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, twists and turns, exciting, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, undercover, secret agents, surveillance, secret service, chase, gun, dialogue and murder 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: Covert Affairs (2010), Salt (2010), Body of Lies (2008), Knight and Day (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Bourne Identity (2002), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Archer Vice (2009), No Time To Die (2020), Spy Game (2001).

List of spy movies

 7.3
 26K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, double life, secret agents, blind character, characters in danger, mission gone awry, state affairs, workplace, undercover, working undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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 6.4
 291K
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, twists and turns, exciting, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, spy, espionage, cia, double agent, female spy, strong female lead, secret service, agent as target, chase, assassination, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
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 7.1
 210K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, saudi arabia ...
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 6.3
 177K
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: date night, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: spy, chase, secret agents, undercover, couples, on the run, espionage, love and romance, danger, partners, disorder, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, spain, usa, europe, boston ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
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, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, tough heroes, on the run, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, barcelona, langley virginia, hamburg 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, sniper, conspiracy, espionage, mercenary, ambush, politics, president, assassination, rescue, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, langley virginia ...
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 8.6
 134K
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: witty, cynical, stylized, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, espionage, womanizer, danger, james bond spoof, escapades, government agency, crimes, alcohol, dialogue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, 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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, explosion, frame up, teamwork, terrorist, undercover, save the day, courage, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, moscow russia, mumbai india ...
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No Time To Die (2020)
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, cia, crimes, british secret service, snow, secret service, espionage, james bond, murder, violence, agent, explosion ...
Place: italy, jamaica, london, england, norway
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 7.1
 143K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, working undercover, rescue, mentor, undercover, bribery, race against time, government agency, secret agents, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, berlin germany, cyprus, saigon, shanghai china ...
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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: reboot, semi serious, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Plot: reluctant partners, spy, secret agents, cold war, spies, save the world, stylish, culture clash, undercover, chase, secret service, russian spy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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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: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, idealism, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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 7.2
 233K
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, secret service, marriage, adventure, terrorist plot, surveillance, undercover, espionage, truth serum, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, florida, california
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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, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, hitman, female assassin, secret identity, love and romance, spy, secret agents, double life, secret service, fight scenes, cia, secret life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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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, spy, secret agents, conspiracy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, new york ...
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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: cia, on the run, spy, tough heroes, fighting the system, secret agents, one against many, uncover truth, manhunt, chases and races, graphic violence, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, russia, berlin germany, italy, germany ...
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 6.6
 128K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, miami, peru ...
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 7.0
 57K
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, moscow russia, ussr
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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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, spy, chase, off the grid, on the run, secret agents, manhunt, undercover, cover up, hunted, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, virginia, manila philippines, seoul, usa ...
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The Coldest City (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, suspense, atmospheric, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: spy, double agent, female assassin, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, cold war, sexy woman, shooting, man fights a woman, blonde, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1987, 20th century, 80s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
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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, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, mole, kgb, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, europe, britain, paris france, czechoslovakia ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, espionage, nazi germany, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia, britain
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 8.7
 7K
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: secret service, spy, undercover agent, espionage, terrorism, danger, investigation, characters in danger, political thriller, secret identity, mission, national security ...
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 7.1
 138K
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, tragic ending ...
Plot: spy, love, betrayal, resistance, femme fatale, investigation, undercover, rescue, intrigue, deception, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
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 8.2
 14K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, undercover, profanity, double life, double agent, heroes, state affairs, society, deadly, danger, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, spy, warship, navy, underwater, politics, desertion, defection, cia, nuclear threat, mutiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., soviet union, iceland ...
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 6.8
 376K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, spy, espionage, james bond, british secret service, secret service, 007, heroic mission, car chase, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, rome italy, austria, tokyo, sahara desert ...
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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: agent, spy, good versus evil, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret government organization, undercover agent, mission, chase, friendship, loss of friend, murder, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, usa, new york, london, cambodia ...
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 8.4
 80K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, secret agents, cold war, kgb, espionage, russian, double life, fbi, working undercover, spy, double agent, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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