Entertainment The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked  

Kenny Miller
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List of famous fictional spies with pictures where possible. Who are the best fictional spies? Famous spies, especially female spies, are a favorite among fans across all mediums. From classic characters like James Bond to new hot shots like Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan, this famous spies list will clue you in to all the most famous men and women with secret identities. Spy names are listed here, with a note about which movie or TV show they appeared in. 

Who are the most famous spies on TV and in movies? A spy is a master of infiltration. The clandestine operations involved in spying are the thing of legends, black ops by secret agents you wouldn't believe. Small wonder then that spy stories are so popular, with their gadgets, subversion, and dual identities. Today, they can be found in movies, tv, books, comics, and games. This list of fictional spies contains many of them.

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
James Bond universe
Commander James Bond RN—code number 007—is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. The character appeared in a series of 12 novels and two short ...more
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76 15
P.I. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
P.I.
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43 5
Michael Westen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Burn Notice, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television series Burn Notice, created by Matt Nix. Michael, a spy and former Army Ranger, is/was widely known as ...more
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45 6
Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Jane Smith is a fictional character from the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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79 22
Number Six is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Battlestar Galactica, Razor
Caprica-Six is a fictional character from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. She is played by actress Tricia Helfer.
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78 22
Simon Templar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Saint, The Fiction Makers, The Saint
Simon Templar is a fictional character from the 1997 film The Saint.
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63 14
Harry Tasker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Harry Tasker
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56 11
Sydney Bristow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Alias, Animated Alias: Tribunal, Alias
Sydney Anne Bristow is a fictional character and the protagonist of the television series Alias. She is an American woman with Russian-Canadian family background who works as a spy for the CIA. ...more
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72 22
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
24, Journeys Below the Line: The Editing Process of 24, 24: Redemption
Jack Bauer is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox television series 24. His character has worked in various capacities on the show, often as a member of the Counter ...more
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68 20
Secret Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum
Jason Charles Bourne is a fictional character and the protagonist of a series of novels by Robert Ludlum and subsequent film adaptations. He first appeared in the novel The Bourne Identity, ...more
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22 3
Sam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Trick 'r Treat
Sam is a fictional character created by Michael Dougherty, appearing first in Dougherty's 1996 short film, Season's Greetings, and then in the horror film Trick 'r Treat. He was played by child ...more
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40 21
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Get Smart, Get Smart's Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control
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51 31
Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Get Smart
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37 20
Emma Peel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Avengers, The Avengers
Emma Peel was a fictional spy played by Diana Rigg in the British 1960s adventure television series The Avengers, by Diane Appleby in the South African radio series of The Avengers and by Uma ...more
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39 22
Natasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Blood, Bullets, Buffoons
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41 24
Elektra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Daredevil, Elektra, Marvel Universe
Elektra Natchios, usually referred to only by her first name Elektra, is a fictional character appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. Elektra is a kunoichi – female ninja assassin – of ...more
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60 41
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Archer
Sterling Archer is a fictional character from the tv program Archer.
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54 36
Nicholas Brody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Homeland
Nicholas "Nick" Brody, played by actor Damian Lewis, is a fictional character on the American television series Homeland on Showtime, created by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Brody was ...more
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34 19
Boris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Being Human
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35 20
Matt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Blades of Glory
Matt is a fictional character from the 2007 film Blades of Glory.
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40 25
Clover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Clover is the production name given to the giant, fictional monster that appears in the 2008 film Cloverfield. The creature was originally conceived by producer J. J. Abrams and was designed by ...more
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49 33
Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Johnny English Reborn, Johnny English
Johnny English is a fictional character from the 2003 film Johnny English and the 2011 film Johnny English Reborn.
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41 26
Bishop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Marvel Universe
Bishop is a fictional comic book superhero, appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular the X-Men family of books. Bishop first appears as a member of Xavier's Security ...more
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16 4
Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Revolver Ocelot