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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ten best spy films

{1} THE TAILOR OF PANAMA
John le Carré's books are resurgent thanks to the new film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor. This 2001 John Boorman movie sees Geoffrey Rush's tailor reluctantly finding himself acting as a spy, with disastrous consequences. £9.99, amazon.co.uk
{2} CASINO ROYALE
Daniel Craig leads a back-to-basics Bond, shorn of the campery of Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan et al, replaced instead with brutal realism and a leg-crossing torture scene. £9.99, very.co.uk
{10} EYE OF THE NEEDLE
The secret of the imminent D-Day landings is out of the bag, and the outcome of the war depends on one man's ability to stop super-spy, Donald Sutherland, informing his German paymasters. £9.99, blockbuster.co.uk

From the dark intrigue of le Carré to the farce of Austin Powers, we reveal our pick of secret spook flicks.

>>Click on the image to the right to launch our guide.

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