he decides to spare him and keep it a secret. This decision puts him at odds with his boss and leads to a dramatic and violent conclusion. Along the way, Sun-woo must grapple with his conflicting loyalties and the consequences of his actions. The film is marked by its stylistic visuals, intense action sequences, and thoughtful exploration of loyalty and morality.

Collateral (2004)

Collateral
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Mann, starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Rated R

Collateral is an action-thriller directed by Michael Mann. Set in Los Angeles, the film follows cab driver Max Durocher (played by Jamie Foxx) who unwittingly gets caught up in a violent crime spree orchestrated by hired killer Vincent (Tom Cruise). When Vincent hires Max to drive him around for the night, Max agrees without knowing the true nature of Vincent's mission: to carry out a series of contracted hits. As their night progresses, Max comes to realize the danger he is in and attempts to escape Vincent's wrath. With the help of Annie Farrell (Jada Pinkett Smith), a federal prosecutor, Max must outsmart Vincent and survive the night.

Blast of Silence (1961)

Blast of Silence
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Allen Baron, starring Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune
Rated Not Rated

Blast of Silence is a 1961 American film noir directed by Allen Baron and starring Baron as an assassin on a mission to fulfill a contract in New York City. It follows Frank Bono, a hit man from Cleveland, who is sent to New York to carry out a contract on a mob boss. Along the way he is constantly reminded of the loneliness of his chosen profession as he attempts to blend in with the hustle and bustle of the city. The film features a sparse black and white visual style that emphasizes the harshness of Bono’s mission. The journey of Frank Bono serves as a warning to those that choose to follow the same dark path.

The Mission (1999)

The Mission
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Johnnie To, starring Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui, Roy Cheung
Rated Not Rated

The Mission is a 1999 Hong Kong action-crime film directed by Johnnie To, starring Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, and Simon Yam. The film follows two triad hitmen, Brother Mark and Brother Ken, who are hired by a triad boss to assassinate a rival mob boss. As they carry out their mission, they begin to question the morality of their actions and the consequences of taking another's life. The mission forces them to confront their personal demons and ultimately make a difficult decision between loyalty and justice. With its intricate plot and slick action sequences, The Mission is considered to be one of Johnnie To's finest works.

John Wick (2014)

John Wick
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Rated R

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose
Rated R

The American Friend (1977)

The American Friend
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wim Wenders, starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain
Rated Not Rated

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chad Stahelski, starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne
Rated R

This Gun for Hire (1942)

This Gun for Hire
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Frank Tuttle, starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar
Rated Passed

A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

A Colt Is My Passport
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Nomura, starring Jô Shishido, Jerry Fujio, Chitose Kobayashi, Ryôtarô Sugi

Murder by Contract (1958)

Murder by Contract
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Irving Lerner, starring Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel
Rated Approved

Exiled (2006)

Exiled
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Johnnie To, starring Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam
Rated R

One Nite in Mongkok (2004)

One Nite in Mongkok
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tung-Shing Yee, starring Daniel Wu, Cecilia Cheung, Alex Fong, Kar Lok Chin

Stratos (2014)

Stratos
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Yannis Economides, starring Vangelis Mourikis, Petros Zervos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Giannis Tsortekis

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Tokyo Drifter
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Seijun Suzuki, starring Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawaji
Rated Not Rated

On the Job (2013)

On the Job
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Erik Matti, starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez
Rated Not Rated

Antidote (2014)

Antidote
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Alper Caglar, starring Emin Boztepe, Cüneyt Arkin, Tolga Akdogan, Christina Gottschalk

 



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