The Best Cold War Movies Films
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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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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Dom DeLuise

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    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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    Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Dolph Lundgren

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    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters

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    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Daniel Brühl, Michael Gwisdek, Christine Schorn

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    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Landau

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Sam Jaffe

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, John Barry

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    Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Pam Grier

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    Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

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    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    Anna Paquin, Joaquin Phoenix, Idris Elba

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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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    Benicio del Toro, Julia Ormond, Rodrigo Santoro

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    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro

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    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

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    Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn

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    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Al Michaels

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