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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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609 183
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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

692 188
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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

581 185
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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

689 141
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

872 182
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

900 215
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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

491 108
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BillStockstill added The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

610 310
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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

989 457
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

701 319
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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

431 183
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GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

569 257
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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

495 169
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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

415 241
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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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453 167
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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

330 128
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas

383 190
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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

322 99
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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

633 288
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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

248 49
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NormaJordan added Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

217 56
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BenNicholson added Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

373 150
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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

383 201
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

231 47
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weik added Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

247 41
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NormaJordan added Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

212 59
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BenNicholson added For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

259 64
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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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

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191 51
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Mission: Impossible 5 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

457 315
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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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

199 54
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BenNicholson added The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro

253 110
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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

347 218
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Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

198 39
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weik added The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

233 144
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The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

341 281
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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

381 232
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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

312 259
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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

264 216
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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

121 36
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You Only Live Twice Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell

136 68
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shcheglyak added The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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138 76
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Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

180 64
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Spy Movies
BenNicholson added Spectre Daniel Craig

134 53
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BenNicholson added Licence to Kill Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto

140 60
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BenNicholson added Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

144 67
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BenNicholson added Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

139 65
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BenNicholson added Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel

235 238
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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig