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  • 100 Greatest Spy Movies - Qualification Bracket - D

    I "spy" with my little eye....


    Good morning, operative.


    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves selecting the Greatest Spy Movie ever, out of a list of 100 compiled by the editors of
    American History magazine.


    Be sure to choose carefully, the future of the Free World and the popcorn industry may depend upon on it!


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    Go for it folks !!!!!

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    Pick any eight movies to move on the to the first round of the tournament. Commentary is most welcome! Below are descriptions of each movie and a link to a website with even more information about the movie. Have fun!
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    76: HELL AND HIGH WATER (FULLER)
    A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047073/

    77: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
    CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109444/

    78: SPY GAME
    Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266987/

    79: GUNS OF NAVARONE
    A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054953/

    80: THE CONFORMIST
    A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065571/

    81: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076752/

    82: The Secret Agent
    London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117582/

    83: MACKINTOSH MAN (HUSTON)
    A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070351/

    84: THE VENETIAN AFFAIR
    Former CIA man, Bill Fenner, now a downbeat, loner journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an American diplomat at a peace conference.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062432/

    85: MODESTY BLAISE
    Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060708/

    86: MATA HARI
    Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023196/

    87: TRAITOR
    When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988047/

    88: IRON CURTAIN (WELLMAN/SOVIET DEFECTOR)
    The defection of Igor Gouzenko from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, in 1946, was one of the most electrifying events of the Cold War.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040478/

    89: THE SPY IN BLACK (POWELL, VEIDT, UBOAT)
    A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031968/

    90: THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS
    A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous,...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037055/

    91: THE GOOD GERMAN
    While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452624/

    92: BURN AFTER READING
    A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887883/

    93: ICE STATION ZEBRA
    Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063121/

    94: THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND
    The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086058/

    95: THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM
    Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060880/

    96: TRIPLE AGENT (ROHMER)
    France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374294/

    97: 17 MOMENTS OF SPRING (RUSSIAN)
    The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069628/

    98: LA FEMME NIKITA
    Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100263/

    99: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (BOGART, LORRE, VEIDT)
    Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034449/

    100: ALDRICH AMES, TRAITOR WITHIN (TV)
    Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0174454/
    389
    HELL AND HIGH WATER (FULLER)
    2.06%
    8
    CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
    10.80%
    42
    SPY GAME
    5.66%
    22
    GUNS OF NAVARONE
    11.57%
    45
    THE CONFORMIST
    0.26%
    1
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    7.97%
    31
    THE SECRET AGENT
    3.08%
    12
    MACKINTOSH MAN (HUSTON)
    3.34%
    13
    THE VENETIAN AFFAIR
    1.29%
    5
    MODESTY BLAISE
    1.29%
    5
    MATA HARI
    2.57%
    10
    TRAITOR
    1.80%
    7
    IRON CURTAIN (WELLMAN/SOVIET DEFECTOR)
    2.83%
    11
    THE SPY IN BLACK (POWELL, VEIDT, UBOAT)
    2.31%
    9
    THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS
    2.06%
    8
    THE GOOD GERMAN
    3.86%
    15
    BURN AFTER READING
    2.57%
    10
    ICE STATION ZEBRA
    7.46%
    29
    THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND
    6.43%
    25
    THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM
    5.40%
    21
    TRIPLE AGENT (ROHMER)
    0.77%
    3
    17 MOMENTS OF SPRING (RUSSIAN)
    1.29%
    5
    LA FEMME NIKITA
    5.91%
    23
    ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (BOGART, LORRE, VEIDT)
    6.17%
    24
    ALDRICH AMES, TRAITOR WITHIN (TV)
    1.29%
    5
    Last edited by Biscuit; 01 Dec 09, 13:51.
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  • #2
    Did I miss The Boys From Brazil on any of these lists? Or isn't it considered a spy movie?

    If I did miss it, can any of you mods please enter that I voted for it?
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    • #3
      Oh. My. God.

      Where is "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold"!?!?!?!

      "The Little Drummer Girl"?

      And even though they were mini-series "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Smiley's People" ought to be on the list.

      Torien, tsk, tsk.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DingBat View Post
        Oh. My. God.

        Where is "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold"!?!?!?!

        "The Little Drummer Girl"?

        And even though they were mini-series "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Smiley's People" ought to be on the list.

        Torien, tsk, tsk.
        Doh. I just noticed this is only Bracket D.

        Must remember to wake up before posting. My apologies, Torien.

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        • #5
          Guns of Navarone is a true classic

          ...I'm going to go watch it again...
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          • #6
            Missing Patriot Games. I thought that fit the genre better than Clear And Present Danger.

            And I'm actually glad Sum of All Fears is not on the list.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DingBat View Post
              Doh. I just noticed this is only Bracket D.

              Must remember to wake up before posting. My apologies, Torien.
              No problem. (I didn't make the list. American History magazine did.)
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              • #8
                I am surprised Spy Game doesn't have more votes. Its one of my favs!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                  I am surprised Spy Game doesn't have more votes. Its one of my favs!
                  It has 5 good votes so far (1 of them mine!)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                    I am surprised Spy Game doesn't have more votes. Its one of my favs!
                    Where are the Pink Pather movies?!?!?!?!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Salinator View Post
                      Where are the Pink Pather movies?!?!?!?!
                      I have never sat through a Pink Panther movie, at least not an entire one.

                      True confession.

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                      • #12
                        I had never thought of The Guns of Navarone as a spy movie, but then I guess that it is............
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
                          Missing Patriot Games. I thought that fit the genre better than Clear And Present Danger.

                          And I'm actually glad Sum of All Fears is not on the list.
                          Most of Clancy's books/movies are missing. Most were better than many listed.

                          Still, to the staff thanks for all the work to get this going.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
                            I had never thought of The Guns of Navarone as a spy movie, but then I guess that it is............
                            I agree with your feelings, except I still haven't changed my pov on TGoN
                            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                              I have never sat through a Pink Panther movie, at least not an entire one.

                              True confession.


                              Was your intelligence challenged?
                              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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