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List Rules 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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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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689 187
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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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579 183
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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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686 141
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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870 181
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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898 214
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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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486 108
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BillStockstill added The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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987 457
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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603 310
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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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700 318
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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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431 180
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GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

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565 256
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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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495 168
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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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412 240
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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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451 166
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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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330 127
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

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382 188
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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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322 98
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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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630 286
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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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248 47
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NormaJordan added Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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217 54
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BenNicholson added Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

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371 149
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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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380 200
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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228 47
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weik added Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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247 39
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NormaJordan added Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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212 57
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BenNicholson added For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

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Mission: Impossible 5 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

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278 55
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weik added Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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193 59
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BenNicholson added The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

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199 52
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BenNicholson added The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

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252 110
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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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345 216
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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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197 39
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weik added The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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232 144
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The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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340 281
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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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121 33
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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell

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379 231
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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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136 66
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shcheglyak added The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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311 259
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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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262 216
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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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137 76
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Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

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134 51
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BenNicholson added Licence to Kill Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

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179 63
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BenNicholson added Spectre Daniel Craig

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BenNicholson added Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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144 64
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BenNicholson added Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

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139 63
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BenNicholson added Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig