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Top 50 Best Sniper Movies Of All Time

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted July 27, 2022


Top Best Sniper Movies Of All Time

 

A sniper is a marksman who can shoot at a target from a long distance, usually from a concealed position, and with great accuracy.

 

Based on this description, we can gather that a sniper is someone with good aim, a steady hand, a solitary existence, and great concentration.

 

All these qualities make them mysterious and perfect subjects for a gripping thriller movie. Snipers are generally employed in the armed forces or as assassins.

 

They can be heroes, or they can be cold-blooded killers, mob men, or psychopathic serial killers. This makes for engaging suspense and action thrillers.

 

This is why there is a movie category dedicated to sniper movies. ENTOIN has a list of sniper movies that have entertained us, amazed us, and kept us at the edge of our seats on many occasions.

 

For all the fans of this genre of movies, you have a chance to review a list of Sniper movies and pick your favorite.

 

Please message us back if we have missed any good ones. Here goes.

 

 

50. Age of Kill (2015)

 

Age of Kill (2015)

 

Age of Kill is a British action film directed by Neil Jones. The film has a good premise where a Black Ops sniper is blackmailed into killing six targets who do not appear to have any connection to each other.

 

The psychotic blackmailer warns him against failing to hit a target with a more innocent life. Although the story premise sounds good, the critics panned the film.

 

They said that the direction was lackluster and the good work put in by good actors like Nick Moran and Patrick Bergin is wasted on a bad film.

 

 

49. The Marine 2 (2009)

 

The Marine 2 (2009)

 

The Marine 2 is the sequel to The Marine, starring John Cena. This film was made by the production house, WWE Studios, with Roel Reiné as the director.

 

The film has a simple story and some run-of-the-mill action sequences. The story was inspired by the Dos Palmas kidnapping that occurred in the Philippines.

 

The film starts with a Marine scout sniper and his wife on vacation. They are holidaying in an affluent Thai resort when terrorists strike.

 

They take all the guests hostage, including Marine’s wife. His military training kicks in, and he sets out to protect his family and the hostages.

 

 

48. Sniper 3 (2004)

 

Sniper 3 (2004)

 

Sniper 3 is the third installment in the franchise, and it picks up right after the events of Sniper 2.

 

The film is an action-packed adventure directed by P. J. Pesce. It was released directly to the video. The film follows Thomas Beckett as he joined the Marine Corps.

 

As he attends the wedding of his old friend Finnegan’s son, he is approached by the CIA on a secret mission.

 

He is requested to go to Vietnam and shoot Finnegan, who is still alive and running an underground drug trafficking ring.

 

However, everything that the CIA has described is not true, and Beckett has to struggle his way out of another mess up.

 

 

47. Straight Shooter (1999)

 

Straight Shooter (1999)

 

Straight Shooter is a German film about a man’s revenge mission to seek justice for his family. A former French foreign legion officer discovers that the German government is responsible for the death of his family, and to exact his revenge, he goes about killing the workers in a nuclear power plant.

 

The German government is unable to stop him, so they contact the former trainer and request his help to contain the situation.

 

 

46. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

 

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

 

Battle for Sevastopol is a biographical war film about the creation and rise of one of the deadliest Soviet snipers, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, during the German invasion of the USSR.

 

This World War II film is a joint Russia-Ukraine film. In 1937, with the rising tensions between Germany and the rest of Europe, the USSR prepared for all eventualities.

 

Lyudmila Pavlichenko displays a near-perfect score at a shooting range which earns her an invite from the Red Army.

 

After years of strenuous training, she becomes the deadliest sniper in the Red Army and fights to stop the German invasion of Soviet Russia.

 

 

45. Sniper: Reloaded (2011)

 

Sniper: Reloaded (2011)

 

Sniper: Reloaded is the fourth installment of the Sniper film franchise. This film is also a direct-to-video film made by the Swiss director Claudio Fäh.

 

The film does not feature Thomas Beckett as the protagonist like all its predecessors. The film introduces his son to the franchise.

 

Thomas Beckett’s son Marine Sgt. Brandon Beckett is a sniper like his father. While on a UN peacekeeping mission to Congo, Sgt. Beckett is called in for a mission to rescue a kidnapped European farmer.

 

But the mission goes wrong as a rebel sniper is on site and kills the entire team, except for Beckett. He has to work alone to finish the mission.

 

 

44. Thank You For Your Service (2017)

 

Thank You For Your Service (2017)

 

Thank You For Your Service is a biographical war movie about an Iraq war veteran who is struggling to get back into civilian life.

 

The film is based on a book of the same name written by David Finkel of The Washington Post.

 

The film received positive reviews, and the performance of the actors was also praised. Yet, it failed to make an impact at the box office.

 

Adam Schumann is a combat soldier who returns home after a 15-month tour in Iraq, and he is suffering from PTSD.

 

He takes comfort in his friendship with fellow veterans, but when his nightmares continue, his wife encourages him to join rehab.

 

He struggles to unload the survivors' guilt from all his fallen and injured comrades which makes his journey difficult.

 

 

43. 12 Strong (2018)

 

Strong (2018)

 

12 Strong is another biographical war film based on the mission of the Horse Soldiers during the early days after the 9/11 attacks in the USA.

 

The film is inspired by the non-fiction book titled, Horse Soldiers, written by Doug Stanton on the recently declassified files.

 

The film received praise for the acting and the action sequences. However, they felt the movie lacked insight into the war on Afghanistan and looked like a soulless war movie.

 

Immediately after the terror strikes in the USA, a special team of servicemen is put together to do recon and lay the groundwork in Afghanistan.

 

Taking into account all eventualities, a team of soldiers is sent to Mazar-e-Sharif, a Taliban stronghold, on horseback. The film recounts their heroic efforts and sacrifices that led to many victories in the war.

 

 

42. Casualties of War (1989)

 

Casualties of War (1987)

 

Casualties of War is a biographical war film set during the time of the Vietnam War. The film is mostly narrated through flashbacks and recollections.

 

Due to the sensitive nature of the story, the names and stories have been altered. However, the incident came to light in an article in The New Yorker in 1969.

 

A Vietnam War veteran, Max Erricksson, recollects an incident that occurred during his duty in the army. An American platoon kidnapped a Vietnamese woman, gang-raped her, and killed her.

 

The incident was witnessed by another soldier and he was threatened by the platoon. Yet, he reported the incident and had the platoon court-martialed.

 

 

41. Wanted (2008)

 

Wanted (2008)

 

Wanted is an action thriller film based on the comic book characters created by Mark Millar and J. G Jones.

 

The story from the comic book has been altered, but the main characters and the dark feel of the stories have been retained in the film by director Timur  Bekmambetov.

 

A former assassin is killed and his son has been identified to have all the making of an expert marksman.

 

The secret organization of assassins, The Fraternity, tries its best to recruit the son while fighting off its former members who have turned rivals.

 

 

40. Black Hawk Down (2001)

 

Black Hawk Down (2001)

 

Black Hawk Down is a war film that was based on the book of the same name, written by Mark Bowden.

 

It covered the events of 1993 when the US Military raided Mogadishu in retaliation to the hostile takeover of Somalia by Mohammed Farrah Aidid.

 

As the rebel forces of Aidid declare war on the UN Peacekeeping mission, President Bill Clinton sends a company of US Rangers, Delta Force Units, and a crew of the 160th SOAR unit to control the situation.

 

In this mission, nineteen US servicemen lose their lives, and 1000 Somalis are dead before the operation ends.

 

 

39. Three Kings (1999)

 

Three Kings (1999)

 

Three Kings is a black comedy and a war film that is set during the closing days of the Gulf War after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

 

John Ridley wrote the story for the film and the film was a major box office hit earning over $100 million.

 

The film tells the story of four American soldiers who find a large stash of stolen gold bullion while doing a routine review.

 

The soldiers decide to keep the gold rather than report it. However, a news reporter gets wind of this heist plan along with other Iraqi rebel leaders.

 

There is a mad dash to reap the benefits of this either by stealing it, reporting it, or claiming it.

 

 

38. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)

 

Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)

 

Sniper: Ghost Shooter is the sixth film in the franchise, and it brings back Chad Michael Collins and Billy Zane.

 

The film was directed by Don Michael Paul and made into a direct-to-video film. In this installment, Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with the security of a gas pipeline in Georgia.

 

The pipeline has become a target for terrorists who choose to make a statement, and it is the mission of Beckett to foil their plans.

 

However, the enemy camp has also employed Snipers to take them out.

 

 

37. The Marksman (2021)

 

The Marksman (2021)

 

The Marksman is an action thriller movie made by Robert Lorenz. The film is about a retired Marine veteran, and it garnered mixed reviews from critics.

 

The performance of Liam Neeson was praised while the story was considered a little formulaic. Jimm Hanson is a Vietnam veteran and a marine scout sniper who is residing in Arizona.

 

He meets a mother and child who are trying to escape the Mexican drug cartel, and he tries to help them.

 

The mother dies, but Hanson rescues the kid and takes him to another state. Now, the cartel is chasing him to track down the kid.

 

 

36. Lone Survivor (2013)

 

Lone Survivor (2013)

 

Lone Survivor is a biographical film about Operation Red Wings that the US government carried out to capture the Taliban leader Ahmed Shah.

 

The film is based on a book with the same name, written by Marcus Lattrell with Patrick Robinson. The film depicts the events of Operation Red Wings where four highly skilled Navy SEALS were sent for recon and capture of Ahmed Shah in Afghanistan.

 

Things go sideways when the SEAL team is engaged in a gun battle and loses all but one member.

 

A local Pashtun villager shelters the lone surviving member of the team despite the danger to his family and village.

 

 

35. Heat (1995)

 

Heat (1995)

 

Heat is a crime drama and action film about the clash between a crew of thieves and a police detective.

 

The film was made by Michael Mann and won rave reviews. Sadly, it did not have many nominations and awards despite the superb performances by the cast.

 

An LAPD detective is assigned a case of a career thief and his crew of bank robbers. The detective and the thief have a similar work ethic and attitude toward life but are on the opposite ends of the spectrum.

 

After careful scouting and recon work, the LAPD is able to apprehend the gang and bring them to justice.

 

 

34. Elephant White (2011)

 

Elephant White (2011)

 

Elephant White is an action film that was made by the Thai director Prachya Pinkaew. The film was set in Thailand and deals with the power struggle within the gang.

 

Curtis Church is a sniper and hitman employed by Rajahoon to eliminate the members of a certain gang. Church finishes his task and implicates the rival gang for it.

 

However, as he goes to collect his bounty, things take a turn for the weird, and Church realizes that Rajahoon plans to double cross him.

 

Church has to plan his escape and save his friends.

 

 

33. Sniper 2 (2002)

 

Sniper 2 (2002)

 

Sniper 2 is the second film in the Sniper franchise. The film follows the events of the first film, where the Former U. S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Scout Sniper Thomas Beckett has lost his index finger.

 

Yet due to his formidable skill and abilities, the CIA agents contact him on a  special mission. The film was released on the paid TV channel Cinemax and garnered mixed reviews, but it was mostly for technical flaws.

 

The film was about a mission to eliminate a Serbian dictator who was doing ethnic cleansing, yet the film shows him speaking Hungarian.

 

 

32. Renegade Force (1998)

 

Renegade Force (1998)

 

Renegade Force is an action flick that offers complete mindless action and fight sequences. The film was directed by Martin Kunert.

 

The film starts with a renegade group of law enforcers who have taken to vigilantism and started killing bad guys outside the purview of the law.

 

This forces the FBI and a police detective to join forces to track down the team of vigilantes and stop them.

 

 

31. The Sniper (2009)

 

The Sniper (2009)

 

The Sniper is a Hong Kong - Chinese film that tells the story of three champion sharpshooters in the Hong Kong PD.

 

The film stars Edison Chen, Huang Xiaoming, and Richie Jen as the Sharpshooters. The film starts with a hostage situation gone wrong as the best sharpshooter killed the hostage instead of the mobster.

 

Although Lincoln, the best sharpshooter pleads innocence as the mobster was about to blow a blow, his teammates do not support him, and he is jailed.

 

Once Lincoln is back from jail, he vows revenge on his old team that betrayed him. It is now up to the other two snipers to stop him.

 

 

30. Two-Minute Warning (1976)

 

Two-Minute Warning (1976)

 

Two-Minute Warning is an action thriller about an unknown sniper who is targeting innocent football fans. The film is based on a novel of the same name and is one of the early films to explore this kind of psychological thriller.

 

An unknown sniper is perched atop the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where a football match is scheduled. The stadium manager accidentally discovers his position and immediately intimates the police, who arrive with an S. W. A. T. team to take down the sniper. The call for action is set as the two-minute warning that is given out at the end of the game.

 

Despite their best efforts, the sniper lets lose a few rounds injuring a few spectators before he is subdued.

 

 

29. The Bourne Identity (2002)

 

The Bourne Identity (2002)

 

The Bourne Identity is an action thriller based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. The film is about an international spy and assassin who is suffering from amnesia.

 

He gets minor flashbacks of his last mission, but he is unable to piece together his identity. Jason Bourne is a member of a secretive team in the CIA that carries out clandestine operations across the world.

 

He must now use his investigative skills to get back his identity and avoid being eliminated by his fellow operatives.

 

 

28. Sniper (1993)

 

Sniper (1993)

 

Sniper is an action film and the first in the film franchise that spawned over six films. The story for the film was written by Michale Frost Beckner and Crash Leyland, with Luis Llosa as the director.

 

In this film, we are introduced to the Master ginnery Sgt. Thomas Beckett was sent on a mission to assassinate two Panamanian rebel leaders.

 

He is teamed with a civilian S. W. A. T. officer and together to achieve different goals. How they work out their differences to achieve the result forms the story.

 

 

27. Hitman (2007)

 

Hitman (2007)

 

Hitman is an action thriller inspired by a video game with the same name. The characters of the game are replicated in the film, with Agent 47 being the central character.

 

However, the critics felt that the plot was weak and choppy with excessive violence and unnecessary dialogue. Agent 47 is a trained assassin who was picked up from an orphanage by an organization called the ICA.

 

Years later, he is sent on a mission to assassinate the Russian president, and before he can get back to base, an attempt is made on his life.

 

He realizes that he was set up, and now he seeks vengeance.

 

 

26. Assassins (1993)

 

Assassins (1993)

 

Assassins is a film written by the Wachowskis and Brian Helgeland. The original script by the Wachowskis was completely revised by Helgeland.

 

Although they tried to have their name removed, it was already associated with the film. "Assassins" is a story about the best assassin in the world who plans to retire.

 

However, the new upstart wants to kill him to gain the title of the world's best assassin. In the midst of their rivalry, a computer hacker is caught up as the target.

 

 

25. The Jackal (1997)

 

The Jackal (1997)

 

The Jackal is an action thriller that is loosely based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth, titled The day of the Jackal.

 

The film was a commercial hit and did good business at the box office. However, the critics were not appreciative of the film.

 

They gave negative reviews. The film starts with an assassin being contracted to murder a public figure. The police get wind of this assassination attempt and do their best to track down the killer and foil his attempt.

 

The film was one of the last film roles for Sidney Poitier.

 

 

24. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

 

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

 

Clear and Present Danger is an action film based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. It is a sequel to previous Tom Clancy novels like The Hunt For Red October and Patriot Games.

 

The film was a major box office hit, and the critics also gave the movie a thumbs up. Jack Ryan is the Deputy Director of Intelligence at the CIA, however, he finds that a covert operation is underway under the direct orders of the President.

 

The war on the South American drug cartels has put the team of US forces in a difficult position.

 

With the President planning to cut them loose, Jack Ryan has to personally intervene and bring the men back safely.

 

 

23. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

 

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

 

Behind enemy lines is a war film based on a real-life incident during the Bosnian war. It was inspired by the Mrkonjić Grad incident.

 

The film received negative reviews from critics, but the audience loved the film. It was declared a box office success with an earning of over $90 million.

 

Naval flight officer Lieutenant Chris Burnett gets caught on enemy territory after his plane crash lands. His co-pilot is dead, and his commanding officer is having to struggle to get approval for a counterstrike to retrieve his man.

 

While in Bosnia, Burnett discovers that a widespread genocide is underway, and the world is unaware of it.

 

 

22. Act of Valor (2012)

 

Act of Valor (2012)

 

Act of Valor is a film written by Kurt Johnstad, directed and produced by Mike McCoy. The film cast includes a real US Navy SEAL team and the Navy SWCC crew.

 

The film received negative reviews from critics, yet the audience loved the film, and it earned over $80 million at the box office.

 

The film opens with a terrorist attack on a US diplomat in Indonesia by a Chechen separatist. At the same time, a CIA operative with information on a drug lord is captured.

 

Both incidents are linked as the perpetrators are friends and close associates. With great risk and danger, the SEAL team resolves the crisis.

 

 

21. Spy Game (2001)

 

Spy Game (2001)

 

Spy Game is another action thriller written by Michael Friday Breckner and directed by Tony Scott. The film has a good box office run, and critics also had positive reviews for the film.

 

Spy Game is about a rescue mission of a CIA operative against the wishes of the CIA. This rescue mission could cost the US a crucial trade deal with China.

 

Yet the mentor of agent Bishop launches a SEAL team rescue mission to save Bishop and his girlfriend Hadley, who is imprisoned in China awaiting the death penalty.

 

 

20. The Deadly Tower (1975)

 

The Deadly Tower (1976)

 

The Deadly Tower, also known as Sniper, is a film based on the true incident of the University of Texas tower shooting.

 

The film is a real-life depiction of the events that led up to the mass shooting. The film was a made-for-television movie that the critics praised.

 

However, they also opined on the effectiveness and the need to relive such horrors. Charles Whitman was a former Marine and an engineering student at the University of Texas.

 

On the morning of August 1st, 1966, he killed his mother and wife before going to the university, with firearms and killed fourteen others while injuring 31 more.

 

 

19. Shot Through The Heart (1998)

 

Shot Through The Heart (1998)

 

Shot Through The Heart is a made-for-TV movie that was telecast on BBC and HBO. The story of the film is a true event that took place during the Bosnian War and is called the Siege of Sarajevo.

 

The events were published in an article titled Anti-Sniper, by John Falk, that won the Peabody Award. Two friends from the opposing armies have a face-off during the Siege of Sarajevo.

 

Vlado Selimovid is a Muslim marksman who becomes a sniper for the Army of Bosnia out of his sense of duty.

 

Slavko is an ethnic Serb who is unemployed and decides to become a sniper in the Army of Srpska out of anger and rebellion.

 

 

18. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

 

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

 

Inglourious Basterds is a World War II film that was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film offers an alternative history to the course of the war.

 

The film earned eight Academy Award nominations and won the award for Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz. Many teams attempted to assassinate the head of the Nazi party during the world war.

 

In the film, we see the plan and preparation of two teams, one that is led by a Jewish drama troupe owner, Shosanna Dreyfuss.

 

The other team is led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine and his team of American Jews.

 

 

17. Phone Booth (2002)

 

Phone Booth (2002)

 

Phone Booth is a psychological thriller film that was written by Larry Cohen and directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was shown at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival but was released across the USA in 2003 due to the DC Sniper Attack incident.

 

A publicist chances upon a ringing phone at a phone booth and answers it. This call changes his life as he becomes a target for a concealed sniper who holds him hostage, forces him to carry out tasks, and tells hidden secrets that could destroy his life.

 

 

16. Savior (1998)

 

Savior (1998)

 

Savior is a war film that is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war. A soldier and sniper lose his humanity after witnessing the death of his wife and child.

 

The film was described as a stark image of what war does to people without differentiating between religions and nationalities.

 

A US mercenary sniper in the UN peacekeeping mission goes on a killing spree after watching his wife and child die.

 

Years later, he is a sniper in the Bosnian War and loses his only friend. This takes him on a journey to reacquaint him with his humanity and offers him redemption.

 

 

15. Targets (1968)

 

Targets (1968)

 

Targets is a psychological drama film written by Polly Platt and Peter Bogdanovich. The film explores the impact of war and mindless violence on the mind and psyche.

 

The film was highly acclaimed and included in the book 1001 Movies You Must Watch Before You Die. A seemingly normal family man and a Vietnam war veteran go on an unexplained killing spree with his sniper rifle.

 

Parallelly, we are shown another story of an aging horror film actor who attends a film premiere and ponders over the mindless violence around him, and contemplates retirement.

 

 

14. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

 

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

 

Grosse Pointe Blank is a black comedy film about a rivalry between two professional hitmen who sabotage the work of the other out of spite.

 

The film was directed by George Armitage, received positive reviews, and did well at the box office. The film starts with a professional hitman receiving an invitation to a high school reunion.

 

At the same time, another hitman offers him a place in his organization. The offer is rejected but it ends up becoming a bruise to the ego of the other hitman, so he sabotages the hitman’s reunion and all future assignments.

 

 

13. The Deer Hunter (1978)

 

The Deer Hunter (1978)

 

The Deer Hunter is an Academy Award-nominated film with stellar performances from everyone in the cast, including Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, John Savage, and more.

 

The film was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress and AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list.

 

Three American youth are working in a steel plant and enjoy deer hunting in their off time. When the Vietnam war was announced, they enlisted for duty and experienced a harrowing journey.

 

Even after returning stateside, they are unable to shake off the psychological and physical impact it has on each of them.

 

 

12. The Hurt Locker (2008)

 

The Hurt Locker (2008)

 

The Hurt Locker is a war film that was written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six of the awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, etc.

 

The film follows the Explosives Ordnance Detonation team as they carry out their duties during the Iraq War. The film depicts the many tense situations and difficult experiences their teams have to face every day.

 

This takes a toll on the members, but each of them handles it differently.

 

 

11. The Day of The Jackal (1973)

 

The Day of The Jackal (1973)

 

The Day of The Jackal is an action thriller based on a novel of the same name written by Frederick Forsyth.

 

The film was a collaboration between England and France, with the film earning five BAFTA nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and more.

 

French president Charles De Gaulle gives independence to Algeria and this angers a terrorist organization. They attempt to assassinate him and hire a highly skilled sniper called The Jackal.

 

The French police get wind of this operation, and it is a race to see who wins, the Jackal or the Police.

 

 

10. Enemy At The Gates (2001)

 

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

 

Enemy At the Gates is a war film that concentrates on the Battle for Stalingrad, fought between 1942 and 1943.

 

The film is inspired by the book, Enemy At The Gates: The Battle For Stalingrad, written by William Craig.

 

The critics praised the film for getting the war atmosphere and the tension correctly captured but found the romantic side story to be unnecessary.

 

The film depicts the face-off between the two greatest snipers of World War II, Vasily Zaitsev, and Major Erwin Konig.

 

Vasily Zaitsev was the star sniper for the Red Army, and Major Konig was the Wehrmacht sniper school director.

 

The climax of the film is a direct standoff between the two snipers from opposing armies.

 

 

9. The Wall (2017)

 

The Wall (2017)

 

The Wall is an American war thriller directed by Doug Liman for Amazon Studios. The film received rave reviews from critics for the gripping portrayal of being stuck in the Iraqi desert.

 

However, the audiences were a little skeptical about the film. The film is a psychological thriller where an American sniper and his spotter are wounded and trapped by an Iraqi sniper.

 

As the Americans are inspecting an infrastructure site, a sniper shoots them down and uses their situation to attract rescue choppers and trap them as well.

 

 

8. Léon: The Professional (1994)

 

Léon: The Professional (1994)

 

Léon: The Professional is an English language French film. It was written and directed by Luc Besson and served as the debut film for Natalie Portman.

 

The film was praised by critics for its story of an unusual relationship between a professional hitman and a twelve-year-old girl.

 

The stylish and fresh look was highly praised. Matilda and her family are neighbors of Léon, a hitman. When a corrupt drug enforcement officer murders her parents, Mathilda takes shelter with Léon, and gradually he becomes her guardian and caretaker.

 

However, things are not smooth sailing as the corrupt officer returns to clean up the crime.

 

 

7. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

 

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

 

Saving Private Ryan is a war film that was partly inspired by the Niland Brothers. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, with a script from Robert Rodal.

 

The film was critically acclaimed with eleven Academy Award nominations, out of which, they won five awards. The film is set against the backdrop of D-Day at Normandy, where PFC Ryan is fighting.

 

A special team is sent to retrieve him as all three of Private Ryan’s brothers have died, and as the last member of the family, the government decided to pull him out of the danger zone.

 

 

6. Jack Reacher (2012)

 

Jack Reacher (2012)

 

Jack Reacher is an action thriller based on the novel, One Shot by Lee Child. The film was directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

 

It was a box office hit and earned positive reviews. The audience was also amazed by the stunt work that Tom Cruise performed by himself, without any double.

 

The film starts with a sniper shooting a group of people. He is easily tracked down to be James Barr, a former marine sniper.

 

During his investigation, he only states Call Jack Reacher. It turns out that Jack Reacher, a Marine MP, knew the man and involuntarily gets involved in the investigation, which throws up new startling discoveries.

 

 

5. The American (2010)

 

The American (2010)

 

"The American" is an action thriller based on the novel, A Very Private Gentleman, written by Martin Booth. The film was directed by Anton Corbijn and received positive reviews from the audience.

 

"The American" also performed well at the box office. The film opens with a gun maker living a peaceful life with his girlfriend in Sweden.

 

While walking around his estate, he realizes that he is being followed and escapes a sniper. His handler advises him to escape to Italy and hide there, but the sniper is still following him.

 

Who is the sniper, and what happens to the gunsmith is the movie story.

 

 

4. Jarhead (2005)

 

Jarhead (2005)

 

Jarhead is a biographical war film about the life of a US marine during the first Gulf war. It is based on the memoirs of U. S. Marine Anthony Swofford and directed by Sam Mendes.

 

The film received positive reviews, but the critics also felt that the film lacked any emotional depth to it.

 

Jarhead is a slang term used to refer to US Marines. Swafford joined the Marines because his father served in the Vietnam war, and he followed in his footsteps.

 

However, Swofford appeared to slack off on his responsibility, so his staff sergeant suggested that he join the scout sniper program, and this set the course for the rest of the film.

 

 

3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

 

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

 

Full Metal Jacket is a Vietnam war movie that was directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. He also co-wrote the script along with Michel Herr and Gustav Hasford.

 

The film earned an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. A Full Metal Jacket is a type of bullet used in the military during the Vietnam war.

 

The film starts with the marine boot camp, where the drill sergeant is shown to be a tough taskmaster who was extra hard on two cadets, Joker and Pyle.

 

The next part of the film focuses on the experiences of Joker during the Offensive in the war.

 

 

2. Shooter (2007)

 

Shooter (2007)

 

"Shooter" is an action thriller that was based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

 

It received mixed and average reviews, with many critics calling it another action thriller. They pointed out the plot holes that made the film implausible.

 

An American Marine scout sniper and his spotter are abandoned on a mission in Ethiopia. This leads to the death of the spotter, and the sniper retires from duty to lead a nondescript life.

 

Out of the blue, he is contacted by government agents requesting his assistance in foiling a terror threat to the president.

 

However, it turns out to be a set-up to frame the Marine for killing the Ethiopian Archbishop.

 

 

1. American Sniper (2014)

 

American Sniper (2014)

 

American Sniper is a biographical film about the life of the highly decorated Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle. It is based on his autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History.

 

The film was made by Clint Eastwood and earned multiple Academy Award nominations. The story of the film is that of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle who served in four Iraq tours as a sniper and has over 255 deaths to his credit.

 

He has received multiple Gold Star medals, Bronze star medals, Silver Star medals, and more. Despite his shining career, his personal life and psychology took a hit with all the war, killing, and death.

 

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