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The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made  

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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 Service is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising ...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
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
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
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
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: International M... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
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 Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
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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Johnny English Strikes Again is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller
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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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis
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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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace
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) 11 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope
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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The Spy Next Door is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta
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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Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise
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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Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan
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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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort
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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The Man Who Knew Too Little is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, Alfred Molina, Joanne Whalley
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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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
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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Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan, and a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series. Two years after the ...more
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I Spy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson
I Spy is a 2002 American spy comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. The film was directed by Betty Thomas, and based on the television series of the same name that aired in the 1960s ...more
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In Like Flint is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Anna Lee
In Like Flint is a film directed by Gordon Douglas, the sequel to the parody spy film Our Man Flint. It posits an international feminist conspiracy to depose the ruling American patriarchy with ...more
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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle
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) 22 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis
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) 23 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz
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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Duplicity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made
Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti
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
Our Man Flint is a 1966 American action film that parodies the James Bond genre. The film was directed by Daniel Mann, written by Hal Fimberg and Ben Starr, and starring James Coburn as master ...more