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Best Spy Movies

If we want to list the characters that the audience knows best throughout the history of cinema, spies are at the top of the line. Let's take a look at the best spy movies that made these spies famous.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Best Spy Movies

Best Spy Movies

LIFESTYLE - LISTING

by Mehmet Kaplan

Spies are one of the most exciting characters in movies. There were many spies in the city of Casablanca in the 1940s, or in Istanbul and Beirut during the Cold War. The spies working in the intelligence agencies of the countries took charge in important points of the world for years. Following secret deals, assassinations, cracking down on international criminal organizations, preventing terrorist attacks are the daily jobs of spies. Of course, you can't expect Hollywood to be unresponsive to such an entertaining and attractive subject. Many spy and mystery books, from Agatha Christie mysteries to Ian Fleming's spy books, have been scripted and adapted for the big screen.

Spy movies were so popular that perhaps one of the longest running characters in Hollywood history was born from here; James Bond. James Bond became the hero who taught us that a pen is not just a pen. The spies, whose rockets shoot out in front of their cars, whose gum is a bomb, whose watchband turns into a climbing rope, have been and continue to be portrayed by Hollywood's most handsome and attractive actors.

Hollywood stars such as Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and Daniel Craig have added to their fame with their spy movies. Their characters have become the most well-known characters in cinema, and they have also become Hollywood's most sought-after actors.

When we look at spy movies, we see that they are generally divided into two. These are biography and fiction. Of course, we are not aware of the most important espionage events in history, but almost all known espionage events leaked to the press have been filmed. These biographies have generally been processed so well by Hollywood that many of them have been Oscar-nominated movies.

On the other hand, examples of the spy movie genre that we can call fiction have also evolved over time. New spies no longer use pen laser guns like they used to. The movies, which show the audience that spies are also human beings and make decisions with their emotions, achieved success as no one expected. The most influential of these is “Skyfall”. Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie showed us that James Bond also had a childhood and that he too could suffer. The worldwide box office success of over $1 billion has also taken spy movies to the next level.

I did long research first to list the best spy movies. I have prepared a long list of various films from the past to the present and selected the best among them. I've put together a list of the best spy movies that are full of excitement from the first scene to the last moment. Let's take a look at the best spy movies.

Best Spy Movies

1
Release Date: 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
2
Release Date: 1959
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis
3
Release Date: 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles
4
Release Date: 2018
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg
5
Release Date: 1946
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern
6
Release Date: 2014
Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech
7
Release Date: 2015
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
8
Release Date: 2014
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine
9
Release Date: 2006
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn
10
Release Date: 2018
Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling
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