Best Assassin Movies On Netflix With Female Leads

By Rick Gonzales | Published

The impact feature film contract killers have on an audience can be lasting. Who can forget Tom Cruise’s chilling portrayal of hitman Vincent in Collateral, or the emotion felt for Jean Reno’s contract killer in The Professional? While it is true that men have been given some of the best assassin movie roles, there have been quite a few of these kick-ass roles for female leads as well. You only need to head over to Netflix to check them out.

With that in mind, we have found six of the best assassin movies on the popular streaming network. These films on Netflix are entertaining and hard-hitting, everything you’d want in an assassin action movie. Check them out.

Best Netflix Assassin Movies with Female Leads

The Old Guard (2020)

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The Old Guard stars Charlize Theron as Andromache of Scythia, also called Andy, one of four centuries-old warriors who work as mercenaries that take on missions to help people. This Netflix original film and assassin movie follows the four warriors on a revenge mission to take out those who are trying to stop these immortals from the heroic deeds they do.

All four have the ability to regenerate, but when Andy gets injured in battle, her healing begins to slow. Has her time run out finally? Gina Prince-Blythewood directed the film from a screenplay written by Greg Rucka, who based it on his own comic book of the same name.

Watch The Old Guard on Netflix.

Salt (2010)

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Evelyn Salt has some very special skills. When we first see her, she is in a North Korean prison being held as a U.S. spy. After a prisoner swap, Salt is back at it, doing what she does best – eliminating bad threats.

As she does this, though, Salt is accused of being a Russian assassin who plans on killing the Russian President at the funeral of the U.S. Vice President. Now, Salt must clear her name to prove she isn’t a Russian assassin. It is kill or be killed for Evelyn Salt.

Angelina Jolie stars as Salt with Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andre Braugher co-starring.

Watch Salt on Netflix.

Hanna (2011)

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Saoirse Ronan stars as Hanna, a young girl who lives an isolated life in the wilds of Northern Finland with her father, Erik, an ex-CIA operative. Although young, Hanna is being trained to be an assassin in this movie by her father.

He has taught her every skill she will need to take out a target and also survive on her own. The target Erik has in mind for his daughter is that of Marissa Wiegler, a senior CIA officer intent on eliminating Erik.

Eric Bana stars as Hanna’s father while Cate Blanchett is positively evil as Marissa Wiegler in this assassin movie.

Watch Hanna on Netflix.

Ava (2020)

Jessica Chastain stars as Ava in this assassin movie. She is an elite killer who is beginning to develop a conscience. As doubt starts to creep into her work, Ava finds herself having to protect herself, and eventually her estranged family, after a hit she was sent on goes horribly wrong.

Unbeknownst to Ava, during her botched hit attempt, she was being eavesdropped on, allowing her handlers to determine she had lost her focus. Now Ava needs to be taken out.

John Malkovich, Colin Farrell, Common, and Geena Davis co-star in this riveting assassin movie.

Watch Ava on Netflix.

Kate (2021)

The assassin movie Kate is another winner. The titular character is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is a professional assassin and expert sniper who gets an assignment to eliminate a high-ranking yakuza boss. Kate plans for this to be her final mission before she retires from the business entirely.

Before she moves out to complete her final mission, she hooks up with a stranger she met at her hotel bar. Then, as she is setting up for her final kill, Kate begins to experience dizziness, eventually waking up in a hospital.

She is told that she has been poisoned with Polonium-204 and has only a day to live. Kate is now determined to find out who wants her dead.

Watch Kate on Netflix.

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

Karen Gillan stars in the assassin movie Gunpowder Milkshake, a story about a young assassin Sam who must team up with her estranged assassin mother, Scarlet, and her mother’s ex-colleagues in order to rescue a young girl kidnapped by rival assassins.

While Sam is out on a job to retrieve money stolen from a powerful man, she shoots the man responsible. As he lies wounded, he receives a phone call where Sam learns the reason the man stole the money was because he needed to pay off the people responsible for kidnapping his daughter.

Sam now feels it is her duty to save the girl, enlisting her mother and friends to help with the job.

Watch Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix.