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The Best Spy Movies List

List Criteria: Films about or featuring spies as primary characters

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 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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    1975 More
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    1959 More
    84
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    1935 More
    78
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    77
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  22. 22
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    1996 More
    67
  23. 23
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    1969 More
    66
  24. 24
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    1987 More
    65
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    GoldenEye

    1995 More
    65
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    The Lives of Others

    2006 More
    64
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    Goldfinger

    1964 More
    64
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    Enemy of the State

    1998 More
    64
  29. 29
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    62
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    61
  33. 33
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    57
  34. 34
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    57
  35. 35
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  36. 36
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    1990 More
    56
  37. 37
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    The 39 Steps

    56
  38. 38
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    2012 More
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  39. 39
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    1966 More
    55
  40. 40
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    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Falcon and the Snowman

    1985 More
    54
  43. 43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Unknown

    2011 More
    54
  44. 44
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    2002 More
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    1942 More
    50
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