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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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566 162
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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

652 173
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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

549 172
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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

636 132
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

829 170
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

454 99
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BillStockstill added The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

859 203
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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

937 443
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

573 302
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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

659 300
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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

405 168
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GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

461 155
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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

539 247
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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

389 233
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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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425 154
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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

316 119
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

305 89
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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

232 38
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NormaJordan added Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

599 276
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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

204 47
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BenNicholson added Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

213 41
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weik added Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

360 195
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

355 180
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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

354 140
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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

200 49
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BenNicholson added For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

232 33
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NormaJordan added Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

260 48
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weik added Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

244 58
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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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184 49
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BenNicholson added The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton, John Rhys-Davies, J.J. Barry

434 305
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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

183 46
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BenNicholson added The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

171 41
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Mission: Impossible 5 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

333 209
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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

234 107
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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

186 36
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weik added The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

333 271
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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

110 24
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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell

219 139
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The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

127 59
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shcheglyak added The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

367 224
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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

299 249
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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

250 213
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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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129 73
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Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

123 44
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BenNicholson added Licence to Kill Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

133 54
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BenNicholson added Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

159 56
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Spy Movies
BenNicholson added Spectre Daniel Craig

128 55
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BenNicholson added Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

122 53
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BenNicholson added Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

223 225
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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig