Meine zehn liebsten Spionagethriller

9. April 2016 at 14:43

 

 

 

„Boy, what is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?“

 

 

 

Nach einer kurzen, zum Teil selbst auferlegten, zum Teil erzwungenen Schaffenspause meldet sich dieser kleine Blog mit einer weiteren Liste wieder zurück. Inspiriert durch The Night Manager, eine hervorragend geschriebene und fantastisch inszenierte Miniserie der BBC mit Tom Hiddleston und Hugh Laurie in den Hauptrollen (über die ich hier in Kürze auch noch ein paar Worte verlieren werde, haltet also die Augen offen!), präsentiere ich euch nun also die Liste meiner zehn liebsten Spionagethriller. Ganz ohne James Bond, Jason Bourne oder Ethan Hunt…

 

 

 

10.

The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Constant Gardener poster Rating: 7.5/10 (108,963 votes)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Writer: Jeffrey Caine (screenplay), John le Carré (based on the novel by)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Released: 31 Aug 2005
Plot: A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

 

 

 

9.

Spy Game (2001)
Spy Game poster Rating: 7.0/10 (118,440 votes)
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Michael Frost Beckner (story), Michael Frost Beckner (screenplay), David Arata (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 2001
Plot: Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

 

 

 

8.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold poster Rating: 7.7/10 (10,125 votes)
Director: Martin Ritt
Writer: John le Carré (novel), Paul Dehn (screenplay), Guy Trosper (screenplay)
Stars: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: UNRATED
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Released: 16 Dec 1965
Plot: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

 

 

 

7.

The Ghost Writer (2010)
The Ghost Writer poster Rating: 7.2/10 (129,997 votes)
Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Harris (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay), Robert Harris (novel)
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, Tim Preece, James Belushi
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 19 Mar 2010
Plot: A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

 

 

 

6.

The International (2009)
The International poster Rating: 6.5/10 (79,142 votes)
Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Eric Warren Singer
Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 13 Feb 2009
Plot: An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

 

 

 

5.

A Most Wanted Man (2014)
A Most Wanted Man poster Rating: 6.9/10 (43163 votes)
Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel), Stephen Cornwell (additional writing)
Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller
Released: 1 Aug 2014
Plot: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

 

 

 

4.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster Rating: 7.1/10 (145,840 votes)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Writer: Bridget O'Connor (screenplay), Peter Straughan (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)
Stars: Mark Strong, John Hurt, Zoltán Mucsi, Péter Kálloy Molnár
Runtime: 127 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 06 Jan 2012
Plot: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.

 

 

 

3.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Zero Dark Thirty poster Rating: 7.4/10 (210,714 votes)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Stars: Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler
Runtime: 157 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Released: 11 Jan 2013
Plot: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

 

 

 

2.

Body of Lies (2008)
Body of Lies poster Rating: 7.1/10 (169,376 votes)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Released: 10 Oct 2008
Plot: A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

 

 

 

1.

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Three Days of the Condor poster Rating: 7.5/10 (34,260 votes)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Writer: James Grady (novel), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), David Rayfiel (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow
Runtime: 117 min
Rated: R
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 24 Sep 1975
Plot: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.