Kaley Cuoco as “Emma” and David Oyelowo as “Dave” in the action comedy, 'Role Play,' a Prime Video release.

(L-R) Kaley Cuoco as “Emma” and David Oyelowo as “Dave” in the action comedy, 'Role Play,' a Prime Video release. Photo courtesy of Prime Video.

Premiering on Prime Video beginning January 12th is the new spy comedy 'Role Play,' starring Kaley Cuoco ('Meet Cute') and David Oyelowo ('Lawman: Bass Reeves').

Role Play

"Every couple has their secrets."
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R1 hr 41 minJan 11th, 2024

In honor of the new film, Moviefone is counting down the top 20 best spy comedies of all time.

Let's begin!


20. 'Spy Hard' (1996)

Leslie Nielsen as Dick Steele and Nicollette Sheridan as Veronique Ukrinsky in 'Spy Hard.'

(L to R) Leslie Nielsen as Dick Steele and Nicollette Sheridan as Veronique Ukrinsky in 'Spy Hard.' Photo: Hollywood Pictures.

The evil Gen. Rancor (Andy Griffith) has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen), also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky (Nicollette Sheridan), a KGB agent whose father designed the chip. Together they try to locate the evil mastermind's headquarters, where Veronique's father and several other hostages are being held.

Spy Hard

Spy Hard

"All the action. All the women. Half the intelligence."
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PG-131 hr 21 minMay 24th, 1996


19. 'Agent Cody Banks' (2003)

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) must get closer to cute classmate Natalie (Hilary Duff) in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.

Agent Cody Banks

Agent Cody Banks

"Save the world. Get the girl. Pass math."
55
PG1 hr 42 minMar 14th, 2003


18. 'My Spy' (2020)

A hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl (Chloe Coleman), having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

My Spy

"Almost Totally in Control"
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PG-131 hr 39 minJun 26th, 2020
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17. 'Bad Company' (2002)

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

Bad Company

Bad Company

"The world is in good hands."
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PG-131 hr 56 minJun 4th, 2002


16. 'I Spy' (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott (Owen Wilson), is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy), on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars (Malcolm McDowell), one of the world's most successful arms dealers.

I Spy

I Spy

"Attitude meets espionage."
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PG-131 hr 37 minOct 31st, 2002


15. 'Ghosted' (2023)

Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in 'Ghosted,' now streaming on Apple TV+.

(L to R) Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in 'Ghosted,' now streaming on Apple TV+.

Salt-of-the-earth Cole (Chris Evans) falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (Ana de Armas) — but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Ghosted

"Meeting that special someone can be a real adventure."
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PG-131 hr 57 minApr 18th, 2023


14. 'Spies in Disguise' (2019)

Two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Driver) travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Spies in Disguise

Spies in Disguise

"Super Spy. Super Fly."
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PG1 hr 42 minDec 4th, 2019
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13. 'Spies Like Us' (1985)

Two bumbling government employees (Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd) think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for nuclear war.

Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

"With spies like these, who needs enemies?"
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PG1 hr 42 minDec 6th, 1985


12. 'Spy Kids' (2001)

Carmen (Alexa PenaVega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) and Ingrid Cortez (Carla Gugino) were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of several of their old colleagues forces the Cortez' return from retirement. What they didn't count on was Carmen and Juni joining the "family business."

Spy Kids

Spy Kids

"Real spies... only smaller"
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PG1 hr 28 minMar 18th, 2001


11. 'This Means War' (2012)

Two top CIA operatives (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).

This Means War

"It's SPY Against SPY"
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PG-131 hr 38 minFeb 17th, 2012


10. 'Get Smart' (2008)

Anne Hathaway as Agent 99 and Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart in 'Get Smart.'

(L to R) Anne Hathaway as Agent 99 and Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart in 'Get Smart.' Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

Get Smart

Get Smart

"Saving the world...and loving it."
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PG-131 hr 50 minJun 20th, 2008


9. 'Spy' (2015)

A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Spy

"She's a risk they had to take."
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R2 hrJun 5th, 2015
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8. 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' (2018)

A couple of thirtysomething best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one’s ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.


7. 'Central Intelligence' (2016)

After he reunites with an old pal (Dwayne Johnson) through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant (Kevin Hart) is lured into the world of international espionage.

Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

"Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson."
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PG-131 hr 47 minJun 10th, 2016


6. 'RED' (2010)

After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA black ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team for an all-out war. Frank reunites with old Joe (Morgan Freeman), crazy Marvin (John Malkovich) and wily Victoria (Helen Mirren) to uncover a massive conspiracy that threatens their lives. Only their expert training will allow them to survive a near-impossible mission -- breaking into CIA headquarters.

RED

"Still armed. Still dangerous. Still got it."
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PG-131 hr 51 minOct 14th, 2010


5. 'Knight and Day' (2010)

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in 'Knight and Day.'

(L to R) Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in 'Knight and Day.' Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

A fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.

Knight and Day

Knight and Day

"Every Hit Man Deserves a Second Shot!"
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PG-131 hr 49 minJun 23rd, 2010


4. 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' (2014)

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

"Manners maketh man."
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R2 hr 9 minDec 13th, 2014


3. 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' (1997)

As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers (Mike Myers) is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil (Myers) after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), he just might.


2. 'True Lies' (1994)

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

True Lies

True Lies

"When he said I do, he never said what he did."
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R2 hr 20 minJul 12th, 1994
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1. 'The In-Laws' (1979)

Alan Arkin as Sheldon Kornpett and Peter Falk as Vince Ricardo in 1979's 'The In-Laws.'

(L to R) Alan Arkin as Sheldon Kornpett and Peter Falk as Vince Ricardo in 1979's 'The In-Laws.' Photo: Warner Bros.

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett (Alan Arkin) meets Vince Ricardo (Peter Falk), the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America.

The In-Laws

The In-Laws

"The FIRST Certified Crazy Person's Comedy."
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PG1 hr 43 minJun 15th, 1979