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The list contains the best, new and most relevant espionage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, entertaining and clever films and TV shows about / with espionage, spy, undercover, danger, chase, mentor, dialogue, heroes, chases and races and secrets plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as espionage: Salt (2010), Spectre (2015), Mission: Impossible (1996), Casino Royale (2006), Spy (2015), Quantum of Solace (2008), The Tourist (2010), G-Force (2009), Penguins of Madagascar (2014), The Americans (2013).
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Casino Royale
Action, Adventure, Thriller
UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas, Italy
144 min.
 8.0
The Americans
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.3
The Catcher Was a Spy
Biography, Drama, War
USA
98 min.
 6.1

List of espionage movies

 6.4
 270K
Salt
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, double agent, assassination, cold war, secret service, betrayal, chase, cia, female spy, revenge, russian spy, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 338K
Spectre
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: exciting, suspense, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, 007, espionage, spy, british secret service, heroic mission, secret service, secret agent, assassin, car chase, fight scenes, secret mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, rome italy, austria, north africa ...
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Mission: Impossible
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, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, mission, secret service, cia, heist, betrayal, master villain, conspiracy, secret agents, murder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, berlin germany, virginia, kiev ukraine, langley virginia ...
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 8.0
 523K
Casino Royale
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, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: 007, espionage, casino, james bond, master villain, obsessive quest, british secret service, romance, escapades, plot twist, adventure, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, montenegro, london, italy, bahamas ...
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 7.0
 206K
Spy
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, entertaining, funny, exciting, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, female spy, secret agents, undercover, female agent, partners, weapons, surveillance, betrayal, cia, undercover agent, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, budapest hungary, langley virginia, washington d.c., paris france ...
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Quantum of Solace
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: exciting, intense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: 007, espionage, james bond, secret service, vengeance, betrayal, chase, secrets, explosions, interrogation, bond girl, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, bolivia, haiti, austria, caribbean ...
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 6.0
 199K
The Tourist
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, surprise ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: master criminal, espionage, mysterious character, spy, betrayal, undercover agent, chase, female spy, manipulations, adventure, love story, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, venice, italy, scotland, latin america ...
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 5.1
 38K
G-Force
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, espionage, talking animals, heroic mission, partners, good versus evil, special agents, animal life, disney, chases and races, government agency, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: espionage, dog, talking animals, secret agents, secret service, heroic mission, adventure, vengeance, family, master villain, spy, save the world ...
Place: usa
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Penguins of Madagascar
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, espionage, friendship, buddies, talking animals, penguins, working undercover, rescue, escapades, danger, family, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: antarctica, rio de janeiro, new york, venice, shanghai ...
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans
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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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The Night Manager
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hotel, moral ambiguity, murder, secret service, undercover agent, manager, corruption, british, crimes, violent, violence ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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 7.5
 3K
Danger Mouse
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, cartoon mouse, adventure, goofy hero, animal life, secret agents, anthropomorphism, escapades, rivalry, parody, spy spoof, danger ...
Place: england, europe
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 8.7
 117K
Archer Vice
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: humorous, cynical, not serious, witty, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, spy spoof, sarcasm, male objectification, cia, government agency, espionage, james bond spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.1
 71K
Abduction
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: chase, on the run, teenager, danger, assassin, young heroes, espionage, cia, life turned upside down, secret service, corruption, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
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: absurd, humorous, funny, satirical, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: spy, parody, goofy hero, spy spoof, secret agents, time travel, james bond spoof, good versus evil, undercover, 007, stupidity, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s, 1990s, year 1967
Place: las vegas, usa, london
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The Spy Next Door
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: spy, mischievous children, family, martial arts, secret agents, when the parents are away, espionage, nanny, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hong kong
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 8.1
 12K
Counterpart
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.
Style: serious, melancholic, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, parallel universe, doppelganger, husband wife relationship, deception, assassin, secret service, blackmail, murder, betrayal, chase, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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 7.5
 12K
Legends
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, espionage, fbi, government agency, mysterious character, betrayal, secret identity, state affairs, undercover, danger, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 19K
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual, clever ...
Plot: war, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis, world war two, idealism, code breaking, mind game, espionage, submarine ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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 7.0
 18K
Intelligence
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: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, heroes, computers and web, life risking, hi-tech, espionage, secret agents, inventions and discoveries, fellow agent, friendship, working undercover, computer system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Man in the High Castle
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: secret identity, alternate reality, espionage, forgery, intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, political intrigue, rivalry, disorder, betrayal, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, japan
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The Honourable Woman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: political unrest, israeli palestinian conflict, powerful corporation, businesswoman, arms dealer, state affairs, espionage, political intrigue, undercover, family relations, mistrust, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
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 8.4
 269K
Homeland
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: captivating, serious, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, danger, national security, mole, investigation, espionage, intrigue, treason, mission, mentally unstable, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, israel, iraq, virginia, langley virginia ...
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 7.2
 2K
Speed Racer
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teenager Speed Racer aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, contests and competitions, car chase, rivalry, hotshot hero, save the day, heroic mission, racing, espionage, teenage life, family ...
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The Hunt for Red October
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, cia, navy, spy, plot twist, politics, nuclear threat, underwater, against the rules, secrets, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, russia, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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 7.8
 7K
Manhattan
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, atomic bomb, scientist, race against time, military, military base, top secret, unhappy wife, secret weapon, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Six Million Dollar Man
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, androids and robots, superhuman powers, chases and races, escapades, investigation, crimes, superior, government agency, espionage, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 118K
Chuck
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, enemy, undercover, double life, peril, best friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, heroic mission, martial arts, nerd, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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