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The Best Spy Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

Finding a good Spy movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Spy movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.

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1. The Conversation

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7.8/10
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86/100
Released: 1974Rated: PG
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. The General

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1926
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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3. Ivan's Childhood

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8.1/10
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80/100
Released: 1962Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

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7.1/10
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76/100
Released: 2006
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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5. Foreign Correspondent

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7.5/10
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75/100
Released: 1940
Romance, Thriller

What it's about: The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest. In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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6. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1965
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. The Exception

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Walk on Water

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal's values.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. Suddenly

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6.8/10
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68/100
Released: 1954
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Dove Channel & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. That Man from Rio

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: French military man Adrien Dufourquet gets an eight-day furlough to visit his fiancée, Agnès. But when he arrives in Paris, he learns that her late father's partner, museum curator Professor Catalan, has just been kidnapped by a group of Amazon tribesmen who have also stolen a priceless statue from the museum. Adrien and Agnès pursue the kidnappers to Brazil, where they learn that the statue is the key to a hidden Amazon treasure.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. Hopscotch

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7.1/10
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66/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former agency's covert practices. The CIA catches wind of the book and sends other agents after him, initiating a frenetic game of cat and mouse that spans the globe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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12. The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

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6.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Barely Lethal

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5.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Jack Strong

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7.1/10
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55/100
Released: 2014
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear counterattack against Soviet forces is planned to be executed on Polish territory. Thanks to his determination he starts a long, lonely and psychologically exhausting cooperation with CIA. From that moment the life of his and his family is in danger as one careless move can lead to tragedy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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15. Altered Minds

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6.0/10
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51/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A family reunion goes awry when the oldest son makes the accusation that his dying father, a famed psychiatrist who also did work for the CIA, adopted his children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Two Men in Town

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7.3/10
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51/100
Released: 1973
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Vudu).

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17. Never Too Young to Die

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4.9/10
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43/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Secret agent Drew Stargrove is brutally murdered by the ruthless hermaphrodite gang leader Velvet Von Ragnar. The murdered secret agent's son, Lance Stargrove is thrust into the dangerous and intriguing world of secret agents and espionage when he seeks revenge. Danja Deerling teams up with Lance as his sidekick and love interest.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. Dark Journey

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6.3/10
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34/100
Released: 1937Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: Madeline Goddard, is a British double agent who meets and falls in love with a German spy Baron Karl Von Marwitz during World War I. This tale of espionage blends high adventure and romance making perfect order from wartime chaos and growing in faith from despair.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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19. Underground

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31/100
Released: 1970Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: An American intelligence agent attempts to kidnap a top Nazi general.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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20. The Mind Benders

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30/100
Released: 1963
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).