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 entertaining films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, undercover, secret agents, secret service, dialogue, betrayal, spies, runaway and assassin plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spy: Salt (2010), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Body of Lies (2008), Covert Affairs (2010), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Breach (2007), Archer Vice (2009), Get Smart (2008), Knight and Day (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

List of spy movies

 6.4
 275K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, spy, cia, espionage, female protagonist, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run, revenge, agent as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, usa, new york, russia, united states ...
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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, mission, secret agents, espionage, undercover, skyscraper, explosion, teamwork, frame up, save the day, nuclear threat, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, russia, seattle washington, mumbai india ...
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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, intense, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, hitman, secret service, spy, battle of the sexes, love and romance, cia, chases and races, marriage, double life, assassination attempt, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, french riviera, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.1
 198K
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, intelligence agency, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, double life, secret agents, blind character, undercover, state affairs, working undercover, mission gone awry, characters in danger, workplace, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, cia, mercenary, politics, helicopter, conspiracy, president, espionage, assassination, drug cartel, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, venezuela, panama, latin america ...
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 7.0
 55K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: spy, espionage, surveillance, fbi, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, russian, double agent, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
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 8.7
 122K
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: cynical, witty, humorous, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, womanizer, cia, danger, government agency, male objectification, sarcasm, james bond spoof, dialogue, heroes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 188K
Get Smart (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, top secret, romancing partners, goofy hero, chases and races, save the day, treason, government agency, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., chechnya ...
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 6.3
 169K
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, sexy, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chase, undercover, love and romance, on the run, couples, disorder, escapades, secret agents, danger, gunfight, spy, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, spain, usa, europe, washington d.c. ...
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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: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, british intelligence, investigation, double agent, government agency, betrayal, secret service, torture, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. ...
Style: humorous, light, absurd, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: spy, time travel, undercover, parody, cloning, good versus evil, race against time, supermodel, nasa, partners, heroic mission, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: seattle washington, big ben london, washington d.c., london
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 7.1
 134K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, mentor, cold war, torture, bribery, execution, vietnam war, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, langley virginia, lebanon, munich germany, berlin 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, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, mole, kgb, double agent, secret agents, investigation, secret service, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
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 7.8
 587K
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, turkey ...
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 7.2
 217K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, terrorism, secret service, marriage, double life, secret agents, surveillance, gunfight, undercover, terrorist plot, truth serum ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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 6.6
 123K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, betrayal, basic training, hotshot hero, double agent, rookie, mole, state affairs, dangerous attraction, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, washington d.c., peru, langley virginia
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 6.8
 343K
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, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret service, secret agent, 007, james bond, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, london ...
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ...
Style: humorous, sexy, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, spy, parody, undercover, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, secret agents, heroic mission, master villain, race against time, female partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1967
Place: usa, las vegas, london
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
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 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
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 6.1
 190K
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, destruction, british secret service, secret service agent, world domination, cia, helicopter, 007, master villain, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north korea, havana cuba, hong kong, iceland, cuba ...
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 8.0
 3K
Spy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spy is a British comedy series created and written by Simeon Goulden. The first series aired on 14 October 2011 on Sky1 in the UK, as well as on the online video service Hulu in the United States. A second series began airing on 19 October 2012, ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, goofy hero, double life, boss, government agency, disorder, career change, family relations, fellow agent, social worker, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, rivalry, treason, ambition, rebelliousness, rebellion, undercover, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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 7.7
 32K
MacGyver (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, intelligence, gadget, one man army, crime fighter, secret agents, adventure, race against time, heroes, danger, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 8.6
 3K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: undercover agent, spy, espionage, terrorism, secret service, danger, characters in danger, investigation, military, political thriller, mission, homecoming ...
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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, mission, spy, chase, betrayal, master villain, secret service, murder, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, prague czech republic, berlin germany ...
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From Russia with Love (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, kgb, espionage, cold war, russian, assassin, sniper, chess, gadget, surveillance, double agent, boat chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, bulgaria, turkey, europe, scotland ...
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 7.6
 42K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, double agent, spy, secret identity, female spy, betrayal, deception, secret agents, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, 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, entertaining, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Plot: secret agents, reluctant partners, save the world, spy, cold war, russian spy, chase, culture clash, villainess, spies, race against time, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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