FBI Movies

FBI Movies - What Movie Should I Watch

1. Silence of The Lambs

Clarice has definitely come a long way from fumbling in the seats of cars. What makes the best FBI movies? We’ll it’s essential that you have a pure evil bad, bad, guy. Silence of the lambs has this in abundance (by abudance, I mean two bad guys).


2. The Untouchables

One of the greatest casts every essembled in a movie. This movie should arguably be number 1 in our FBI movies list.


3. The Fugitive

Okay, my friend Max pointed out that the Fugitive is an FBI movie. It has an FBI officer in it, (Robert Downey Jr or Tony Stark) but he’s not a main character is he? Anyway, The Fugitive is a great movie and can always be appreciated. It never ages and neither do the actor in it… seriously Tommy Lee(not the drummer) and Harrison Ford look the exact same age today.

4. Mississippi Burning

Don’t fuck with Gene Hackman, did you not see “The French Connection”, you Hill  Billy f^cks?

5. Point Break

Okay, there was no excuse for me forgetting to put this movie on the original list. I guess it shows that I’m not infallible, I’m sorry to disappoint. It’s such a guys movie but wait, it’s directed by a girl. I bet you a Tenner that at night, during the production of the movie, Bigelow would get hints off her husband, James Cameron. Maybe in return she performed sexual favours on him, who knows the full story.

6. Red Dragon

Arguable one of the best prequels of all time, (don’t get excited, most prequels are sh^t). This movie has a great cast, Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson and Ralph Fiennes (the guy in “In Bruge”). The dialogue between Anthony and Edward Norton is great! Especially the below dialogue!

W G: I thought you might enjoy the challenge. Find out if you’re smarter than the person I’m looking for.
HL: Then, by implication, you think you’re smarter than I am, since it was you who caught me.
WG: No, I know I’m not smarter than you.
HL: Then how did you catch me?
WG: You had… disadvantages.
HL: What disadvantages?
WG: You’re insane.


7. The Guard

Great comedy, similar to The Commitments, The Van & The Snapper. I’ll have to revisit my “Top 10 Irish Movies” now, as it’s bloody brilliant and isn’t currently on the list. I loved it and you will too, so watch it Focker!


8. Face/Off

“I took his Face Off”, great dialogue and you’d expect no less from the dream team of John Woo and Nicolas Cage. Certainly better than their later attempt at a movie, “Windtalkers”. This is a great movie to watch when you’re hung over or sick.


9. Donnie Brasco
This is a three out of five movie, i think. Imagine comparing it to “The Godfather”, “Goodfellas” or “Scar Face”… I could go on but you get the idea. It’s not that it’s a bad movie, it’s just that the category it is in, is very competitive.


10. Patriot Games

Fun, easy going movie about the IRA. It’s not totally anti-IRA, which is interesting. Definately an FBI movie if I’ve ever seen it.



Honorary mentions

Clear and Present Danger

I watch this the other day and it’s not a good as the first one. I actually watched it straight after Patriot Games, an FBI movie double bill b*tch! The sniper scene in this movie, while is is cool in a way, seems pointless really. Think about it! Also, I’m surprised this movie even makes the list, there isn’t really that many good real FBI movies around.

X Files: The Movie

I used love the X Files when I was younger. I remember my parents bought me every book about the X Files ever written, in an attempt to get me away from the TV for a few minutes a day and start reading. Unfortunately my spelling and grammar  is still terrible, (as you can see). However, I hate to imagine how bad it would be without me having read the X files chronicles.

Dogs Day Afternoon

Great movie and Al Pacino plays a convincing gay man. A little dark and arguably not as FBI related as some of the other on our list.

Catch Me If You Can

This should really make the list, what do you guys think?


8 thoughts on “FBI Movies

  1. You’re slipping Patrick….Point Break, Catch Me If You Can, The Fugitive, Zodiac, The Usual Suspects, Dog Day Afternoon, The X Files, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, A Perfect World, The Rock…

  2. Only seven of thoise films are actually about the FBI…
    The Untouchables: US Treasury Deparetment (not FBI)
    The Fugitive: US Marshals (not FBI)
    Patriot Games: CIA (not FBI)
    Just sayin’…

  3. I think it’s prudent to point out that Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger aren’t really about the FBI. They’re about the CIA.

  4. As far as i can see Robert Downey jr. isn’t in the fugitive, the after test shows that only 4 members of the entire cast (that also counting the stunt doubles) has a name that starts with R. However Robert Downey Jr. is in the sequel “U.S. Marshals”.
    The fugitive does however have Han Solo, if u wanna namedrop a famous fictional character…

    If Robert Downey is in this movie then i’m an idiot, and I’m sorry.. just can’t find anything that verifies this 🙂

    1. And also the other star of the movie is not Tommy Lee it’s Tommyy Lee Jones. If the name was referenced correctly (not the drummer) wouldn’t have to be specified. Come on people learn your actors.

  5. Sorry but I gotta say I don’t see how you can call The Guard an FBI movie just because one character, not even the lead character, is in the FBI. It’s also much darker and subtlely more satirical that The Commitments, The Snapper or The Van which, while they have dark elements, are ultimately comedies, which I would argue The Guard ultimately is not.

    The main character in The Guard is a disaffected, drug abuser who ‘dies’ heroically in the end. Comedy? I would say no but most people do refer to it as a comedy so fair enough. I think often when people view films like this they get distracted by the ‘begorrahs’ and think ‘oh right, comedy’. Kind of like when FBI Agent Wendell Everett takes Sergeant Gerry Boyle immediately as being an idiot right? My point being there are several layers to this film that are often missed which pisses me off, hence the rant here. 🙂

    One part of your comment I can completely agree with though. It’s bloody brilliant.

  6. Wow….that comment about Bigelow was really surprising. Even if it was a joke, that’s a pretty awful way to talk about someone who directed a film you enjoyed. Just wanted to let you know I’m disappointed. The movie list is good.

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