87% of people can't name all of these spy movies from one image! Can you?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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Spy movies conjure up some of the most memorable names in film: Bond, Bourne, Ethan Hunt. Whether your favorite spies are assassins, into espionage, or dabbling in a variety of other nefarious activities, you can't control the pulse-pounding adrenaline rush that comes from their chase and fight scenes. See how many of these spy movies you can name from an image! Be careful - things aren't always what they seem...

"The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) is the third Jason Bourne film. Matt Damon stars as Bourne, as he does in all but the fourth film, "The Bourne Legacy." Jason Bourne is not a character in that film and the lead is played by Jeremy Renner.

"Goldfinger" (1964) was the third of the James Bond films and the first to win an Oscar Award. Sean Connery stars as agent James Bond, with Honor Blackman co-starring as Bond girl Pussy Galore.

In "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation," Tom Cruise again takes the lead as Ethan Hunt. It is a part he has played in all the films, so far, with only Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell appearing in all the films, as well.

Actor Sean Connery was the first to portray James Bond in a theatrical feature film. "From Russia with Love" (1963) is the second of his turns as Bond. It is also the second time for director Terence Young who would go on to direct "Thunderball" (1965), the fourth James Bond movie.

In "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), Harrison Ford plays CIA deputy director Jack Ryan, the main character in several Tom Clancy books and related films. These include "The Hunt for Red October" (Alec Baldwin, 1990), "Patriot Games" (Harrison Ford, 1992), "The Sum of All Fears" (Ben Affleck, 2002) and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (Chris Pine, 2014).

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis star opposite each other in "True Lies" (1994). The film was a huge success, ranking at number one at the box office for its opening weekend. For her role in the film, Curtis won both Golden Globe and Saturn Awards for Best Actress.

This is the 23rd James Bond movie and the third in which Daniel Craig acts as Bond - agent 007. Judi Dench appears in the film as M, Bond’s superior and Head of MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service. It is a role Dench played in the Bond Films from 1995 to 2012.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in this 2005 spy thriller. It marks the beginning of their relationship and of them being famously termed “Brangelina” by fans and reporters.

"The Recruit" (2003) stars veteran actor Al Pacino leading a cast that includes Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan. The on-screen chemistry between the characters played by Farrell and Moynahan is often favorably mentioned in reviews. While Farrell appeared in 5 movies that year, Moynahan would go on to star opposite Will Smith in "I, Robot" in 2004.

One of the stars of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (2015) is Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the role of Nick Fury in several of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has had roles in many other films, his packed schedule evident by the five films he appeared in for 2015.

Angelina Jolie stars as the titular character in this 2010 critical and box office success. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce, who also directed another positively reviewed film, "The Bone Collector" (1999) in which Jolie stars opposite Denzel Washington.

"The Hunt for Red October" is Tom Clancy’s debut novel from 1984 and the basis of this 1990 film starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. Red October is a Soviet submarine captained by Connery and headed to the US. Connery received a Best Actor BAFTA nomination for his role.

A critical and box office success, "Mission: Impossible" went on to become the first in an acclaimed film series, with five movies completed so far. Tom Cruise has been the lead actor in and a producer for all the "Mission: Impossible" films.

Director Sydney Pollack worked with "Three Days of the Condor" star Robert Redford three times before this 1975 film. They would go on to collaborate as director and actor for three more films before Pollack’s death in 2008.

This 2000 movie is the second in the "Mission: Impossible" film series. Like all the other installments, it features Tom Cruise as the main character, Ethan Hunt. Starring opposite Cruise in this installment, is British actress Thandie Newton, who was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress – she did not win that award.

"Argo" (2012) is a real movie based on a fake movie. The fake movie was used in real-life as a cover to help six Americans escape from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. The real movie is directed by and stars Ben Affleck who received critical acclaim for both roles.

"The Bourne Identity" (2002) is the first film in the Jason Bourne film series. It stars Matt Damon as Bourne with Franka Potente as his co-star. Potente would only return for the second film, "The Bourne Supremacy" (2005) , while Damon takes the lead in all but the fourth film, "The Bourne Legacy" (2012).

"Casino Royale" is the first James Bond novel (1953) written by Ian Fleming. It is also, in fact, Fleming’s very first novel and was made into a 1967 film starring David Niven as Bond. The 2006 "Casino Royale" film is the first to star Daniel Craig, who, at the time of this writing, has acted as Bond in four movies.

Although four other movies based on the same character were made before this 2014 version, it is not directly related to them. It’s an original story not based on any of the many novels author Tom Clancy wrote about the character. The film is, however, dedicated to the memory of Clancy, who died in 2013.

Alfred Hitchcock often made short cameo appearances in his films. His cameo in the 1959 "North by Northwest" occurs shortly into the starting credits. Just after his name is shown as director, we see him attempting to board a bus – the door of which slams shut in his face.

"Mission: Impossible III" (2006) is the third installment in the "Mission: Impossible" film series. It is based on the very popular 1966–1973 television series created by Bruce Geller. The character Ethan Hunt portrayed by Tom Cruise in the films is not a part of the TV series.

"The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" (1965) stars Richard Burton as British agent Alec Leamas. The film is based on a novel by one-time intelligence agent John le Carré. In the book, Leamas’ love interest is named Liz Gold, which in the film is changed to Nan Perry because Burton’s wife was the famous actress, Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor.

"Spies Like Us" (1985) star Dan Aykroyd and its director, John Landis, have worked on several other films together. These include "The Blues Brothers" (1980) and "Trading Places" (1983).

"Patriot Games" (1992) stars Harrison Ford as the lead character Jack Ryan. It was Alec Baldwin who portrayed the character two years earlier in "The Hunt for Red October." James Earl Jones, the only actor to appear in both films plays the part of Admiral James Greer.

This 1984 spy movie is a comedy in which Val Kilmer plays the role of Nick Rivers, a rock and roll star who gets caught up in international espionage. In a 2014 A.V. Club interview, "Weird Al" Yankovic revealed that he “kind of wanted to be Nick Rivers” and that Top Secret! is his “all-time favorite movie”.

"License to Kill" (1989) is the second time Timothy Dalton played the role of James Bond in the film franchise. It would also be his last time. His first turn at being agent 007 was in the previous film, "The Living Daylights" (1987).

This 2002 reboot of the Jack Ryan film series stars Ben Affleck as a young Ryan trying to stop Neo Nazis who wish to start a nuclear war. The movie was a hit at the box office and received generally favorable reviews from critics.

"Octopussy" (1983) marks Roger Moore’s sixth turn starring as MI6 agent James Bond. It is not the only Bond film released that year, however, as a different production company released Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery as Bond.

"Spy" star Melissa McCarthy received rave reviews for her role in this 2015 film. She was nominated for several industry awards as were other members of the cast. The film itself was a box office success and received multiple nominations for being the year’s best comedy.

Based on a true incident of espionage and spy exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, "Bridge of Spies" (2015) was a hit both at the box office and with critics. The film received a myriad of industry award nominations, many for the acting abilities of Mark Rylance who starred opposite Tom Hanks.

"The Bourne Supremacy" is a 2004 sequel to "The Bourne Identity." It is second in the list of Jason Bourne films and among three to be directed by Paul Greengrass. He would go on to direct the next film, "The Bourne Ultimatum," and the fifth film, "Jason Bourne."

This 1987 film stars both Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. It is a remake of a 1948 film noir, "The Big Clock." Film critics gave "No Way Out" very positive reviews, with noted critic Ebert Rogers awarding it 4 out of 4 stars.

"Wanted" (2008) stars James McAvoy as the lead character with Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie as his co-stars. The film is based on a comic book by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones.

"Dr. No" (1962) is the first of an on-going series of James Bond movies. This one is set in Jamaica and stars Sean Connery as agent 007 of MI6.

This 1985 film recounts the true story of two well-off young American men who, in the 1970s, decided to voluntarily become spies for the Soviet Union. Both Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee (played by Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn, respectively), were captured and sentenced to prison. They have since been released.

There have been two critically acclaimed "The Manchurian Candidate" films made, both of which follow the general themes of the 1959 Richard Condon novel on which they are based. The first film, in 1962, starred Frank Sinatra as the main character, Bennett Marco. The second film, in 2004, had Denzel Washington playing the same role.

"Ronin" (1998) is a spy thriller done by famed director John Frankenheimer four years before his death. Among his films are "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) and "French Connection II" (1975). He made only one other theatrical release after "Ronin" – "Reindeer Games" (2000).

"Safe House" stars Denzel Washington as a veteran agent and Ryan Reynolds as a newcomer, both on the run from killers. In a CBS News interview related to the film, Reynolds admits that he learned much from working alongside the older, more experienced actor.

The German film "The Lives of Others" (2006) won numerous awards, including the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Film not in the English Language, respectively. The film is set in 1984, in East Berlin.

Ashton Kutcher stars in this 2010 thriller as an international super-spy and assassin now trying to live a quiet life with his wife, played by Katherine Heigl. For his efforts, Kutcher was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, along with his performance in "Valentine’s Day." He won.

In this 2001 film, Robert Redford and Brad Pitt take the leading roles with Catherine McCormack co-starring as a love interest of Pitt. This is not McCormack’s only spy thriller released in 2001, however, as she appears in a similar role in "The Tailor of Panama." In that film, she is romantically linked to Pierce Brosnan’s character.

"The Ipcress File" (1965) is based on a 1962 novel of the same name by Len Deighton. In the novel, the main character is nameless. In the film, however, he is Harry Palmer, played by Michael Caine.

In "Eye of the Needle" (1981), German spy Henry Faber (played by Donald Sutherland) is stranded on Storm Island while trying to get back to Germany with vital information. Storm Island is actually the original name of the Ken Follett novel on which the film is based. The book’s name was later changed to "Eye of the Needle."

Although Robert De Niro has acted in over 100 films and has been a producer of several movies, he has only directed two. They are "A Bronx Tale" (1993) and "The Good Shepherd" (2006). The first, however, received much better reviews from critics.

"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015) is an action comedy based on the 1960’s television series of the same name. In the film, Henry Cavill plays CIA agent Napoleon Solo with Armie Hammer as his Soviet counterpart, Illya Kuryakin. In the TV series, these two roles were played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, respectively.

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (2011) is based on a similarly named 1974 David Cornwall novel. Cornwall, however, wrote under the pen-name John le Carré. He was a real-life British intelligence officer for both MI5 and MI6 whose identity was betrayed by a double agent working for the Soviets.

Released in 2014, "3 Days to Kill" stars Kevin Costner as CIA agent Ethan Renner. The film received poor reviews but was not a box office loss. In its opening weekend, it placed second behind "The Lego Movie," a 3-D computer-animated film.

This 2007 film is based on actual events where a newcomer to the FBI is used to bring down his double agent boss. The filmmakers, however, admit that several parts of the story did not happen quite as depicted in the movie or were completely fictional.

"The Fourth Protocol" (1987) is one of many movies made about the Cold War – a tense international political period that ran from about 1947 to 1991. In this movie, Michael Caine portrays British MI5 officer John Preston, while Pierce Brosnan is Major Valeri Petrofsky, a Russian operative.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe star as CIA operatives in "Body of Lies" (2008). While the film proved to be a success, DiCaprio had another film that year, "Revolutionary Road," which brought him greater critical acclaim and a Best Actor Golden Globe Award nomination.

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