The Best Spy Movies Films

The Best Spy Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite spy films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

On a secret mission to find a list of all the best spy movies ever made? Here it is! Many of these films are streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, 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 these 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.

This list of spy films includes spy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. 

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'd 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. And this list also includes photos and spy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list is made up of many different movies, 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 theaters 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.


Woody Allen and Steven Soderbergh have both directed Spy movies, as have many other great directors.


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  1. 1
    + 904
    - 126
    The Bourne Identity


    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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  2. 2
    + 386
    - 106
    North by Northwest


    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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  3. 3
    + 397
    - 116
    From Russia with Love

    most listed
    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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  4. 4
    + 446
    - 151
    Three Days of the Condor


    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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  5. 5
    + 753
    - 280
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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  6. 6
    + 669
    - 103
    The Bourne Supremacy

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

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  7. 7
    + 597
    - 96
    The Bourne Ultimatum

    ranked low on reranks
    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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  8. 8
    + 304
    - 101
    Goldfinger


    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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  9. 9
    + 280
    - 59
    The Day of the Jackal

    added by BillStockstill
    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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  10. 10
    + 288
    - 113
    The Manchurian Candidate

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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  11. 11
    + 475
    - 139
    Skyfall


    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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  12. 12
    + 400
    - 74
    Casino Royale

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

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  13. 13
    + 391
    - 156
    Munich


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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  14. 14
    + 482
    - 128
    Spy Game


    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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  15. 15
    + 255
    - 60
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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  16. 16
    + 204
    - 73
    The Conversation


    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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  17. 17
    + 279
    - 122
    Syriana


    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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  18. 18
    + 278
    - 77
    Ronin


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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  19. 19
    + 223
    - 107
    GoldenEye


    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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  20. 20
    + 268
    - 90
    Enemy of the State


    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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  21. 21
    + 235
    - 102
    The Good Shepherd


    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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  22. 22
    + 342
    - 143
    Argo


    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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  23. 23
    + 137
    - 67
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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  24. 24
    + 234
    - 90
    Body of Lies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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  25. 25
    + 153
    - 42
    The 39 Steps


    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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  26. 26
    + 145
    - 38
    The Odessa File


    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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  27. 27
    + 196
    - 55
    The Lives of Others


    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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  28. 28
    + 233
    - 101
    Taken


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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  29. 29
    + 234
    - 101
    Mission: Impossible


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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  30. 30
    + 217
    - 124
    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol


    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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  31. 31
    + 99
    - 30
    The 39 Steps


    The 39 Steps

  32. 32
    + 147
    - 38
    The Ipcress File


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  33. 33
    + 190
    - 94
    Charlie Wilson's War


    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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  34. 34
    + 141
    - 49
    Thunderball


    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

    ;
  35. 35
    + 165
    - 92
    True Lies


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ;
  36. 36
    + 156
    - 102
    Quantum of Solace


    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

    ;
  37. 37
    + 220
    - 110
    Zero Dark Thirty


    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

    ;
  38. 38
    + 103
    - 37
    The Fourth Protocol


    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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  39. 39
    + 51
    - 34
    Saboteur

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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  40. 40
    + 129
    - 62
    Nikita


    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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  41. 41
    + 42
    - 12
    RED

    added by arrieane-balagtas
    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

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  42. 42
    + 85
    - 64
    The Falcon and the Snowman

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

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  43. 43
    + 172
    - 87
    Salt


    Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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  44. 44
    + 82
    - 29
    Funeral in Berlin


    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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  45. 45
    + 72
    - 29
    No image

    added by MarkConnelly
    The November Man Pierce Brosnan

  46. 46
    + 49
    - 4
    Dr. No

    added by BenNicholson
    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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  47. 47
    + 73
    - 30
    The Eiger Sanction

    added by BillStockstill
    Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

    ;
  48. 48
    + 103
    - 56
    The Debt


    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington

    ;
  49. 49
    + 44
    - 11

    added by BenNicholson
    Daniel Craig

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  50. 50
    + 45
    - 12
    Notorious

    added by weik
    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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