American History Magazine's "100 Greatest Spy Movies"

In 2009, the editors of American History magazine published a special issue ranking the 100 Greatest Spy Movies in their estimation. They cheated by counting The Bourne Trilogy as a single entry and of course, their rankings are entirely disputable (as is true of any ranked list). Some of their selections were actually TV mini-series.

  • The Third Man

    1

  • North by Northwest

    2

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    3

  • Goldfinger

    4

  • Our Man in Havana

    5

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    6

  • Smiley's People

    7

  • Pickup on South Street

    8

  • The Lives of Others

    9

  • Notorious

    10

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    11

  • Munich

    12

  • The Ipcress File

    13

  • Three Days of the Condor

    14

  • The 39 Steps

    15

  • The Bourne Identity

    16

  • The Bourne Supremacy

    17

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    18

  • Dr. No

    19

  • The Man Who Never Was

    20

  • The Falcon and the Snowman

    21

  • Sabotage

    22

  • The Conversation

    23

  • Reilly, Ace of Spies

    24

  • Breach

    25

  • 13 Rue Madeleine

    26

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    27

  • Funeral in Berlin

    28

  • Secret Agent

    29

  • Black Book

    30

  • Ministry of Fear

    31

  • The Company

    32

  • Spies

    33

  • The Quiet American

    34

  • The Looking Glass War

    35

  • Army of Shadows

    36

  • Syriana

    37

  • The Professional

    38

  • The Deadly Affair

    39

  • Lust, Caution

    40

  • From Russia with Love

    41

  • Eye of the Needle

    42

  • Saboteur

    43

  • The Russia House

    44

  • The Odessa File

    45

  • The War Is Over

    46

  • The Parallax View

    47

  • Casablanca

    48

  • Watch on the Rhine

    49

  • Torn Curtain

    50

  • The House on 92nd Street

    51

  • Mission: Impossible

    52

  • Across the Pacific

    53

  • The Year of Living Dangerously

    54

  • Hopscotch

    55

  • The Counterfeit Traitor

    56

  • Marathon Man

    57

  • Sneakers

    58

  • The Fourth Protocol

    59

  • Duplicity

    60

  • Ninotchka

    61

  • 5 Fingers

    62

  • Our Man Flint

    63

  • Enigma

    64

  • The Kremlin Letter

    65

  • Operation Crossbow

    66

  • The Lady Vanishes

    67

  • The Confession

    68

  • The Eiger Sanction

    69

  • Charlie Wilson's War

    70

  • O.S.S.

    71

  • Body of Lies

    72

  • Billion Dollar Brain

    73

  • Hangmen Also Die!

    74

  • Casino Royale

    75

  • An Englishman Abroad

    76

  • Europa

    77

  • Hell and High Water

    78

  • Clear and Present Danger

    79

  • Spy Game

    80

  • The Guns of Navarone

    81

  • The Conformist

    82

  • The Spy Who Loved Me

    83

  • The Secret Agent

    84

  • The MacKintosh Man

    85

  • The Venetian Affair

    86

  • Modesty Blaise

    87

  • Mata Hari

    88

  • Traitor

    89

  • The Iron Curtain

    90

  • The Spy in Black

    91

  • The Mask of Dimitrios

    92

  • The Good German

    93

  • Burn After Reading

    94

  • Ice Station Zebra

    95

  • The Osterman Weekend

    96

  • The Quiller Memorandum

    97

  • Triple Agent

    98

  • Seventeen Moments of Spring

    99

  • La Femme Nikita

    100