Most Popular Counter Espionage Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,078,956 | Gross: $132.38M
2. 24 (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
3. Red Sparrow (2018)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Votes: 137,507 | Gross: $46.87M
4. Atomic Blonde (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Votes: 150,981 | Gross: $51.57M
5. Allied (2016)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Votes: 126,168 | Gross: $40.07M
8. Æon Flux (2005)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.
Votes: 119,381 | Gross: $25.86M
10. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
11. Æon Flux (1991–1995)
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »
12. Our Man in Havana (1959)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an Agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.
13. Across the Pacific (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.
14. The Third Generation (1979)
111 min | Crime, Drama
A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »
17. Operation Corned Beef (1991)
G | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »
19. The Nada Gang (1974)
110 min | Thriller
A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »
20. Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005 TV Movie)
92 min | Mystery
Frank Darnell, director of the Central Security Agency (CSA), is at a loss when Miles Crandall, the genius who writes top-secret satellite communication software for his Pentagon-contracted... See full summary »
21. Knight Without Armor (1937)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.
22. The Intelligence Men (1965)
103 min | Comedy, Mystery
A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead ... See full summary »
23. Stamboul Quest (1934)
Approved | 86 min | Romance, Thriller, Drama
In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish ... See full summary »
26. The Master Key (1945)
Approved | 226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Government agents battle a gang of Nazis who are trying to use the Orotron machine, which can turn seawater into gold.
27. Espionage Agent (1939)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic service to go undercover to route out an espionage ring planning to destroy ... See full summary »
28. My Favorite Spy (1942)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical
Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army ... See full summary »
30. The Enemy General (1960)
Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An American OSS agent and the French underground attempt to rescue a Nazi general, who is awaiting execution by the Germans, and help him escape to London.
31. David Harding, Counterspy (1950)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Based on the long-running radio program created by Philips H. Lord, the film opens with a radio commentator blasting the U. S. government for the manner in which a certain foreign power has... See full summary »
32. Secret Enemies (1942)
Approved | 57 min | Drama, Thriller
A lawyer becomes a government secret agent after an agent-friend of his is murdered, and discovers a nest of Nazi spies operating out of a former client's hotel.
33. Counterspy (1958 TV Movie)
27 min | Adventure
When a massive Soviet battleship negotiates the treacherous Oslo harbor without a local pilot, American counterespionage agent David Harding suspects that the enemy has developed a secret ... See full summary »
34. A Woman of Experience (1931)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance
It is 1915 in Vienna and the Great War has caused many casualties. Elsa decides to answer the patriotic appeals and help by working in the hospital, but her reputation causes her to be ... See full summary »
35. Don't Talk (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Drama, Short
This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a plant, the FBI try to find out ... See full summary »
36. Kim jest ten czlowiek? (1985)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his ... See full summary »
37. I leoforos tis prodosias (1969)
95 min | Drama, Mystery
Captain Vergos escapes from Albania, where he was captive, and returns to Greece. But he is captured as a spy because Captain Vergos had escaped a year ago and had returned to his duties. ... See full summary »
38. The H Files: A Tangled Web (1998 Video)
45 min | Adventure
A merciless intruder grabs, binds and gags two beautiful government agents. They manage to escape and meet an undercover operative who tells them that she's discovered a plot to overthrow ... See full summary »
39. Conspiracized (2003)
83 min | Drama
Have you been Conspiracized? A rebellion has awakened... A powerful corporation struggles to preserve automation-control over the minds of all citizens. Standing in their way is a cult of ... See full summary »
41. Frautschi (2008)
49 min | Documentary, Music
FRAUTSCHI is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential (and least known) guitar pedagogues in Russia: Kamill Frautschi (1921-1997). A violinist himself, Kamill taught his son ... See full summary »
The Hunter (1952– )
Adams slips behind the Iron Curtain to neutralize a traitorous American who broadcasts anti-American propaganda on a Romanian radio station. His steps are dogged by a beautiful Communist ... See full summary »
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The team capture a Mammoth running rampant on the M25. The conspiracy is finally revealed as they attempt to kill Cutter and his team and destroy the ARC.
Foyle's War (2002–2015)
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility and the discovery that the victim was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence.
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–2000)
The Case of the Left Thumbprint
When an embassy decoding card disappear from Robert Holmes's safe, counterespionage officials consider him complicit in the theft. Shirley naturally believes her father is innocent and sets... See full summary »
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
The Last Journey
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dzerzhinsky's organization "The Trust" needs Western funding, so he guarantees Sidney's safety in Russia in return for his help in raising funds.
Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Two Nazis for the Price of One
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War
A Gestapo officer who knows all about the Stalag 13 operation blackmails Hogan to find out about the Manhattan Project.