One of the newest additions to that list is The Gray Man, the most recent movie from Netflix. We can easily understand why the spy action-thriller is described as the “most expensive film ever created by Netflix. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, both former members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, serve as the film’s main males, and Ana de Armas steals the show in the most fierce part we’ve ever seen her in. The movie’s plot is also highly compelling. The Gray Man has all the necessary components to rank among the greatest contemporary spy thrillers ever created. So, if you like seeing The Gray Man, check out the list of spy films below.

1. RED (2010)

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Director-  Robert Schwentke

Living off of his government pension in an unremarkable area in an unremarkable house. Frank is a retired man who is lonely and bored. Calls to the government pension processing centre, where he gets to speak with Sarah, his case worker. They are Frank’s only source of happiness. The only enjoyable aspects of Sarah’s life—along with her discussions with the unidentified Frank and her spy novels. Both are her boredom and loneliness. Frank and Sarah set out on a quest into his history and the people he used to deal with. When something from Frank’s past drives him back into his previous line of work. Also, unwittingly places Sarah in the heart of the intrigue. Retired Extremely Dangerous, like Frank, describes all of them.

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2. Salt (2010)

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Director- Philip Noyce

Evelyn Salt, a CIA field agent, was kidnapped and tortured in North Korea two years ago. Mike Krause is an entomologist and her devoted spouse. He urges the US government to make a trade so that Salt might return to his native country. The incredibly efficient Salt works alongside her boss Ted Winter on administrative tasks in the present. Salt is asked to question a Russian defector who turns himself in to the CIA. The man claims out of the blue that Salt is a Russian agent in charge of murdering the Russian President. While he was in New York City to attend the funeral of the American Vice-President.

Salt wants Ted to call her spouse on her behalf and asserts her innocence. However, she is unsuccessful in doing so. Although Salt begs Ted to protect her spouse, she ultimately decides to run away and look for Mike. Although Secret Agent Peabody instructs his agents to take Salt alive or dead. Ted does not think she is a Russian spy.

3. Jack Reacher (2012)

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Director- Christopher McQuarrie

James Barr, a former paranoid marine, is implicated after a sniper randomly shoots five victims. Detective Emerson discovers this information. Rodin, the prosecutor, has a simple case to prove, but Barr won’t sign the confession, so he hires Jack Reacher. The other inmates pummelling Barr when he was being brought to prison in a bus. As a result, Barr ended up in the hospital in a coma. Although Jack Reacher is a former military criminal investigator who left the army and has since become an unkown vagabond. The pacifist lawyer Helen Rodin, the daughter of the prosecutor, decides to represent him. Jack shows up in the city out of the blue. Helen invites him to help her with her case investigation. He soon discovers that the murderer is not guilty and that there is a plot at play.

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4. The November Man (2014)

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Director- Roger Donaldson

The deadly and well-trained former CIA operative, Peter Devereaux, retires to Switzerland. In order to live a calm life after years of dedicated service to the bureau. Peter is tasked with defending Alice Fournier, a critical witness. But soon finds himself lured back into the fight for one more mission. While everything is going on, Peter renews his murderous authorization and runs across David Mason, a former student of his. With no one to rely on and bullets flying in all directions, Peter must now survive long enough. Also, to protect Alice and find the cunning mole who has jeopardised the success of his entire operation.

5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Director-  Kenneth Branagh

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, London School of Economics student Jack Ryan enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps and fights in Afghanistan, where he suffers a serious spine injury when his helicopter is shot down. He meets Thomas Harper, a C.I.A. employee who recruits him, and Cathy Muller, a medical student who is helping him regain his ability to walk, while he is recovering. Ten years later, Ryan is working surreptitiously for the C.I.A. on Wall Street in search of suspicious financial transactions that might be signs of terrorist activity. He learns that Viktor Cherevin’s money, which was held by Russian entities, has vanished along with trillions of dollars.

Now, Cherevin and Ryan’s employer do business together. As a result, Ryan has a reason to visit Moscow and look into why some accounts are inaccessible to him as an auditor. He finds a scheme connected to the 9/11 attacks while doing his investigation. The what, where, and when must now be determined.

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6. Ava (2020)

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Director- Tate Taylor

Ava is a cold-blooded assassin who is lethally attractive, extremely effective in her perilous line of business, and just beginning to show signs of guilt. More and more unstable Ava lets remorse stand in the way of closing her “deals,” drawing unwelcome attention by going against protocol. She has overcome her drink and drug addiction with the help of Duke, her grizzled mentor of death and father figure. As a result, following a failed attempt to eliminate a notable target, Ava rejoins her estranged family after a protracted eight-year hiatus, not realising that she has just signed her death sentence. Every assassin in the industry is now hunting Ava as she seeks to make amends for past wrongs and reunite with her loved ones.

7. The 355 (2022)

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Director- Simon Kinberg

CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown, a wild card, will need to team up with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to recover it. They will also need to stay one step ahead of a mysterious woman named Lin Mi Sheng who is tracking their every move. The quartet of women will create a flimsy bond that may save the world—or get them killed—as the action flies throughout the globe from the cafes of Paris to the marketplaces of Morocco to the wealth and splendour of Shanghai.