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The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made 

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Updated December 26, 2019 2.3k votes 561 voters 37.4k views 27 items

From the over-the-top gadgets to the super-fast cars, the spy genre is full of clichés just waiting to be spoofed. The best comedy movies about spies feature hilarious heroes getting into jams and tangling with supervillains all over the world. This is a list of the top espionage comedy movies including everything from Get Smart to This Means War to The Man Who Knew Too Little.

What films will you find on this list of the best comedy movies about spies? 1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery brought new life to this comedic genre. Mike Myers does double duty in the film, playing both the swingin' '60s title character and his nemesis, Dr. Evil. True Lies is another good film that combines espionage and humor, while Kingsman: The Secret Service adds a heady dose of action to the equation. Other good moves on this list of spy comedies include Agent Cody Banks, Knight and Day, and Undercover Brother.

It's up to you to decide which funny spy movies deserve the tops spots on the list. Give your favorites a thumbs up, and add any titles that are missing.

 

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Kingsman: The Secret Ser... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John

Released: 2015

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A street kid (Taron Egerton) is recruited into an elite agency's training program, just as a tech genius ...more

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Spy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Feig

Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film directed by Paul Feig. A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is assigned her mission as a field agent to foil the sale of a suitcase nuke.

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Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller and John Malkovich. Atkinson had previously appeared in the ...more

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peter Segal

Get Smart is a 2008 American action comedy film which was produced by Leonard B. Stern, who is also the original series' producer. The film is based on Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy ...more

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The Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanna Fogel

The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) get involved in an undercover mission after ...more
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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Austin Powers: The Spy W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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The Spy Next Door is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brian Levant

The Spy Next Door is a 2010 American spy comedy family film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley, Magnús ...more

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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Cameron

True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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Johnny English Strikes A... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Kerr

Johnny English Strikes Again is a 2018 action comedy film directed by David Kerr, and the third film in the series. After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover ...more

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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Mangold

Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Landis

Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, and Donna Dixon. The film presents the comic adventures of two novice ...more

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Austin Powers: Goldmembe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay ...more

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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

This film is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who are ...more

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Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Leitch

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Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more

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The Man Who Knew Too Lit... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, Alfred Molina, Joanne Whalley

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jon Amiel

The Man Who Knew Too Little is a 1997 American comedy espionage film starring Bill Murray, directed by Jon Amiel, and written by Robert Farrar and Howard Franklin. The film is based on Farrar's ...more

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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle

Released: 2002

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who ...more

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Top Secret is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis

Released: 1952

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Top Secret is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Mario Zampi and starring George Cole, Oskar Homolka and Nadia Gray. A sanitation inspector is mistaken for an international spy. The film was ...more

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Agent Cody Banks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz

Released: 2003

Directed by: Harald Zwart

Agent Cody Banks is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. Its story follows the adventures of the 15-year-old title character, played by Frankie Muniz, who has to finish ...more

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I Spy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Spies in Disguise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

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Duplicity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Duplicity is a 2009 American romantic spy film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, and starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The plot follows two corporate spies with a romantic history who ...more

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Our Man Flint is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
James Coburn, James Brolin, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1966

Directed by: Daniel Mann

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