10 Best Contract Killers Movies

Friday, February 11 by Ed Mulero

The 10 best contract killers movies bring deadly excitement to audiences as these underworld cleaners do the dirty work for their prospective employers. Fans will relish the expert skill and timing as these contract killers chase down their marks and overcome any obstacle that stands in their way. The action is intense and so are the contract killers who explode on to these movies with the best weapons in the business. Contract killers make for the best anti-heroes in many movies where audiences root for the bad guy to take out other criminals in their wake. Here are the ten best movies about contract killers:

  1. "The Expendables" (2010). Sylvester Stallone joins an all-star team of action heroes that bring more bang for the buck. Contract killers are hired to take down a South American dictator, but get more than they bargained for when they meet the dictator's daughter.
  2. "Ronin" (1998). Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno are recruited with a bunch of contract killers to retrieve a mysterious case. The action is hot and intense as the Russians and Irish both go after the item with the two caught in the middle.
  3. "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" (2003 & 2004). A young woman referred to as the Bride wakes up from her coma and goes out on a quest for revenge. The films unfold and tell of her life with contract killers known as the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and why they betrayed her. 
  4. "Smokin' Aces" (2006). Two feds discover through their investigation that a possible informant named Buddy Israel is the target of a mob hit. Contract killers from all over converge to collect on the huge bounty placed on his head.
  5. "Assassins" (1995). Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas go face to face as contract killers searching for a young computer hacker. These contract killers trade bullets while trying to go after their mark under the orders of the mysterious Bain.
  6. "In Bruges" (2008). Two contract killers in Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson lay low after bungling a hit back in London. The pair try and reconcile with the events of the botched job and their own shortcomings in life.
  7. "The Killer" (1989). John Woo's classic starring Chow Yun Fat involves a contract killer who accepts one last job to help a blind woman. He gets betrayed by his boss and now teams with a cop to take on a gang of killers contracted to take them out.
  8. "The Big Hit" (1998). Mark Wahlberg's Melvin Smiley leads a crew of contract killers to kidnap the daughter of a big time, bankrupt businessman. Things take a turn when the daughter turns out to be the god daughter of their boss and Melvin fiancee's parents are coming over for dinner.
  9. "The Mechanic" (1972). An old professional takes on a protege to teach him in the trade of contract killers. This tale goes through many twists and turns as the apprenticeship evolves between master and student.
  10. "Hitman" (2007). A lone figure known only as Agent 47 gets betrayed by a secret organization of contract killers after an assassination attempt of the Russian President goes wrong. He must battle against the same organization and a tenacious Interpol agent in order to clear his name.