25 best spy movies ever

We've hidden our list of the top sneaky spy films in plain sight. Or have we?

Sssh, we're being watched. The best spy movies, in no particular order, are.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Roger Moore’s third Bond flick was absurd, camp and utterly brilliant. The Spy Who Loved Me had exotic locations, gadgetry, women (notably Barbara Bach) and one of the greatest movie cars of all time – an amphibious Lotus Esprit.

The film’s apéritif, in which Bond makes his daring escape by skiing off a cliff before unfurling a Union Jack parachute, had 1977 cinemagoers on their feet with applause. And then Carly Simon broke into the title theme: Nobody Does It Better. Superb.