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The Best Spy Movies

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.

The Best Spy Movies Films
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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    The 39 Steps

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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    Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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    Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

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    The November Man Pierce Brosnan

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    Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington

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    Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan

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    Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

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