Movies about the CIA

Movies about the CIA
List of the best movies about the CIA, selected by visitors to our site: Argo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Criminal, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Black Water, Black Eagle, American Assassin, The Villainess, This Means War, The Bourne Identity.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Argo (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25

At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.

Criminal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Black Water (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:29

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

Black Eagle (1988)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret agent, Ken Tani, to salvage the system before it falls into enemy hands. To ensure his loyalty, they bring his two young sons to a nearby hotel on the island.

American Assassin (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.

The Villainess (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12

A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.

This Means War (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Duration01:53

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy – but who does he work for?

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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:50

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

American Made (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genredrama, biography
Duration02:15

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Safe House (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Snowden (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Germany, USA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Spy Game (2001)
Duration02:02

Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and resentment, Muir agrees to take on the most dangerous mission of his career and rescue Bishop.

Bastille Day (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Bad Company (2002)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration02:22

When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

Mile 22 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, China, Colombia
Duration02:33

An elite group of American operatives, aided by a top-secret tactical command team, must transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to an extraction point 22 miles away through the hostile streets of an Asian city.

Duplicity (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:05

Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.

The Siege (1998)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist from his Middle East homeland leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York. An FBI senior agent and his team attempt to locate and decommission the enemy cells, but must also deal with an Army General gone rogue and a female CIA agent of uncertain loyalties.

Unlocked (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryCzech Republic, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:02

After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another attack is imminent. Alice soon learns that the classified information she's uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, she turns to a former soldier to help her prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.

Salt (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Fair Game (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:48

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

Red Sparrow (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Dying of the Light (2014)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.

Ashby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration02:32

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.




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