Movies About The Cia

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Movies About The Cia

So many directors have talked about Movies About The Cia. Here are 22 of the best ones.

Citizenfour (2014)

Citizenfour
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Laura Poitras, starring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum
Rated R

Citizenfour is a documentary film directed by Laura Poitras which follows the story of Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who leaked classified information to the public in 2013. The film begins on the 8th of June, 2013 in Hong Kong, when Snowden first contacted Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald to reveal his identity and story. The film then depicts the three of them discussing the material Snowden had obtained, and the public implications of such a massive leak. Through interviews with Snowden, The Guardian journalists, and Snowden’s legal advisor, Citizenfour delves into the personal risks Snowden took in order to expose what he saw as wrongs committed by the U.S. government. It goes on to discuss the public debate on the value of privacy versus security, as well as the implications of the NSA’s global surveillance program. In the end, the film serves as a testament to Edward Snowden’s courage, heroism, and self-sacrifice.

JFK (1991)

JFK
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Rated R

JFK is a 1991 American epic historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). Aided by a cast of characters, Garrison conducts his own investigation into the assassination and comes to the conclusion that Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy. The film is based on the research and theories of Garrison, who believed that Kennedy was the victim of a plot orchestrated by powerful figures within and outside of the government.

Argo (2012)

Argo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ben Affleck, starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin
Rated R

Argo is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck and written by Chris Terrio. Based on the 1979 Canadian Caper, the film tells the story of CIA operative Tony Mendez (played by Affleck) and his rescue mission to extract 6 American diplomats hiding in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. As the Iranian revolutionaries storm the American embassy and take the staff hostage, the six Americans escape to the Canadian embassy and are instructed to stay inside. To rescue them, Mendez creates a fake movie production and pretends to be scouting locations in Iran as cover. With the help of the studio and the Canadian government, Mendez is able to bring the six Americans safely back to the U.S., where their rescue is hailed as a diplomatic triumph.

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
Rated PG-13

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set during the Cold War, the film follows Brooklyn lawyer James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) as he is recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release of a U.S. spy plane pilot who was captured by the Soviets after being shot down over East Germany. As the Cold War escalates, Donovan finds himself thrust into the middle of a high stakes game of international intrigue and is forced to travel to Berlin to negotiate an exchange of captured spies and avert a nuclear catastrophe. Along the way, he meets Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet spy whose loyalty and courage Donovan comes to respect. Despite the political tensions between the two nations, Donovan proves that the strength of the human spirit is a powerful force for peace.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong
Rated R

Thirteen Days (2000)

Thirteen Days
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Roger Donaldson, starring Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook
Rated PG-13

Official Secrets (2019)

Official Secrets
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gavin Hood, starring Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans
Rated R

Snowden (2016)

Snowden
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto
Rated R

The Report (2019)

The Report
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Scott Z. Burns, starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine
Rated R

American Made (2017)

American Made
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons
Rated R

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Charlie Wilson's War
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Rated R

Breach (2007)

Breach
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Billy Ray, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Haysbert, Laura Linney
Rated PG-13

Farewell (2009)

Farewell
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Christian Carion, starring Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Rated Not Rated

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From George Clooney, starring Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Rated R

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Kill the Messenger
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Cuesta, starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo
Rated R

Traitor (2008)

Traitor
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jeffrey Nachmanoff, starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui
Rated PG-13

Syriana (2005)

Syriana
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Gaghan, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak
Rated R

Fair Game (2010)

Fair Game
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong
Rated PG-13

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

The Falcon and the Snowman
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Schlesinger, starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten
Rated R

Che: Part Two (2008)

Che: Part Two
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Rated Not Rated

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert De Niro, starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin
Rated R

A Mighty Heart (2007)

A Mighty Heart
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Michael Winterbottom, starring Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi
Rated R

 



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