Movies about snipers

List of the best movies about snipers according to visitors: Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation, Enemy at the Gates, American Sniper, Sniper, Shooter, 15 Minutes of War, The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment, Battle for Sevastopol, I Am Wrath, Rebirth
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Sniper: Weapons of Retaliation (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremilitary
CountryRussia, Belarus
Duration02:43
CharactersSnipers

This world war two story depicts the personal war between a Soviet sniper and a German sniper. Their feud continues after the war in Soviet occupied Germany. At the same time a Nazi rocket scientist continues his research while a Soviet secret police team arrives from Moscow to find hidden Nazi rocket research documents and rocket propulsion systems.

Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:11
CharactersSnipers

Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.

American Sniper (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSnipers, Soldier, Military
PlotWar

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

Sniper (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Peru
Duration01:38
CharactersSnipers

Tough guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller.

Shooter (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersSnipers
PlotInvestigation, Betrayal, False accusations
PlaceUSA, Court

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

15 Minutes of War (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
Duration01:38
CharactersSnipers, Lifeguards, Terrorists
PlotHostage, On real events
StyleTense, Disturbing

February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out a newly formed elite squad to rescue the hostages. Within a few hours, the highly trained team arrives to the crisis area, where the Somalian National Army has taken position behind the barbed wire on the border. The French unit is left with very few options to rescue the hostages. As the volatile situation unravels, the French men quickly come up with a daring plan: carry out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and the teacher out safely. A true story.

The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersSnipers
PlotWeapon, Justice, Youth
PlaceRussia

A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. A bunch of vagabonds lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated, then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable to undertake an adequate actions against the scoundrels - prevented by the superior chief of the local police, who is the dad of one of the scumbags. The case is closed. The girl's granddad tired of an endless circumlocution decides to take revenge in his own hands.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers
PlotWar
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

I Am Wrath (2016)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSnipers
PlotRevenge, Chase, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.

Rebirth (2016)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersFathers, Snipers
PlotTime travel, Blackmail, Seduction, Death
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Exciting, Unexpected ending, For men

A man's life is turned inside out after a visit from his college friend leads him into the unexpected.

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Hard Target 2 (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersSnipers
PlotCheating, Pursuit, Survival, Soccer, Martial Arts
PlaceJungle, USA, Village
StyleUnexpected ending

Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSoldier, Military, Snipers
PlotBetrayal, Confrontation

Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, tensions boil as a security breach is suspected. Is there someone working with the enemy on the inside? Is the mission a front for other activity? Is the Colonel pulling the strings?

Cartels (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Dogs, Snipers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA, Aircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an explosive assault on the hotel.

Precious Cargo (2016)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration00:31
CharactersSoldier, Snipers
PlotWar
PlaceUSA

Corporal Evan Albright joined the elite Marine Corps Security Guards to save the world and see some action-not necessarily in that order. But his first assignment, protecting a U. S. Embassy in a seemingly safe Middle Eastern capitol, relegates his unit to wrangling "gate groupies" protesting outside the compound and honing their marksmanship by playing video games. So Albright and his team are caught off guard when well-armed and well-trained militants launch a surprise attack aimed at killing an informant in the embassy. Heavily out-gunned, they will have to muster all the courage and fire power they can as their once routine assignment spirals into all-out war.

Arrowhead (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:57
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotFreedom
PlaceSpaceships, Australia
TimeFuture

Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn't believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission only to become stranded when his ship crash lands. Kye soon realises that the deadliest creature on the desert moon is himself.

Shooter (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Snipers, Soldier, Family
StyleFascinating

Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Accident Man (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Snipers
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Weapon
StyleBy comics, Fancy

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer. When a loved one is murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.

Gemini Man (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
Duration02:07
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers
PlotUndercover, Skirmishes
PlaceChina, USA

Ageing assassin, Henry Brogen tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle—fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him, and at the peak of his abilities.

Journey's End (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:15
CharactersSnipers, Horses
PlotWar
PlaceFrance

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.

The Wall (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersKillers, Soldier, Snipers
PlotDeath
PlaceDeserts

An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.

Free Fire (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersSnipers
PlotMoney, Weapon, Rivalry, Confrontation, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceEngland
StyleTense

A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.

The Shadow Effect (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersDoctors, Snipers, Bodyguards
PlotDreams, Lost memory
StyleUnexpected ending

A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

Altitude (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFBI, Snipers, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Martial Arts
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Jigsaw (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersDetectives, Snipers, Serial killers
PlotSurvival, Survival, Abduction, Death

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Checkmate (2015)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotBank robbery, Money
StyleDisturbing

Six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome. Is it coincidence, or are they merely pawns in a much bigger game.

Assassination (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlaceKorea

Assassination is set in Korea and Shanghai in the 1930's during the Japanese occupation. The government resistance assigns a secret commando group with killing collaborators.

S.W.A.T. (2003)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersSnipers, Partners
StyleExciting

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison. It seems routine, but when Montel offers a huge reward to anyone who can break him free, criminals of various stripes step up for the prize.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Snipers
PlotViruses, End of the world, Fear

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

Black Hawk Down (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:24
CharactersSoldier, Snipers, Warriors
PlotWar, Death

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMilitary, Snipers
PlotSkirmishes

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

The Peacemaker (1997)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersSnipers
PlaceHelicopters, Trains
StyleExciting

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special Forces Colonel.

Leon: The Professional (1994)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:13
CharactersHired assassins, Defenders, Killers, Mafia, Police, Friends, Snipers
PlotAdventure, Love, Fidelity
PlaceSchool, New York, USA

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Assassins (1995)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:12
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian life. But finding his way out of the world of contract killing grows ever more dangerous as Rath falls for his female target and becomes a marked man himself.

Spartan (2004)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:46
CharactersSnipers
PlotInvestigation, Political

U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersSnipers
PlotElections
StyleAction

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Machete (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersSnipers

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Jack Reacher (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersSnipers
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceUSA

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersManiacs, Snipers, Firefighters, Bodyguards
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Money

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

The Expendables (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSpecial Forces, Snipers
PlotFight, Skirmishes, Martial Arts
PlaceIslands

Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

Halo: Legends (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:40
CharactersSnipers, Military, Heroes
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, For men

The universe of the Halo video game series is expanded in seven short animated films from Japan's greatest anime directors and studios.

The Great Raid (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:12
CharactersMilitary, Snipers, Soldier
PlotWar

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Hitman (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Tough guys, Snipers
PlotWeapon, Pads
StyleExciting

The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.

Flashpoint (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
CharactersSnipers
PlotHostage
StyleAction

The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.

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