The spy/spy movie series always brings attractive moments to viewers. Here are 10 of the best spy movies of all time.
Spy movies are associated with two words “Martini” and “Stale Beer”, used to refer to two different forms.
Martini spies take place in a world of glamor, bad guys are hidden, dangerous women are everywhere and our heroes drive cars and rarely don’t wear their uniform.
But Stale Beer is set in the dark, villains are often gloomy organizations that are plotting to take over the country/Earth, the line between friend and foe is never clear and morality is often a concept comparative.
10. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011) – IMDb: 7.4
Before Christopher McQuarrie released Misson: Impossible – Fallout after Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission Impossible series was directed by many big names, some doing better than others. John Woo struggled with Mission: Impossible 2, while J.J. Abrams confirmed he was able to jump from the small screen to the big screen with Mission: Impossible III.
9. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) – IMDb: 7.6
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold was adapted from the classic novel of the same name by John le Carré, released in 1963. The book’s author spent the first decade of the Cold War on intelligence operations for Britain and becoming more and more frustrating.
The adaptation directed by Martin Ritt, depicts both sides of the Berlin Wall, and implies that both sides are controlled by unscrupulous forces willing to sell off any rule
8. The Lives of Others (2006) – IMDb: 8.4
Set in the final years of the Cold War, The Lives of Others possesses all the typical elements of a novel written by Le Carré, except for the dramatic element. The main character of the film is Gerd Wiesler, an officer with the Department of National Security (Stasi), East Germany.
7. Notorious (1946) – IMDb: 7.9
Hitchcock heightened feelings of suspense and intimidation as Alicia began to perform a task that involved Alexander more than she had expected. The conflict in the film also exploded when she and Devlin were stressed out. Devlin falls in love with her but cannot overcome the imperative of her job, forcing her to be put at risk, and in the arms of another man.
6. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – IMDb: 7.9
Based on the novel by Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate tells about the character Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra), the intelligence officer of the US Army, who participated in the Korean War, but Marco later suffered trauma and had frequent nightmares. He realized not only himself, but over time, his teammates had similar nightmares.
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) – IMDb: 7.0
John le Carré’s tight storytelling novel is a bit difficult to translate into a movie. That’s why the TV series is luckier sometimes, such as The Night Manager, The Little Drummer Girl, and the TV version of the 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy novel with Alec Guinness in the lead.