The Best Spy Movies Of 2022

The best spy movies tend to keep us guessing who's a good spy and who's a bad spy right up until the end. These edge of your seat spy thrillers also sport some amazing cast members like Oscar winners, Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong'o in The 355. You'll also find a man with a certain set of skills on this list. That's right, Liam Neeson is in Blacklight this year and it's sure to bring back memories of when he played a retired spy in Taken. Netflix also has an entry in the spy genre with Munich: Edge of War which tells the story of two friends on opposing sides during the a conference in Munich prior to the breakout of WWII.

But which one of these films is the best of 2022? You can help decide by voting up all your favorites. You can also vote down any that you think other fans of the genre should skip. Then be sure to check back throughout the year as new and upcoming spy movies are released and added to the list.


  • All the Old Knives
    Video: YouTube

    Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton draw in the audience with their subtle cat and mouse game as it relates to a mole hunt within the CIA. This spy mystery will keep you guessing until the end with its flashbacks and thoughtful performances.

    When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham is assigned to root out the mole with his former lover and colleague Celia Harrison.
    • Actors: Chris Pine, Thandie Newton, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Pryce, Gala Gordon
    • Directed by: Janus Metz

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  • The Gray Man
    Video: YouTube
    2
    83 votes

    Ryan Gosling is a CIA agent on the run from a rogue Chris Evans. If that dynamic isn't enough to watch this Netflix Original thriller, The Gray Man also stars Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, with The Russo Brothers directing. Sign us up.

    When the CIA's top asset -- his identity known to no one -- uncovers agency secrets, he triggers a global hunt by assassins set loose by his ex-colleague.
    • Actors: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura
    • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Munich: The Edge of War
    Video: YouTube

    Here's a gripping historical thriller about the start of WWII, that revolves around two friends working for opposing governments as they attempt to expose Hitler's secret plans.

    Set in the fall of 1938, Hitler prepares to invade Czechoslovakia, and the government of Neville Chamberlain desperately seeks a peaceful solution. A British civil servant and a German diplomat, former classmates, travel to Munich to discuss peace.
    • Actors: Jessica Brown Findlay, George MacKay, Jeremy Irons, Liv Lisa Fries, Jannis Niewöhner
    • Directed by: Christian Schwochow

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  • Rogue Agent
    Video: YouTube
    4
    8 votes
    Conman Robert Freegard poses as an undercover MI5 agent and kidnaps countless victims amidst a high-stakes manhunt, until the woman who fell for him brings him to justice.
    • Actors: James Norton, Gemma Arterton, Marisa Abela, Shazad Latif, Sarah Goldberg
    • Directed by: Adam Patterson, Declan Lawn
  • Blacklight
    Video: YouTube
    5
    30 votes

    Liam Neeson has a certain set of skills and he continually shows them off in action thrillers that cater to his fans' baser desires. This government spy thrill ride is no exception.

    Travis Block, a shadowy government agent who specializes in removing operatives whose covers have been exposed, uncovers a deadly conspiracy within his own ranks that reaches the highest echelons of power.
    • Actors: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Taylor John Smith, Yael Stone
    • Directed by: Mark Williams
  • Agent Game
    Video: YouTube
    6
    21 votes

    Dermot Mulroney and Mel Gibson make a 2022 entry into the spy-action thriller genre with Agent Game. The film has it all, interrogations, double agents, and running away from rendition teams.

    A CIA officer becomes the target of a rendition operation after being the scapegoat for the death of an interrogation subject.
    • Actors: Mel Gibson, Adan Canto, Jason Isaacs, Katie Cassidy, Dermot Mulroney
    • Directed by: Grant S. Johnson