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 exciting, realistic, suspenseful, clever, intense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, undercover, betrayal, conspiracy, murder, secret agents, gun, secret service and violence plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
spy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as spy: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Spy Game (2001), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bureau (2015), Allied (2016), Body of Lies (2008), Atomic Blonde (2017), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Red Sparrow (2018), Johnny English (2003).

List of spy movies

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 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: clever, tense, thought provoking, bleak, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, secret service, mole, british intelligence, double agent, suspense, secret agents, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
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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, stylized, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, cia, mentor, terrorist, working undercover, suspense, undercover, secret agents, conspiracy, political corruption, cold war ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: china, washington d.c., saigon, cyprus, munich germany ...
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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: intense, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, amnesia, secret agents, cia, on the run, tough heroes, escape, secret service, one against many, car chase, secret past, suspense ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, greece, europe, langley virginia ...
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The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, political thriller ...
Plot: spy, undercover agent, espionage, terrorism, secret service, investigation, characters in danger, twists and turns, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: syria, paris france, iran, france, russia ...
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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: sexy, emotional, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, spy, espionage, nazi, french, love, double agent, female agent, suspense, soldier, betrayal, war ...
Time: 1940s, future, year 1942
Place: london, france, england, berlin germany, paris france ...
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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: clever, exciting, tense, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, intelligence agency, secret service, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, bomb, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, virginia, israel ...
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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, 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, exciting, sexy, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: spy, cold war, lgbt, female assassin, female killer, woman fights a man, lesbian, female spy, female agent, rogue agent, femme fatale, female warrior ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989, 80s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, germany, eastern europe, europe ...
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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: stylized, witty, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: spy, cold war, reluctant partners, secret service, culture clash, cia, secret agents, chase, espionage, cia agent, race against time, undercover ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, germany, rome italy, usa, london ...
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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, sexy, rough, brutal, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, adult
Plot: spy, female agent, russian spy, female assassin, female spy, deception, femme fatale, uncle niece relationship, secret mission, torture, seduction, feminine wiles ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, ussr, hungary, london ...
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Johnny English (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France
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: parody, humorous, funny, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, agent, secret service, goofy hero, comedy of errors, british, farce, espionage, heroes, undercover, weapons ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, france
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain, Japan, Germany
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: exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: spy, chase, assassin, espionage, rogue agent, black ops, cia, revenge, betrayal, assassination, cia agent, rescue ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, london, washington d.c., berlin germany, rome italy ...
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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, epic, thrilling, anamorphic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cia agent, cia, secret service, british intelligence, secret agents, infection, agent, british secret service, 007 ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: jamaica, havana cuba, london, italy, norway ...
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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: romantic, exciting, entertaining, funny, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: spy, chase, cia, couples, secret agents, fbi, espionage, characters in danger, on the run, partners, undercover, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria, spain, kansas, boston, europe ...
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, tense, tricky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, arms dealer, secret service, hotel, undercover, corruption, working undercover, arms dealing, violent, betrayal, british secret service ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, europe, london, egypt, england ...
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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: funny, humorous, entertaining, ridiculous, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: spy, espionage, secret service, secret agents, unlikely partners, goofy hero, spy spoof, traitor, save the day, treason, government agency, betrayal ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, chechnya, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
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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, breathtaking, captivating, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, espionage, gunfight, secret agents, courage, frame up, cia, race against time, female spy, tough guy, save the day ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington state, hungary, russia, san francisco, budapest ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Russia, India
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, exciting, intellectual, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, cia, espionage, amnesia, suspense, secret agents, on the run, revenge, twists and turns, tough heroes, dark past ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
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RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: spy, cia, secret service, chase, secret agents, gunfight, female spy, assassin, ex cia agent, mission, kidnapping, hitman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, kansas, langley virginia, kansas city ...
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Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, double life, cia, blindness, female spy, secret agents, female protagonist, blind man, blind character, mission gone awry, workplace, undercover ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, langley virginia, virginia
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The Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Style: factual, realistic, serious, exciting, interesting
Plot: spy, espionage, mossad, israeli palestinian conflict, secret mission, arab israeli conflict, politics, arab, national security, intrigue, death, mafia ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, syria, israel
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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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, suspense, navy, espionage, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, politics, cia, nuclear submarine, cold war era ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c., ussr, usa, virginia ...
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The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, bleak, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, mole, politics, intrigue, betrayal, suspicion, double life, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, cuba, russia, moscow russia, west berlin west germany ...
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Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, hitman, secret service, mentor, secret agents, conspiracy, rescue, hostage, espionage, agent, gangsters, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: middle east, london, australia, europe, paris france ...
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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: tense, realistic, factual, political, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, double agent, intrigue, corruption, politics, betrayal, conspiracy, suspense, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, year 1958, year 1961 ...
Place: usa, cuba, berlin germany, washington d.c., latin america ...
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Canada
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, entertaining, visually appealing, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, secret service, chase, intelligence agency, cia agent, conspiracy, tough guy, intelligence, on the run, suspense ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines, virginia, usa, london ...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, espionage, mission, tough guy, cia agent, female agent, undercover, suspense, rogue agent, secret agents, cia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, austria, vienna, morocco, europe ...
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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, clever, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, twists and turns, espionage, double agent, suspense, basic training, secret service, surveillance, plot twist, hotshot hero, rookie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, miami, peru ...
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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, political, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, cia, espionage, politics, sniper, president, suspense, drug cartel, assassination, violence, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, panama ...
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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: exciting, surprise ending, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, female protagonist, spy, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, on the run, russian, agent as target, female spy ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, north korea, washington d.c., russia, 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, romantic, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids, boys' night ...
Plot: spy, couples, cia, strong female lead, hitman, battle of the sexes, secret agents, secret service, female killer, female assassin, secret identity, undercover ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, italy, latin america, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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