Spy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious and tense films and TV shows about / with espionage, undercover, spy, secret service, surveillance, mentor, betrayal, dialogue, chase and conspiracy plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spy: Body of Lies (2008), Salt (2010), Knight and Day (2010), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Recruit (2003), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Archer Vice (2009), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006).

List of spy movies

 7.1
 201K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, danger, off the grid, track down, torture, bomb, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, langley virginia ...
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 6.4
 280K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, double agent, espionage, female spy, strong female lead, cia, secret service, lone hero, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, russia, united states ...
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 6.3
 171K
Knight and Day (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: spy, chase, on the run, undercover, danger, espionage, secret agents, couples, survival, partners, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, spain, europe, usa, washington d.c. ...
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, on the run, escape, tough heroes, assassin, amnesia, cia, car chase, haunted by the past, uncover truth, secret, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, hamburg germany, langley virginia, switzerland, europe ...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, secret agents, skyscraper, explosion, teamwork, undercover, frame up, save the day, nuclear threat, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, budapest hungary, moscow russia ...
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 6.6
 125K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, espionage, betrayal, basic training, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, peru, langley virginia, washington d.c.
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, cia, mercenary, conspiracy, politics, president, espionage, assassination, rescue, violence, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, venezuela ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, government agency, british intelligence, mole, double agent, investigation, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest hungary, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.6
 126K
Archer Vice (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sarcasm, spy, espionage, danger, womanizer, cia, escapades, government agency, male objectification, james bond spoof, dialogue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, romantic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, secret service, hitman, double life, spy, love and romance, battle of the sexes, female assassin, secret agents, cia, chases and races, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city, french riviera ...
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, idealism, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, spy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, secret agents, corruption, danger, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, new york, moscow russia, morocco ...
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 8.2
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double life, undercover, double agent, heroes, state affairs, deadly, society, machismo, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 25K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, double life, spy, secret agents, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, workplace, characters in danger, mission gone awry, top secret, code breaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: spy, undercover agent, double agent, female assassin, lesbian, cold war, shooting, blonde, brutality, sexy woman, man fights a woman, female spy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe, europe, west germany ...
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 7.0
 56K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, fbi, surveillance, double agent, undercover, investigation, betrayal, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, washington d.c., ussr
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 6.8
 357K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agent, espionage, british secret service, secret service, 007, james bond, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, big ben london, north africa, rome italy, austria ...
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 7.1
 128K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, realistic, bilingual ...
Plot: spy, betrayal, resistance, french, love, femme fatale, undercover, investigation, rescue, moral dilemma, deception, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, cia, manhunt, fighting the system, spy, uncover truth, chases and races, espionage, assassin, heroic mission, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, usa ...
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, nazi germany, danger, working undercover, world war two, war, dishonesty, nazi, undercover, state affairs, undercover agent ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, russia
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 7.1
 137K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, mentor, working undercover, cold war, execution, bribery, torture, vietnam war, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, washington d.c., beirut lebanon, lebanon, east germany ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Style: serious, talky, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, kgb, mole, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, czechoslovakia, paris france, england
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 7.7
 597K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: captivating, intense, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, england, turkey, europe, asia ...
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 7.2
 222K
True Lies (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, spy, double life, secret service, adventure, marriage, secret agents, surveillance, undercover, terrorist plot, truth serum, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, witty, stylized, entertaining ...
Plot: reluctant partners, secret agents, spy, save the world, cold war, russian spy, chase, culture clash, villainess, reboot, spies, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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 7.8
 4K
The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
Story: Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
Style: epic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, suspicion, undercover, mole, double life, politics, betrayal, intrigue, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, england, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
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 8.3
 283K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, investigation, explosion, spy, danger, treason, paranoia, top secret, marines, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 6.2
 139K
Johnny English (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: farce, comedy of errors, spy, secret service, parody, espionage, megalomaniac, secret agent, goofy hero, undercover, danger, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 6.5
 119K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rescue, secret service, spy, mentor, hostage, violence, ex military, desert, revenge, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, europe, australia ...
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 6.1
 194K
Die Another Day (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Bond takes on a North Korean leader who undergoes DNA replacement procedures that allow him to assume different identities. American agent, Jinx Johnson assists Bond in his attempt to thwart the villain's plans to exploit a satellite that is ...
Style: sexy, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, laser, british secret service, helicopter, cia, world domination, 007, destruction, secret service agent, master villain, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north korea, havana cuba, hong kong, sydney australia, iceland ...
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