3 Best Spy Movies of the 21st Century So Far

There are many movies in the genre which we can add to the list but today we are featuring 3 of our most favorite spy movies.


Spy Game

Spy Game

Starring Brad Pitt, Spy Game is really Robert Redford moment to shine and he did incredible performance in the movie. Spy Game explores the mentor-mentee relationship and it is happening between two super spies, Nathan Muir (Redford) and Tom Bishop (Pitt); whose time is up and he is about to retire, the other his execution. Agency is ready to write Pitt off, Muir embarks on a long-distance covert rescue mission under the nose of his authorities.

“Don’t ever risk your life for an asset. If it comes down to you or them… send flowers.”

All happening 24-hour period and with too much excitement, Muir lies, schemes and manipulates in order to save his protegee from the ill written fate, Most memorable and fun part about this movie is watching Muir deftly obfuscate answers as his agency superiors grill him for intel. Spy Game was the last time we had a chance relish in Redford’s elegant skill as a leading man, and it is an absolute pleasure to see him act in this movie and he was on top of his game.

But it is not all about Redford’s excellent performance, Spy Game is an entirely brilliant espionage thriller for the people who loves a little bit of heart pumping action drama, It is from the director Tony Scott who is well known for his explosive action sequences and restless editing. This is a must watch movie for the fans of espionage and valor.

Enemy Of The State

Enemy Of The State

NSA spies didn’t like the movie when it was released. Enemy of the State is a very slick political spy thriller directed by Master of thrills Tony Scott. He did a wonderful job with the movie and I absolutely love the movie and the character played by Will Smith. I love how they always track his phone and I always wonder if it is that easy as it shows in the movie. Scott did a great job here creating an exhilarating thriller that certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat for the most part as every twist and turn really grabs you. In the first 3 quarters of the movie, it certainly does not break much new ground, but is very entertaining and it stars Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, and Barry Pepper and all there performances are convincing and brilliant. It does a great job creating thrills without having to resort to guns for the most part, It is all about tech and wonders of modern gadgetry. However, towards the end, it all goes off course and it really puts a damper on the movie for me. One scene in particular kind of hits the breaks. Movie have some preceding elements but this one felt very realistic, which is what really contributed a lot to the thrills provided, but the ending was quite bit off for me. This movie even feels fresh today and right on the money even though it was released in 1998 and it was best on every front and movies like these made the cinema great.

The Bourne Trilogy

The Bourne Trilogy

When you are looking for modern spy films and talking about them spies and public freedom you can’t miss mentioning the first three Bourne films, which redefined the spy genre and people absolutely love the confuse Matt Damon as the leading man of the spy franchise. Movies were so balanced between character, action and intrigue, the trilogy is adroit in honoring its roots in the espionage thriller while fulfilling the requirements of an action blockbuster and it is well known all over the world, It is been translated in every language and loved by people from all walks of life. Damon’s understated performance works like an anchor, the Bourne films excel at the balance between brutal combat, paranoid conspiracies and a traceable character arc for a man who doesn’t even know who he is. People glued to their seats to see all the action and drama.

“I swear to God, if I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fastand how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep.”

The Bourne trilogy evolves around the title character and it is one fast paced movie which will keep you to the edge of your seat. The most fun part for me was when Bourne starts to discover his exceptional skills, each new ability providing an “oh shit” moment for the audience and character alike. In the second film of the franchise, both Bourne and the audience know full well what he’s capable of, and the ruthlessly efficient killing machine takes on an almost horror villain quality as he embarks on a righteous mission of revenge. Movies was not packed with action but they were filled with musical cues as soon action starts. By the third film Bourne is a well-oiled machine and a lethal weapon, executing the maneuvers with smooth coherence and skill.  .

The Bourne Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum comprise an excellent action trilogy; each film self-contained but linked by an overarching architecture, Action packed sequences, lovely soundtrack and it never enters the borders of stupidity and superpowers.


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