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Old 11-11-07, 12:16 AM
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Best Assassin/Hitman(woman) Movie?

there are a couple of new assassin movies coming out with "Wanted" and "Hitman" and it got me thinking that i really love this genre when it is done right.

the last one i saw was "Mr. Brooks" and that was really not good.

my favorite has to be "The Professional" which i am sure is a lot of people's favorite.

i also really liked "Point of No Return" and it's original "La Femme Nikita" which was also done by Besson.

so i know there are more and wanted this to jog my memory.

so what is your favorite dealing with the subject?
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the one's mentioned (Mr. Brooks I haven't seen it yet) are very good.

I'd also add:

Collateral
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Matador
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Whole Nine Yards
The Big Hit (this could probably go into the "movies you love that many people hate" thread)
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I don't know if it qualifies as good, but Romeo is Bleeding deserves mention for being memorable.
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Leon is indeed my favorite.
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Jason Bourne - Bourne series
Ah Jong/Dumbo - The Killer
Jack - Time and Tide

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Leon is probably my favorite movie of all time so I'd go with that one. Other than that, I think Collateral is the best "hitman movie"
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Male:

Female:

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Leon: The Professional
The Killer
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The original La Femme Nikita remains my all time favorite spy movie, let alone assassination movie, ever.

From her indoctrination to the awesome Steyr AUG scene ("La femme un braun. LA FEMME UN BRAUN!!!"-*thump**thump*) as well as the far superior Victor to Leon. Acid on a living guy and shooting a lily livered compatriot, anyone? I love Natalie Portman as much as anyone, but Victor was better.

edit- Oh yeah. Has the distinction of the worst fucking American remake EVER! The reviled Point of No Return. ...Jesus!

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A Tale of Two Jackals

One that's severely underrated:




And one that's an out-and-out classic:


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see that is why i needed this. i totally forgot about "Grosse Point Blank" & "The Killer" which is one of my favs of all time.
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Here's an addition to the female hitman "Guilty Pleasures" list (has Maggie Q):

Naked Weapon
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I would go with Day of the Jackal. The upcoming Machete looks promising.
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The upcoming Machete looks promising.
It sure does!
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I don't know how Mr. Brooks is a hitman movie. He's a serial killer. Anyway, I would say Leon and Collateral for sure.
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The Matador
Just watched it again on tv about a week ago, awesome flick.
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Some good ones . . .






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Currently Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men. Or The Bride from Kill Bill.

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