15 series about killers and hired killers

Hitmen are a special category of pedantic sociopaths . To complete the task, the killer does not need to get involved in skirmishes with massacre, he is required to be accurate and accurate so as not to leave chances for the victim and traces leading to the customer. For you, we have compiled a list of series about a variety of killers. Some of them began to kill to protect their loved ones, for some, the bloody craft is the only chance to survive, while others are born villains, combining business with pleasure.

Killers (2020 – 2021)

Our list will open with a new movie – an ironic black comedy about the unusual friendship of two ladies over 50. Jamie and Fran have been best friends and partners for many years. Their common cause is the liquidation of people for a certain fee. Not to say that the murderous career of girlfriends is progressing successfully. Each new order turns into a series of failures and comical situations, but women do not lose heart and still hope to become real pros in the criminal world.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Hitmen

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Mel Hydroyk, Sue Perkins, Katherine Parkinson …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Hope (2020)

The heroine of the Russian series about a hired killer, Nadezhda, lives a double life. For the family, she is a loving wife and mother who works as a flight attendant. However, instead of flights, a woman kills people on order. As a young girl, Nadia stumbled by committing a crime. Instead of prison , she was offered an alternative – to become a killer. The deal is about to expire, and the heroine is planning an escape route, but it’s not so easy to get involved with crime.

Genre:  
Drama

Actors:  
Victoria Isakova, Alexander Kuzmin, Alexei Morozov …

Country:  
Russia

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


Killing Eve (2018 – 2022)

An interesting series introduces the viewer to a hired killer with Russian roots and a beautiful pseudonym Villanelle. During the execution of the next order, this merciless and cruel person is faced with a worthy opponent. It becomes a modest intelligence officer – analyst Eva Palasti. A real game of cat and mouse begins between the two women.

Original title:  
Killing Eve

Genre:  
Action, thriller

Actors:  
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw …

Country:  
USA, UK, Italy

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:  
18+


Barry (2018 – 2021)

The list of the best series about killers will be continued by a highly rated foreign comedy filled with bloody scenes, black humor and mental anguish of the protagonist performed by a professional comedian. Former military man Barry Berkman decides to change his specialization. Now he is not a soldier, but not a very successful assassin. When performing the next task, the hero enters the acting studio and realizes that he has finally found a case for which it is worth tying up with crime. Barry decides to become an actor.

Original title:
Barry

Genre:
Action, drama, comedy

Actors:
Bill Hader, Steven Root, Sarah Goldberg…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Death Academy (2018 – 2019)

The action of the driving series, based on the popular comic book , develops in the 80s in an American academy, where teenagers are taught to kill. This includes the former pupil of the orphanage Marcus Lopez. A guy with clear moral principles immediately becomes an outcast among his students – the children of famous killers and other criminals. Surrounded by cruel classmates, in an atmosphere of constant bloody fights, the hero is trying to find his place in life.

Original title:  
Deadly Class

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:  
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor …

Country:  
USA, Canada

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:  
16+


Decided (2018 – 2021)

A fictional series about hired killers and killers, where, despite his profession, the main character turns out to be more humane and fair than the people around him. Ray Shoesmith is a good guy, a great father, an excellent lover and a devoted friend. He manages to combine life in society and a very unusual kind of activity. The fact is that Ray is a hired killer.

Original title:
Mr Inbetween

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Scott Ryan, Chika Yasumura, Justin Rosniak…

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.6


Alias ​​JJ (2017)

The plot of the series is based on John Jairo Velasquez, a loyal assistant to one of the most influential criminals, Pablo Escobar. The life of a man was full of dangers, risks, dramatic moments and constant lies. After all, few people knew that this guy is a ruthless mercenary of a criminal drug cartel . But the most amazing thing is that quick John managed to outlive his boss.

Original title:
Alias ​​JJ

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Amparo Grisales, Natasha Klauss, Juan Pablo Urrego …

Country:
Colombia

Rating:
IMDb – 7.9


Black and white love (2017 – 2018)

The Turkish series tells an unusual love story of two people from different worlds. Ferhat is a cold-blooded killer, a strong and uncompromising man. Asli is a doctor , a self-confident woman, ready to fight to the end for her principles and freedom. Fate brings the heroes together when a girl is forced to conduct an underground operation in a country mansion. Here, in front of her eyes, a man is being killed. Now Ferhat’s task is to get rid of the witness. However, from the first moment of their meeting, our hero already realized that he could never harm this woman.

Original title:  
Black and White Love

Genre:  
Action, drama

Actors:  
Ece Dizdar, Cahit Gok, Kadriye Kenter …

Country:  
Turkey

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.1


Happy (2017 – 2019)

Our top American action series about a former police detective who changed his noble profession to the craft of a hired killer will continue. An explosive mixture of black humor, surrealism and drama will definitely appeal to fans of trash and fantasy. The plot revolves around hitman Nick Sachs, a former cop who begins to see an imaginary friend. An uninvited guest in the form of a winged unicorn, more like a donkey, constantly pesters our hero, putting pressure on his conscience and pushing him to do good deeds.

Original Title :
Happy!

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Thriller

Actors:
Christopher Meloni, Richie Coster, Lily Mirozhnik …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.2


Mercenary Quarry (2016)

What to do if you were declared a war criminal, and after being acquitted, returned home, where no one hires you? In addition, the wife is cheating with a colleague, and passers-by look askance on the street … It was in such a difficult situation that the hero of the crime drama, the sniper Quarry, got into this difficult situation. As a result, a desperate man is drawn into the criminal business and becomes a hired killer.

Original title:
Quarry

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Logan Marshall-Green, Jodie Balfour, Damon Herriman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Off target (2012)

Mia looks like a woman, but is actually a man. She also masterfully kills people, working as a hired hitman. One day she receives a letter from her old friend. The woman is seriously ill and asks Mia to become the guardian for her child. Arriving at the place, she realizes that there is not one child, but four. Now a transsexual killer becomes a foster parent of a bunch of kids of different ages. There she meets Ben, the man immediately falls in love with the newcomer, not knowing what he got himself into.

Original title:
Hit & Miss

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Chloe Sevigny, Roma Christensen, Joden Benny …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.8


Confession (2011)

Before us is a series that looks like a theatrical production with two characters in the center of the plot – a priest and a hired killer. Once the killer doubted his actions. Deciding to confess, he went to church in search of answers to eternal questions. At confession, the man will tell about the first task, about the victims who really deserved death, in his opinion, and, of course, about good deeds and secret thoughts.

Original title:
The Confession

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Michael Badalucco, Patrick Branagh, Max Casella …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6


Nikita (2010 – 2013)

To get rid of problems with justice, a teenager named Nikita had to accept an offer from a US secret agency. Now she’s a top-notch hitman working for the government. However, unlike the members of the organization, the girl still has a conscience and principles. Nikita escapes to prepare, return and destroy those who ruined her life. At this time, the unit is already preparing new recruits, among them – Alex. And she, too, doubts the correctness of the choice made.

Original title:  
Nikita

Genre:  
Action, thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:  
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lindsay Fonseca …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:  
16+


Punisher (2008 – 2009)

The protagonist of the crime drama is former commando John Mercer, who ended up behind bars on charges of murdering his relatives. However, a strong and persistent man comes to the attention of the head of a secret organization. The prisoner is offered an offer – freedom in exchange for a life that he will devote to working as a killer for one of the government services. Of course, John chooses freedom, but he has a plan to outplay everyone and avoid lifelong slavery in an organization he hates.

Original title:
The Fixer

Genre:
Drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Andrew Buchan, Jody Latham, Tamzin Outhwaite …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Her name was Nikita (1997 – 2001)

Nikita is sentenced to life in prison for killing a cop, but she did not commit the crime. After the trial, she is recruited by a secret department – an organization to combat terrorism , where criminals are given a chance for redemption. For the whole world, she is dead and now Nikita is forced to undergo training in order to become a first-class killer. That’s just the heroine of the series does not like this kind of work at all, and internal moral principles make her look for ways to get rid of the deadly mission.

Original title:
La Femme Nikita

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Eugene Robert Glazer…

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.5


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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