5 Movies Based on Tom Clancy Books and How to Watch Them

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn in

The late creator Tom Clancy — he handed away in 2013 on the age of  66 — amassed a web value of $300 million writing thrillers, most notably about spies and army science. Ahead, uncover 5 of Clancy’s titles that went on to develop into characteristic movies and how one can watch them.

1. ‘The Hunt for Red October’

Audiences first met Clancy’s Ryan character in 1990’s The Hunt for Red October. Alec Baldwin performed the CIA analyst who normally sits behind a desk however finds himself on the heart of the motion.

Set through the Cold War, Ryan faces off in opposition to Sean Connery’s character, a Soviet submarine captain who the agent believes has plans to provide useful know-how to the enemy whereas others consider he’s getting ready an assault on the U.S. 

Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn in 'The Hunt for Red October' on Dec. 31, 1984
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn in ‘The Hunt for Red October’ on Dec. 31, 1984 | Mondadori by way of Getty Images

Watch The Hunt for Red October on Hulu with the Showtime Add-on or lease it for $2.99 — a 4k model can also be out there for $5.99 — on Amazon Prime Video.  

2. ‘The Sum of All Fears’ 

Based on Clancy’s 1991 novel of the identical identify, 2002’s Sum of All Fears follows Ryan — this time portrayed by Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck —  on one more journey as a CIA analyst within the area. 

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, The Sum of All Fears follows Ryan as he works to stop a terrorist faction from detonating a nuclear weapon at a soccer recreation. Affleck’s co-stars embrace Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber, Bridget Moynahan, and Philip Baker Hall amongst others. 

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Watch The Sum of All Fears on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99 or for $7.99 watch a 4k model. 

3. ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ 

Chris Pine picks up the mantle of Clancy’s well-known character in 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Ryan should take down a Russian monetary terrorist plot with Kevin Costner. He goes to Moscow however his love curiosity within the movie, Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley) reveals up unexpectedly. 

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Rent Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit for $3.99 or purchase it for $13.99 on Amazon Prime Video

4. ‘Patriot Games’ 

Harrison Ford performed Clancy’s fictional character, Jack Ryan, in 1992’s Patriot Games based mostly on the creator’s 1987 novel of the identical identify. This movie adopted Ryan as he went from his desk on the CIA to the sphere after he foiled an assassination try on a member of the British royal household. 

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Ford stars within the movie alongside Anne Archer, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Bean, a younger Thora Birch, and James Earl Jones amongst others.

Watch Patriot Games on Netflix free of charge with a subscription to the streaming service. It’s additionally out there to observe on Amazon Prime Video free of charge with an IMDb TV subscription.

5. ‘Clear and Present Danger’

Ford reprised his position as Ryan in 1994’s Clear and Present Danger. This movie finds Ryan as he faces new challenges because the CIA deputy director. 

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He’s assigned to research medication after a friend of the President is murdered by a drug cartel. Ryan is then despatched to Columbia to rescue forces despatched who traveled the nation to kill the leaders of the drug operation.

Watch Clear and Present Danger on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99 or $5.99 for a 4k model. 

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