To celebrate the top 10 greatest assassinations featured in films, we count down the cold blooded contract killers in cinema.
At the number 10 spot features The Jackal, The Day of the Jackal. Released in 1973 directed by Fred Zimmerman starring Edward Fox and Terence Alexander in the leading roles. Ingenuity and planning – disguised as a cripple with his weapon hidden in his crutch to get close to his target. What makes the jackal effective is his utter blankness of personality and the inability of the cops.
Featuring in the number 9 spot is Vincent in the movie Collateral. Tom Cruise plays the sociopath Vincent who does a one night only death bringing taxi tour of LA. Vincent wants to take out his hit list of big trail witnesses while telling Max of his philosophies of life. Vincent is a fan of the execution, cold blooded head shot. Collateral was directed by Michael Mann and released in 2004.
Both Jules and Vincent take the number 8 position with outstanding performances by John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction. The movie is based on two mob hit men, pair of diner bandits and a gangster’s wife intertwined in four tales of violence. The movie was one of Quentin Tarantino’s best directed movies, released in October 1994. Execution and intimidation is the name of the game and they strike with furious anger and huge vengeance.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The number 7 spot belongs to the winter soldier, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This is Marvel’s most successful and by far most terrifying, heart-breaking and legitimately chilling villain to date. Captain America teams up with an assassin only known as the Winter Soldier to battle a new treat from old history. The movie directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo was released in April 2014.
Grosse Point Blank
Number 6 features Martin Q Blank in Grosse Point Blank in which Blank likes to make his kills look like heart attacks or accidents. He kills the president of Paraguay with a fork. George Armitage directed this movie released in 1997 with John Cusack in the leading role.
Counting down to number 5, Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. Chigurh is a killer with a cattle bolt pistol that symbolises his oddness, abattoir opinion and a bovine humanity. The film stars includes Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. The movie was release in 2007 directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
The Bourne Trilogy
Jason Bourne in The Bourne Trilogy takes the 4th spot with the professional assassination artist once known as David Webb who prefers a gun but sure is fatal with anything he can lay his hands on. The first to release was The Bourne Identity released in 2002 directed by Doug Liman starring Matt Damon.
In 3rd place T-800 in the movie The Terminator. Persistence, armed to the teeth the T-800 keeps his finger on the trigger until only bits of DNA is left of the target. Released in 1984 this popular movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, directed by James Cameron.
Leon in The Professional takes second place and this sniper’s rifle is effective from a distance or using the experts choice for close up’s a knife. Luc Besson directed the movie released in 1994, with Jean Reno in the leading role.
The top assassin is Ah Jong Jeffrey in the movie called The Killer. Murder methods includes leaping through the air, slow motion, hands and automatic pistols. The killer is a cab driver in Malaysia who kills several people and crashes the taxi, killing himself. The movie was released in 2006 from director Hasnain Hyderabadwala starring Irrfan Khan.