The Top 100 Spy Films of All Time

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1

North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Goldfinger 1964, 110 min.

Guy Hamilton     Starring: Sean ConneryGert FröbeHonor Blackman

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Dr. No 1962, 110 min.

Terence Young     Starring: Sean ConneryJoseph WisemanJack Lord

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Skyfall 2012, 120 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Daniel CraigJavier BardemJudi Dench

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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True Lies 1994, 141 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Jamie Lee CurtisBill PaxtonTia Carrere

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Saboteur 1942, 108 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Priscilla LaneNorman LloydOtto Kruger

Chase Movie    Spy Film    Thriller

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Top Secret! 1984, 90 min.

Jim Abrahams     Starring: Val KilmerLucy GutteridgePeter Cushing

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Parody/Spoof

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Ronin 1998, 121 min.

John Frankenheimer     Starring: Natascha McElhoneSean BeanSkipp Sudduth

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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Spies Like Us 1985, 102 min.

John Landis     Starring: Chevy ChaseDan AykroydVanessa Angel

Comedy    Spy Film    Action

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44

The In-Laws 1979, 103 min.

Arthur Hiller     Starring: Peter FalkAlan ArkinRichard Libertini

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith 2005, 120 min.

Doug Liman     Starring: Angelina JolieVince VaughnAdam Brody

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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46

Octopussy 1983, 131 min.

John Glen     Starring: Roger MooreMaud AdamsLouis Jourdan

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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50

Lust, Caution 2007, 157 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Tang WeiJoan ChenKao Ying Hsuan

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Moonraker 1979, 126 min.

Lewis Gilbert     Starring: Roger MooreLois ChilesMichael Lonsdale

Action    Adventure    Glamorized Spy Film

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58

Breach 2007, 110 min.

Billy Ray     Starring: Mary Jo DeschanelChris CooperRyan Phillippe

Spy Film    Docudrama    Unglamorized Spy Film

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Syriana 2005, 126 min.

Stephen Gaghan     Starring: Matt DamonJeffrey WrightAmanda Peet

Docudrama    Drama    Political Thriller

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Body of Lies 2008, 129 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioRussell CroweMark Strong

Action    Drama    Spy Film

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Casino Royale 1967, 131 min.

Val Guest     Starring: David NivenOrson WellesWoody Allen

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Parody/Spoof

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Ministry of Fear 1944, 86 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Ray MillandMarjorie ReynoldsCarl Esmond

Drama    Film Noir    Mystery

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Ice Station Zebra 1968, 148 min.

John Sturges     Starring: Rock HudsonPatrick McGoohanJim Brown

Action    Action Thriller    Spy Film

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Night Train to Munich 1940, 90 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Margaret LockwoodRex HarrisonPaul Henreid

Spy Film    Thriller    War

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Topaz 1969, 143 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Dany RobinMichel PiccoliKarin Dor

Political Thriller    Spy Film    Thriller

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Gotcha! 1985, 101 min.

Jeff Kanew     Starring: Anthony EdwardsLinda FiorentinoJsu Garcia

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Broken Arrow 1996, 108 min.

John Woo     Starring: Christian SlaterSamantha MathisBob Gunton

Action    Spy Film    Action Thriller

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91

Spy 2015, 120 min.

Paul Feig     Starring: Melissa McCarthyJason StathamRose Byrne

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Duplicity 2009, 125 min.

Tony Gilroy     Starring: Julia RobertsClive OwenTom Wilkinson

Caper    Comedy    Comedy Thriller

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93

Knight and Day 2010, 110 min.

James Mangold     Starring: Paul DanoCameron DiazTom Cruise

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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Our Man Flint 1966, 108 min.

Daniel Mann     Starring: James CoburnLee J. CobbSigrid Valdis

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Arabesque 1966, 105 min.

Stanley Donen     Starring: Gregory PeckSophia LorenAlan Badel

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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In Like Flint 1967, 114 min.

Gordon Douglas     Starring: James CoburnLee J. CobbJean Hale

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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