Movies with at least 75% rating on trakt (and enough votes). No documentaries, reality tv or anime.
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Movies with spy plot in any form (dramas, action, adventure, comedies, war, crime, mystery, conspiracy theories, political thrillers, science fiction, e.t.c.).
Definition: A Spy movie shows the espionage activities of government agents seeking to uncover or maintain secrets from each other and for one country or for the benefit of another. Offering a combination of exciting escapism, technological thrills, and exotic locales, and combine the action and science fiction genres. They may also involve elements of political thrillers.
Essential / Must-see / Genre-defying: espionage movies:
North By Northwest (1959)
The Conversation (1974)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Casino Royale (2006)