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1980s Spy Movies

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A View to a Kill(1985)

PG
| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 597 votes)

A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin.

Octopussy(1983)

PG
| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 602 votes)

James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.

For Your Eyes Only(1981)

PG
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 558 votes)

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.

Tango & Cash(1989)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 587 votes)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

Licence to Kill(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 595 votes)

When drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Bond's friend Felix Leiter, 007 resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend.

Never Say Never Again(1983)

PG
| 2h 14min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 435 votes)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge. This is the last time for Sean Connery as Her Majesty's Secret Agent 007. Made outside of the traditional Broccoli production environment due to separate rights having been obtained for this specific Ian Fleming story.

The Living Daylights(1987)

PG
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 525 votes)

James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.

Black Eagle(1988)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Drama
2.7/5 (with 67 votes)

One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret agent, Ken Tani, to salvage the system before it falls into enemy hands. To ensure his loyalty, they bring his two young sons to a nearby hotel on the island.

Invasion U.S.A.(1985)

R
| 1h 47min | Action
2.7/5 (with 62 votes)

A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

No Way Out(1987)

R
| 1h 54min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 183 votes)

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

The Osterman Weekend(1983)

R
| 1h 43min | Action, Drama, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 40 votes)

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.

Top Secret!(1984)

PG
| 1h 30min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 318 votes)

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

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TASS Is Authorized to Declare...(1984)

4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The struggle of Soviet and American intelligence agencies during the Cold War era

Little Nikita(1988)

PG
| 1h 38min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 30 votes)

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, including "sleepers," agents under deep cover awaiting orders. Roy interviews a high school lad, Jeff Grant, an applicant to the Air Force Academy. In a routine background check, Roy discovers that Jeff's parents are sleepers. He must see if Jeff is also a spy, confront the parents yet protect them, and catch his nemesis. Meanwhile, the Soviets have sent their own spy-catcher, the loner Karpov, to reel in Scuba. Alliances shift; it's cat and mouse.

Windmills of the Gods(1988)

2h per episode
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going doctor's office. Shortly afterward Dr. Edward Ashley gets killed in a car accident. After this Mary Ashley reconsiders the offer and finally accepts. Arrived in Romania she is confronted with a complex plot in which the American President's current plans to improve relations between the US and communist countries shall be sabotaged.

Directed by Lee Philips - With Jaclyn Smith

Malibu Express(1985)

R
| 1h 41min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

In this erotic spy tale private eye Cody Abilene teams up with the Contessa Luciana and policewoman Beverly McAfee to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians.

Savage Beach(1989)

R
| 1h 32min | Action, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Donna and Taryn are federal drug enforcement agents based in the Hawaiian isles. Upon the success of a drug bust, they receive a call from Shane Aviation to fly an emergency package of vaccine from Molokai to Knox Island. Unbeknownst to them, Philippine representative Martinez has convinced Captain Andreas to use a reconnaissance satellite to locate a sunken ship laden with gold that the Japanese had pilfered during World War II. Meanwhile, a storm forces Donna and Taryn to land their plane on a remote island which harbors the gold. The hijinks ensue when they are joined by a host of nefarious types who have learned of the gold’s location.

Directed by Andy Sidaris

Cloak & Dagger(1984)

PG
| 1h 41min | Adventure, Action, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 41 votes)

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero.

The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman(1987)

3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Ten years after his retirement from the government, Colonel Steve Austin must again team up with Jaime Sommers to stop a terrorist group. Complicating matters for Austin are his estranged son Michael, who struggles for his father's acceptance as he graduates from flight school, and Jaime, who must cope with her and Steve's past. When Michael is severely injured in a crash, Steve must make the same decision about fitting him with bionics that he had to make with Jaime years ago after her accident.

Directed by Ray Austin

Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman(1989)

PG
| 1h 36min | Action, Science Fiction, TV Movie
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

The Bionic Woman and the Six-Million-Dollar Man reunite--with a few younger bionic assistants--and try to catch a bionic spy.

Directed by Alan J. Levi

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair(1983)

2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

The Soldier(1982)

R
| 1h 36min | Action
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

The Jigsaw Man(1984)

1h 34min | Thriller
2.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB against each other.

Directed by Terence Young - With Michael Caine

Code Name: Emerald(1985)

NR
| 1h 35min | Action, Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

In preparation for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied territory, the 'overlords' were the few Allied agents who knew the details of the operation. When one them is captured by the Germans, a double agent must infiltrate occupied Paris, with the help of a high level German officer and the French resistance.

Lassiter(1984)

R
| 1h 40min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.

Vikram(1986)

3.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Vikram (Tamil: விக்ரம்) is a 1986 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Rajasekhar, starring Kamal Hassan, Ambika, Dimple Kapadia, Lizy, Sathyaraj, Charuhasan, Janagaraj and Amjad Khan. Vikram is the first Tamil film which crossed the budget of 1 crore. Kamal had lip locks with all the three heroines, Ambika, Dimple Kapdaia and Lizy. The film resembled high tech James Bond movies.

Running Scared(1980)

PG
| 1h 36min | Drama, Action, Adventure
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.

Colonel Redl(1985)

2h 12min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.

Cyclone(1987)

R
| 1h 29min | Action, Thriller
2.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Rick has developed the ultimate motorcycle, the Cyclone. It is a $5 million bike equipped with rocket launchers and laser guns. Rick meets his fate and it is up to his girlfriend Teri to keep the Cyclone from falling into the wrong hands. Teri can trust no one but herself.

Cocaine Wars(1985)

1h 22min | Action, Drama
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a story about Reyes. Reyes orders Cliff to kill Marcelo Villalba, who is running for his countries position as president, but Cliff can't bring himself to do it, because his assignment from the DEA is to work against Reyes. Reyes is afraid Villalba will put him out of business, and is afraid that Janet's story will do the same thing, so Reyes sends someone else after Villalba, and then Reyes has Janet kidnapped, and Cliff is the only one who can keep Reyes' plans from succeeding.

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