The Best Cold War Movies Films

The Best Cold War Movies

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List Criteria: Only movies that take place during the Cold War

A list of the best cold war movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This cold war movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about the cold war are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about the cold war you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourselves. The films on this list are the most famous cold war movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these cold war movie titles for more information about the films if you'd like.The list you're viewing is made up of cold war films like The Iron Giant, The Hunt For Red October, and Rocky 4.This list answers the questions, "What are the best cold war movies?" and "What is the greatest cold war movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular cold war movies, and these Cold War spy movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these cold war movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good cold war movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    The Third Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Good bye, Lenin! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

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    Good Night, and Good Luck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    K-19: The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    The Bedford Incident is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    The Quiet American is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    The Russians Are Coming, the R... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint

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    Topaz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    Ice Station Zebra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine

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    Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Torn Curtain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Firefox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    The Russia House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

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    Blast from the Past is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    Rambo: First Blood Part II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    Salvador is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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    Funeral in Berlin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    White Nights is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    The Fourth Protocol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    Miracle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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    Threads is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Reece Dinsdale, Jane Hazlegrove, David Brierly UK's version of "The Day After"; but a million times better -- and a million times more haunting.

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    Che: Part One is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Che: Part One Benicio del Toro, Julia Ormond, Oscar Isaac

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