Espionage movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant espionage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with spy, espionage, undercover, dialogue, chase, secrets, mentor, betrayal, danger and surveillance 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 espionage: Mission: Impossible (1996), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Casino Royale (2006), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Night Manager (2016), The Americans (2013), Munich (2005), Archer Vice (2009), Salt (2010), Skyfall (2012).
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The Americans (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
The Night Manager (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
358 min.
 8.2
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Lincoln Road (2019)
Action, Adventure, Thriller
USA
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.2

List of espionage movies

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, secret service, betrayal, spy, chase, master villain, heist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, corruption, danger, tough heroes, spy, secret agents, on the run, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, moscow russia, paris france ...
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 8.0
 523K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, casino, chase, heroic mission, british secret service, double agent, 007, torture, obsessive quest, secret agents, master villain, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, prague czech republic, uganda ...
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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, investigation, government agency, mole, 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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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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hotel, corruption, mind game, arms dealing, arms dealer, undercover agent, manager, working undercover, moral ambiguity, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
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 8.4
 66K
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: secret agents, fbi, espionage, kgb, working undercover, double life, undercover, surveillance, parents and children, family relations, double agent, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
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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, save the day, skyscraper, frame up, teamwork, race against time, chases and races, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, russia, hungary, seattle washington, mumbai india ...
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 7.6
 194K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, secret agents, revenge, politics, terrorism, vengeance, murder, jewish, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, israel, middle east, lebanon, germany ...
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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, cia, government agency, womanizer, spy spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes, sarcasm, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
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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, british secret service, secret agent, 007, secret agents, secret service, chases and races, james bond, explosion, secret service agent, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, china, istanbul turkey, 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, government agency, special agents, undercover, working undercover, betrayal, investigation, loyalty, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 18K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventions and discoveries, government agency, espionage, computers and web, hi-tech, heroes, computer system, secret agents, life risking, fellow agent, working undercover, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Central Intelligence (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, absurd, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, cia, friendship, chase, spy, transformation, high school, betrayal, fight scenes, parody, accountant, high school reunion ...
Time: year 1996, 2010s, 1990s
Place: maryland, new jersey
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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, not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chase, undercover, espionage, on the run, chases and races, secret agents, escapades, spy, love and romance, disorder, danger, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, spain, europe, usa, alps ...
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Adventure, 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, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: espionage, working undercover, danger, spy, intelligence, dishonesty, undercover, war, government agency, state affairs, nazi germany, spy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, russia, switzerland
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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, secret agents, danger, track down, off the grid, intelligence agency, beating, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jordan, middle east, dubai, syria, saudi arabia ...
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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, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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 7.0
 52K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, secret agents, escape, prison, faith, alcohol, bomb, car bomb, traitor, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, chicago illinois, washington d.c., marseille, nova scotia ...
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, agent, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, chase, escapades, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 29K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, femme fatale, uncover truth, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, conspiracy, industry ...
Time: future
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret service, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, london ...
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 7.5
 3K
Danger Mouse (1981)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Danger Mouse, the world's greatest secret agent, and his side-kick Penfold work to foil the evil schemes of Baron Greenback.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: espionage, parody, adventure, secret agents, goofy hero, animal life, escapades, rivalry, danger, cartoon mouse, family, anthropomorphism ...
Place: england, europe
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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, entertaining, funny, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret agents, undercover, espionage, female spy, cia, partners, misfit partners, escapades, female agent, disorder, undercover agent, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, langley virginia, budapest hungary ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chase, assassin, wolf, tracking device, spy, hunted, suicide by gunshot, laptop, fake id, false passport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, virginia, the philippines, usa ...
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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, intelligence, muslim, torture, surveillance, terrorism, investigation, assassination, urban, dishonesty, security, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
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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, serious, cynical ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, undercover, double agent, government agency, secret agents, investigation, mystery, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, british secret service, honeymoon, kilt, secret organization, suicide, skiing, adventure, suicide attempt, world domination, gadget, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, portugal, swiss alps ...
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Quantum of Solace (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, secret service, vengeance, betrayal, spy, 007, interrogation, james bond, undercover, secrets, bond girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: bolivia, haiti, austria, caribbean, italy ...
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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, secret agents, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, investigation, british, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia, england
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