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

1 Sniper

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

Classic jungle creeping.

Not so good

2 Shooter

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.

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.

This is amazing movie I have ever watched, my favourite movie

Awesome movie.. I watched many of times 😊

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3 American Sniper

This is the greatest sniper movie I have ever seen basically because it's a real patriotic movie and is a true story

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

This sniper movie should have been number 1


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4 Enemy at the Gates

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

It's an amazing movie with a beautifully constructed deep plot, far from the cheesy Hollywood crap AKA (Sniper)

I really love this amazing movie - Ananya

Awesome movie I have ever seen...

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5 Jarhead

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.

6 Sniper II

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

7 Saving Private Ryan

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

This is the best movie I ever seen @_@

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8 Sniper: Ghost Shooter

Great movie a must have

What a nice Sniper movie.


9 Sniper: Reloaded V 2 Comments
10 Full Metal Jacket

The Contenders

11 Sniper: Legacy

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

Not so good

12 Sun Cheung Sau (The Sniper)

A sort of obscure Asian film, even with the subtitles it is worth the watch.

One of the best sniper movies outside Hollywood.

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13 Rambo

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.

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14 Hitman

Excellent action and suspense.

Best movie I ever saw

Nice movie

15 The Day of the Jackal V 1 Comment
16 The American

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.

17 Jack Reacher

A movie based on understanding a sniper gone bad.

A movie that will leave you thrilled

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18 The Expendables 2
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