Cold War movies

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (2008 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367882/
https://www.lucasfilm.com/productions/indiana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull/
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to be re-watched, but let's face it.. probably not.



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Atomic blonde - (2017 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
https://web.archive.org/web/20200527165344/https://www.uphe.com/movies/atomic-blonde

As a commentary on Edward Snowden or WikiLeaks or some such, a list, that somehow exists, is out in the clear and being hunted by various spies.

It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.



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Red Dawn (1984) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087985/

The Soviets and Cubans invade the United States, and a small band fight to survive.

It's important to understand this movie in the context of the Cold War. As such, this movie doesn't exactly stand the test of time in this respect. The 2012 remake had to blame North Korea because our times are different. Back then, this movie had a believable-enough plot line.

The underlying ideas are good, but the actual plot and movie itself do feel old. I like this movie a lot, but only for its concepts. I don't think it's re-watchable for a non-survivalist.



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Bridge of Spies (2015) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3682448/
was bridgeofspies.com

A lawyer becomes entangled in intelligence when he accepts a defense case for a Soviet spy.

I'm not sure what to say about this movie. It's quite good. I like historical intelligence movies.