Best Espionage Movies

  • Duplicity

    Duplicity (PG-13, 2009)

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Dan Daily
    Closer co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Oscar-nominated director Tony Gilroy's dram... read morea tracing the illicit love affair between two spies-turned-corporate operatives. The Cold War has thawed, and for CIA agents seeking to make an easy mint, the real money is in multinational corporations. CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and Ray Koval (Owen) are both racing to secure the formula for a product that will bring untold wealth to the company that lands the patent first as the stakes begin to rise, and their passions start to flare. Meanwhile, their mutual employers, industry giant Howerd Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and trailblazing CEO Dick Garsil (Paul Giamatti) start resorting to some seriously underhanded tactics in hope of gaining an advantage over the competition. Loners by definition of their own careers, Claire and Ray engage in a series of schemes and double-crosses while contending with the fact that their mutual attraction could ultimately jeopardize their entire missions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb590635421: An over-convoluted and complicated to follow spy/thriller/rom-com about two inside espionage agents with a history together.
      The movie takes many twists and turns with you wondering
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb1314684490
      fb1314684490: Odd movie about corporate espionage. It's difficult to follow in the first half since the director keeps jumping back to previ
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • MrMarakai
      MrMarakai: his Directorial teeth on the tense and gripping "Michael Clayton", Gilroy crafts another corporate espionage yarn but to lesser effects this time round.
      Owen and Roberts play two British and America
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Breach

    Breach (PG-13, 2007)

    Mary Jo Deschanel, Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert
    Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama c... read moreoncerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear war contingency plans, Hanssen was eventually transferred to a newly created position at the FBI's Washington headquarters and assigned the task of guarding his country's most sensitive secrets. It was while working in this capacity that a young agent named Eric O'Neill (Phillipe) was assigned the task of keeping tabs on Hanssen by suspicious higher-ups. Later, after being arrested while delivering a cache of secret documents to a "dead drop" spot in a Virginia park, the notorious traitor was arrested and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb699566556: . Don't watch this for action, or even really for espionage, as this is more of a character study. The acting is great, especially the acting of Cris
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • EnigmaticHallucination
      EnigmaticHallucination: If you like espionage movies, moles and cat and mouse like games this movie is for you. Slow so most will lose i
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • jcsr
      jcsr: Based on a true story, this movie gets us inside the world of espionage within the FBI. 'Breach' is full of suspenseful sequences, but what is most important is t
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Body of Lies

    Body of Lies (R, 2008)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac
    Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese's The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and ... read morescreenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius' novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur's vast underground network. During the course of his dangerous mission, Ferris gradually comes to question how much he can trust his presumed allies -- who include not just Hoffman, but the outwardly helpful head of Jordanian intelligence as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • codytesnow1
      codytesnow1: . The interplay between Crowe and DiCaprio make up for the espionage/intrigue lacking.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • allanm112
      allanm112: Body of Lies is an entertaining, espionage thriller that displays a strong and interesting plot, with well timed action sequences. Th
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • ashleymh007
      ashleymh007: One of the better espionage thrillers I've seen in a long time.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago