25 best spy movies ever

Nikita (1990)

Anne Parillaud stars as the titular femme fatale, a teenage junkie who's taken under the wing of a shadowy government agency after a robbery gone wrong ends with a policeman dead and her in jail. She's given a choice – work as a sleeper assassin or her fake suicide will become all too real.

Nikita's trained up to be a killer in high heels and a little black dress – but when a mission goes awry, Jean Reno's ruthless "Cleaner" (who bears more than a slight resemblence to his later role in Leon) is sent in.

Director Luc Besson lays on the clinical, European gloss with a trowel in this slick and stylish film.

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