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What are the best thriller-spy movies in Hollywood?

Had originally written this post on Quora.

  1. Casino Royale

2. Munich

3. The Mission: Impossible Series

4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

5. Skyfall


Movie Recommendations:#68


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(2011)

Director: David Fincher.

Starring: Daniel Craig,Rooney Mara,Christopher Plummer,Stellan Skarsgard.the girl with the dragon tattoo

Based on Steig Larsson’s bestselling eponymous novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a thriller film that will keep you hooked till the very end.

After losing a libel case against businessman Hans-Erik Wennerstrom , disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist(Daniel Craig) is hired by business magnate Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of his grandniece, 40 years ago, in exchange for information that could incriminate Wennerstrom.Eccentric and troubled Lisbeth Salander(Rooney Mara), a brilliant programmer and investigator, is subject to horrific sexual violence at the hands of her guardian. Blomkvist later asks Salander to help with the investigation, and both uncover the trail of a serial killer.

The dark setting, gripping story and background score make it one of the best ever films in the thriller genre. The cast delivered brilliant performances, Rooney Mara in particular as the idealistic, strong-willed and intelligent hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Movie Recommendations: #34

Casino Royale (2006)

Director: Martin Campbell.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green,Mads Mikkelsen,Judi Dench.

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Casino Royale is the 21st film in the James Bond franchise, and the first to feature Daniel Craig as the iconic MI6 agent.The film was a reboot of the franchise,based on the first novel in the series authored by Ian Fleming.

The story pits Agent 007 against the terrorist financer Le Chiffre(Mads Mikkelsen) in a high stakes poker game, where his objective is to win the game and bankrupt Le Chiffre. The film features everything that has made the Bond franchise one of the biggest hits in the entertainment industry- thrills,high octane action, and crisp dialogue all executed with panache, and Daniel Craig portrays the legendary secret agent with aplomb.It also features the beautiful Aston Martin DB5 and the Aston Martin DBS V12.


Movie Recommendations : #13

Munich (2005)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Eric Bana,Daniel Craig,Geoffrey Rush,Ciaran Hinds.


Munich is a historical drama and thriller film which follows Operation Wrath of God, during which a group of Israeli assassins,backed by the Israeli government, track down and kill members of the terrorist group Black September, which had kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Through morally conflicted and complex characters,provocative dialogues and a brilliant screenplay, Steven Spielberg explored the Israel-Palestine conflict and the mindset of the belligerents on both sides.The story is  interspersed with powerful,heart-rending scenes depicting the Munich Massacre.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture,Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.