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The Best Cold War Movies

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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    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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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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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine

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    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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

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

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    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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    Goodnight,and Good Luck

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    Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn

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