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The Best Spy Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. The Lives of Others

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8.4/10
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92/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Archer

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8.7/10
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85/100
Year: 2009-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 9
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that crosses his path. His antics are only excusable because at the end of the day, he still somehow always manages to thwart whatever crises was threatening mankind.

Where to Watch: 101 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 49 episodes (49%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, FOX & Comedy Central). 101 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Burn Notice

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8.0/10
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79/100
Year: 2007-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.

Where to Watch: 113 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 8 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 113 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions and saves the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Olympus Has Fallen

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6.5/10
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74/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Body of Lies

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

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

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7. Nikita

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7.7/10
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73/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.

Where to Watch: 73 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 73 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Get Smart

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6.5/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. TURN: Washington's Spies

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8.1/10
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73/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 40 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Austin Powers in Goldmember

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6.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe -- '70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help from his dad and an old girlfriend.

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

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11. London Spy

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7.5/10
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65/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Danny is a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage in this contemporary, emotional thriller. He falls for the anti-social but enigmatic Alex, both from opposite worlds, and they soon realise they’re perfect for each other. But when Alex suddenly disappears, Danny is utterly ill-equipped to take on his complex and codified world. Young, innocent and adrift he needs to decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth?

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

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5.2/10
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65/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Traitors

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6.5/10
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61/100
Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 1945 London. Feef is seduced by a rogue American spy into spying on her own country. Her task? To uncover a Russian agent in the heart of the British Government.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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14. The Assets

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7.5/10
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57/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 9 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Force 2

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6.3/10
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56/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: ACP Yashvardhan teams up RAW Agent KK to bring down the master mind terrorist, Shiv.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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16. Steel Rain

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53/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Amid a coup, a North Korean agent escapes south with the country's injured leader in an attempt to keep him alive and prevent a Korean war.

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

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17. A Very Secret Service

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7.8/10
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52/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: At the height of the Cold War in 1960, André Merlaux joins the French Secret Service and contends with enemies both foreign and bureaucratic.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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3.5/10
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51/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Eight years after the third film, the OSS has become the world's top spy agency, while the Spy Kids department has since become defunct. A retired spy Marissa (Jessica Alba) is thrown back into the action along with her stepchildren when a maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) attempts to take over the world. In order to save the world, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook) must team up with their hated stepmother. Carmen and Juni have since also grown up and will provide gadgets to them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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19. City of Tiny Lights

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49/100
Released: 2016
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. D-Day

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7.2/10
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48/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent into Karachi, Pakistan by the Chief of RAW Ashwini Rao (Nasser) to report the activities of The Most Wanted Man in India. 9 days ago Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi) RAW Explosives expert, and Aslam, a petty thief from the streets of Mumbai recruited by RAW, infiltrated Pakistan to join Wali Khan and carry out the mission to bring back The Most Wanted Man in India. The man who was going to break all ISI protocol and security and attend his own son's wedding. The man who could on that day be abducted and brought back to India to face justice. 1 day ago everything went according to plan until it all failed. The team sent in to bring The Most Wanted Man in India, did the unthinkable - they carried out the most daring operation and almost got away with it. Almost because, something went horribly wrong.

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

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21. Barbie: Spy Squad

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44/100
Released: 2016Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: Barbie and her best friends Teresa and Renee transform from hard-working gymnasts to undercover secret agents. When their amazing gymnastics skills catch the eye of a top-secret spy agency, the girls are soon following clues to a gem-stealing cat burglar, using high-tech gadgets, glam disguises and cute robo-pets to save the day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. The Disguiser

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41/100
Year: 2015-2019Seasons: 1
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Set in the Japanese occupation era, the rich yet naive young master Ming Tai is trained to become an agent, and is later sent to become an underground spy for the Communists. Together with his brother and double agent Ming Lou, they try and bring down Wang Wei's Kuomintang Secret Service Headquarters.

Where to Watch: 41 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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23. The Spy Who Went Into the Cold

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6.6/10
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34/100
Released: 2013
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary about Kim Philby, a British member of MI6 who was in reality a spy and defected to the U.S.S.R.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video).