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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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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    The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    GoldenEye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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    Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    On Her Majesty's Secret Servic... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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    The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Ronin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Syriana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Argo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    True Lies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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    Notorious is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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    Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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    For Your Eyes Only is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    The Man with the Golden Gun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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    The Odessa File is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Odessa File Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Licence to Kill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Licence to Kill Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

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    The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Mission: Impossible 5 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

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    The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    The Lives of Others Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Where Eagles Dare is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Octopussy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Moonraker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Clear and Present Danger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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