"The 355" And 35 Of The Best Female Spy Movies Ever Made

    Female spies aren't just Bond girls in bathing suits. Following the release of The 355, I want to share a list of my favorite female spy movies.

    Since I was a little kid, I was obsessed with female spies because they were sexy, fierce, and deadly. I love a good female spy movie, and the latest has all the ingredients to make a great femme fatale feature: problematic male mentors, complicated love triangles, lots of action, bottles of hair dye, an arsenal of deadly weapons, and impeccable fashion.

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    The 355 stars Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Lupita Nyong'o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Sebastian Stan. In honor of its release, I'm going to share a completely biased list of my favorite female spy movies.

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    35. Duplicity (2009)

    Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick

    34. Hanna (2011)

    Saoirse Ronan as Hanna Heller

    33. The Tourist (2010)

    Angelina Jolie as Elise Clifton-Ward

    32. Ava (2020)

    Jessica Chastian as Ava

    31. Red Sparrow (2018)

    Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika

    30. Anna (2019)

    Sasha Luss as Anna Poliatova

    29. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    Jessica Chastain as Maya Harris

    28. Spy (2015)

    Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper

    27. Female Agents (2008)

    Sophie Marceau as Louise Desfontaines

    26. Allied (2016)

    Marion Cotillard as Marianne

    25. Red Joan (2018)

    Judi Dench as Joan Smith

    24. The Debt (2010)

    Helen Mirren as older Rachel Singer

    23. Black Book (2006)

    Clarice van Houten as Rachel Stein

    22. Black Panther (2018)

    Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia

    21. Miss Bala (2019)

    Gina Rodriguez as Gloria Fuentes

    20. The Avengers (1998)

    Uma Thurman as Emma Peel

    19. Charlie's Angels (2000)

    Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders and Lucy Liu as Alex Munday

    18. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

    Demi Moore as Madison Lee

    17. Fair Game (2010)

    Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame

    16. Mata Hari (1931)

    Great Garbo as Mata Hari

    15. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

    Motoko Kusanagi

    14. Lust, Caution (2007)

    Tang Wei as Chia Chi

    13. Spy Kids (2001)

    Alexa Vega as Carmen Cortez

    12. The Operative (2019)

    Diane Kruger as Rachel

    11. Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama (2005)

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    10. Charlotte Gray (2001)

    Cate Blanchett as Charlotte Gray

    9. Black Widow (2021)

    Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

    8. Get Smart (2008)

    Anne Hathaway as Agent 99

    7. Point of No Return (1993)

    Bridget Fonda as Maggie Hayward

    6. Harriet The Spy (1996)

    Michelle Trachtenberg as Harriet Welsch

    5. Atomic Blonde (2017)

    Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton

    4. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

    Geena Davis as Charly Baltimore

    3. Salt (2010)

    Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt

    2. Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

    Angelina Jolie as Jane Smith

    1. La Femme Nikita (1990)

    Anne Parillaud as Nikita

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