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What Are The Best Spy Movies Of 2022?

Over the years, several enduring espionage movies have offered exciting thrills and fascinating technology. The realm of spying undoubtedly makes for a gripping and thought-provoking film. We have seen Epic action scenes and amazing technology in popular franchises like the famous “Mission: Impossible” series and James Bond movies.  As with several releases in the genre this year, we can enjoy more contemporary work with amazing visuals. So, scroll down to find the list of the best spy movies of 2022.


Director: Lee Jung-jae

Writer: Jo Seung-Hee

Star Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Heo Sung-tae

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 2 hrs 11 mins

A dynamic, intensely suspenseful, and delightfully operatic spy thriller was released on December 7, 2022. The movie has enough thrills to please espionage lovers, even though it often trades action in pursuit of an extremely complex storyline. The film received the Blue Dragon Award for Best Editing and New Director.

Its story follows the events of National Security planning in the 1980s.

The 355

Director: Simon Kinberg

Writer: Theresa Rebeck, Simon Kinberg

Star Cast: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan

IMDB Rating: 5.5

Runtime: 2 hrs 2 mins

A fun thriller with dazzling action sequences, the 355 premiered in theatres on January 7, 2022. The movie is surely a good choice for fans looking for an entertaining thriller thanks to a fantastic cast and unexpected twists and action.

A wildcard C.I.A. agent teams up alongside three foreign agents on a quest to recover a top-secret weapon from mercenaries – while avoiding a mystery woman who is following their every single turn.

Rogue Agent

Director: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson

Writer: Michael Bronner, Adam Patterson, Declan Lawn

Star Cast: James Norton, Matthew Douglas, Rob Malone

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 1 hr 55 mins

Based on Michael Bronner’s article “Chasing Agent Freegard,” featuring a great cast, Rogue Agent premiered on July 27, 2022. Rogue Agent continues to be a well-acted and engrossingly tricky suspense thriller – even though it isn’t as convincing as the true story that served as its inspiration.

The remarkable and unnerving tale of career conman Robert Freegard, who pretended to be an MI5 agent to trick people in disguise. But the woman who fell for him brought him to justice.

Código Emperador

Director: Jorge Coira

Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría

Star Cast: Luis Tosar, Alexandra Masangkay, Georgina Amorós

IMDB Rating: 5.8

Runtime: 1 hr 46 mins

This violent and sensual spy drama featuring intense action sequences premiered on March 18, 2022. The movie seems to have everything anyone could ask for in a spy movie – from a brilliant storyline and unexpected conclusion to a skillfully devised opening scene.

Its story follows Juan, a member of the secret services who also works for a parallel, nefarious unit.

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Director: Hyeon Na

Writer: Sang-hoon Ahn, Hyeon Na

Star Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Park Hae-soo, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 2 hrs 5 mins

A spy thriller with good action scenes and great characters premiered on April 8, 2022. To deliver some well-deserved justice – Yaksha: Ruthless Operations employs a lot of trigger-happy spycraft in its story of secrets, lies, and broken promises.

Its story follows an honorable prosecutor who enters a fatal spies’ war while on a task in a dangerous city. He was sent to investigate a Black Ops team and its controversial leader.

Enola Holmes 2

Director: Harry Bradbeer

Writer: Jack Thorne, Harry Bradbeer, Nancy Springer

Star Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 2 hrs 9 mins

This spy film with the elements of comedy featuring the Stranger Things star Miley Bobby Brown premiered on November 4, 2022. The movie followed its predecessor with joyously enjoyable flair. Enola Holmes 2 is the perfect example of how to produce a thrilling sequel — and it makes it appear favorably simple.

Enola Holmes, now a detective, accepts her first actual case to locate a missing girl. But the beginnings of a dangerous conspiracy rekindle a secret that requires the aid of friends and Sherlock himself to solve.

All the Old Knives

Director: Janus Metz

Writer: Olen Steinhauer

Star Cast: Goksin Erdemli, Kasia Madera, Chris Pine

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1 hr 41 mins

Based on the same-titled novel by Olen Steinhauer, All the Old Knives premiered on April 8, 2022. It’s a spy film with a unique twist—not the typical happily ever after story. Although compared to earlier dialogue-driven spy action movies, All the Old Knives falls short, the chemistry among its stars shines through.

When the C.I.A. learns that one of its investigators spilled details that resulted in the deaths of 100 people – veteran agent Henry is tasked with finding the mole among his ex-coworkers at the firm’s Vienna station. He meets up with his former coworker and ex-lover in California after his inquiry takes him from Austria to England and then to California.

The Gray Man

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer: Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Star Cast: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Runtime: 2 hrs 2 mins

This masterpiece, which has a fantastic setting and an engaging plot, was inspired by Mark Greaney’s 2009 book of the same name. The Gray Man’s stellar cast and other elements make it a compelling action thriller. Additionally, a sequel is currently in production and will soon be released.

When a C.I.A. agent accidentally spills terrible organization secrets, setting off an international manhunt by assassins. A psycho former coworker puts a reward on his head, whose real identity is not known by anyone.

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