Thursday, September 22, 2011

Top 5 Assassin Movies

The word assassin is defined as:
"one who kills for fanatical or monetary reasons."
So, obviously, qualifying movies need to deal with someone who kills for fanatical or monetary reasons.  One of the leads must be an assassin, or the story needs to revolve around an assassin or assassins (or the threat of one).  It can’t just be a group of criminals who happen to kill people (Snatch). And it can’t be someone hell bent on revenge (Conan the Barbarian).

Top 5

Next 5

Unforgiven (hard to not put this in the top 5, as it could be #1 depending on the day of the week)
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill Volume 1
Interview with an Assassin
Boondock Saints

Honorable Mentions

Assassination of Jesse James (only because we are waiting the whole movie for it)
Bourne Identity
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Crimes and Misdemeanors
El Mariachi
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
Ghost in the Shell
Grosse Point Blank
Ichi the Killer
In the Line of Fire
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Marathon Man
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2007)
No Country For Old Men
Road to Perdition
Shogun Assassin
The Good, The Bad & The Weird
The Hit
The Killer
The Professional
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead

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