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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    Alec Baldwin, Sam Neill, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

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    Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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  4. 4
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    Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Spencer

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  5. 5
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    Martina Gedeck, Herbert Knaup, Inga Birkenfeld

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    Kevin Costner, Frank Wood, Steven Culp

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    Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendáriz, Sean Connery

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    Ricky Schroder, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Dom DeLuise, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda

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    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson

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    John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy

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    James Brown, Rocky Krakoff, Jeff Austin

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    Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Powers Boothe

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    Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Clarence Gilyard

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    Alan Arkin, Jonathan Winters, Theodore Bikel

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    Trevor Howard, Paul Hörbiger, Orson Welles

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    Michael Gwisdek, Katrin Saß, Christine Schorn

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    Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff

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    Christian Camargo, Peter Sarsgaard, Harrison Ford

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    Martin Landau, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Ben Kingsley, Jackie Earle Haley, Patricia Clarkson

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    Rade Šerbedžija, Michael Caine, Hồng Nhung

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    Geraldine Page, Helen Mirren, Gregory Hines

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    House Peters, Jr., Sam Jaffe

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    Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman, Harry Connick

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    Matt Frewer, Michael Gough, Julian Glover

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    John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry, Joe Don Baker

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    Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, Keith David

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Dennis Franz, Gene Hackman

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    John C. Reilly, Amy Irving, Ving Rhames

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    Bob Hope, Matt Frewer, Frank Oz

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    Michael Kane, Paul Carson, James MacArthur

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Kevin Costner, Sean Young, Gene Hackman

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    Ed Harris, Elizabeth McGovern, Dean Stockwell

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    John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

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    Vincent D'Onofrio, Dorian Harewood, Kenneth Head

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    Matt Frewer, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob LaBelle

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    David Opatoshu, Paul Newman, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Blunt, Om Puri

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    James Woods, John Savage, Tony Plana

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    Che: Part One Benicio del Toro, Julia Ormond, Catalina Sandino Moreno

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    Christopher Walken, Nathan Fillion, Dave Foley

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    Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, George Voscovec

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    Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

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    Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer, Jacques Perrin

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    Clint Eastwood, Kai Wulff, Fritz Manes

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    Ken Russell, Martin Clunes, J. T. Walsh

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    Oskar Werner, John Gielgud, David Janssen

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