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The Best Fictional CIA Agents  

Ranker Entertainment
195 votes 37 voters 32 items

America's Central Intelligence Agency - and the people who work for it - are the perfect heroes for movies and TV shows. The greatest CIA characters are usually highly-trained, highly-lethal masters of subterfuge who are tasked with protecting American interests abroad. CIA characters are usually put in impossible situations where failure not only means death but also a total disavowment by their own government. 

It's all intriguing stuff, and some of the greatest action films of all time have centered around the actions of CIA operatives or other other shadowy organizations working alongside the CIA. That's how we get the Mission Impossible's IMF and Jason Bourne's Operation Treadstone. But who would win in an ultimate showdown of deception and hand-to-hand combat? Who among all the greatest CIA agents of all time comes out on top?

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to vote up America's greatest CIA agents. Is there somebody we missed (probably because they're so good at hiding)? If so, add them to the list!

list ordered by
1
Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum
2
Michael Westen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Burn Notice, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
3
Ethan Hunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Mission: Impossible film series
4
Matt Graver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Matt Graver Sicario
5
Tom Bishop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Spy Game
6
John Reese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Person of Interest
7
Nathan D. Muir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Spy Game
8
Chuck Bartowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Chuck, Chuck Universe
9
Carrie Mathison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Homeland
10
Evelyn Salt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Salt 2, Salt
11
Sydney Bristow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Alias, Animated Alias: Tribunal, Alias
12
Matt Weston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Safe House
13
James Douglas Clayton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
James Douglas Clayton The Recruit
14
Annie Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Covert Affairs
15
Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Taken, Taken 2
16
Joseph Turner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Joseph Turner Three Days of the Condor
17
Peter Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
HarryBerman added Homeland
18
Creasy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Man on Fire
19
Alan Hunley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Alan Hunley Mission Impossible: Fallout
20
Edward Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Edward Wilson The Good Shepherd
21
Clyde Shelton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Law Abiding Citizen
22
Roger Ferris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Body of Lies
23
Frank Moses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
RED, RED 2
24
Benji is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible III
25
Jake Hayes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional CIA Agents
Jake Hayes Bad Company