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Eurospy movie recommendations?

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Any recommendations from the spy film genre during the Bond era other than Bond itself? Are there any actually good ones that are just forgotten? Here’s some specs:

  • should have a spy vibe with cool action/action pieces
  • should include cool locals and hot girls
  • most likely from 1960 to 1980
  • country of origin doesn’t matter, even better if it’s not in English but it’s great
  • not looking for purely campy, cheesy or parody films
  • basically a good Bond film or close to it but without Bond

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The Man From Uncle’ films were a pretty fun watch - though a little cheesy in some places?

The Harry Palmer films were a decent watch too - though a little more gritty than the Bond films?
 

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Sooooo many to choose from. Usually you have to choose between the spoofs, the knockoffs, the serious spy dramas and all the foreign films.

At the top of the heap you have the Harry Palmer films which are three serious spy dramas that have completely different styles form the other. The Ipcress File is a masterpiece and the best serious spy film of all IMO.
The two Flint films are loads of fun and essentially a witty take on the 60’s spy craze.
The 1967 Casino Royale spoof is a madcap, wtf insane production that has an overloading embarrassment of riches and you can’t take all of it in in only one viewing.

We did a spy knockoff and spoof themed episode of the Laserdisc wolfpack podcast a little while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9XSc7KrBpE&list=PL1x8jwqGXR0j_x_6Ey1pxBF2sMT9T7eQw&index=23

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Deadlier Than the Male (1967)
The Ipcress File (1965)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

If you’re into more of a spoof, you could try the Matt Helm movies with Dean Martin.

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Have not started this yet, but Spy City (6 part series) might interest you.

Spy City

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Thanks for the responses. I’ll have to check some of these out when I actually have the time.

From these I’ve seen The Mantsurian Candidate and found it very boring. Not mentioned here I also saw Billion Dollar Brain which was also boring. Not interested in TV shows for several reasons, mainly not having time to watch them and also they are usually visually so uninteresting and I just get a gray British vibe from them. Also the production year for me is pretty much settled as stated, not looking for any orange/teal digital visual mess but vintage jet set spy stuff. I know there were some OSS and 008 films made but not sure if they’re watchable at all in the 20s.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Spy city, I think you’re gonna like it! In case you still don’t like it, just go on Google and go to the drop-down menu. There is a search button for people also searched. There will be plenty of other movies from the same genre. For example, if you like Harry Potter, this search option will also recommend you to watch the lord of the ring. That’s pretty cool, Ha. And here is the website where you can watch movies https://yesmovies.sx/ . Hope this helps! (Of course, nothing compares to Netflix, but still better than nothing, lol). Enjoy the movies!

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This summer I watched the first two episodes of The Prisoner which can be found on YouTube. The first was interesting enough but the second was more boring… It had cool set pieces though and the locale, but other than that it was getting a bit too slow and weird. I don’t think I’ll bother with the rest, and unfortunately only the first one was in HD.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.