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, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns and clever films and TV shows about / with assassination attempt, deadly, assassin, gun, assassination, state affairs, murder, violence, dishonesty and conspiracy 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), The Jackal (1997), The Professional (1981), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Johnny English Reborn (2011), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Ashoka the Great (2001), The Interview (2014), Blind Horizon (2003), Bob Roberts (1992).

List of assassination attempt movies

 6.6
 144K
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: twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, secret service, bomb, betrayal, chase, president, assassination, terrorist, uncover truth, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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 6.4
 105K
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, kgb, ira, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, russia, chicago illinois, massachusetts, u.s. capitol building ...
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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, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, fighting the system, against the rules, government agency, on the run, chases and races, tough heroes, secret agent, treason ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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: assassination attempt, secret agents, espionage, farce, gadget, prime minister, secret agent, james bond spoof, secret service, goofy hero, heroic mission, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, asia, 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, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, london ...
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 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, bollywood, battles, assassination attempt, ruler, buddhism, romance, fall in love, true love, leadership, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
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 6.5
 302K
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, topical humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, profanity, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north korea, usa, korea, asia, new york ...
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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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, political conspiracy, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.0
 13K
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: republican, political satire, politics, assassination attempt, election campaign, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, manipulations, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
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 7.0
 8K
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, hitler, anti fascist, plan gone wrong, confession, prisoner, treason, nazi ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, switzerland, berlin germany
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 3.5
 1K
Suddenly (2013)
Genre: Crime, 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, deadly, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, woman in danger, chases and races, save the day, sniper, secret service ...
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, assassination attempt, femme fatale, private detective, on the run, female spy, uncover truth, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bulgaria, europe, britain, spain ...
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 7.1
 225K
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, bad ending, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, bomb, deception, nazi, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
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428: The Animation (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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, entertaining, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, journalism, escapades, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, prodigy ...
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, road not taken, political corruption, head of state, deadly, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.1
 17K
Everly (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, survival, assassination attempt, woman in danger, crimes, danger, woman kills a man, deadly, violence spree, isolation, gangsters, self mutilation ...
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: hitman, assassination attempt, cia, hospital, survival, one man army, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, graphic violence, ambush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
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 5.4
 307
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, captivating, stylized
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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 6.5
 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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: war, assassination attempt, d day, military, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination plot, trial, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, normandy, berlin germany, paris france
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
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, fighting the system, leadership, clergy, idealism, rebelliousness, tragic hero ...
Place: 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, assassin, stalking, terrorism, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, phoenix arizona ...
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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, undercover, manhunt, state affairs, political intrigue, satire, on the run ...
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: conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, rebellion, military, leadership, wartime life, rebelliousness, against humanity, state affairs, danger, military hospital ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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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, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, secret agents, conspiracy, frame up, murder, espionage, uncover truth, danger, state affairs, crimes, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 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, romantic, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, hitman, female assassin, secret identity, love and romance, spy, secret agents, double life, secret service, fight scenes, cia, secret life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, tense, exciting, intense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, kidnapping, memory loss, danger, teenage life, attempted murder, group of criminals, assassination attempt, escapades, adventure, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, las vegas ...
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, uncover truth, life turned upside down, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, political conspiracy, frame up, deadly, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, london
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 6.5
 2K
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, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, assassination attempt, political intrigue, writer's life, rise to the top, adventure, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, escapades, royal family, royal court ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, police, faked death, assassination attempt, femme fatale, crime, crimes, female killer, bribery, female assassin, mob boss ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, phoenix arizona, coney island brooklyn new york city
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