The Best CIA Movies Films
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The Best CIA Movies

List Criteria: Movies must feature the CIA as a main theme or subject to be on the list.

These are films that focus on the United States Central Intelligence Agency, or its CIA agents. We've tried to include all of the best CIA films on this list, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add to the list yourself.

With its intrigue, espionage, and cloak and dagger politics, the CIA and its spies and operatives are a perfect setting and cast of characters for filmmaking and storytelling. Spy dramas have been a favorite among movie goers for decades. Let's face it, spies make great characters. And when it comes to the CIA, well, even James Bond had his CIA liaison, Felix Leiter. This list includes all genres, although most are action, drama, or thrillers. If you enjoy spy movies, then you're bound to enjoy many of the films on this list.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Albert Finney

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Jean Reno

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    Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    added by FlipMode Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    added by OsamaKing Tom Cruise, Maggie Q, Keri Russell

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    ranked low on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    ranked low on reranks & added by evan2 Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    added by AndrewW.Curley Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren

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    Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Bridget Moynahan

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    Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

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    added by prince11 Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison Brad Pitt & Angolina Jolie.

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    added by beernbugs Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    often listed Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    Laura Linney, Ryan Phillippe, Chris Cooper

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Dbo878 Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Vandervoort, Tom Hardy

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    added by beernbugs Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren

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    Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton

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    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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    added by PolGas Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    often listed & added by wiabux Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

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    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    added by PankajSinha Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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    added by beernbugs George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey

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    added by wiabux Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Nassar

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    often listed & added by wiabux Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, David Morse

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Valley Forge Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz

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