The Best Spy Movies on Netflix, Prime, Hulu

by Hailey Greg

While rom-com, action, and sci-fi are available in abundance, it may take a long time to find a quality spy thriller movie to give you goosebumps. From Netflix, and Amazon Prime to Hulu and more, almost every other streaming giant has some of the best titles in the spy thriller and horror genre. However, before you start streaming, make sure you are prepared to be stunned at every twist and turn. 

So wait no more and check out this list of the best spy movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu to take your breath away. 

Top 10 Spy Movies on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime

1) Snowden


The movie follows the story of Edward Snowden who is a contractor and joins the NSA. However, he believes that NSA is not only tracking the enemies of the state but also eavesdropping on every mobile phone in the US. Nicknamed ‘Snow Den’, he finally decides to become the whistleblower. Watch Snowden on Amazon Prime right now. 


TENET is considered a masterpiece by Christopher Nolan.  The story follows an undercover operation when a secret agent finds himself in the middle of a dangerous network involving an algorithm with a plot to fuel World War III. The spy thriller is available on Amazon Prime to turn your weekend night a bit more thrilling. 

3) A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy

The period film follows British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who orders his spy agency to recruit women for sabotage and resistance building in the era of WWII. But his plans backfire as these new recruits are in fact part of an extremist group who are working to undermine the Nazis. A Call to Spy is available on Amazon Prime.

4) Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

The Cohen Brothers take a comedic approach to explore the incompetence of spy agencies in this film. After a disk containing memoirs of an ex-CIA analyst is discovered by Linda Litzke and Chad Felfheimer, the duo goes through the life-changing cosmetic surgery to make the most of it. However, things eventually got out of their hands. Watch this spy comedy film on Amazon Prime.

5) Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

The film revolves around Charlize Theron who is an MI6 agent. After she gets caught up in his work in the city on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, microfilm with the details of every agent at work in Berlin gets stolen. Charlize is assigned to bring it back at any cost. Watch this spy thriller on Apple TV Plus. 

6) Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Revolving around the Soviets who shot down a CIA plane during the events of the Cold War. With Tom Hanks in the lead as the British attorney who helps in negotiating the peace, this historical spy thriller movie by Stephen Spielberg still remains one of the blockbusters of Hollywood and you can stream it on Netflix and Amazon Prime right now. 

7) Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

The film follows the CIA’s obsessive mission to find and capture Osama Bin Laden. It is action-packed with some very phenomenal stunts, torture, and military base bombings. It is a bold representation of Al-Qaeda on the screen and stars Jessica Chastain in the lead. The Oscar-winning film is available on Prime Video. 

8) BlacKkKlansman


Working in the Colorado Springs Police Department,  Ron is posted to the intelligence division and assigned a mission. He tries to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan group in disguise and gain the trust of other members in order to get an upper hand before he could defeat them once and for all. The biographical spy thriller film follows Ron Stallworth who was the first  African-American detective to work in his police department. The film is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime and is an absolute treat to watch

9) Argo


Based on true events, the story features a film crew who help a group of American hostages make their way out of Tehran. Tony Mendez as the film producer scouts different locations in Iran and trains the refugees to act as his crew members. The film also stars Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video. 

10) Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

And last but not the least, your list of top spy movies can never be complete without a Mission: Impossible movie. Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the latest one of the popular spy film series starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. This time he is assigned to buy three stolen plutonium cores from a criminal gang based in eastern European gangsters. Watch this action-packed spy thriller movie on Amazon Prime. 

Wrapping Up:

Stream these best spy movies right now that will keep you on the edge of your seats all the time. Doesn’t matter which streaming platform you are paying for as they all have something to offer for spy-loving fans!

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