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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

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham

    Released2015

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A...  more
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    Spy

    Jude Law, Rose Byrne

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film directed by Paul Feig. A desk-bound CIA analyst...  more
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    Get Smart

    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Get Smart is a 2008 American action comedy film which was produced by Leonard B. Stern, who is...  more
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    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The...  more
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  • The Spy Who Dumped Me5
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    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanna Fogel

    The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best...  more
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me7
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Knight and Day

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Mangold

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  • Johnny English Strikes Again9
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    Johnny English Strikes Again

    Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Kerr

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  • The Spy Next Door10
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    The Spy Next Door

    Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Released2010

    Directed byBrian Levant

    The Spy Next Door is a 2010 American spy comedy family film directed by Brian Levant, and...  more
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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Spies Like Us12
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    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Austin Powers: Goldmember13
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember

    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of...  more
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    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    This Means War

    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy

    Released2012

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    This film is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese...  more
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    The Man Who Knew Too Little

    Bill Murray, Alfred Molina

    Released1997

    Directed byJon Amiel

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  • Undercover Brother17
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    Undercover Brother

    Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan

    Released2002

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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    Spy Kids

    George Clooney, Teri Hatcher

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Top Secret!

    Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka

    Released1952

    Directed byMario Zampi

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    Agent Cody Banks

    Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon

    Released2003

    Directed byHarald Zwart

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    The Avengers

    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery

    Released1998

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles

    Released1996

    Directed byRick Friedberg

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  • Our Man in Havana23
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    Our Man in Havana

    Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness

    Released1959

    Directed byCarol Reed

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  • Boris and Natasha: The Movie24
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    Boris and Natasha: The Movie

    John Travolta, John Candy

    Released1992

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

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    Casino Royale

    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress

    Released1967

    Directed byVal Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes

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