The Best Spy Movies Films
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The Best Spy Movies

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A list of all spy movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, ranked by lovers of espionage movies. If you can recite lines from every James Bond movie, this spy movie list is for you. If you like spy movies, be sure to also check out our lists of the best dramas on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime, as well as the best action movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

Sort it by cast, year, and director to discover new spy films. This list of spy movies also contains spy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This spy films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best spy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This spy movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make this one count by voting for your favorites on this list.

List of spy films includes spy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list with your friends to get more great items to the top ranks.

These are the top films in the spy genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the spy genre in it, be it the motifs of the spy genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

 If we missed any spy movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous spy movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about spy movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the spy movies. List includes photos and spy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list is made up of many different items, including In Enemy Country and NetForce.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these spy movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good spy movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest spy movies, here is the full spy movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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    most listed Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Landau

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Albert Finney

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench

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    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Jean Reno

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    ranked low on reranks Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    ranked low on reranks Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    January Jones, Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson

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    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Robert Cummings

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