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The Best Spy Movies on Netflix

Finding a good Spy movie 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 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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93/100
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 & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Enter the Dragon

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7.7/10
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84/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

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

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3. Burn After Reading

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7.0/10
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81/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.

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

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4. Olympus Has Fallen

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6.5/10
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77/100
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 $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Get Smart

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6.5/10
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75/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Spy Kids

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5.4/10
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74/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of several of their old colleagues forces the Cortez' return from retirement. What they didn't count on was Carmen and Juni joining the "family business."

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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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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Traitor

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

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

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9. xXx

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5.9/10
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72/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

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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10. The Red Sea Diving Resort

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake diving resort by the Red Sea.

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

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11. The Saint

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6.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: A Russian Mafia boss who wants to create an oil crisis in Moscow—and seize power as a result—sends Simon Templar to England to steel the secret formula for cold fusion from U.S. scientist, Emma Russell.

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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12. The Men Who Stare at Goats

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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13. Spooks: The Greater Good

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6.2/10
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66/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually uncovers a deadly conspiracy.

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

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14. You Don't Mess with the Zohan

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5.5/10
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66/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- to make his dreams come true.

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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15. The Man Who Knew Too Little

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6.7/10
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66/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.

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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16. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

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5.1/10
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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 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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17. Force 2

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6.2/10
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59/100
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 $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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18. 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 $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. xXx: State of the Union

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4.4/10
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56/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star general and Secretary of Defense George Deckert (played by Willem Dafoe).

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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20. Steel Rain

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7.1/10
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52/100
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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21. City of Tiny Lights

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5.5/10
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50/100
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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22. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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3.5/10
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50/100
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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23. Undercover Brother 2

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3.4/10
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47/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sixteen years ago, Undercover Brother and his younger brother were hot on the heels of the leader of a racist, worldwide syndicate, but accidentally got caught in an avalanche of white snow. After they were discovered and thawed out, Undercover Brother remained in a coma. Now, it is up to his little brother to finish the job they started.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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24. Barbie: Spy Squad

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5.7/10
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45/100
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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).