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, twists and turns and intense films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, secret agents, secret service, undercover, chase, gun, surveillance, dialogue and conspiracy plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spy: Knight and Day (2010), The Bourne Identity (2002), Covert Affairs (2010), Spy Game (2001), Salt (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Body of Lies (2008), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Bourne Supremacy (2004).

List of spy movies

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
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, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, terrorist, courage, teamwork, top secret, frame up, save the day, outsmarting, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, moscow russia, san francisco ...
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 6.3
 182K
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, not serious, sexy, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chase, spy, secret agents, undercover, couples, love and romance, on the run, espionage, danger, chases and races, escapades, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, spain, usa, europe, boston ...
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
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: political thriller, intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, escape, tough heroes, on the run, black ops, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, switzerland, europe, france, barcelona ...
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 7.3
 27K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: spy, cia, double life, secret agents, female spy, characters in danger, mission gone awry, undercover, state affairs, workplace, working undercover, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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 7.1
 148K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
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, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, mentor, working undercover, rescue, undercover, bribery, political corruption, government agency, danger, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, langley virginia, middle east, germany, hong kong ...
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 6.4
 299K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, spy, double agent, strong female lead, secret service, female assassin, cia agent, agent as target, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, ussr, russia ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, 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, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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 7.1
 216K
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, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, saudi arabia ...
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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: witty, exciting, reboot, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: reluctant partners, secret agents, spy, cia agent, cold war, save the world, spies, undercover, stylish, secret service, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, post world war two, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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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, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, venezuela ...
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, secret agents, on the run, fighting the system, tough heroes, uncover truth, one against many, agent as target, manhunt, conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, italy, new york ...
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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, idealism, double agent, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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 7.2
 241K
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: spy, top secret, secret agents, espionage, secret service, marriage, adventure, terrorist plot, surveillance, undercover, truth serum, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1994 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, florida, california
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 8.6
 139K
Archer Vice (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: witty, cynical, parody, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, womanizer, escapades, danger, secret agents, hotshot hero, espionage, spy spoof, james bond spoof, workplace, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 212K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, spy, black ops, rogue agent, tough guy, espionage, cia, amnesia, gunfight, rescue, assassination ...
Time: year 2016, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, nevada, germany ...
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 6.2
 150K
Johnny English (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 89 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: parody, humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: farce, spy, comedy of errors, secret service, heroes, espionage, secret agents, megalomaniac, british, goofy hero, danger, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, france
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, chases and races, manhunt, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, england ...
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 6.6
 171K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, erotic, rough, brutal ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female agent, deception, spy, russian spy, secret mission, seduction, manipulation, sexploitation, training, secret agent ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, hungary, europe, england ...
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No Time To Die (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: James Bond is retired and living a peaceful life, but after a visit from Felix Leiter, Bond must follow the trail of a dangerous new villain with never before seen technology.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: spy, crimes, cia, british secret service, secret service, espionage, british intelligence, snow, james bond, murder, agent, violence ...
Place: jamaica, italy, london, england, norway
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cia, spy, on the run, off the grid, government conspiracy, intelligence agency, secret agents, manhunt, undercover, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, seoul ...
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hitman, battle of the sexes, female assassin, double life, love and romance, secret agents, secret identity, cia, spy, couples, secret service, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, brooklyn new york city, atlanta georgia ...
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 6.6
 130K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, basic training, double agent, surveillance, recruit, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, undercover, rookie, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, langley virginia, miami ...
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 8K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, serious, political thriller ...
Plot: secret service, undercover agent, spy, terrorism, espionage, investigation, danger, characters in danger, national security, secret identity, mission, obsession ...
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, underwater scene, underwater, desertion, defection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., ussr, soviet union ...
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, mission, disguise, double agent, cia, gunfight, mask, heroic mission, heroes, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, vatican, virginia, rome italy ...
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 7.0
 58K
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, double agent, fbi, surveillance, investigation, undercover, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
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 7.2
 24K
Kim Possible (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Philippines, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Possible is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, high school, teenage life, cheerleader, spy, heroes, save the day, partners, heroic mission, crimes, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 145K
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, scenic, tense ...
Plot: spy, love, betrayal, resistance, female spy, world war two, nazi, femme fatale, investigation, rescue, undercover, commander ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi germany, nazi, espionage, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, russia, switzerland, britain ...
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