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1. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 244,624 | Gross: $45.45M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 328,361 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 7,208

4. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, History, Music

7.6
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90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 36,433 | Gross: $4.57M

5. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 100,591 | Gross: $54.93M

6. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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60 Metascore

James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 81,889 | Gross: $51.19M

7. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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63 Metascore

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 87,841 | Gross: $67.90M

8. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 128 min | Thriller

6.7
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55 Metascore

An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 22,599

9. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,504

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

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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British Agent Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) 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: 13,257

11. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 17,941

12. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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92 Metascore

An innocent young man witnesses violence break out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions: a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince."

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

Votes: 11,395 | Gross: $0.03M

13. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,440 | Gross: $23.00M

14. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 11,543

15. Enigma (1982)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A C.I.A. Agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,070

16. An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.7
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51 Metascore

A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.

Director: Éva Gárdos | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Raffaella Bánsági, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 3,654 | Gross: $0.85M

17. Jack Strong (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the Communist Bloc's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov

Votes: 4,024

18. Farewell (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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74 Metascore

The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 6,074

19. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

6.4
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True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $8.00M

20. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

Votes: 1,060

21. Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Dr. Michael Parker's a prominent surgeon, who unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist (and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend), berate Dr. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 404

22. East/West (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,399 | Gross: $2.78M

23. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 998

24. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 728

25. Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bernard | Stars: Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Tracy Marshak-Nash, Alexandra Pigg

Votes: 1,110

26. Shadow of Treason (1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, David Kossoff

Votes: 155

27. Windmills of the Gods (1988)

187 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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When Mary Ashley (Jaclyn Smith) is approached to become Ambassador of the United States of America in Romania, she does not take the offer, because her husband does not want to give up his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner, Ian McKellen, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 264

28. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 954 | Gross: $7.85M

29. The Gamma People (1956)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla

Votes: 486

30. Flight to Tangier (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas

Votes: 230

31. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes, Rainer Bock

Votes: 571

32. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 477

33. Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Thriller, Drama

7.0
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In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Richard Thomas, Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Jacques Breuer

Votes: 250

34. A Love Divided (1999)

Unrated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Peter Caffrey, Brendan Conroy, Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 294

35. The Secret Ways (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, History, Mystery

6.1
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During the 1956 Hungarian uprising, an American mercenary is hired to smuggle a Hungarian resistance leader out of Soviet-occupied Budapest.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Walter Rilla

Votes: 174

36. Owl Mountain (2018)

128 min | Drama

7.2
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Radio Free Europe, BBC, and Voice of America can only rarely get through the Iron Curtain and Soviet mufflers to Lithuania, a country torn by a war between the local resistance movement and... See full summary »

Director: Audrius Juzenas | Stars: Aldona Bendoriute, Monika Biciunaite, Daumantas Ciunis, Arnas Danusas

Votes: 472

37. Dangerous Moves (1984)

100 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

6.6
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During the Cold War, the World Chess Championship clashed complete opposites - personal and political.

Director: Richard Dembo | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron

Votes: 929

38. The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.

Director: Endre Hules | Stars: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Deborah Kara Unger, Zsolt László

Votes: 114

39. The Whip Hand (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake in which all the fish have mysteriously died. The locals are tight-lipped about it,... See full summary »

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr

Votes: 468

40. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

7.6
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 417

41. Free to Rock (2017)

61 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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FREE TO ROCK is a 60 minute documentary film directed by 4 time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Ten years in the making, the film explores the soft power... See full summary »

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, The Flowers, Jimmy Carter, Yuri Valov

Votes: 62

42. Stop Train 349 (1963)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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At the height of the Cold War, an East German refugee slips aboard an American military duty train leaving West Berlin, deep inside East Germany. The Russian and East German authorities ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Hädrich | Stars: José Ferrer, Sean Flynn, Nicole Courcel, Jess Hahn

Votes: 66

43. Hide and Seek (1964)

90 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

6.8
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A Cambridge astrophysicist on routine business in London finds it frustratingly difficult to return a wallet of money to an Eastern European friend, a task complicated by a puzzling if scatterbrained society girl.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens, Janet Munro, George Pravda

Votes: 74

44. Red Snow (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Lieutenant Johnson, a U. S. Air Force pilot, on the tip of Alaska, a few miles from the Bering Straits from Siberia, helps foil a Soviet plot to test a new secret weapon by loyal Alaskan ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry S. Franklin, Boris Petroff | Stars: Guy Madison, Mala, Carole Mathews, Gloria Saunders

Votes: 38

45. 1989 (II) (2014)

97 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

7.5
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The political drama of the fall of the Iron Curtain as told by one of its power brokers and the widow of one of its casualties.

Directors: Erzsébet Rácz, Anders Østergaard | Stars: Miklós Németh, Gundula Schafitel, Mathias Rössler, Uta Koch

Votes: 176

46. Mieletön elokuu (2013)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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August Fools is a romantic comedy set against the political background of the Cold War. Elsa (Kati Outinen), a middle-aged hat maker and part-time clairvoyant, is apparently in total ... See full summary »

Director: Taru Mäkelä | Stars: Kati Outinen, Miroslav Etzler, Elena Leeve, Krystof Hádek

Votes: 229

47. Deadly Harvest (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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An Iron Curtain defector who has been living for years as a California wine grower learns that Soviet agents are stalking him.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Richard Boone, Patty Duke, Michael Constantine, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 42

48. An die Grenze (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

6.8
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1974. The world is divided into two rigid power blocs. A highly guarded and deadly armed border cuts across Germany. ALEXANDER KAROW, 19, son of a chemistry professor, chooses to serve in ... See full summary »

Director: Urs Egger | Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Bernadette Heerwagen, Max Riemelt, Florian Panzner

Votes: 231

49. Il tunnel della libertà (2004 TV Movie)

Drama

7.7
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Just as the Berlin wall is built, in 1962 two Italian students, lucky to live in the western side, decide to help their friend and his family, stuck in the eastern part, to escape the ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Antonia Liskova, Paolo Briguglia, András Bálint

Votes: 46

50. Disco and Atomic War (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular ... See full summary »

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Kiur Aarma, Jaak Kilmi, Alo Kõrve, Jaan Tootsen

Votes: 428



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