Spies movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spies movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with spies, dialogue, spy, secrets, espionage, runaway, storytelling, chase, catastrophe and conspiracy 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 spies: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), State of Affairs (2014), Foul Play (1978), Haywire (2011), Spy Kids (2001), The Fifth Estate (2013), Spy Game (2001), The Russia House (1990), Three Days of the Condor (1975).

List of spies movies

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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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, secret organization, espionage, spy, mentor, undercover, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, secret service, spies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, middle east, tower bridge london, mcdonald's restaurant, argentina ...
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, state affairs, national security, workplace situations, usa president, dead son, white house, female protagonist, death, spies, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 12K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, murder, danger, fall in love, crimes, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement, woman in danger, undercover, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 5.8
 78K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, fist fighting, manhunt, chases and races, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, rescue, secret agent, one man army, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, ireland, usa, europe ...
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 5.5
 98K
Spy Kids (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, rescue, kidnapping, family, fantasy world, danger, escapades, mad scientist, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, iron curtain, communist, grocer, cynicism, library, whiskey, alcoholic, atheist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, fighting the system, life is a bitch, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: europe, iceland, netherlands, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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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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The Russia House (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, iron curtain, cia, romance, politics, government agency, undercover, society, alcohol abuse, social differences, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, soviet union, europe, lisbon portugal ...
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, manhunt, fighting the system, on the run, life turned upside down, anti heroes, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, rebellion, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, middle east, vermont, langley virginia ...
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Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, manhunt, state affairs, crimes, secret agents, working undercover, special agents ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
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The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, serious ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, undercover, political intrigue, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, treason, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard
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 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, special agents, double agent, crime, ex law enforcer, deadly, hunt down, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., mexico, russia
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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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, spy, cia, assassin, car chase, haunted by the past, uncover truth, secret, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, langley virginia, hamburg germany, europe ...
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The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cold war, betrayal, politics, nato, military base, undercover, race against time, kgb, terrorism, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe, glasgow scotland, big ben 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: 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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The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, danger, save the day, agent, heroes, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
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 7.2
 6K
Hopscotch (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, cia, vengeance, heroes, undercover, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, chases and races, special agents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, germany, usa, austria, munich germany ...
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 7.0
 209K
Spy (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret agents, undercover, female spy, espionage, cia, partners, escapades, misfit partners, disorder, female agent, spy, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., europe, rome italy ...
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, cia, tough heroes, manhunt, spy, fighting the system, chases and races, uncover truth, sniper, espionage, assassin, amnesia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, germany, italy, usa ...
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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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, new york, moscow russia ...
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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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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the ...
Style: exciting, witty, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skiing, kgb, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, submarine, shark, gadget, megalomaniac, jet ski, pyramid ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: egypt, england, russia, soviet union, britain ...
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The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The ...
Style: cynical, sexy, clever, stylized, talky ...
Plot: politics, espionage, spy, band, secret agent, birthday, swimming, president, map, dancing, children, bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama, latin america, england
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 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, spy, mission, undercover, bridge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
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 6.5
 6K
Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: espionage, murder, spy, political intrigue, professor, assassination, chase, gangsters, crimes, goofy hero, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hotel, crimes, mind game, corruption, manager, undercover agent, arms dealer, undercover, moral ambiguity, murder, secret service ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
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The Living Daylights (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, laser, museum, sniper, boat, gadget, faked death, orchestra ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: morocco, afghanistan, czechoslovakia, england, africa ...
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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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