With attractive scenes, blending twists, breathtaking and eye-catching actions, spy movies have shown their unchangeable positions and powerful attraction towards fans across the world. Here are some of the most outstanding spy movies that have rocked the wide screens during the 21st century.

Casino Royale (2006)

Since its first release in 1962, the series of Agent 007 including up to 27 hit movies has been recognized as one of the classic movies under this genre. And the audience and the critics get strongly impressed by the 21st movie that was released in 2006, Casino Royale.

Based on Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel under the same name, Casino Royale is set in the first years Bon works as the Agent 007 when he has received the license to kill. The movie revolves around his mission to bankrupt Le Chiffre - a terrorist financier - in a poker game. James Bond also loves Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) - a treasury employee who provides money for Bon in this game.

Casino Royale
Casino Royale.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Similar to Agent 007, IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is always amongst the best spies on wide screens. Since 1996, the Mission: Impossible series has released 6 spy movies and the most-loved movie is the sixth one - Mission: Impossible - Fallout that was released in 2018.

Following the incidents in the previous movie - Rogue Nation (2015), Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) - the leader of the terrorist organization Syndicate - was arrested but his members called The Apostles have kept ruining the world. They plan to purchase the plutonium cores in black markets to produce nuclear weapons and start new terrorist campaigns. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) accepts the mission to prevent this illegal trade.

Mission Impossible Fallout
Mission Impossible; Fallout.

Jason Bourne: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is one of the most popular spies in Hollywood movies. Amongst the 5 movies of this series, Jason Bourne: The Bourne Ultimatum that is rated 8/10 (according to IMDB) and 92% (Rotten Tomatoes) becomes the most successful movie of this series. Additionally, it is also known as one of the best spy movies at present.

The Bourne series starts on a stormy night when fishermen rescue a wounded man in the Mediterranean Sea. When waking up, this man can’t remember who he is, but he comes with his fighting skills like a special agent. In The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne continues to discover his life before becoming a killer of CIA. However, he also becomes a target of another killer training program.

Jason Bourne The Bourne Ultimatum
Jason Bourne: The Bourne Ultimatum.

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Argo (2012)

Based on a true story, Argo gets inspired by Joshuah Bearman’s article The Great Escape on the 2007 Wired and Tony Mendez’s novel Master Of Disguise: My Secret Life In The CIA that mentions memoirs of Tony Mendez when he worked as a former CIA agent.

The movie depicts a campaign to rescue 6 hostages who are US diplomats in Iran after the Iranian Revolution. This campaign is led and directly performed by Agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck). He decides to disguise these hostages as a pro film crew on the way to examine the set for a film called Argo. His mission is to help them avoid the surveillance of the local authorities and return the US safely.


Argo is known as a memorable milestone during Batman Ben Affleck’s career as a producer, director, and actor. This movie won the award for the Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for the Best Motion Picture - Drama. Ben Affleck also earned the Golden Globe Award for the Best Director.

Tenet (2020)

Renowned director Christopher Nolan always makes the audience surprised by what he can do via a series of blockbusters such as Memento (2020), Insomnia (2002), The Dark Knight (2005 - 2008 -2012), Inception (2010), Interstella (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). In 2020, he continues to attack the wide screens across the world by a spy movie called Tenet.

The movie follows two lead characters that are hired by a spy organization and start their journey in a complicated international intelligence network. With an advanced hi-tech product that can reverse the time, they have to prevent World War III even before it happens.


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