Spy, Espionage & Cold Warby DouxM | created - 25 Nov 2017 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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2. 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: 8,274 | Gross: $12.42M
4. Bullet to Beijing (1995 TV Movie)
R | 122 min | Action, Thriller
A retired British spy is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus called "The Red Death".
5. Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996 TV Movie)
R | 89 min | Thriller
Former British secret agent Harry Palmer now runs a Private Investigation company in Russia. He gets a job to locate and recover a consignment of stolen plutonium, and with the help of ... See full summary »
7. The Ipcress File (1965)
Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller
In London, a counter espionage Agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
10. The Destructors (1974)
PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a U.S. Intelligence Agent is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man with whom he is put in contact turns out to be an old friend.
11. The Whistle Blower (1986)
PG | 100 min | Thriller
A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems to be impenetrable.
Votes: 1,836 | Gross: $1.50M
13. Year of the Gun (1991)
R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is involved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,206 | Gross: $1.18M
14. The Fourth War (1990)
R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $1.31M
15. The Debt (I) (2010)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
Votes: 61,799 | Gross: $31.18M
16. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 177,023 | Gross: $24.15M
18. Smiley's People (1982)
360 min | Drama, Mystery
The murder of a Soviet defector forces his old handler, British spymaster George Smiley, out of retirement. His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla. This will be their final dance.
19. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British Agent Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
20. A Perfect Spy (1987)
374 min | Thriller
This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »
22. The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
R | 130 min | Thriller
An American actress with a penchant for lying is forcibly recruited by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Votes: 1,827 | Gross: $7.83M
23. 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.
26. 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: 43,623 | Gross: $41.51M
27. 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: 53,770 | Gross: $21.71M
29. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 100,843 | Gross: $54.93M
30. Mercury Rising (1998)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
Votes: 63,481 | Gross: $32.94M
31. Crimson Tide (1995)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.
Votes: 94,994 | Gross: $91.40M
33. The Russia House (1990)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Votes: 13,498 | Gross: $23.00M
34. Scorpio (1973)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.
35. The Midnight Man (1974)
R | 117 min | Mystery
An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.
37. State of Play (2003)
TV-14 | 312 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.
38. Half Moon Street (1986)
R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.
Votes: 2,336 | Gross: $1.13M
39. Telefon (1977)
PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Russian officer is sent to the U.S. to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.
41. The Destructors (1968)
97 min | Sci-Fi
Foreign agents are after a substance called "laser rubies" that can power a killer laser beam. Government agents are dispatched to protect the rubies and eliminate the foreign agents.
42. Body of Lies (2008)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
Votes: 202,135 | Gross: $39.39M
43. Bridge of Spies (2015)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 267,737 | Gross: $72.31M
45. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
Votes: 98,067 | Gross: $118.91M
46. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Thriller
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Votes: 195,025 | Gross: $126.37M
47. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Votes: 166,947 | Gross: $122.01M
48. Who? (1974)
PG | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller