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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Agent Cody Banks Movie Poster Image
Teen spy spoof with gadgets, girls is fun for tweens, teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Harriet the Spy Movie Poster Image
Book-based movie has some bullying, name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The 39 Steps Movie Poster Image
Classic Hitchcock suspense, some drinking and smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Movie Poster Image
Teen spy hero makes leap from book to screen.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Get Smart Movie Poster Image
Silly and fun, but edgier than the classic TV series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Goldfinger Movie Poster Image
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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Mission: Impossible Movie Poster Image
Sensational, implausible, violent: Irresistible to teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Third Man Movie Poster Image
As powerful and original now as it was in 1949.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The Bourne Identity Movie Poster Image
Violent but thrilling first of the Bourne action trilogy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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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True Lies Movie Poster Image
Exciting mix of thrills, comedy; older teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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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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