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


    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


    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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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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


    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


    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


    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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


    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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


    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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


    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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


    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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    On Her Majesty's Secret Servic... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Ronin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

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

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    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Mission: Impossible 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

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    The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    For Your Eyes Only is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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


    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Argo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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

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    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Where Eagles Dare is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Clear and Present Danger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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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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    Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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    The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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    Moonraker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

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    The Spy Who Loved Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Octopussy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

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


    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Licence to Kill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Spy Movies

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    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    The Odessa File is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Spy Movies


    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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