My ever expanding list of spy-moviesby ph-nijman | created - 28 Jan 2012 | updated - 25 Mar 2012 | Public
This list contains old and new spy-movies. They have to have that cold-war-feel. And suprisingly, they are still being made.
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller
Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".
2. Smiley's People (1982)
360 min | Drama, Mystery
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »
3. Unknown (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Votes: 224,206 | Gross: $63.69M
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 163,273 | Gross: $24.15M
5. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 546,049 | Gross: $227.47M
6. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 384,683 | Gross: $176.24M
7. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.
Votes: 448,416 | Gross: $121.66M
9. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
10. The Ipcress File (1965)
Approved | 109 min | Thriller
In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
12. Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Thriller
A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
It shouldn't be on the list because it's the worst Harry Palmer-movie of the three
13. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Votes: 39,061 | Gross: $41.51M
14. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Votes: 48,986 | Gross: $21.71M
15. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Votes: 22,229 | Gross: $19.00M
Not really a spy-movie, but hey, I'm making this list ;-)
16. The Tourist (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Votes: 193,336 | Gross: $67.63M
17. The American (2010)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment.
Votes: 83,796 | Gross: $35.61M
Not a spy-movie, but the feel, the paranoia and the European athmosphere puts it there
18. The Third Man (1949)
Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 128,156 | Gross: $0.45M
You have to know your classics
19. The Fourth Protocol (1987)
R | 119 min | Thriller
John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Votes: 7,659 | Gross: $12.42M
20. Edge of Darkness (1985)
307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »
21. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.
22. The Good Shepherd (2006)
R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Votes: 90,967 | Gross: $59.95M