Spy movies are a separate genre in world cinema, which has a rich history and characteristics depending on the country of production, involvement in a particular franchise (Mission Impossible, James Bond films), and authors (for example, John Le Carre). Bemorepanda has put together a list of top spy movies that will last long.
Top spy movies
Passwords and appearances, real conspiracy, double life, and a mission to save the world - enjoy exciting stories in films about spies and secret agents!
Tinker Tailor Spy
France, UK, Germany, 2011.
Duration: 127 minutes.
British intelligence suspects that a Soviet spy has been working in the organization's ranks for a long time. However, it is impossible to calculate it, and all agents who openly declare danger are soon dismissed. And then, the former intelligence officer George Smiley begins a secret investigation. The intrigue turns out to be even more complicated than he expected.
The film is based on the book of the same name by John Le Carre (in the original title and Russian, there is a part of the counting rhyme). Moreover, this novel was already transferred to the screens as a series back in 1979. The lead actor in the new version, Gary Oldman, tried to combine in his image the behavior of the actor Alec Guinness, who played in the series, and the author of the book himself. In addition, he tried to grow a slight belly, characteristic of an older adult. Such a deep approach provided him with an Oscar nomination for this role.
USA, Germany, France, Japan, 2001.
Action, thriller, detective.
Duration: 122 minutes.
On the last day of his service, CIA special agent Nathan Muir learns that his colleague Tom Bishop has ended up in a Chinese prison and will be executed within 24 hours. An experienced operative must develop a plan to rescue his partner quickly and, simultaneously, find out why he was imprisoned. It wasn't without romance.
An experienced director Tony Scott (younger brother of the famous Ridley Scott), made a lot of films about tough military men and agents. But in this picture, he decided to bet on psychology and dialogue, inviting very charismatic actors to play the leading roles. Robert Redford and his protégé Bishop played Muir.
Body of Lies
USA, UK, 2008.
Detective, thriller, drama.
Duration: 128 minutes.
US national intelligence agent Roger Ferris searches the world for terrorists and prevents dangerous events. And he is helped by CIA veteran Ed Hoffman, who constantly monitors the hero with the help of a satellite. Ferris comes up with a risky plan to capture a dangerous criminal leader. But it turns out that the management can play their game behind his back.
This film is from Ridley Scott himself, and even with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead roles. By the way, the actors have previously starred together in the film The Quick and the Dead. According to the director's tradition, the twisted plot is filled with drive and manifestations of cruelty.
Action, thriller, adventure.
Duration: 110 minutes.
The plot of this film, based on the TV series of the 60s and which gave rise to an entire franchise, is dedicated to the secret agent of the CIA, Ethan Hunt. After the death of several colleagues, they begin to suspect him of betrayal. To clear his name, he must find the natural "mole."
Six parts of this franchise have already been released, the main advantage of which is considered a very cool action. And the lead actor Tom Cruise, despite his age, continues to perform all the most dangerous stunts without an understudy.
The IPress File
Duration: 109 minutes.
After the disappearance of several famous scientists, Sergeant Harry Palmer, who works for the British Ministry of Defense, takes over the investigation. The search leads him to an Albanian nicknamed Kingfisher. Soon Palmer finds a magnetic tape with the inscription "IPCRESS" and finds out the true purpose of the kidnapping.
The role of Harry Palmer glorified the future legend of cinema - British actor Michael Caine. And besides, many believe that it was Palmer, along with James Bond, who became the prototype of the famous comedy spy Austin Powers.
France, Italy, 1990.
Duration: 117 minutes.
A young girl, Nikita, being under the influence of drugs, went on a robbery and killed a man. The court sentenced her to life imprisonment. But after some time, Nikita was injected, and she woke up already at the school for special agents. Now she is being trained as a professional spy and assassin to perform the most secret tasks.
The success of this French film from Luc Besson spawned many remakes. First, the full-length movie “No Return” was released in the USA with a similar plot, where Bridget Fonda played the leading role. And then two series appeared: the Canadian “Her Name was Nikita” with Peta Wilson and the American “Nikita” with Maggie Q.
Action, thriller, adventure.
Duration: 111 minutes.
Based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, the film first introduced the audience to the secret agent James Bond with the code 007. In this picture, he faces the powerful Spectrum organization, which is trying to take over the American silos at Cape Canaveral. The agent's main rival is the sinister Dr. No.
The James Bond films need no introduction. It was these films that gave impetus to the popularity of the spy action genre itself. More than 20 pictures about agent 007 have already been released, not counting the numerous parodies and copies.
Enemy of the State
Duration: 132 minutes.
Unsuspecting lawyer Robert Dean suddenly becomes the owner of a videotape that can expose the official. An employee is pushing a law that allows people to be monitored. From that moment on, the protagonist's life turns into a nightmare: government agents are chasing him, able to listen in on conversations and spy on any citizen through surveillance cameras. From a successful lawyer, Dean turns into an enemy of the state.
Tony Scott also directed this film. Well, Will Smith, who played the leading role, continued his victorious march on the screens: before that, he starred in Men in Black and Independence Day. Actual ahead of him was the rejection of the "Matrix" and the failure in the "Wild, Wild West."
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
USA, UK, 2015.
Action, comedy, adventure.
Duration: 116 minutes.
CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet KGB operative Ilya Kuryakin hate each other. But they have to unite to carry out the mission together. With the help of the daughter of a missing German scientist, Gabi, they must hunt down the members of the international criminal organization that created the nuclear bomb.
Like "Mission: Impossible," this film is based on a classic series of the same name. But director Guy Ritchie added his trademark humor to the story and simultaneously made a stunning visual with Cold War costumes.
Three Days of the Condor
Duration: 117 minutes.
Joe Turner, with the official pseudonym Condor, works in the secret department of the CIA. But he is engaged exclusively in paperwork: he looks for information leaks in the press with his assistants. One day, Joe goes out during his lunch break for a sandwich, and when he returns, he finds that all his colleagues have been killed. He soon realizes that he is being hunted not just by criminals but by the CIA.
The film is based on the classic spy novel by James Grady. Only the original was called "Six Days of the Condor," and the action lasted twice as long. Here you can see the still young Robert Redford, who would later play an already experienced agent in Spy Games.
France, Canada, USA, 2005.
Drama, thriller, historical.
Duration: 164 minutes.
The film is based on an actual tragedy during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich when Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes. A group of Mossad agents track down and destroy everyone involved in this crime.
This film by Steven Spielberg received five Oscar nominations, particularly in the Best Picture category. However, the Munich plot drew sharp criticism from both Palestine and Israel. Representatives of both states stated that the authors greatly distorted the actual events. Spielberg replied that the film is only a tribute to the memory of the tragedy and the dead, so it should not be judged as a documentary story.
Bridge of Spies
Germany, India, USA, 2015.
Drama, thriller, historical.
Duration: 142 minutes.
This movie is also based on actual events. In the center of the plot is the lawyer James Donovan, who defended the Soviet spy Rudolf Abel at the trial. He will become the primary mediator in the negotiations when the USSR shoots down the American pilot Gary Powers. Despite the height of the Cold War, Donovan must negotiate a prisoner exchange.
And again, the picture of Steven Spielberg received six Oscar nominations. In many ways, the film's success was ensured by the excellent performance of Tom Hanks, who played the role of James Donovan.
Detective, thriller, drama.
Duration: 108 minutes.
The action of the picture takes place during the Second World War. A servant of the British ambassador in pro-neutral Turkey sells secret documents to Germany and simultaneously tries to have an affair with a Polish countess.
The picture, which appeared just in the era of the US obsession with finding spies, quickly gained public recognition and received Oscar nominations in Best Picture and Best Screenplay categories.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
UK, USA, 2014.
Action, comedy, adventure.
Duration: 130 minutes.
A young, quick-witted guy, Eggsy lives in a poor area and hangs out with criminals. After he again comes across the police, a friend of his dead father, Harry Hart, comes to the rescue. A man arranges a young man for training in the most incredible secret organization Kingsman. However, it isn't easy to stay in this school.
Director Matthew Vaughn took the famous comic book by Mark Millar as a basis, significantly changed the plot, and added utterly insane action to it. As a result, the audience saw a very bright and dynamic spy comedy. The famous film received a sequel, followed by a prequel about the organization of the Kingsman service.
The Bourne Identity
USA, Germany, Czech Republic, 2002.
Detective, thriller, thriller.
Duration: 113 minutes.
The crew of a fishing boat finds the body of an unconscious man with two wounds in the Mediterranean Sea. He does not remember his name or past events when he wakes up. Soon the man learns that his name is Jason Bourne. And at the same time finds out that the killers are on his trail.
The book of the same name by Robert Ludlum was already transferred to the screens in 1988, then Jason Bourne was played by Richard Chamberlain. But the new version with Matt Damon spawned an entire franchise about the adventures of a badass spy, which already has five films.
Thriller, drama, melodrama.
Duration: 102 minutes.
The daughter of Johann Huberman, who was arrested for treason, meets an FBI agent. As it turns out, the meeting was organized on purpose. A girl is asked to help uncover a Nazi conspiracy in Rio de Janeiro. She must marry a German agent and find out the plans of the conspirators to build a nuclear bomb. But the husband begins to suspect something, and the spy is in mortal danger.
The famous Alfred Hitchcock has always approached the development of his films with complete dedication. To be more plausible about creating a nuclear bomb, he began to turn to experts and look for documents on the use of uranium ore. As a result, the director himself fell under the suspicion of the FBI.
North by Northwest
Detective, thriller, adventure.
Duration: 136 minutes.
The protagonist Roger Thornhill, who works as an advertising agent, suddenly finds himself in the middle of a spy game. The thing is that counterintelligence takes him for a secret agent, whom no one knows by sight. Roger has to escape the personal services, and only a mysterious stranger can help him.
Alfred Hitchcock also directed this film. And the plot was based on the real story of the Second World War when British intelligence came up with a non-existent secret agent and forced the enemies to hunt for him.
Duration: 95 minutes.
A resident of Yugoslavia, Iliya Chvorovich, was summoned to the police to ask about his new lodger. He lived in Paris for 20 years, and now he is opening an atelier in Belgrade. Chvorovich decides that he has settled a spy and begins his surveillance of a neighbor, involving his wife and twin brother for this.
Not well-known now, but it is a fantastic film that combines excellent comedy and a tense plot. The picture is often called the best creation of the cinema of Yugoslavia, and the actors who played in it showed the height of their skills.
Fans have been waiting for this for three years - the premiere of the 4th season of the series Stranger Things took place in the Netflix online cinema. Viewers have access to seven episodes with a total duration of approximately 9 hours. The final two episodes will air on July 1st. The final episode will last over 2 hours.
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The events of the fourth season of Stranger Things will unfold six months after the events of the third. The plot will tell about how the main characters are trying to end the other world in which monsters live, once and for all. All the main cast from previous seasons returned to their roles, including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown.
Critics have already watched the first part of the season and generally praise the series for its leisurely character development and horror atmosphere.
1. Roller skates
2. Watching it one day
3. Never trust
On July 12, 2019, Cara Buono, who played Karen Wheeler, announced in an interview with Poland In that filming of the then-unannounced fourth season was scheduled to begin in October 2019. On September 30, the fourth season was officially announced through the series' and Netflix's social media accounts. networks. On November 7, the official Twitter account of the writers posted an image of the title page of the script for the first episode of the fourth season.
February 14, 2020, in the official accounts of the series in the social. networks, the second teaser of the season "From Russia with love ..." was published.
On March 14, 2020, filming of all Netflix series and films in the United States was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth season of Stranger Things was also put on hold.
On March 25, 2020, David Harbour, in his Instagram broadcast, said that the season was originally supposed to be released in early 2021, however, as the actor noted, due to a production freeze, the entry date will probably be moved to a later date.
On May 24, 2020, stuntman Hiro Koda confirmed that pre-production for the fourth season has already been completed, the scriptwriters have completed all the scripts, and the casting has also been completed.
On June 19, 2020, it was confirmed through the writers' official Twitter account that the script for the season had been completed.
On August 18, 2020, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Duffer Brothers confirmed that the fourth season will not be the series' final.
On April 20, 2021, Finn Wolfhard stated during a video call on Fanmio that he hopes Season 4 will be released in 2022.
5. This smile
6. Nvere forgive
7. Welcome cheater
8. Favourite song
9. Nancy and Robin
The season tagline "We're not in Hawkins anymore" is a reference to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, where the main character Dorothy says "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas" anymore."
Following the release of season 3, the Duffer Brothers stated that if Stranger Things were renewed for a fourth season (the renewal was confirmed two months later), the season would be very different, some events would unfold in new locations outside of Hawkins to reveal the characters and storylines. They also confirmed that the season will include a post-credits scene for the season 3 finale. The second slogan of the season was "There is no end without a beginning." The quote first appeared on posters published on February 17, 2022.
This is the first season of Stranger Things, divided into two parts. On the last day of filming season 4, Millie got the whole crew together and bought 2,000 balloons. She called Noah back to base camp to hug her goodbye. Schnapp got there and thought, “Where is she? Why can't I just say goodbye to her." At this time, Millie and 30 other people from the film crew went out behind the trailers with 100 balloons filled with water each! There was still a whole night of filming ahead of us. Noah was wet, dripping everywhere. The pranksters had to urgently dry Noah's suit.
11. The new season
The main new villain, Vecna, is inspired by Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Pinhead from Hellraiser (1987) and Pennywise from Stephen King's It (1990, 2017). Max Mayfield plays a much bigger role in the series than fans expected. The wrong side gets into Hawkins and psychologically affects the children. At the beginning, Jim Hopper is isolated, alone and locked in a Kamchatka prison, from which, at first, there seems to be no way out. Joyce Byers has a new job in Lenora Hills as a telemarketer, but her life is shattered when she receives a package of Russian stamps, the start of Joyce's epic journey. The Demobats appear this season and are the flying version of the Demogorgon.
Max got into trouble after seeing a clock at her school. Odie's flashbacks reveal Odie before the events of the first season. For the first time since the "Into the Fire" comic, the fate of the other numbers is revealed. The Duffers returned for Season 1 and used mostly practical effects on Vecna which are 90% practical so the characters can fully react to them, unlike the Spider Monster which was just a beach ball on a stick. The Upside Down has several gates throughout Hawkins, including the Forest Hill trailer park. This is the first season in which multiple characters directly visit the Other Side.
13. Wake up
14. New fans
15. The fact
16. About max
17. Sad story
18. Waiting for Lucas
19. First episode
20. No energy
21. First episode
22. Just two minutes
23. Greatest men
24. US right now
25. No one
26. All episodes
27. Just three years
28. Season 4
30. Best babysitter
Model and actress Lily-Rose Depp is best known for her role as Queen Catherine of England in the military-historical film The King opposite Timothée Chalamet. Lily-Rose Depp is also the daughter of Hollywood star Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis. Lily has a vibrant personal life and was in a relationship with male model Ash Stymest. Now her boyfriend is the French rapper Yassin Stein.
Who is Lily Rose Depp?
The full name of the daughter of the famous American actor Johnny Depp and the famous French singer Vanessa Paradis is Lily-Rose Melody Depp. Lily-Rose was born on May 27, 1999 in Paris, at the American Hospital. The girl was the first child of a star couple, three years later her younger brother, John "Jack" Christopher Depp III, was born.
Photos of Lily-Rose appeared in the tabloids immediately after her birth, so the girl got used to increased attention from the press and the public. The stages of growing up were actively discussed and covered in the media. Journalists liked to talk about the appearance of young Depp, the girl's wardrobe.
The world of art, Hollywood stars is the ordinary life of a child from an acting family, to which Lily belonged. The only thing that has always remained outside this world is the daughter's love for her father, at the same time - an incredible desire to get away from the label "Johnny Depp's daughter." Family ties had a direct impact on any work of the young actress.
Lily's debut as an actress took place at the age of 14. The first work of the teenager was the film "Tusk". In this tape, Johnny Depp's father played with his daughter. The actor's fans considered the film strange, but nothing else could be expected from the outrageous actor and daughter. The film was perfect for the star family. It turned out to be extravagant and phantasmagoric, a little crazy.
Lily-Rose Depp is an actress and model. With such heredity, it is surprising that only in 2014 the girl declared herself as an actress, making her debut in Kevin Smith's film "Tusk". And in 2016, she became the face of the famous fragrance Chanel No. 5.
Where was Lily-Rose Depp Born and Where Does she Live Now?
Lily-Rose Depp was born on the western outskirts of Paris, in a place called Neuilly-sur-Seine in Ile-de-France, on May 27, 1999. Her father, Johnny Depp, is widely known to the public for his striking roles, for example, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Mother, Vanessa Paradis, is a singer, but also starred in such films as Café de Flor, Under the Mask of a Gigolo, and others.
In 2002, she had a younger brother, who was named after dad.
Lily-Rose spent her childhood years at home. She lived on an estate near Saint-Tropez. However, she went to school already in Los Angeles, USA.
In 2012, her parents officially broke up, and since then the girl has lived in two cities and, accordingly, two countries. He is equally fluent in English and French.
Later, in an interview, she admitted that she was in an excellent relationship with Amber Heard ("Aquaman"), then her father's bride.
She is the goddaughter of writer François Marie-Bagné and singer Marilyn Manson.
"I identify equally with both cultures. My father is a typical American and my mother is French, and I grew up in both the US and France. I don't know if I feel like I have different personalities, but I think that I have an American sense of humor rather than a French one. I speak exclusively French with my French family and exclusively English with my American family. I always spoke French with my mother. It was important for her and for me... When I have children, I will definitely want them to speak both French and English.Thanks to this, you can have a secret language.When my brother and I studied at the same American school, whenever we wanted to say something -what was supposed to stay between us, we could say it in French, and no one understood us!
Who are Lily Rose’s Parents?
Her parents are Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and French model and actress Vanessa Paradis. Lily also has a younger brother, Christopher, who was born in 2002. Her parents are Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and French model and actress Vanessa Paradis. Lily also has a younger brother, Christopher, who was born in 2002.
Due to her highly famous parents, since the birth of Lily-Rose, Melody has been in the focus of cameras and video cameras. She has been accustomed to publicity since childhood - this largely explains her emancipation in the frame, success with the audience and fans of her unusual beauty.
The birth of a daughter was a real happiness for Johnny Depp. The actor got a tattoo on his chest with the name Lily and, together with Vanessa Paradis, composed a lullaby for the girl.
Depp retained parental rights when he left his common-law wife, so he took an active part in raising his children. Lily even made friends with his new lover - Amber Heard. The girls were repeatedly caught by the paparazzi together.
However, when Heard accused the American actor of assault, Lily-Rose sided with her father, declaring that he is the sweetest and most loving man in the world.
Lily Rose Depp's career
With such a creative pedigree, no one was surprised that from childhood, Lily-Rose showed an interest in art. At school, she participated in performances and never missed amateur performances.
In 2014, she made her debut in a small episode in the horror film Tusk. The girl played a cameo role as a saleswoman at a gas station. Lily-Rose's talent, despite the tiny role, has already been appreciated by the project leaders. In her blog, she wrote that her father, Johnny Depp, was with her on the site. But his name was not listed in the credits. It was this experience that helped her decide what she wants to do in life.
In Yoga Houts, which is a spin-off of The Tusk, she again worked with director Kevin Smith. True, this time she got one of the main roles. In addition, she participated in the recording of several soundtracks.
In 2015, she was approved for the cast of the films Planetarium, where Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Dancer became her partner. In the latter, she played the famous Isadora Duncan.
He regularly appears in music videos of various artists. As a model, she can often be found on the covers and spreads of glossy magazines. Her debut in this field was a photo shoot for Oyster magazine from Australia in the spring of 2015.
Soon she was noticed by the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. So Miss Depp became a spokeswoman for Chanel and the centerpiece of an advertising campaign for glasses, and in 2016 she was chosen as the face of Chanel No. 5. Collaborates with the fashion house in other areas, including entering the catwalks.
Shee is active in social activities, and a frequenter of charitable events.
In 2019, she played Catherine of Valois in the film The King of England. The premiere took place at the Venice Film Festival. Critics spoke very positively about her performance.
2020 brought her a role in the thriller Traffic with Gary Oldman (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Armie Hammer (Death on the Nile) and Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug).
Lily Rose Depp and her beauty secrets revealed
Moisturizer is a product that Lily-Rose cannot do without. The actress and model applies it in the morning and evening after cleansing the skin. Her makeup artists also pay special attention to hydration: for example, Christophe Danchot always applies Hydra Beauty Sèrum, Chanel, and then Hydra Beauty Flash Instantly Hydrating Perfecting Balm before makeup.
In 2015, Lily-Rose became the ambassador of the Parisian House of Chanel. About the long-awaited collaboration, the actress says: “I have always been interested in cosmetics - for my 12th birthday, my mother gave me a cosmetic bag full of Chanel products. I am very excited to represent my favorite brand.”
According to Lily-Rose, one of the biggest challenges for any girl is finding a gloss that won't stick to her hair. “The Rouge Coco Gloss is very pleasant – it reminds me of a balm,” says the actress. For every day, she chooses a peach shade - for example, # 736 Douceur.
Like a true Frenchwoman, Lily-Rose prefers simple feminine styling. Particularly, she chooses light curls - the creation of star hair stylist Johnny Sapong. To create styling, he uses Leonor Greyl products: Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice volume mousse, Laque Souple hairspray and Voluforme spray.
When asked about her favorite cosmetic product, the actress simply answers: “Lip pencil.” “If your lips are well-defined, any shade will look perfect.” Lily-Rose is advised to apply a pencil even under lip gloss, especially dark ones - then the pigment will not spread.
“Apply blush close to your nose. So the face will look fresh, and the effect will be more natural, ”advises Lily-Rose. Makeup artists always emphasize the line of the cheekbones and the “apples” of the actress’s cheeks – they apply The Sculpting Powder, Kevin Aucoin, shade Chanel’s light pink blush, and Haloscope cream highlighter in Quarz, Glossier shade is applied to the cheekbones and temples.
Kate Lee is one of the makeup artists who regularly work with Lily-Rose. It was she who did the celebrity makeup for the Met Gala 2017. To create the “cat” arrows, Kate used the Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner in Hyperblack, Chanel. In order for the arrows to be as resistant as possible, the makeup artist advises getting rid of the remnants of the cream on the face - the pigment will lie more clearly and will not smudge during the day.
In 2016, the actress became the face of a new interpretation of the legendary Chanel No. 5 fragrance. “I remember wearing Classic #5 as a kid and feeling so feminine and mature,” Lily-Rose admitted. New Chanel No. 5 L'Eau contains notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose.