Spy Movies for Kids

Not many types of movies are as exciting as a good spy flick -- there's just something irresistible about secret agents, intrigue, and double crosses. Check out this list of our favorite spy movies for both tweens and teens, from Spy Kids to James Bond. These excellent espionage films are full of action and adventure, but some are more mature than others. It's a good idea to be ready to discuss the ways sex and violence are depicted in these top picks.

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Spy Kids

age 7+

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

age 7+

An imaginatively joyous adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Spies in Disguise

age 8+

Odd-couple spy/buddy comedy is wacky fun; lots of action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Agent Cody Banks

age 9+

Teen spy spoof with gadgets, girls is fun for tweens, teens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Harriet the Spy

age 9+

Book-based movie has some bullying, name-calling.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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My Spy

age 10+

Funny but formulaic action comedy has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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The 39 Steps

age 11+

Classic Hitchcock suspense, some drinking and smoking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1935)
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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

age 11+

Teen spy hero makes leap from book to screen.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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North by Northwest

age 11+

Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1959)
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Get Smart

age 12+

Silly and fun, but edgier than the classic TV series.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Top Secret!

age 12+

Silly spy spoof delivers near-nonstop stream of laughs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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Argylle

age 13+

Stylized violence, little blood in fun, twisty spy thriller.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2024)
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Goldfinger

age 13+

Third Bond film is iconic; drinking, smoking, sexism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1964)
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

age 13+

Slick and stylized, retro spy adventure is loads of fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Mission: Impossible

age 13+

First M:I movie starts off with a bang; violence, peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1996)
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Mission: Impossible 2

age 13+

Good thrill ride of a movie with nonstop action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

age 13+

Spy franchise returns for more action-packed thrills.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

age 13+

Spy franchise returns with thrills, death-defying stunts.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

age 13+

Cruise's sixth M:I action adventure is most intense one yet.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One

age 13+

Lots of action violence in excellent spy thriller.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)