Just when you thought you were out of things to check out on streaming, we pull you back in for one last job. This week on Psychotronic Netflix, we’ve got ten flicks about hired killers guaranteed to put a silencer to your complaints about not having anything to watch.
10. Cold Sweat (1994)
Even though it’s packaged like an erotic thriller, Gail Harvey’s flick is actually a tongue-in-cheek tale of a family man (Ben Cross) who also works as a hitman, haunted by the ghost of one of his victims. With Adam Baldwin, Dave Thomas, Henry Czerny and, obviously, Shannon Tweed.
9. Coldblooded (1995)
Don’t let Jason Priestley’s presence fool you — he’s actually quite good as a recently-promoted hitman who trains with old pro Peter Riegert in Wallace Wolodarsky’s black comedy. With Robert Loggia, Kimberly Williams, Janeane Garofalo and producer Michael J. Fox.
8. The American (2010)
George Clooney stars as a contract killer who takes one last job in Anton Corbijn’s very European thriller that moves more like a tone-based drama than an action spectacle.
7. Johnny Cool (1963)
6. Headshot (2011)
A hit at Fantastic Fest in 2011, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s flick follows a hitman with a, er, unique condition.
5. Pistol Opera (2001)
Seijun Suzuki’s nifty flick about the third-ranked assassin in The Assassins Guild, the deadly “Stray Cat,” is as visually compelling as most of his other work and features a great performance by Makiko Esumi in the lead.
4. The Iceman (2013)
Jonny Abomb made his love for this based-on-a-true-story tale of a mob hitman starring Michael Shannon known here.
3. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Truth? Fiction? Eh, whatever, George Clooney’s adaptation of the “autobiography” of producer Chuck Barris starring Sam Rockwell is entertaining as hell, and you can even forgive the presence of Julia Roberts.
2. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
I’d be willing to bet that Clint Eastwood made THE EIGER SANCTION just so he could justify a mountain climbing vacation, but that doesn’t make this flick about a retired government assassin sent on one last job to Switzerland any less entertaining. With George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee and Jack Cassidy.
1. Kill List (2011)
Look, it’s Alamo Drafthouse, and it’s about two hitmen that take a job. That’s all you should really know going in.
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