Top Ten Hollywood Sniper Movies

When it comes to military personnel, few people are as romanticized as the lonely sniper. The same is true in military and war movies.

Snipers are an elite class of any military force and have been getting more and more recognition as of late. Their skill set is in high demand yet there are few that can rise to the challenges required by this highly-trained force.

While there have been many documentaries covering the training, deployment, and history of snipers, this list only covers the Hollywood-produced movies. Often drawing in big name actors and actresses, big budget war/military movies involving a sniper as a leading character tend to bring a personal touch to the horrors or conflict.

Below are the best of these movies.
The Top Ten
Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Product Image
Sniper Sniper Product Image

One of the best sniper movies which shows the works and thoughts of being a sniper with the inner conflict drama.

One of the original sniper movies, Tom Berenger gives us a taste of special ops ala sniper.

The best sniper movie ever made

Classic jungle creeping.

Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan Product Image

This is the real sniper movie in which sniper is just a part of a company and not a superhero as depicted in other movies. But, still it shows the importance of the sniper perfectly.

While the main character isn't a sniper, without the help of one, the band of heroes wouldn't make it very far.

This is not a sniper movie anyone who knows anything about firearms would say so

Jackson should have lived screw you Spielberg

Rambo Rambo Product Image

Although the main character (Rambo) isn't a sniper, the group of mercenaries he teams up with has one and he's pretty awesome. There's a small side-plot where the sniper runs his own show.

American Sniper American Sniper Product Image

This is absolutely the best Sniper movie ever made. Also a very very great movie depicting how horrifying warfare is and what consequences it has. Definitely should have been No. 1

Hands down the best & the most realistic sniper movie of all time since it's heavily based on Chris Kyle life Story.

This sniper movie should have been number 1

One of best sniper movies ever

Shooter Shooter Product Image

Guys, after this movie I watched it over and over and it apparently never seems to get old. They need to continue the movie and make a shooter 2. They definitely need to keep Mark in it because after watching it, you can't look at him the same again and say "He's just another actor." I mean, he nailed that movie (in a good way) if you know what I mean. He was just flat out beast.

This movie is unbelievably amazing. Wahlberg really delivers as Bob Lee Swagger, and Michael Pena is also amazing. What I found striking about the movie is the many angles on who Swagger is. He's not just a trigger finger. Reminded me a little of The Fugitive

Mark Wahlberg as a sniper. What's not to love? You get a taste of life after military service/combat where a sniper's skills can still come in handy.

It is a good movie but while fun it has some real problems in it. The attack at the farm house being the primary. StillI enjoy it from just a entertainment movie.

Jarhead Jarhead Product Image

This is a film showing the modern war (modern as of 1991) and the role infantry has - almost none. Still the training scenes and mental tension held by soldiers, snipers in particular, is witnessed throughout the movie.

Enemy at the Gates Enemy at the Gates Product Image

A different perspective from WWII, this film has a reluctant soldier becoming a national hero - all through the scope of his rifle.

It is very amazing sniper movie based on world war

Jude law was the main character right

Awesome movie. I think it's a real story

Sniper: Ghost Shooter Sniper: Ghost Shooter Product Image

Great movie a must have

What a nice Sniper movie.

Sniper II Sniper II Product Image

Not many sequels make a Top Tens list but this one is worth a watch for the sniper's point of view.

The Contenders
Hurt Locker Hurt Locker Product Image
Sniper: Reloaded Sniper: Reloaded Product Image

Waaw this is the best film I think

Sniper reladed

Sniper: Legacy Sniper: Legacy Product Image

This is by far the best Sniper movie sequel till now. It is just nice an action movie. The sniper scenes are really good.

Hitman Hitman Product Image

Excellent action and suspense.

Best movie I ever saw

The Day of the Jackal The Day of the Jackal Product Image

Amazing movie with no plot flaws

The ultimate hitman sniper.

Jack Reacher Jack Reacher Product Image

A movie based on understanding a sniper gone bad.

A movie that will leave you thrilled

Mind melting brain logics.

The American The American Product Image

While the movie isn't really an action film nor is the protagonist a sniper, the plot centers around the making of a specialized sniper rifle. Pretty interesting to see the other side of assassination through a scope.

The Expendables 2 The Expendables 2 Product Image
The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3 Product Image
Phone Booth Phone Booth Product Image

Seen this twice - extremely enjoyable. Even more mysterious if you don't know who voices the caller.

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