Murder for hire movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant murder for hire movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, clever, stylized and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with murder for hire, contract killing, murder, crimes, hitman, crime, deadly, gun, corruption and storytelling plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder for hire: Fletch (1985), Out of Season (2004), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981), All I Need (2016), The Investigator (2008), Just Can't Get Enough (2002), La Cucaracha (1998), You Shoot, I Shoot (2001), Real Love (2003).

List of murder for hire movies

Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, crime gone awry, manipulations, femme fatale, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set within the super-rich jet-set society of Paris, Richard Harris portrays a man whose life is gradually being destroyed. From sexual trauma to financial disaster, he slowly descends into a world of insanity, perversion and finally the bottomless ...
Plot: impotence, contract killing, murder for hire, male prostitute, gypsy, sexual fantasy, brothel madam, nudity (full frontal - brief), dying during sex, female nudity, male nudity, death ...
Place: paris france
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All I Need (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The paths of a desperate man and an imprisoned young woman cross unexpectedly in the den of a mysterious killer.
Style: suspense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: violence, teenage girl, abduction, serial killer, delivery, employer employee relationship, locked room, package, hands tied behind back, bound and gagged, multiple storylines, anguish ...
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The Investigator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary, Sweden, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This multi-award winning film tells the story of precise and silent, Tibor Malkáv – your average 37 year-old man, who though not rich, leads a comfortable and uncomplicated life. All this changes when he finds out his mother is dying of cancer ...
Plot: pathologist, movie theatre, funeral, murder, contract killing, needing money, sick mother, murder for hire, cat, morgue, hospital, blind man ...
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Just Can't Get Enough (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: traight-to-video filmmaker David Payne writes and directs the docudrama Just Can't Get Enough: The True Story of the Chippendales' Murders. The movie opens with Nick DeNoia (Peter Nevargic) getting shot in his office. The bulk of the story ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, male stripper, investigation, dancer's life, ambition, crimes, crime, deadly, rise and fall, life is a bitch, nightlife, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
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La Cucaracha (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, dark humor, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, hospital, desert, hitman, haunted by the past, redemption, deadly, rivalry, writer's life, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new jersey, usa, latin america
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You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hired killer pairs up with an amateur filmmaker to provide clients with satisfying footage of enemies getting whacked in this black comedy. Business is down, so hit man Bart is thrilled when Mrs. Ma hires him to kill her enemies -- and film the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, partners, crimes, deadly, danger, criminal heroes, blind ambition, unlikely partners, revenge, film within a film, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Real Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: True love threatens to tear a family apart in this epic Mexican serial set in the 1800s. Rich and beautiful Matilde falls in love with Adolfo, but her mother, Augusta, disapproves of the relationship when she learns Adolfo is poor. Augusta forces ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, arranged marriage, bankruptcy, power of love, social differences, forbidden love, against the odds, love triangle, family disapproval, family relations, inheritance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: blackmail, murder, motorcycle gang, serial killer, hitman, serial murder, exploitation, contract killing, abduction, violence, bound and gagged, kidnapping ...
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, maniac, crime, paranoia, code, journalist, uncover truth, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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Zero Effect (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, private detective, murder, fall in love, accountant, blackmail, crimes, prodigy, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, portland oregon, san francisco
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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: dark humor, funny, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crimes, crime, dentist, love affair, unlikely partners, misfit, disorder, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, montreal, canada, usa
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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti heroes, anti hero, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, family relations, strangulation, train, resentment, attempted murder, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
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Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, hitman, survival, vengeance, track down, gang, crimes, crime, betrayal, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, korea, asia, cambodia, seoul
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Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, rough, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, neo noir, hitman, mistaken identity, betrayal, small town, money, unemployment, criminal, crimes, crime gone awry, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
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The Matador (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Mexico, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, salesman, businessman, stranger, midlife crisis, crimes, disorder, deal, crime, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, arizona, hungary ...
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The Limey (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: non-linear, stylized, atmospheric, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, neo noir, gangsters, murder, hitman, suitcase, drugs, motel room, daughter, warehouse, ex convict, stakeout ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london, pacific ocean
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, gloomy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, neo noir, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, lawyer, battle of the sexes, manipulations, satire, infidelity, dishonesty, assassin, inheritance, hitman, marriage of convenience, love at first sight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, malibu california ...
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The Guilty (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, law firm, crime, crimes, love affair, life is a bitch, rivalry, deadly, danger, infidelity, social differences, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: support group, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, post war, female protagonist, child abuse, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, power relations, hitman, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: contract killing, politician, murder, waitress, jealousy, adoption, revenge, prison, telephone conversation, wrongful conviction, husband wife relationship, incest overtones ...
Place: texas
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Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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Assassin(s) (1997)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
Style: psychological, witty, clever, disturbing, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, apprentice, media, crime, elderly, criminal heroes, graphic violence, adolescence vs adulthood, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Sprawl, a seedy underworld of exploitation, violence, and zombies. In this maze of alleyways and speakeasies life is cheap, drugs are cheaper, and surviving to a ripe old age is an urban myth. At the center of it all is Johnny Sunshine, a porn ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, scary, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, life is a bitch, bounty hunter, crimes, supernatural, escapades, deadly, downfall, danger, murderous pair, rivalry, survival ...
Time: future
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Bad (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic ...
Plot: hitman, against the rules, vampire, gangsters, mentally unstable, babies and infants, surrender, satire, parents and children, hollywood, showbiz, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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