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The Best Spy Movies List

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

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 our 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.

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.
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    most listed Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Landau

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    added by BillStockstill Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Albert Finney

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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    Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench

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    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Jean Reno

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    Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

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

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    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    ranked low on reranks Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    ranked low on reranks Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks January Jones, Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson

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    The 39 Steps

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    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    often listed & added by BillStockstill Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    Gemma Arterton, Stana Katic, Daniel Craig

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    added by BillStockstill Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Robert Cummings

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    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Bridget Moynahan

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    Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

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