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1. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,078,956 | Gross: $132.38M

2. 24 (2001–2010)

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

8.4
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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

Votes: 163,352

3. Red Sparrow (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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53 Metascore

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 137,507 | Gross: $46.87M

4. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 150,981 | Gross: $51.57M

5. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 126,168 | Gross: $40.07M

6. 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, trained for espionage and self-defense.

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

Votes: 42,283

7. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,284

8. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, 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 sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 119,381 | Gross: $25.86M

9. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Aclandestine anti-terrorist organization fakes the death of a convicted murderer and trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job.

Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 8,429

10. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 13,105

11. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi

Votes: 5,030

12. Our Man in Havana (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an Agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 4,286

13. Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton

Votes: 3,917

14. The Third Generation (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Votes: 1,708

15. The Spy in Black (1939)

77 min | Thriller, War

7.0
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,745

16. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,472

17. Operation Corned Beef (1991)

G | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Isabelle Renauld, Valérie Lemercier

Votes: 2,200

18. Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)

133 min | Action, War

8.2
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A man who tried to stop Nazi soldiers in World War II.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rade Markovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic

Votes: 2,046

19. The Nada Gang (1974)

110 min | Thriller

6.6
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A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Fabio Testi, Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato

Votes: 776

20. Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005 TV Movie)

92 min | Mystery

6.0
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Frank Darnell, director of the Central Security Agency (CSA), is at a loss when Miles Crandall, the genius who writes top-secret satellite communication software for his Pentagon-contracted... See full summary »

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Lea Thompson, Joe Penny, William R. Moses, Jessy Schram

Votes: 275

21. Knight Without Armor (1937)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 1,061

22. The Intelligence Men (1965)

103 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn, April Olrich

Votes: 406

23. Stamboul Quest (1934)

Approved | 86 min | Romance, Thriller, Drama

6.4
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In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Wood, Jack Conway | Stars: Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 349

24. The Atomic City (1952)

Unrated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore, Nancy Gates

Votes: 310

25. The Nasty Rabbit (1964)

90 min | Comedy

2.2
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Russian spies secretly infect rabbits with a deadly bacteria, then let them loose in the U.S.

Director: James Landis | Stars: Michael Terr, Arch Hall Jr., Liz Renay, Arch Hall Sr.

Votes: 314

26. The Master Key (1945)

Approved | 226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Government agents battle a gang of Nazis who are trying to use the Orotron machine, which can turn seawater into gold.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Milburn Stone, Jan Wiley, Dennis Moore, Addison Richards

Votes: 53

27. Espionage Agent (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brenda Marshall, Jeffrey Lynn, George Bancroft

Votes: 259

28. My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ellen Drew, Jane Wyman, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 175

29. .357 Magnum (1977)

R | 71 min | Action, Drama

4.5
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Agent Jonathan Hightower's weapon of chose is the deadly .357 Magnum.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Kathryn Hayes, Marland Proctor

Votes: 29

30. The Enemy General (1960)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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An American OSS agent and the French underground attempt to rescue a Nazi general, who is awaiting execution by the Germans, and help him escape to London.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Johnson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dany Carrel, John Van Dreelen

Votes: 98

31. David Harding, Counterspy (1950)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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Based on the long-running radio program created by Philips H. Lord, the film opens with a radio commentator blasting the U. S. government for the manner in which a certain foreign power has... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Willard Parker, Audrey Long, Howard St. John, Raymond Greenleaf

Votes: 47

32. Secret Enemies (1942)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A lawyer becomes a government secret agent after an agent-friend of his is murdered, and discovers a nest of Nazi spies operating out of a former client's hotel.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Craig Stevens, Faye Emerson, John Ridgely, Charles Lang

Votes: 158

33. Counterspy (1958 TV Movie)

27 min | Adventure

4.9
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When a massive Soviet battleship negotiates the treacherous Oslo harbor without a local pilot, American counterespionage agent David Harding suspects that the enemy has developed a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Don Megowan, Brad Johnson, Gerald Milton, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 9

34. A Woman of Experience (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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It is 1915 in Vienna and the Great War has caused many casualties. Elsa decides to answer the patriotic appeals and help by working in the hospital, but her reputation causes her to be ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, William Bakewell, Lew Cody, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 110

35. Don't Talk (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a plant, the FBI try to find out ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Donald Douglas, Gloria Holden, Barry Nelson, Harry Worth

Votes: 147

36. Kim jest ten czlowiek? (1985)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.6
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The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski | Stars: Henryk Talar, Ewa Szykulska, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Krzysztof Chamiec

Votes: 21

37. I leoforos tis prodosias (1969)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

5.0
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Captain Vergos escapes from Albania, where he was captive, and returns to Greece. But he is captured as a spy because Captain Vergos had escaped a year ago and had returned to his duties. ... See full summary »

Director: Hristos Kyriakopoulos | Stars: Giorgos Foundas, Gely Mavropoulou, Manos Katrakis, Zoras Tsapelis

Votes: 20

38. The H Files: A Tangled Web (1998 Video)

45 min | Adventure

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A merciless intruder grabs, binds and gags two beautiful government agents. They manage to escape and meet an undercover operative who tells them that she's discovered a plot to overthrow ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Kelsie Chambers, Brandi Lessur, Shawna Lake

39. Conspiracized (2003)

83 min | Drama

7.5
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Have you been Conspiracized? A rebellion has awakened... A powerful corporation struggles to preserve automation-control over the minds of all citizens. Standing in their way is a cult of ... See full summary »

Director: C.D. Schultz | Stars: Danny Beissel, Denise Dickens, Gina Martino, Arvil Prewitt

Votes: 6

40. The Delilah Section (2001 Video)

106 min | Adventure

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A elite cell of anti-Soviet spies is reformed and sent on one last bondage-filled mission.

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Jennifer Aite, Joy Marks, Rubee Tuesday, Shannan Leigh

41. Frautschi (2008)

49 min | Documentary, Music

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FRAUTSCHI is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential (and least known) guitar pedagogues in Russia: Kamill Frautschi (1921-1997). A violinist himself, Kamill taught his son ... See full summary »

Directors: Sabine I. Gölz, Oleg Timofeyev | Stars: Alexander Antonov, Evgeny Finkelstein, Alexander Frautschi, Teodor Gladkov

42. The Hunter (1952– )
Episode: Bucharest Express (1952)

Drama

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Adams slips behind the Iron Curtain to neutralize a traitorous American who broadcasts anti-American propaganda on a Romanian radio station. His steps are dogged by a beautiful Communist ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Barry Nelson, Blair Davies, Ernest Graves, Mary Laslo

43. Primeval (2007–2011)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2008)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The team capture a Mammoth running rampant on the M25. The conspiracy is finally revealed as they attempt to kill Cutter and his team and destroy the ARC.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Susan Salmon, Reuben Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee Potts

Votes: 230

44. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: The Cage (2013)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility and the discovery that the victim was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Laura Way, Simon Coury, Norma Sheahan, Radoslaw Kaim

Votes: 288

45. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–2000)
Episode: The Case of the Left Thumbprint (1998)

Mystery, Family

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When an embassy decoding card disappear from Robert Holmes's safe, counterespionage officials consider him complicit in the theft. Shirley naturally believes her father is innocent and sets... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Chris Humphreys, Matthew Walker

46. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: The Last Journey (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Dzerzhinsky's organization "The Trust" needs Western funding, so he guarantees Sidney's safety in Russia in return for his help in raising funds.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Laura Davenport

Votes: 31

47. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Two Nazis for the Price of One (1967)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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A Gestapo officer who knows all about the Stalag 13 operation blackmails Hogan to find out about the Manhattan Project.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 102



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