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The Best Spy Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. Homeland

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8.3/10
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90/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Showtime). 83 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Hulu). 83 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 87 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. In the Line of Fire

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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3. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

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7.0/10
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76/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Fair Game

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

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

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5. Undercover Brother

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5.8/10
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70/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his presidential campaign, Undercover Brother is hired to work undercover for "The Man" and find what happened with the potential candidate.

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

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6. The Falcon and the Snowman

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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7. American Assassin

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6.2/10
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68/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.

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

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8. Absolute Power

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67/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.

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

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9. Sleeper Cell

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66/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Showtime & Hulu). 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 18 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Catcher Was a Spy

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6.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, a probably gay man lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Bad Company

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5.6/10
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55/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. The Cold Light of Day

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4.9/10
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47/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).