25 best spy movies ever

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)

Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, and directed by Michel Hazanavicius – the trio behind this year's Oscar-baiting The Artist – OSS 117 is an equally loving homage to a bygone era of film-making. On this occasion, they're tackling the Eurospy films of the 60s, which sprang up in the wake of James Bond's success.

Dujardin plays Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, aka self-important, culturally-insensitive secret agent OSS 117. He's assigned to investigate the murder of a colleague in Cairo, which he does in the manner of Inspector Clouseau parachuted into a Connery-era Bond film. Splendidly daft.

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