Ranking Spy Movies through Brosnan's Bond

This is more of a list of espionage movies than spies. This is mostly a list of Carol Reed, Alfred Hitchcock and Bond movies with the cut off date being the Pierce Brosnan era of Bond movies. I chose that time because that's when the genre changed into something else. I wanted to give the movies before that change their own showcase because they are quite fun and well made but I don't think it's fair to compare these movies to others that are completely different animals.

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  • The Third Man

    1

  • The Living Daylights

    2

  • North by Northwest

    3

  • Marathon Man

    4

  • GoldenEye

    5

  • The Conformist

    6

  • Torn Curtain

    7

  • From Russia with Love

    8

  • Foreign Correspondent

    9

  • Alphaville

    10

  • The Spy Who Loved Me

    11

  • The Deadly Affair

    12

  • Saboteur

    13

  • Samurai Spy

    14

  • Goldfinger

    15

  • You Only Live Twice

    16

  • Dr. No

    17

  • The In-Laws

    18

  • The Spy in Black

    19

  • Mission: Impossible

    20

  • Night Train to Munich

    21

  • Licence to Kill

    22

  • The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

    23

  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    24

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    25

  • Moonraker

    26

  • The Parallax View

    27

  • Thunderball

    28

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    29

  • The Eiger Sanction

    30

  • The 39 Steps

    31

  • Octopussy

    32

  • Total Recall

    33

  • Mission: Impossible II

    34

  • The Tailor of Panama

    35

  • The Sum of All Fears

    36

  • The World Is Not Enough

    37

  • No Regrets for Our Youth

    38

  • 49th Parallel

    39

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    40

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

    41

  • For Your Eyes Only

    42

  • Never Say Never Again

    43

  • Live and Let Die

    44

  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    45

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    46

  • A View to a Kill

    47

  • Die Another Day

    48