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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    The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

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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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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    Good bye, Lenin! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

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    The Third Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Good Night, and Good Luck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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

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    K-19: The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    The Russians Are Coming, the R... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    The Quiet American is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Ice Station Zebra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    The Bedford Incident is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Fourth Protocol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Rambo: First Blood Part II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cold War Movies

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

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


    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    White Nights is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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


    Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

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


    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    The Russia House is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    Goodnight,and Good Luck

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    Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cold War Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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