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1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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70 Metascore

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby | Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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32 Metascore

A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

3. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

4. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

5. Archer (2009– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.9
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At ISIS, an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.

Creator: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

6. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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81 Metascore

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

7. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

8. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

Writer: Mark Boal | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

9. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

Writers: Adam Cozad, David Koepp, Tom Clancy | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh

10. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, Ian Fleming | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

11. Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

12. Burn Notice (2007–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

8.0
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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

Creator: Matt Nix | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

13. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed.

Writers: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

14. RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner | Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins

15. Bond 24 (2015)

Action, Adventure, Crime | Pre-production

The plot is unknown.

Writers: Ian Fleming, John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Naomie Harris, Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Chiwetel Ejiofor

16. Machete Kills (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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41 Metascore

The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

Writers: Kyle Ward, Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Alexa PenaVega, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba

17. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Writer: Christopher Wood | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

18. Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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56 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Writers: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens

19. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Bruce Geller | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

20. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Writers: Bruce Geller, David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, Robert Towne | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

21. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Writers: Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi, Robert Ludlum | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Édgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

22. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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73 Metascore

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.

Writers: Robert Ludlum, Tony Gilroy | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

23. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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66 Metascore

Ethan Hunt comes face to face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend.

Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, J.J. Abrams, Bruce Geller | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman

24. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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59 Metascore

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Bruce Feirstein | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards

25. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.5
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54 Metascore

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

26. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

27. Goldfinger (1964)

TV-PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

28. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

29. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Writers: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling | Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

30. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, George Jonas | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

31. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

32. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

33. Thunderball (1965)

Approved | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham, Kevin McClory, Ian Fleming | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

34. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

35. Dr. No (1962)

TV-PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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A resourceful government agent seeks answers in a case involving a missing colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, Ian Fleming | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

36. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.0
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60 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"

Writers: Bruce Geller, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Robert Towne | Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

37. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

38. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman.

Writers: Claude Zidi, Simon Michaël, Didier Kaminka, James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

39. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Adventure

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

40. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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37 Metascore

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard

41. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Mystery, Thriller

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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

42. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

43. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 118 min | Action, Thriller

7.4
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56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

44. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is a sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Peter Chung | Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

45. The Recruit (2003)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

Writers: Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

46. MacGyver (1985–1992)

48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Stephen Chang, Bruce McGill

47. The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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22 Metascore

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Writers: Scott Wiper, John Petro | Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Verónica Echegui

48. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Writers: Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

49. Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.2
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42 Metascore

After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Sophie Okonedo, Sarah Bolger

50. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Kimberly Simi, Michael Cristofer | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt