These Are Some of the Best Spy Thriller Movies

Spy thriller movies will almost make you feel like you are a real secret agent. For almost 2 hours, you are usually engrossed in a world of espionage, action, double agents, self-sacrifice and much more. This is what spy movies are all about.

You may never have the opportunity to jet around the world for a secret mission or jump out of a plane when evading an enemy, but with a spy movie, you will feel like you have. It also helps you leave your worries behind as you have fun following the storylines.

One thing you must agree about spy movies is that they are unpredictable. The agents are usually well trained, the stakes are high, and you almost always never know what will happen next, or who the traitor will be. Read on to learn about some of the best spy thriller movies.

These Are Some of the Best Spy Thriller Movies
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The Bourne Identity

If you are looking for some serious suspenseful drama and an extremely fast-paced spy thriller, you should look for The Bourne Identity. This is the first movie in the Bourne franchise and it is based on Robert Ludlum’s novel by the same name.

This is a story about a man who experiences memory loss, and then slowly starts to realize that he is actually a highly trained operative. A lot happens in this story that will leave you shell-shocked and thoroughly entertained.

The Bourne Supremacy

This movie is the second installment of the Bourne franchise. Two years after the events of the first movie, Jason Bourne is again on a journey as a former CIA agent and an assassin who is suffering from amnesia.

However, he has been framed for a certain mission that did not go so well, and due to this, he is forced to go back to his specialty of being a skilled assassin.

Enemy of the State

In this film, Will Smith brings the action. It is a political thriller, and it revolves around a lawyer who accidentally gets a murder tape that ends up being searched for by some secret agents.

But, it is worth the time, Will Smith’s character, Robert Clayton Dean, has to deal with so much in the course of the story and keeps hiding from some seriously dangerous people. 

Bridge of Spies

This is a movie that combines geniuses Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. Clearly, you cannot go wrong. It is a movie destined for success. 

It is set in the Cold War era, and the movie tells the story of an American lawyer, James B. Donovan, who is defending the Soviet KGB spy, Rudolf Abel.

It takes place in court and because of this story, he ends up working with the CIA in order to exchange the spy for a captured American pilot. 


This is a James Bond movie. The British Spy comes back in the 23rd installment in the franchise. Daniel Craig plays Bond and takes on the character the best way he can.

His allegiance is tested by the head of MI6, and he has to deal with the consequences of his actions in the past that have come to light.


These Are Some of the Best Spy Thriller Movies
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With this movie, you get the best of both romance and a spy movie. It showcases what happens when two rival spies and agents find that they are attracted to each other. 

Clive Owen and Julia Roberts’ chemistry boils on in the story of an M16 agent and a CIA officer. They both try their best to do their jobs despite their very complicated romantic history. 


So, if you are a big fan of Spy movies, or if you are not and have been wondering what to watch, check out the movies above, which are bound to make your evenings lively.