'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' On Netflix Might Be Coming Soon & Watching These Spy Flicks Will Make The Time Fly By
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. came out at the tail end of the summer and brought audiences some thrilling spy action courtesy of the movie's main stars, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. More importantly, those guys brought some serious style. Seriously, I wanted every single outfit worn by every single character in this movie — including the women. But when will I be able to see these actors doing spy things in their fabulous outfits again? When does The Man From U.N.C.L.E. come out on Netflix? Hopefully, the wait won't be too long: the movie comes out on DVD, Blu-ray and is available for digital download on Nov. 17. And according to OnDVDReleases.com, U.N.C.L.E. could possibly hit Netflix as soon as December.
In case you missed it when it was out in theaters, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is sort of an odd couple spy movie. Based on the old TV series and directed by Guy Ritchie, the movie takes place during the '60s when the United States and Russia weren't exactly the best of friends. But in order to defeat a mysterious criminal organization posing a nuclear threat, Napoleon Solo (Cavill) from the CIA and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) have to team up as an unlikely pair to save the world.
It will be a couple of months until you'll have the opportunity to watch The Man From U.N.C.L.E. on Netflix, so here are a couple of spy movies that are available to watch in the meantime that can tide you over. They have the perfect amount of action, style, and comedy to satisfy your spy movie needs until U.N.C.L.E. becomes available.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Can you believe it's been 13 years since Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) had his mind wiped and was trained to be a killing machine? The franchise has been a massive success and there are now several installments to watch, but nothing will compare to the very first one.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)
Like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the Mission Impossible franchise was based on a popular retro TV show about espionage. Tom Cruise has been playing Ethan Hunt since 1996 in the movie adaptations, and it doesn't seem like he is slowing down anytime soon. But out of all the installments, Ghost Protocol is my personal fave — mainly because of that insane scene on the Burj Khalifa.
True Lies (1994)
An oldie, but a definite goodie. The Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis vehicle brought spy action into the suburbs.
Casino Royale (2006)
You can't make a list of spy movies without mentioning James Bond. There are tons to choose from, but I opted for Casino Royale, Daniel Craig's initiation into the franchise as 007. It breathed new life into the movies and showed a different and edgier side of the handsome spy.
Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2007)
Picking up where True Lies left off, Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a domesticated married couple who lead double lives as assassins. Things get interesting when they are assigned to each other as targets. It's sexy, action-packed, funny, and it's the movie that brought the two stars together as a real-life couple.
As one of the few female-driven spy movies, Melissa McCarthy plays a desk worker at a spy agency who becomes a field agent in this highly underrated comedy directed by Paul Feig. You can never go wrong with a McCarthy-Feig collab.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
This natty spy movie is what you get when you throw James Bond in a blender with the hyper-stylized world of graphic novel violence and awesomeness.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Based on the novel by John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a complex and dense spy story for you to wrap your head around.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV Series (1964)
It's available on DVD for your viewing pleasure, so why not familiarize yourself with the original TV series?
This should be more than enough to keep you occupied while waiting for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to come out on Netflix, which hopefully will be soon.
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