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1.
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster. (138 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ 1961 - Soviet Union/Atlantic Ocean ” - jasonforno
 
2.
Thirteen Days (2000)
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A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. (145 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ October 14th - 28th, 1962 (Cuban Missile Crisis) Washington D.C, Florida, Cuba, Soviet Union ” - jasonforno
 
3.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ 1963 - East Germany ” - jasonforno
 
4.
The Bedford Incident (1965)
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
“ 1963 - Coast of Greenland / North Atlantic Ocean ” - jasonforno
 
5.
Marathon Man (1976)
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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. (125 mins.)
“ mid-1970's - New York, NY ” - jasonforno
 
6.
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
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The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union. (131 mins.)
“ mid-1970's - California, Mexico City ” - jasonforno
 
7.
Firefox (1982)
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink (136 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 1982 - Soviet Union ” - jasonforno
 
8.
Gorky Park (1983)
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ 1983 - Moscow, Soviet Union ” - jasonforno
 
9.
WarGames (1983)
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A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. (114 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ 1983 - Washington & Colorado ” - jasonforno
 
10.
The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
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A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. (127 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ 1983 - Lawrence, Kansas & Kansas City, Missouri ” - jasonforno
 
11.
Red Dawn (1984)
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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. (114 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ September 1984 - Colorado ” - jasonforno
 
12.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
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In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (135 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ 1984 - Atlanitc Ocean, Moscow & Washington D.C. ” - jasonforno
 
13.
Target (1985)
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris... (117 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ 1985 - Dallas, TX, Paris, France ” - jasonforno
 
14.
Spies Like Us (1985)
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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. (102 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ 1985 - Washington D.C., Afgansitan & The Soviet Union ” - jasonforno
 
15.
Gotcha! (1985)
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Jonathan plays a game called Gotcha in which he hunts and is hunted by other students with paint guns... (101 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
“ 1985 - Los Angeles, Paris, France & West Berlin, Germany ” - jasonforno
 
16.
Top Gun (1986)
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As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ 1986 - Indian Ocean & California ” - jasonforno
 
17.
The Manhattan Project (1986)
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother. (117 mins.)
“ 1986 - Ithaca, New York ” - jasonforno
 
18.
Russkies (1987)
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A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War. (99 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ July 4th, 1987 - Key West, Florida ” - jasonforno
 
19.
No Way Out (1987)
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress. (114 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ 1987 - Washington D.C. ” - jasonforno
 
20.
Little Nikita (1988)
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An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son. (98 mins.)
“ 1988 - San Diego, CA & Mexico ” - jasonforno
 
21.
Miracle Mile (1988)
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A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes. (87 mins.)
“ 1988 - Los Angeles ” - jasonforno
 
22.
Red Heat (1988)
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A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ 1988 - Moscow, Russia & Chicago ” - jasonforno
 
23.
The Russia House (1990)
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia. (123 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ 1989 - London, Moscow & Lisbon, Portugal ” - jasonforno
 
24.
The Package (1989)
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Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him. (108 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ 1989 - West Berlin, Germany ” - jasonforno
 
25.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
26.
The Ipcress File (1965)
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
27.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
 
28.
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a... (103 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
29.
Rocky IV (1985)
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After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
 
30.
Rambo III (1988)
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Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan and Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter MacDonald
 
31.
Project X (1987)
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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X". (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
32.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
33.
Topaz (1969)
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring. (143 mins.)
 
34.
Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998 TV Movie)
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Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history... (100 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
35.
Breach (2007)
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FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Ray
 
36.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
37.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
38.
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
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USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station. (148 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
39.
Torn Curtain (1966)
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West. (128 mins.)
 
40.
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
41.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
42.
Fail-Safe (1964)
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
43.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
44.
White Nights (1985)
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment... (136 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
45.
Iron Eagle (1986)
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Heroic young pilot Doug Masters launches a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
46.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
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Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source... (105 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
47.
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
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A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
48.
Stripes (1981)
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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. (106 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
49.
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)
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Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed. (126 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
50.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (142 mins.)