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1. No Time to Die (2020)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Filming

Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

2. The Exception (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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60 Metascore

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Director: David Leveaux | Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Loïs Alessandra

Votes: 8,669 | Gross: $0.61M

3. Thunderball (1965)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 96,401 | Gross: $63.60M

4. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 82,933 | Gross: $70.31M

5. Funeral in Berlin (1966)

Not Rated | 102 min | Thriller

6.9
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A British Agent is sent to East Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid, Eva Renzi

Votes: 4,962

6. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,395 | Gross: $23.00M

7. Smiley's People (1982)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 3,273

8. Turks & Caicos (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper

Votes: 5,063

9. Fleming (2014)

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 4,361

10. Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

Director: Hadi Hajaig | Stars: Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke

Votes: 19,263

11. A Perfect Spy (1987)

374 min | Thriller

7.5
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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 »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Alan Howard, Peter Egan

Votes: 712

12. From Russia with Love (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.7
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This game follows the storyline of the novel and 1963 movie, with adding in new scenes to make the game more action-oriented, as well as changing the affiliation of the main villains.

Stars: Sean Connery, Natasha Bedingfield, JB Blanc, Brian McCole

Votes: 2,692

13. Bullet to Beijing (1995 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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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".

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Anatoly Kulbitsky, Shaughan Seymour, Michael Caine, Corinna Richards

Votes: 1,285

14. A Murder of Quality (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Mystery

6.4
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Taken from the book by John le Carré, George Smiley rallies to the aid of his former intelligence colleague, Ailsa Brimley, to investigate a mysterious letter from a junior master's wife at... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Joss Ackland, Glenda Jackson, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 696

15. The Internecine Project (1974)

PG | 89 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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A retired agent devises a cunning plan to eliminate those who know too much about his past.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry

Votes: 609

16. The Pied Piper (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

7.1
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While traveling in France during the Nazi invasion of 1940, an Englishman is entrusted with the care of a group of refugee children.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger

Votes: 413

17. Bond Girls Are Forever (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 46 min | Documentary

6.5
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Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls", the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James Bond heroine from ... See full summary »

Director: John Watkin | Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Halle Berry, Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman

Votes: 567

18. Spy Story (1976)

103 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A British spy is framed, so he must evade the KGB, the CIA and the British Intelligence to reach the the heart of the conspiracy in Arctic.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Michael Petrovitch, Philip Latham, Don Fellows, Michael Gwynn

Votes: 14

19. Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal (2014– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Kim Philby, one of the famous Cambridge spies, who was a double agent for the KGB while working in a position of trust for the British secret service. The person he betrayed ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Macintyre, David Oakes, William Beck, Mark Elliott

Votes: 45

20. Lancer Spy (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Dolores del Rio, George Sanders, Peter Lorre, Virginia Field

Votes: 116

21. The Endless Game (1989– )

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A British Agent comes back from retirement, after several of his former colleagues, including his former lover, are murdered. He must examine events from his own past to determine who killed them, and why.

Stars: Albert Finney, George Segal, Monica Guerritore, Ian Holm

Votes: 129

22. Clue II: Murder in Disguise (1987 Video)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Sequel to the live action VHS version of Parker Brothers' classic board game 'Clue' (or 'Cluedo'). The characters from the game are now on the run from an Interpol inspector because of all the crimes they've committed.

Director: Ed Buffman | Stars: Betty Lee Bogue, Mara Clark, Walter Covell, Michael Dell'Orto

Votes: 44

23. Paris Calling (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Randolph Scott, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 51

24. The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helena Carter, Richard Greene, Patricia Medina

Votes: 104

25. Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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A video game about a british espionage agent sent back in time to a failed mission aboard Titanic. At stake: The fate of the entire world!

Stars: Kevin Garrett, Erik S. Quist, Stephanie B. Quist, Lona Livingston

Votes: 251

26. The James Bond Story (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 52 min | Documentary

7.2
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One Bond is not enough, and this documentary proves it! The James Bond Story celebrates the 39th Anniversary of James Bond in the cinema.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Sean Connery, Michael G. Wilson, Roger Moore, George Lazenby

Votes: 459

27. The Eye of the Monocle (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.1
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In 1943, a German commando conceals a large quantity of gold in an undersea cave on the coast of Corsica. Years later, Schlumpf, the sole survivor of the commando, returns to Corsica to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Elga Andersen, Gaia Germani, Charles Millot

Votes: 200

28. Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

6.8
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An hour documentary on the history of Bond for the 25th anniversary of the film series.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 168

29. Inside the Lines (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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During World War 1, German spies will stop at nothing to spy on the allied war plans stored at Gibraltar.

Director: Roy Pomeroy | Stars: Betty Compson, Ralph Forbes, Montagu Love, Ivan F. Simpson

Votes: 103

30. The World of James Bond (1995 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Elizabeth Hurley hosts a one hour documentary on the history of the James Bond film series to tie in with the seventeenth Bond film, GoldenEye.

Directors: Paul Hall, Tom Shelly | Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Chris Connelly, Andie MacDowell, Britt Ekland

Votes: 157

31. Gorilla's Waltz (1959)

100 min | Drama

5.0
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Director: Bernard Borderie | Stars: Charles Vanel, Jess Hahn, Ursula Herwig, Roger Hanin

Votes: 45

32. The Spy Who Loved Me: Escape from Atlantis Storyboard Sequence (2006 Video)

2 min

7.5
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Storyboard sequence of the original slightly different ending of the escape from and sinking of Atlantis from the James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me".

Stars: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Bach, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 13

33. A Revolutionary Romance (1911)

Drama, Romance, Short

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During the American Revolution, an American girl, played by Marian Swayne, falls in love with a captured British spy and helps him escape his captors, but not before she recovers the military plans of the Continental Army.

Star: Marian Swayne

34. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: 1985-1989 (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship from the mid to late 80s, including the rave scene, football hooliganism, the Heysel Stadium disaster, the Beastie Boys tour, Spy Catcher, The Satanic Verses, Clause 28, Visions of Ecstasy, and the Zircon affair.

Stars: Gerry Adams, Rupert Allason, Tony Benn, Garry Bushell

35. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)
Episode: Czech Mate (1984)

73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Vicky's ex-husband, John, invites her on a trip to communist Prague. First John disappears, then her passport. Vicky finds herself alone and penniless in Prague and becomes a tragic pawn caught in a web of espionage and murder.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Susan George, Patrick Mower, Richard Heffer, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 113

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Diamonds Aren't Forever (1989)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In this James Bond spoof, a suave super spy called James (played by former James Bond actor George Lazenby) must retrieve a golden statue from an isolated hotel filled with spies and kooky characters.

Director: Peter Crane | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Blum, Eve Crawford, Don Lake

Votes: 34

37. NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )
Episode: Diplomatic Immunity (2018)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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While NCIS investigates the murder of a Navy intelligence officer killed during a conference for foreign diplomats, the key witness cozies up to Sebastian. Also, Pride has some trouble adjusting to his new position at the agency.

Director: Gordon Lonsdale | Stars: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Vanessa Ferlito, Rob Kerkovich

Votes: 132

38. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.27 (1964)

Comedy, Music

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Danny is joined by singer Tony Bennett and comic actor Howard Morris. Danny and Howard are featured in a espionage spoof with Danny playing the suave British agent James Blond and Howard ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, Charles Aznavour, Tony Bennett, The Earl Brown Singers

39. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: In the Secret State (1985)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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A department head within the British secret service uncovers some unpleasant secrets when he investigates the apparent suicide of a colleague.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Frank Finlay, Matthew Marsh, Geoffrey Chater, Michael Byrne

Votes: 14

40. History's Mysteries (1998–2011)
Episode: Spies of the Revolutionary War (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.4
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How Washington's spies Nathan Hale, John Honeyman, Benjamin Tallmadge, his spy network in New York known as the Culper Ring, and British spies Thomas Hickey, John Andre and Benedict Arnold played key roles in the Revolutionary War.

Director: Jim Milio | Stars: David Ackroyd, Andrew C. Batten, Clare Brandt, Willard Sterne Randall

Votes: 5



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