Spy cinema in Hollywood seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. No matter which way you prefer it, there’s so much to choose from. You’ve got the twisted romances, deeply political dramas, and even the classic shaken-not-stirred sex appeal. Whether you’re a fan of the superb stuntman Ethan Hunt or the super suave James Bond, there’s no shortage of great Hollywood spy movies. If you’re looking to go undercover, gear up with gadgets, or get behind the wheel of a luxury car, here’s a handpicked selection of some of the best spy films in Hollywood:
James Bond Series (1962-2015)
The worldwide film sensation, the most famous spy in cinematic history, and the subject of over 25 films, MI6 agent James Bond has got the be at the top of the list.
The Ipcress File (1965)
Considered a direct contrast to James Bond, Sir Michael Caine as Harry Palmer is the epitome of anti-authority 60s cool.
Mission: Impossible Series (1996-2018)
Scaling giant building, the lead of arguably the best non-fantasy action franchise Ethan Hunt played by Tom Cruise consistently remains the ultimate superspy.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Based on the best-selling suspense novel by Robert Ludlum, Matt Damon earned his action star cred as the amnesiac superspy Jason Bourne.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
An adaptation of John le Carre‘s novel, this espionage drama with Gary Oldman as George Smiley replaces the gadgets and high-speed chases with a good ol’ fashioned battle of wits.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Matthew Vaughn’s truly modern spy drama, this film features a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid. Need we say more?