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, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, clever and intense films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, undercover, chase, secret service, betrayal, surveillance, danger, dialogue and secret agents 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), Covert Affairs (2010), Knight and Day (2010), Spectre (2015), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Archer Vice (2009), True Lies (1994), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), TURN: Washington's Spies (2014).

List of spy movies

 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, lone hero, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, undercover, skyscraper, save the day, explosion, frame up, teamwork, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, russia, hungary, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: secret identity, hitman, battle of the sexes, secret service, spy, love and romance, cia, marriage, chases and races, assassination attempt, secret agents, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, french riviera, atlanta georgia, manhattan new york city ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, secret agents, double life, working undercover, government agency, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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 6.3
 165K
Knight and Day (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chase, undercover, espionage, secret agents, escapades, on the run, love and romance, disorder, danger, couples, survival, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, spain, europe, usa, washington d.c. ...
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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: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
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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: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.7
 117K
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, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, dialogue, cia, government agency, spy spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes, sarcasm, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: spy, undercover, time travel, parody, good versus evil, cloning, race against time, supermodel, nasa, goofy hero, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: seattle washington, big ben london, washington d.c., london
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 7.2
 212K
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, semi serious, humorous, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, secret agents, terrorism, terrorist plot, truth serum, secret service, marriage, adventure, undercover, surveillance, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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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: teens, date night
Plot: parody, spy, time travel, undercover, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, secret agents, master villain, heroic mission, spy spoof, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, year 1967, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, london
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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, spy, cold war, save the world, russian spy, chase, culture clash, spies, villainess, secret service, femme fatale ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, american revolution, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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 7.1
 132K
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, rescue, cold war, government agency, mentor, vietnam war, secret agents, race against time, political corruption, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, berlin germany, cyprus, saigon ...
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 6.5
 115K
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, rescue, secret service, hostage, secret society, violence, desert, assassination, mercenary, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
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 7.8
 576K
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agent, british secret service, 007, secret service, james bond, explosion, secret agents, secret service agent, chases and races, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, europe ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, undercover, betrayal, government agency, investigation, special agents, loyalty, cia, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
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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, clever, talky, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, kgb, mole, secret agents, double agent, investigation, secret service, british, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, czechoslovakia, paris france, england
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, light, captivating ...
Plot: spy, goofy hero, government agency, secret agents, undercover, family relations, disorder, career change, single parent, fellow agent, double life, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man—Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny
Plot: spy, parody, undercover agent, espionage, former spy, secret service, child spy, female spy, diplomat, lighthouse, infiltration, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, france, south of france, scotland
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 7.1
 117K
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, bilingual, tragic ending, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, race against time, deception, military, massacre, death, femme fatale ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
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 6.6
 127K
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, rough, erotic, brutal ...
Plot: training, female assassin, deception, manipulation, spy, russian spy, seduction, torture, secret agent, female spy, secret mission, secret society ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, europe, budapest, moscow russia, budapest hungary
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
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, sexy, atmospheric, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, shooting, bisexual woman, sexy woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, vodka, undercover ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency known as the Statesman to save the world.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: spy, agent, good versus evil, secret government organization, undercover agent, mission, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, chase, loss of friend, murder, memory loss ...
Time: 2010s
Place: europe, usa, england, washington d.c., alps ...
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 7.1
 194K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
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, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, government agency, danger, secret agents, beating, intelligence agency, torture, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, syria, saudi arabia ...
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The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: spy, female friendship, save the day, conspiracy, cia agent, chase, gymnast, violence, shot to death, falling in love, female villain, flashback ...
Time: contemporary
Place: prague, paris france, austria, los angeles, prague czech republic ...
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 8.4
 269K
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: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, spy, danger, intrigue, treason, marines, surveillance, national security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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 6.5
 184K
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, secret service, violin, airplane, dancing, traitor, legs, betrayal, surveillance, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., chechnya ...
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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: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, mission, betrayal, spy, secret service, master villain, chase, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, czech republic, shanghai china, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, kgb, assassin, espionage, cold war, secret organization, gondola, russian, assassination, boat chase, chess, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, bulgaria, europe, england, scotland ...
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