Nowadays, one of the most popular movies trending on Netflix is Ava, the female assassin movie starring Jessica Chastain in the leading role. Directed by Tate Taylor, Ava is a vicious lone killer who takes on the most significant assignment of her career following an eight-year break as a professional assassin. Want to see some more films like that? Here are the best female assassin movies of all time you should watch.
Best Female Assassin Movies
You must have seen countless movies that are based on real-life assassins and criminals. Now, it’s time to watch the best female assassin movies.
Yuki Kashima – Lady Snowblood (1973)
Meiko Kaji performs Yuki Kashima, a beautiful Japanese lady raised as a kid to become one of the most lethal trained assassins alive. As Yuki gets old and earns the ability to slay a target in a matter of seconds, she sets out to serve gory comeuppance to the thieves that ravaged her family as a kid.
Beatrix Kiddo – Kill Bill (2003)
Kiddo not only succeeds in her historic purpose but she does so by ambushing a series of collegiate hitmen and hitwomen in the process. Rather than using high-tech ammo, Kiddo’s kind of killing involves Samurai swords and pitiless hand-to-hand fight. After enduring severe training in Japan, Kiddo comes out more potent and more deadly than ever.
Nikita – Nikita (1990)
In a tale that sparked an American remake and two TV series, Luc Besson’s Nikita stars one of the all-time best female assassins ever shown in the cinema. Nikita is a cruel outlaw who is given the choice of going to jail or becoming a trained assassin for the French government. When she opts for the latter, she manifests dazzling abilities as an illegal killer while taking down one mark after another.
Mallory Kane – Haywire (2011)
Mallory Kane (Carano) is a freelance Black Ops agent who does a ruthless job across the globe on behalf of the U.S. government. Kane’s worldwide missions bring her to Spain and Ireland, where a mishandled assignment leads to recompense on her head. Using her unparalleled skill-set, Kane goes on a wild revenge frolic on those who did her wrong.
Lucy – Lucy (2014)
While Luc Besson’s Leon: The Professional is one of the all-time best films about the business of assassination, the film’s female assassin Mathilda (Natalie Portman) isn’t all that challenging herself. Hence, Lucy takes her place.
Lorraine Broughton – Atomic Blonde (2017)
Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is a high profile MI6 Agent who uses her seductive sexuality as a weapon when sent to Berlin to investigate the assassination of a co-worker. When she isn’t killing with a glance, she attacks in hand-to-hand combat or uses a high-tech armory to dispatch groups of unfaithful double-agents.
Cataleya – Colombiana (2011)
Several awe-inspiring female assassin films were released in 2011, including Olivier Megaton’s Colombiana. Written by the master of the female assassin subgenre, Luc Besson, the film stars Zoe Saldana as an ice-cold trained hit-woman.
Fox – Wanted (2008)
Angelina Jolie has performed ultra-skilled killer many times in her career. Her first came via Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and her last in the 2010 film Salt. Though, it’s her turn as the instructor hit-woman, Fox, in Wanted that stands out from the rest.
Hanna – Hanna (2011)
Saoirse Ronan stars as Hanna, an intelligent 16-year-old girl trained as a cold-blooded killer by her father Erik (Eric Bana) while living in rural Finland. Directed by Joe Wright, the story picks up when Erik sends Hanna on her first mission in Europe. As Hanna keeps a low-profile while on a disputed path with the equally-icy secret agent Melissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), she starts to reconsider her training and seek her position in the world.