When you watch a good action movie you also want to see one hell of an actor who can perfectly play the assassin role. This role is tough to play because there are many expectations.
If the assassin is great then the whole movie can be seen with different eyes. What makes the movie memorable is how the assassin plays his part. I have made a list with some of the best assassins, from actual killing machines to merciless human assassins.
Here is a list of the 12 Very Dangerous Movie Assassins.
1. AMERICAN ULTRA
American Ultra gives us a new and fresh example of a top assassin. Here the trained killer is a stoner with an induced memory loss. Jesse Eisenberg is the stoner in this movie. Jesse kills the bad boys with his “particular” set of skills that he did not know of. If you thought that he did not do that much in The Social Network, this new movie will show us a new Jesse. The stoner assassin Jesse.
This is one full action packed movie. Here we got to see Tom Cruise as a hit man, while he has Jaime Fox as his cab driver. I do not want to spoil the movie, but it is worth watching it. Tom brings his A-game acting skills.
3. HITMAN: AGENT 47
This is a whole new level of assassin. Agent 47 is a genetically enhanced assassin who is only known by his his neck tattoo that has only two digits. This movie will be worth to watch.
4. JOHN WICK
One simple advice, never ever mess with Keanu Reeve’s dog. All Hell will break loose. Keanu plays an ex-assassin that goes on a murder rampage all because some idiots messed with the wrong person. Keanu manages to kill all the bad guys. Next time leave Keanu’s dog alone.
This role fits like a glove for Anne Parillaud. She plays the part of Nikita, a teenager who ends up in prison. Here in order to survive she must become an assassin. This film is directed by Luc Besson.
6. MR & MRS. SMITH
Aww, the love story between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. But wait for the plot twist. They are both assassins that will need to kill one another. Embrace yourselves for 120 minutes of full action. Both actors kick ass as assassins and you can’t even decide who to root for.
Angelina brings her A-game while Brad does not sit and watch, he also goes full assassin on her. They are both trying to kill each other despite the fact that they are married.
7. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Javier Bardem plays Anton Chigurh, an assassin, who is given the task of finding $2.4 million. He is one cruel assassin that shows no remorse when he kills. You could even say he is the perfect killing machine. Anton Chigurh even kill the ones who hire him and goes on to search for the missing money for himself
8. PULP FICTION
A top assassins list must include John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. Their roles in Pulp Fiction are legendary. Not only do we get to see both men be very good at murdering people but as bonus we also get too see John Travolta and his dancing skills.
9. ROAD TO PERDITION
Here we get to see Tom Hanks play an assassin. Amazingly he pulls off the role of a merciless killer. He is no longer the slow character of Forest Gump, here we get to see another face of Tom Hanks. Tom plays the role of Michael Sullivan, a pawn in John Rooney’s scheme. What goes wrong for Sullivan is that his son watches him kill a man.
10. THE TERMINATOR
Nobody can argue here that Arnold Schwarzenegger is one hell of a killing machine. This Terminator is one top assassin that also has catchy phrases like :”I’ll be back” and “Hasta la vista baby” . When the first Terminator appeared people thought that Arnold was meant to play him. He was perfect. His duty was to seek and destroy Sarah Connor.
11. THE BOURNE IDENTITY
The Bourne Identity is an action packed movie about Jason Bourne played by Matt Damon. Here Matt plays the lead role, Jason Bourne, who is an ex-assasin but he does not remember this. Basically he suffers from a severe case of memory loss so he tries to remember who he was while being targeted by assassins.
12. LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL
Léon: The professional is a cult classic. The story is about Léon who takes care of Mathilda due to certain circumstances. Her family was murdered and she is left all alone. Léon will be the one who will train this little girl in the fine art of killing people. Léon is played by Jean Reno and the little girl is Natalie Portman.