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The Best Spy TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Spy 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 TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Archer

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8.6/10
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89/100
Year: 2009-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 10
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 (92%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 35 episodes (32%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX & Comedy Central). 110 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Prison Break

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8.3/10
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86/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 91 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. The West Wing

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8.8/10
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83/100
Year: 1999-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Drama

What it's about: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart while the politics that they discuss touch on everyday life.

Where to Watch: 155 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 155 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Burn Notice

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7.9/10
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82/100
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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5. Designated Survivor

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7.6/10
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81/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (9%) are available to watch free online (ABC). 53 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 43 episodes (81%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. NCIS

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7.8/10
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80/100
Year: 2003-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 16
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 380 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access). 24 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 378 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Person of Interest

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8.4/10
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79/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special training that Reese has had in Covert Operations and Finch's genius software inventing mind, the two are a perfect match for the job that they have to complete. With the help of surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" and get the right criminal behind bars.

Where to Watch: 103 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 103 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Nikita

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7.7/10
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77/100
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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9. Madam Secretary

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7.6/10
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76/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama

What it's about: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 110 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access). 110 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Fauda

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76/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.

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

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11. TURN: Washington's Spies

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8.1/10
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75/100
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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12. Quantico

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6.7/10
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73/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 57 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. London Spy

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68/100
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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14. Taken

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (23%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 25 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 9 episodes (35%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NBC). 25 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Crossing Lines

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62/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our global safety. As Europe has become a "safe house" for criminals eluding law enforcers, a special kind of law enforcement team is needed to handle specific ongoing crimes on a global level. "Crossing Lines" is the story of one such team, made up of five international cops, headed by Captain Daniel. The team - comprised of individuals who have little in common - must learn to live and work under the most dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Housed in an unused storage section underneath the ICC, this mismatched team faces bureaucratic, jurisdictional and cultural obstacles while traversing continents in pursuit of justice.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 10 episodes (29%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. Traitors

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60/100
Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 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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17. American Odyssey

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59/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The Assets

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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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19. Pine Gap

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world's most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian and American intelligence analysts working at Pine Gap isn’t always rosy.

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

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20. The Same Sky

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Cold War drama in which a 'Romeo' agent is sent on a seductive mission in 1970s Berlin. The series recreates the uniquely charged atmosphere in the Cold War city by portraying the fates of two families, one on each side of the wall, in a tale interweaving East German dissidents and informers and West German hustlers and agents, as well as American and British diplomats. Divided by ideology, the only thing the people of Berlin all share is the sky above.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. A Very Secret Service

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50/100
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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22. Iris

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48/100
Year: 2009-2019Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Iris revolves around two friends from the 707th Special Mission Battalion recruited into a secret South Korean black ops agency known as the National Security Service. Of the pair, recruit Kim Hyun-jun begins to uncover evidence that his foggy past may not be so irrelevant to his joining of the secret organization after all. As the two friends find their loyalties tested and forge new, unlikely alliances, the journey takes them from their home country to Hungary, Japan, and China where they find themselves at the center of an international conspiracy.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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23. The Disguiser

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43/100
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).