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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    most listed 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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    added by wiabux Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    added by kingbee63 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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    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Dolph Lundgren

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    added by kingbee63 Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters

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    Daniel Brühl, Michael Gwisdek, Christine Schorn

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    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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    ranked low on reranks & added by louiskasatkin Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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    Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    ranked low on reranks Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Sam Jaffe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    added by batmanssw Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Milo Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Landau

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    added by udontneedtoknowmyname 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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    often listed Anna Paquin, Joaquin Phoenix, Idris Elba

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    added by wiabux Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    added by Milo Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    added by MejaEhrenström Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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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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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    added by Milo Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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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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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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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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    added by wiabux Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Al Michaels

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    added by RanyaBardiwell 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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