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Going through a spy thriller phase, Please recommend me some movies or series.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Kassonica, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. mcnpauls

    mcnpauls Forum Resident

    "Reilly: Ace of Spies" was a very popular miniseries inspired by a real life British spy in pre and post-revolutionary Russia and made Sam Neill popular. Some episodes were directed by Martin Campbell, who then went on to make his masterpiece 'Edge of Darkness" - the best British miniseries ever and which involves spies from the UK and the US.
  2. agentalbert

    agentalbert Senior Member

    San Antonio, TX
    I started watching Rubicon again last night. I really loved this series, and was so mad it didn't get a second season. It does resolve enough to make worth watching, though.
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  3. DLD

    DLD Senior Member

    Dallas, Tx
    Breach, Great performances by Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillipe
  4. chumlie1

    chumlie1 Forum Resident

    The Assets was a good true life mini-series. Amazon.
  5. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Maybe not fitting the exact definition of "spy thriller" it certainly comes close...Hunters on PrimeVideo.
    Season 2 is now up and it's subtitled "the final season" so I guess this is it. It's...other level fantastic. I'll also throw in it has the best opening credits of any series, ever.

  6. Attila the Professor

    Attila the Professor Forum Resident

    A Spy Among Friends well worth watching
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  7. dude

    dude Senior Member

    milwaukee wi usa
    I would suggest the series "Turn", if you can find it somewhere. I forget the network but I think it was AMC. Definitely a spy thriller, gritty and real. Very well done.
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  8. keys74

    keys74 Forum Resident

    "The Counselor" A Ridley Scott directed thriller written by Cormac McCarthy.
  9. Bob Casner

    Bob Casner Senior Member

    Venice, California
    BBC series MI-5, known in the U.K. as “Spooks.”

    +1 for “Burn Notice.” Great fun, I and everyone I know who’s watched it loves it. The main character, played by Jeffrey Donovan, voice-over narrations often started with “When you’re a spy … “ (!)
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  10. townsend

    townsend Senior Member

    Ridgway, CO
    Max Manus: Man of War: Max Manus: Man of War (2008) - IMDb

    Based on a true story about Norwegian resistance fighters who were dedicated to driving the Nazis out of Norway.

    Max Manus was not created by some Hollywood screenwriter; he was a real flesh-and-blood saboteur who was twice awarded Norway's highest decoration for military gallantry.
    I own this movie on blu-ray and, over the years, have watched it about five times. And I'll watch it some more. Max, give 'em hell!
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  11. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    I thought it was one of the worst series I have ever seen , painfully slow and Guy Pierce is just not believable as Philby.
    There was too much back and forth as well Shame as I was really looking forward to it as I loved the book .
    I did end up finishing the series but it was a hell of a struggle , will never watch it again .

    Cambridge Spurs is much better .
  12. Nightfly68

    Nightfly68 Forum Resident

    Eye Of The Needle
  13. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    That’s a great choice mate .
    Have not seen this movie for ages am going to watch it for sure .
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  14. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

    5 episodes too long. The usual BBC tosh these days, sadly. There was some brief lesbian intrigue, but that was about it.
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  15. longdist01

    longdist01 Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA

    The Heavy Water War - 6 Part series
    (2015) Produced by NRK - Norway
  16. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Southeastern U.S.
    True Lies is great if you're ok with a lot of comedy thrown into the mix.
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  17. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    Lol yeah soo true .
    I actually laughed pretty much all the way through it as I counted up all the identity boxes being ticked .
    UK TV is getting really bad for that .
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  18. Nightfly68

    Nightfly68 Forum Resident

    I recently watched it again for the first time in years and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time.
  19. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Rehoboth Beach DE.
    Sorry, I don't understand these comments. Can you translate please?
  20. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

    BBC = naff.

    (With one major caveat, the current season of Happy Valley, which is a cop drama, not a spy thriller. Sunday nights can't come soon enough.)
  21. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    Sorry Snowflake I don’t offer translation services .
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  22. Three Days of the Condor both the film and the TV series (called Condor).
  23. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Arizona desert
    I've watched it several times over the years. One of my favorites. The movie stays pretty close to the true story which is fascinating.
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  24. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    Your absolutely spot on here mate .
    3 Days of the Condor is one of my all time favourites and the 2 seasons of Condor were excellent.
  25. Djmover

    Djmover Forum Resident

    yeah I would have watched it the same amount if not more .
    I was fascinated by the Hannsen case from Day 1 and have pretty much all the books .
    A major part of the story the movie did not touch upon was Hansen’s relationship with a Stripper but there are obvious time constraints in a movie so I get that .
    But it’s a great movie and anyone interested in the espionage genre should definitely see it .

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