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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    The Hunt for Red October


    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    The Manchurian Candidate


    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    - 16
    Thirteen Days


    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    The Lives of Others


    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    - 25


    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

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    From Russia with Love

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    - 15
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    - 2
    North by Northwest

    added by Milo
    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Fail Safe

    added by kingbee63
    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Red Dawn


    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    - 3
    The Third Man

    added by louiskasatkin
    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Good bye, Lenin!


    Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

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    Good Night, and Good Luck


    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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    Crimson Tide


    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    - 3
    Charlie Wilson's War

    added by alastairjmcrawford
    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    No Way Out

    added by MejaEhrenström
    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still


    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    Seven Days in May


    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Top Gun


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    - 3
    Apocalypse Now


    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    - 4


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    - 9
    K-19: The Widowmaker


    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    The Iron Giant


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    - 3
    The Bedford Incident


    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    - 3
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    The Quiet American


    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

    added by kingbee63
    Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint

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    Spies Like Us

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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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    Topaz

    added by Milo
    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    The Russia House


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

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    - 9
    Firefox


    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    Watchmen


    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    - 1
    Ice Station Zebra


    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine

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    - 2
    Torn Curtain

    added by Milo
    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Rambo: First Blood Part II


    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    The Ipcress File


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Blast from the Past


    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    Salvador


    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    - 3
    The Baader Meinhof Complex


    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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    The Fourth Protocol

    added by batmanssw
    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Miracle

    added by wiabux
    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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    White Nights


    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    The Living Daylights

    added by udontneedtoknowmyname
    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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    Che: Part One


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

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    Che: Part Two


    Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro

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    Funeral in Berlin


    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    Goodnight,and Good Luck

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