Welcome to our Hitman and Assassin Films list, a perfect introduction to the world of Action and Adventure films including some of the big franchises. So, we've compiled a list with some of the best films and characters in the genre, between classics and some newly released Hitman and Assasin films, you can enjoy in the action to the fullest. If you'd like to see more browse through our extensive catalogue of over 100,000 titles.Take a peek and find something you like!
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)Play trailer1h 50minPlay trailer1h 50min
The Bourne Ultimatum is an Oscar winning action spy thriller starring Matt Damon, and the third instalment in the Jason Bourne film series - preceded by The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. Damon stars as a trained assassin Jason Bourne and that makes this whole franchise worthy of the best Hitman and Assassin films list. He has lost his memory and the one person he loved, but he continues his search for information about his past - all while dodging a ruthless CIA official and his agents. Action films like this one are perfect to watch on DVD and Blu-ray, plus you get additional content in the form of special features such as Man on The Move: Jason Bourne and Director's Commentary.
Mr and Mrs Smith (2005)Play trailer1h 55minPlay trailer1h 55min
Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie star as John and Jane Smith in this action comedy film directed by Doug Liman, playing a couple of assassins right for the best Hitman and Assassin films list. From the outside they're a bored, upper-middle class married couple, but actually the action begins when they learn that they are both assassins hired by rival agencies to kill each other. Mr and Mrs Smith is a combination of action, intense thrills, hilarious comedy, and it's simply a fun film for a movie night. Check it out on DVD and Blu-ray and get access to special features including Commentary by Director Doug Liman and Screenwriter Simon Kinberg, and Fox Movie Channel Presents Making a Scene Featurette.
Wanted (2008)Play trailer1h 45minPlay trailer1h 45min
We continue the best Hitman and Assassin films list with a film that has plenty of both. Wanted is an action film loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name, which focuses on Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), a frustrated office worker with a cheating girlfriend. Gibson finds out his estranged father has been murdered, and at the same time he's being introduced to a secret society of assassins called The Fraternity. Alongside McAvoy, film stars Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and Terence Stamp among others. Wanted is directed by Timur Bekmambetov previously known for his work on Russian fantasy films Night Watch and Day Watch.
Pulp Fiction (1994)Play trailer2h 28minPlay trailer2h 28min
Pulp Fiction definitely belongs on the best Hitman and Assassin films list - John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson deliver career performances as hitmen in L.A.'s criminal underworld. This is the film that showed the full potential and started a legacy for the director/writer Quentin Tarantino. A trait most of Tarantino's films share is intertwined tales, in this case, four tales of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits. The memorable cast also includes Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Willis and Rosanna Arquette. Be sure to check it out on DVD because it comes with an additional disc full of special features to enjoy as a proper film buff.
Road to Perdition (2002)1h 52min1h 52min
Another good entry for the Hitman and Assassin films list is Road to Perdition. It is based on a graphic novel by Max Allan Colling and Richard Piers Rayner, and is brought to screen by David Self and director Sam Mendes. The film is set during the period of Great Depression where we meet Mike Sullivan who works as a hit man for a notorious crime boss John Rooney. The trouble starts when Sullivan's son witnesses his crime and discovers what really his father does for a living. In the main roles of Mike Sullivan and his son are ever great Tom Hanks and Tyler Hoechlin. There is more on DVD to keep you excited, from feature length audio commentary by director to HBO special: The making of Road Perdition.
Collateral (2004)Play trailer1h 55minPlay trailer1h 55min
Vincent (Tom Cruise) is a cool, calculating hit man - character perfect for the best Hitman and Assassin films list. A taxi driver Max, played by Jamie Foxx, finds himself the hostage of Vincent's as he makes his way through L.A. during one night on the mission to complete his five contracted hits. Collateral is a neo-noir crime thriller directed by Michael Mann, and additionally stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo and Peter Berg. The film is stylish and if you like the genre, you need to see it. As always, DVD and Blu-ray editions bring you much more than just the feature-length film; peek at Commentary by director Michael Mann, City of night: The making of Collateral and Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx rehearse.
Kill Bill: Vol.1 (2003)Play trailer1h 46minPlay trailer1h 46min
Quentin Tarantino has an affinity towards bloody and assassin films, so it's natural one of the most famous films got to our Hitman and Assassin films list - Kill Bill two-parter. Kill Bill: Vol.1 is his fourth film and stars Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Vivica A. Fox. Thurman plays a member of the assassin team Beatrix Kiddo known as The Bride, and the story starts when she awakens from a four-year coma. She was pregnant and now her baby is gone, and she swears revenge on her team including the leader Bill (David Carradine). This film is followed by Kill Bill: Vol.2 but watch more of the interesting content on DVD and Blu-ray including The making of Kill Bill.
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)Play trailer1h 35minPlay trailer1h 35min
There goes the neighbourhood! In this black comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn, Bruce Willis plays a hit man, Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski. Jimmy's arrival to the ordinary suburbia neighbourhood sparks a chain reaction involving the life of a struggling dentist (Matthew Perry). Alongside Willis and Perry, there's plenty of comedy and action talent involved - Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet and Kevin Pollak. A few years after the releases of the original film, the sequel was produced with mostly the same cast The Whole Ten Yards. Rent it on DVD and enjoy in special features like Commentary by Director Jonathan Lynn or Interview Gallery.
The Jackal (1997)Play trailer1h 59minPlay trailer1h 59min
Bruce Willis does have a knack for playing professional hit men, and here he's joined by Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier. The best Hitman and Assassin films list is continued with The Jackal, a political action thriller film. An assassin known as the Jackal has been hired to eliminate a top U.S. government official. An IRA fighter (Gere) is freed from prison to help stop the assassination because he's the only one who can recognise the Jackal. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal and if you want more interesting content, be sure to check it out on DVD and Blu-ray where you get the access to featurettes and the making of documentary.
Hitman (2007)Play trailer1h 30minPlay trailer1h 30min
Here's a hit man with his profession in the title of the film, and the best Hitman and Assassin films list is made for films like this. The action thriller film stars Timothy Olyphant and it's based on the video game series of the same name. A genetically engineered hit man, known only as Agent 47, eliminates targets for a top-secret organization, but this time he gets ensnared in a political conspiracy after being double-crossed on a mission. The film additionally stars Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott. The Hitman was followed by a reboot Hitman: Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend. You can rent it on DVD and Blu-ray for the best quality of those thrilling action scenes.