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 Movie Poster Image
Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Movie Poster Image
An imaginatively joyous adventure.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Spies in Disguise Movie Poster Image
Odd-couple spy/buddy comedy is wacky fun; lots of action.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Agent Cody Banks Movie Poster Image
Teen spy spoof with gadgets, girls is fun for tweens, teens.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Harriet the Spy Movie Poster Image
Book-based movie has some bullying, name-calling.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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My Spy Movie Poster Image
Funny but formulaic action comedy has violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The 39 Steps Movie Poster Image
Classic Hitchcock suspense, some drinking and smoking.
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(Release Year: 1935)
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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Movie Poster Image
Teen spy hero makes leap from book to screen.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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North by Northwest Movie Poster Image
Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1959)
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Get Smart Movie Poster Image
Silly and fun, but edgier than the classic TV series.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Top Secret! Movie Poster Image
Silly spy spoof delivers near-nonstop stream of laughs.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Goldfinger Movie Poster Image
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Movie Poster Image
Slick and stylized, retro spy adventure is loads of fun.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Mission: Impossible Movie Poster Image
Sensational, implausible, violent: Irresistible to teens.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Mission: Impossible 2 Movie Poster Image
Good thrill ride of a movie with nonstop action.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Movie Poster Image
Spy franchise returns for more action-packed thrills.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Poster Image
Spy franchise returns with thrills, death-defying stunts.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout Movie Poster Image
Cruise's sixth M:I action adventure is most intense one yet.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Third Man Movie Poster Image
As powerful and original now as it was in 1949.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Movie Poster Image
'90s James Bond spoof has tons of sex, crude humor.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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The Bourne Identity Movie Poster Image
Violent but thrilling first of the Bourne action trilogy.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Bourne Supremacy Movie Poster Image
Second in trilogy is a smooth but violent thriller.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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The Bourne Ultimatum Movie Poster Image
Excellent, smart spy thriller for mature teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Casino Royale (2006) Movie Poster Image
Darker than usual Bond; too violent for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Tenet Movie Poster Image
Nolan's violent, elaborate epic is best for deep thinkers.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Debt Movie Poster Image
A secret's consequences play out in intense spy film.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Duplicity Movie Poster Image
Clever, complex romantic thriller is too twisty for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Spy Game Movie Poster Image
A smart thriller for grown-ups.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Undercover Brother Movie Poster Image
Stereotype-based satire; not for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Poster Image
Brash, witty spy film is packed with over-the-top violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A Most Wanted Man Movie Poster Image
Philip Seymour Hoffman great in moody, smart spy drama.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Atomic Blonde Movie Poster Image
Powerful woman at core of stylish, very violent spy story.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Spy Movie Poster Image
Spy
Action spoof is hilarious but raunchy and violent.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Movie Poster Image
Excellent spy film mixes suspense and shocking moments.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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