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The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked 

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Updated May 7, 2020 2k votes 759 voters 113.3k views 31 items

Here are the best spy movies streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for spy thrillers or movies about espionage, this list of spy movies currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV films. What are the best spy films to watch on Netflix? 

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The Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, Sasson Gabai

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ariel Vromen

The Angel is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen, based on the nonfiction book by Uri Bar-Joseph. The true story of Ashraf Marwan (Marwan Kenzari), who was President ...more
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by ...more

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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Adam Rayner, Eliza Dushku, Ian Ogilvy

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ernie Barbarash

The Saint is a 2017 espionage thriller TV movie directed by Ernie Barbarash. International master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his ...more
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The True Memoirs of an I... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Andy García

Released: 2016

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

True Memoirs of an International Assassin is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Jeff Wadlow. After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to ...more

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Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

Released: 2013

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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The Tourist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

Released: 2010

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. ...more

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Madras Cafe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Madras Cafe John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Prakash Belawadi

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shoojit Sircar

Madras Cafe is a 2013 Indian political espionage thriller film directed by Shoojit Sircar and starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna in lead roles. The film is set in the late ...more
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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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: Goldmembe... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
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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Smoke and Mirrors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Smoke & Mirrors Eduard Fernández, José Coronado, Marta Etura

Released: 2016

Directed by: Alberto Rodríguez

Smoke & Mirrors (Spanish: El hombre de las mil caras) is a 2016 Spanish thriller film directed by Alberto Rodríguez based on the non-fiction book Paesa, el espía de las mil ...more
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From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2010

Directed by: Pierre Morel

From Paris with Love is a 2010 French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel. The screenplay was co-written by Luc Besson. The film was ...more
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The Jack King Affair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Jack King Affair
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Spooks: The Greater Good... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) Kit Harrington, Peter Firth

Released: 2015

Directed by: Bharat Nalluri

Spooks: The Greater Good is a 2015 British spy film directed by Bharat Nalluri, based on the British spy series Spooks (a.k.a. MI5).
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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Tomorrow Never Dies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Teri Hatcher, Gerard Butler

Released: 1997

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

This film is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, with the screenplay ...more

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Die Another Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

This film is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film follows Bond as he leads a ...more

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GoldenEye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Campbell

GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the ...more

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Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with ...more

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Salt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2010

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl and Chiwetel ...more

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The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mimi Leder

The Peacemaker is a 1997 American action/thriller film starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman and directed by Mimi Leder. It was the first film released by DreamWorks. While the story takes ...more

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The Spy Who Fell to Eart... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Spy Who Fell to Earth

Based on Dr. Ahron Bregman's book, this documentary examines the life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian billionaire and Israeli spy.

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Johnny English Reborn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Johnny English Reborn Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Johnny English Reborn is a 2011 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film is the sequel to Johnny English, and stars Rowan Atkinson reprising his role as the ...more
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The World Is Not Enough ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, John Cleese

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Apted

The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, ...more

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The Accidental Spy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spy Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Accidental Spy Ramsey Nouah, Christine Allado, Ayo Makun

Released: 2017

Directed by: Roger Russell

The Accidental Spy is a 2017 African comedy directed by Roger Russell. Nursing a broken heart, an IT specialist moves to London to audition for a reality  TV show that unexpectedly turns into a real-life cartel drama.