Assassination attempt movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant assassination attempt movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with assassination attempt, deadly, murder, gun, rivalry, danger, assassin, state affairs, heroes and revenge plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as assassination attempt: Vantage Point (2008), The Jackal (1997), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), 24 (2001), The Interview (2014), X2 (2003), Game of Death (2011), In the Line of Fire (1993), Taxi Driver (1976), Possessor (2020).

List of assassination attempt movies

Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, assassination attempt, betrayal, conspiracy, assassination, president, terrorist, chase, twists and turns, bomb, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, fbi, assassination attempt, gangsters, chase, cold war, assassin, twists and turns, assassination, hidden identity, kgb ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, washington d.c., montreal, chicago illinois, moscow russia ...
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, assassination attempt, revenge, drug lord, hitman, dark hero, vengeance, murder, violent, spy, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, political conspiracy, double agent, race against time, president, assassination of president, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Interview (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, funny, ridiculous, political, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: male nudity, assassination attempt, dictator, farce, journalism, undercover, cia, assassination plot, espionage, satire, buddies, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north korea, asia, usa, korea, new york ...
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X2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses – Magneto and Mystique – to unhinge ...
Style: exciting, intense, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super powers, supernatural ability, mutant, superhuman powers, mind control, assassination attempt, x men, telepathy, dark hero, good versus evil, school ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., canada, usa, boston
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Game of Death (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it's a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, assassination attempt, survival, hitman, hospital, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, graphic violence, spy, murder, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: michigan, detroit
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, obsession, election, gunfight, assassination of president, assassination attempt, conspiracy, terrorism, espionage, bodyguard, stalking, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona ...
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Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, neo noir, bleak, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: loner, character study, vigilante, alienation, violence, vigilantism, loneliness, psychology, lone wolves, obsession, social decay, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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Possessor (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A thriller about an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to enable its operatives to inhabit other people's bodies, ultimately driving them to carry out assassinations for high-paying clients.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, scary, slasher, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body horror, sociopath, assassination attempt, mind control, murder, brutality, corporation, loss of girlfriend, injection, graphic violence, virtual reality, technology ...
Time: near future
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, fairy tale, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, adventure, talking animals, transformation, emperor, human becoming an animal, partners, escapades, friendship, family, good versus evil, change of heart ...
Time: 15th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, spiritual
Plot: religion, assassination attempt, bishop, church, idealism, heroic mission, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, europe, poland
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, futuristic, exciting, epic, light ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, robot, space opera, space travel, alien, sword fight, jedi, fantasy world, space wars, intergalactic, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, crimes, amnesia, memory loss, teenage life, assassination attempt, adventure, youth, escapades, group of criminals, attempted murder, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, los angeles, las vegas, usa ...
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Bill (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: assassination attempt, political intrigue, rise to the top, writer's life, adventure, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, escapades, royal family, shakespeare, queen ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, military, assassination attempt, d day, nazi, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination plot, court ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france, normandy
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The President's Analyst (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, clever, light ...
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, politics, conspiracy, assassination attempt, political intrigue, manhunt, state affairs, undercover, life turned upside down, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, usa, washington d.c., england, europe ...
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Gabi (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set towards the end of the 19th century, when coffee was first introduced to Korea, Russian sharpshooter Illichi and Joseon's first barista Danya are manipulated by Japanese officer Sadako into an elaborate plan to assassinate King Gojong.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: assassination attempt, coffee, assassination plot, conspiracy, murder, power struggle, threat to kill, king, dynasty, joseon dynasty, poison, poisoning
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: korea
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Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, political corruption, life turned upside down, uncover truth, political conspiracy, frame up, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, love, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, mexico city, mexico
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Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: submarine, double agent, space and aliens, rescue, military, doctor, assassination attempt, shrinking, medical, survival, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 60s
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Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, psychological, psychotronic, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, female protagonist, revenge, murder, corruption, revenge killing, justice, loss of child, one woman army, strong female lead, police corruption, female vigilante ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, life is a bitch, downfall, assassination attempt, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, village, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, rivalry, postman, teacher student relationship, assassination plot, revenge, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, assassination attempt, dishonesty, political unrest, ambition, betrayal, state affairs, ancient, antiquity, blind ambition, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, joseon dynasty, rivalry, hitman, master warrior, assassination attempt, murder, political unrest, royal court, king, torture, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, ancient china
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On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays 009, or translated literally from its aural pronunciation, double-O Dog. He's one of 12 special Royal Bodyguards of a simpleton Emperor (Liu Yiwei) who named these 12 guards after the Chinese Zodiac, hence 9 translated to Dog. ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, farce, goofy hero, empress, save the day, absurd humor, silly humor, assassination attempt, escapades, disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "blackhats" is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, whom, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, going straight, rivalry, crimes, track down, assassination attempt, chase, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, hacker, bail bondsman, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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The President's Last Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On October 26, 1979, President Park Chung-hee, who had ruled South Korea since 1961, was assassinated by his director of intelligence. The film depicts the events of that night…
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, political, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, president, politics, undercover, political corruption, political intrigue, political conspiracy, terrorism, state affairs, assassination attempt, dark humor, revolution ...
Time: 70s
Place: south korea, seoul, korea
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Hassan and Marcus (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Theologian (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, assassination attempt, switching roles, family relations, culture clash, society, disorder, parents and children, fall in love, fake identity, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
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Louise-Michel (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, political ...
Plot: hitman, factory worker, unemployment, disorder, rivalry, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, partners, assassination attempt, satire, workplace, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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