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 clever films and TV shows about / with assassination attempt, gun, deadly, assassin, violence, murder, pistol, danger, chase and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as assassination attempt: Vantage Point (2008), Ashoka the Great (2001), The Jackal (1997), The Professional (1981), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Johnny English Reborn (2011), The Day of the Jackal (1973), The Interview (2014), Possessor (2020), The Emperor's New Groove (2000).

List of assassination attempt movies

 6.6
 147K
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, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, secret service, bomb, betrayal, president, chase, assassination, terrorist, investigation, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, suspense, lyrical ...
Plot: emperor, assassination attempt, bollywood, battles, ruler, buddhism, romance, fall in love, leadership, rise to the top, hidden identity, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
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 6.4
 112K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, ira, kgb, chase, vengeance, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, hidden identity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: montreal, russia, washington d.c., london, ontario canada ...
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The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, chases and races, government agency, fighting the system, on the run, tough heroes, lone hero, secret agent, treason ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The most prominent heads of state in the world begin gathering for a conference that could have a major impact on global politics. When MI-7 receives word that the Chinese premier has become the target of some high-powered killers, it falls on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: spy spoof, assassination attempt, secret agents, farce, espionage, gadget, secret agent, james bond spoof, prime minister, secret service, goofy hero, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, asia, europe, hong kong, london ...
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, sniper rifle, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, london ...
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 6.5
 315K
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, humorous, exciting, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, profanity, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, topical humor, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north korea, usa, asia, korea, new york ...
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 6.5
 26K
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: tech noir, atmospheric, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination attempt, brutality, corporation, machine, distopia, graphic violence, murder, female nudity, male nudity, male objectification, virtual reality, sociopath ...
Time: near future
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
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: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, talking animals, change of heart, emperor, family, adventure, friendship, partners, rescue, treason, anthropomorphic animal, assassination attempt ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: latin america, south america, peru
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Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, political conspiracy, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.0
 15K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, nicaragua
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 7.0
 9K
13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hitler, assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, treason, prisoner, confession, plan gone wrong, nazi, german history ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, switzerland, berlin germany
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 3.6
 2K
Suddenly (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four assassins led by Baron, pose as Secret Service agents to commandeer the house of war-widow ELLEN. Her home is a prime sniper position for their plan to assassinate the President on his visit to the small town of Suddenly. The men fool the local ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination of president, assassination attempt, small town, home invasion, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, haunted by the past, save the day, chases and races, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.6
 5K
Cat Run (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: female killer, female spy, femme fatale, assassination attempt, private detective, on the run, uncover truth, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, italy, lyon, new york, montenegro ...
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 7.1
 234K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, nazi germany, german officer, resistance, nazi, colonel, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
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 6.8
 614
Canaan (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, journalism, escapades, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, assassination, political conspiracy, americana, dishonesty, head of state, political corruption, road not taken, campaign, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.1
 18K
Everly (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After she betrays a powerful mob boss, a woman matches wits and weaponry with a legion of killers who are out to collect the bounty on the heads of her and her family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, female assassin, woman kills a man, survival, assassination attempt, woman in danger, danger, crimes, violence spree, deadly, gangsters, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, hitman, assassination attempt, hospital, survival, one man army, deadly, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, graphic violence, ambush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
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 5.5
 346
Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.6
 2K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: assassination attempt, d day, military, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, assassination plot, trial, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany, normandy
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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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, clergy, leadership, fighting the system, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, poland, europe
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, bodyguard, obsession, assassination attempt, election, undercover, gunfight, stalking, terrorism, rivalry, government agency, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., usa, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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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: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, assassination attempt, secret agent, politics, hippie, state affairs, undercover, manhunt, political intrigue, satire, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c., europe, new jersey ...
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Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, wartime life, military, leadership, rebellion, against humanity, danger, state affairs, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, mob boss, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, crime, crimes, power struggle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.4
 526K
X2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, stylized, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, super powers, mutant, mind control, good versus evil, evil man, scientist, assassination attempt, dark hero, bigotry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future
Place: usa, boston, washington d.c., canada
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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Genre: Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, assassination attempt, conspiracy, frame up, murder, espionage, uncover truth, danger, state affairs, crimes, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, pre world war one, 1910s
Place: scotland, london, big ben london, england, europe ...
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, double life, female assassin, hitman, secret agents, love and romance, spy, couples, secret identity, cia, secret service, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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