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  1. Kopite4Ever

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    lately been into spy, espionage ,intelligence films etc. i have in the collection so far:

    Crimson Tide
    Spy Game
    Exectutive Decision
    The Bourne identity
    Black Hawk Down
    The Sum of All Fears
    The Hunt For Red October
    Patriot games
    Clear And Present Danger
    Ronin

    Also have all seasons of 24 and Alias in collection as im a big fan as well

    so my question can anyone recommend me more films in the this type of genre that is worth me buying ?

    just ordered k 19 the widowmaker

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Dean

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    Sure they're loads but how about True Lies and the Mission Impossible's? Another good one that I jst watched today was The Recruit :smashin:
     
  3. Kopite4Ever

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    yup seen the recruit, borrowed of uncle. hehe missed M:I 1 + 2 out of list so i have them. true lie's wow i aint seen that in years, maybe see if its a bargin. thanks for help
     
  4. Dean

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    Cool if i think of anymore i'll let u know
     
  5. Kazuya Mishima

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    "The Conversation" starring Gene Hackman - early 70s paranoia thriller from Coppola.

    "No Way Out" starring Kevin Costner - no, wait, come back! It's good. It also has Gene Hackman in it. I think there's a pattern emerging here...

    Just thought of another great film - "Thirteen Days" about the Cuban missile crisis. Oh, that also stars Costner... :blush:
     
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    James Bond movies
    Sneakers :smashin:
    The Rock
    Air Force One
    xXx
    Arlington Road



    What about cop/crime films?

    Silence of the Lambs
    Red Dragon
    Heat
    Sea of Love
    Leon
    Panic Room
    The Fugitive
    Oceans Eleven
    The Usual Suspects
    Jackie Brown
    Reservoir Dogs

    ...probably getting a bit off topic now... :laugh:
     
  7. Gary D

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    The man from UNCLE!!!!!!



    Gary
     
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    Le Carries "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier" and "Spy & Smiley's People" are two of the best spy adaptations there are. Not to hot on action, but far far closer than just about any other film to the truth.

    The quality of the script, direction, and acting is extremly high, Alec Guinness was born for this role.

    edit: gah, how could I forget the Tailor of Panama (tis a little bit of a pee take compared to the book) & the Perfect Spy? all very good to excellent Le Carrie adaptations.
     
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    If you like suspense and/or action stuff with terrorists, secret agents, police and all that....

    - Air Force One
    - Training Day
    - Con Air

    Training Day in particular is excellent! :thumbsup:
     
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    Spartan with Val Kilmer
    The Package with Gene Hackman
    The Fugitive with Harrison Ford
    The Seige with Denzal Washington
    The Specialist with Sylvester Stallone
    The Jackal Bruce Willis
    The Day Of The Jackal with Edward Fox
    The Net with Sandra Bullock
    The Sum Of All Fears with Ben Afleck
     
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    You could try Enigma, Art of War, Enemy of the State, The Peacemaker or US Marshals
     
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    Sorry if this is stating the obvious, but recomend you don't make the same mistake as I did and get the R2 version :suicide: it's been cut to ribbons to get a 15 certificate.

    I've seen the R1 on DVDsoon for about a fiver!
     
  13. Marc

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    how about Cypher
     
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    I am a big fan of spy thrillers. No modern films match the older movies.
    I think Michael Cain helped kill off the genre with a patch of bad ones in the 80's.
    The Jigsaw Man
    The Fourth Protocol
    Whistle Blower

    You need to look for the older movies, each of the top movie stars tried a spy movie at least once.

    For spy and betrayal films, my favourites are:

    The Ipcress File - Michael Caine, spawned several sequels
    Quiller Memorandum - George Seagal
    3 Days of the Condor - Robert Redford
    5 Fingers - James Mason
    The Third Man - Orson Welles
    Stalag 17 - William Holden

    The Manchurian Candidate - Frank Sinatra
    Seven Days in May - Burt Lancaster
    The Osterman Weekend - Rutger Hauer
    Hotel Reserve - James Mason

    The first 6 being especially good.

    Hope these help.
     
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    Nikita (Luc Besson film)
    Sneakers
    Arlington Road
    Enemy of the state
     
  16. Dean

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    Jst saw the Italian Job (2003), I like it even better now - nice all rounded heist/spy film :smashin: Also don't forget U-571, more WW2 than spy but worth getting regardless.
     
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    Edge of Darkness (BBC drama)
    Winter Kills
    The Parallax View
    Nikita
     
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    U-571 is a pile of poo
    Good choices Mr.D, was going to put Parallax View but forgot.
     
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    What about the classic 'Where eagles Dare'
     
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    Nikita
    Spy game
    Enemy of the state
    Sneakers
    The Bourne Identity

    The following conspiracy movies I remember liking a lot at the time but have only seen them once:

    Shadow conspiracy ( possibly Charlie Sheen?)
    Murder at 1600 (Wesley Snipes)
    Conspiracy theory (Mel Gibson)

    Another excellent TV series which nobody seems to have mentioned is the X-Files. This is largely a conspiracy based series but also delves into the paranormal. The X-Files movie fight the Future was also heavily conspiracy based!
     
  21. Kopite4Ever

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    thanks for all the help guys :smashin:
     
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    how about THE SECRET ARMY tv show now out on dvd. worth a try.
    kilvil
     
  23. Kopite4Ever

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    hehe im glad with all the feedback but now im thinking dammit. u all have reccomended me gr8 titles and its add's up hehe. time to bash open the piggy bank or as i like to call it student loan :rotfl:
     
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    Absolute Power with Gene Hackman
    In The Line Of Fire with Clint Eastwood
     

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