The Best Spy Films of the 1970s

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Live and Let Die

1973    Guy Hamilton    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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The Spy Who Loved Me

1977    Lewis Gilbert    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Diamonds Are Forever

1971    Guy Hamilton    Rated PG

Action    Glamorized Spy Film    Spy Film

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The In-Laws

1979    Arthur Hiller    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Moonraker

1979    Lewis Gilbert    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Glamorized Spy Film

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The Eagle Has Landed

1976    John Sturges    Rated PG

Adventure    Ensemble Film    Period Film

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Telefon

1977    Don Siegel    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

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The Thirty-Nine Steps

1978    Don Sharp    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

1979    John Irvin    Not Rated

Drama    Made-for-Television    Mini-Series

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Darling Lili

1970    Blake Edwards    Rated G

Musical    Spy Film    Melodrama

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Scorpio

1973    Michael Winner    Rated PG

Thriller    Spy Film    Action Thriller

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The Mackintosh Man

1973    John Huston    Rated PG

Spy Film    Thriller    Action Thriller

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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe

1972    Yves Robert    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Farce

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The Groundstar Conspiracy

1972    Lamont Johnson    Rated PG

Thriller    Science Fiction    Spy Film

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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

1975    Robert Stevenson    Not Rated

Comedy    Spy Film    Science Fiction

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S*P*Y*S

1974    Irvin Kershner    Rated PG

Comedy    Parody/Spoof    Spy Comedy

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The Spook Who Sat by the Door

1973    Ivan Dixon    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Blaxploitation

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Zeppelin

1971    Etienne Périer    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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