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The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked

Updated October 8, 2019 8.6k votes 476 voters 272.6k views120 items

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

    James Bond universe
    Commander James Bond RN—code number 007—is a fictional character created by the British...  more
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    Jason Bourne

    The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity
    Jason Charles Bourne is a fictional character and the protagonist of a series of novels by...  more
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  • Simon Templar3
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    Simon Templar

    The Saint, The Fiction Makers
    Simon Templar is a fictional character from the 1997 film The Saint....  more
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  • Leon S Kennedy4
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  • Perry the Platypus5
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    Perry the Platypus

    Phineas and Ferb, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
    Perry the Platypus, also known as Agent P or simply Perry, is an anthropomorphic platypus from...  more
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    Jack Bauer

    24, Journeys Below the Line: The Editing Process of 24
    Jack Bauer is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox television series 24....  more
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    Number Six

    Battlestar Galactica, Razor
    Caprica-Six is a fictional character from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. She is...  more
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    Jane Smith

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Jane Smith is a fictional character from the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith....  more
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    Callan

    Callan
    David Callan is a fictional character from the TV series Callan....
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  • Sydney Bristow11
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    Sydney Bristow

    Alias, Animated Alias: Tribunal
    Sydney Anne Bristow is a fictional character and the protagonist of the television series...  more
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  • Matt12
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    Matt

    Blades of Glory
    Matt is a fictional character from the 2007 film Blades of Glory....  more
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  • Michael Westen14
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    Michael Westen

    Burn Notice, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
    Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television...  more
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  • Raiden15
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    Raiden

    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Mortal Kombat

    Powers & AbilitiesFlight, Teleportation

    Raiden is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games....  more
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  • John Craig16
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  • Maxwell Smart17
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    Maxwell Smart

    Get Smart
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  • Revolver Ocelot18
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    Sam

    Trick 'r Treat
    Sam is a fictional character created by Michael Dougherty, appearing first in Dougherty's 1996...  more
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  • John Drake20
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    John Drake

    Danger Man
    John Drake, a fictional character, was the debonair and duty-bound secret agent played by...  more
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  • Agent 9921
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    Agent 99

    Get Smart, Get Smart's Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control
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    Johnny English

    Johnny English Reborn, Johnny English
    Johnny English is a fictional character from the 2003 film Johnny English and the 2011 film...  more
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    Modesty Blaise

    Modesty Blaise
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  • Emma Peel24
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    Emma Peel

    The Avengers, The Avengers
    Emma Peel was a fictional spy played by Diana Rigg in the British 1960s adventure television...  more
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  • Agent Kay25
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    Agent Kay

    Men in Black 3, Men in Black II
    Agent K is a fictional MIB agent in the film Men in Black, its sequels Men in Black II and Men...  more
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