- Release Date: Sept. 15, 2017
- Directed by Michael Cuesta
- Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch, and more
American Assassin was released on Netflix in February 2024, and it’s been a huge success on the streaming service. The movie was even the No. 1 movie on Netflix US for a time, and it’s definitely possible we’ll see the movie back on the list in the near future.
It’s so random how some older movies just blow up after they are added to Netflix. American Assassin has an amazing cast. Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton are huge draws, and it’s easy to see why Netflix fans all over the US are clicking play on this one, though!
The movie tells the story of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a young CIA agent, who begins working CIA agent Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), to stop those planning to build and detonate a nuclear bomb.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Vince Flynn, which was published in 2010. Overall, the film didn’t get great reviews from critics when it was released, but it’s definitely becoming more popular thanks to Netflix.
If you like spy movies, Dylan O’Brien, and/or Michael Keaton, this is a great movie for you to watch on Netflix.