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7of the best assassin films.

1 THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (1973) EDWARD FOX plays a suave and ruthless assassin tasked with killing French President Charles de Gaulle. All the police have to go on is his codename... the Jackal.

2 LEON (1974) FRENCH actor Jean Reno plays loner Leon who happens to be a professional assassin. He takes a 12-year-old girl under his wing when her family is killed and starts teaching her the secrets of his deadly trade.

3 ASSASSINS (1995) SYLVESTER STALLONE and Antonio Banderas play rival assassins gunning for each other with Julianne Moore caught up in the flying bullets.

4 GROSSE POINTE BLANK (1997) JOHN CUSACK decides to combine both a contract hit and his high school reunion playing professional assassin Martin Blank in this action comedy.

5 THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002) MATT DAMON'S first outing as the government assassin Jason Bourne who is determined to piece together his past after suffering amnesia.

(2004) Tom Cruise gives a 6collateral chilling performance as a contract killer who causes a bloodbath when he steps into the life of an unsuspecting cab driver played by Jamie Foxx.

7 HANNA (2011) SAOIRSE RONAN plays a teenager brought up in the wilderness by her ex-CIA agent father (Eric Bana) to be the perfect assassin. Her first mission sees her travelling across Europe.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 31, 2016
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