When we hear the word spy, we immediately think of our intelligence organization RAW, which looks after the country hidden behind the scenes. If you want to see how secret services work covertly to protect their country, you’ve arrived at the right place because we’ve compiled a list of the Best Spy Thriller Movies that Bollywood has produced over the years, from which you can learn a little bit about spy agencies.
Bollywood Best Spy Thriller Movies you Should Not Miss
These spy movies can be found on video streaming platforms such as Zee5, SonyLiv, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, and others. I’ll include the names of the respective OTT platforms in the Movie Info list, together with IMDb ratings.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi- IMDb Rating is 7.7/10
The plot is based around special agent Byomkesh Bakshi, a well-known fictional character created by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. the film lead role was played by Late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput.
Dibakar Banerjee directed the film, which was produced by the big banner Yash Raj Films. It is viewable on the OTT application Amazon Prime Video. The rating on IMDb is 7.7/10.
Baby- IMDb Rating is 8/10
Neeraj Pandey is the writer and director of this spy thriller. It is based on the mission Baby, which was launched in reaction to the 26/11 attacks in 2008. It receives an IMDb rating of 8 out of 10 and has received praise from critics.
The baby film star cast is Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati from Baahubali, veteran actors Danny Denzongpa and senior actor Anupam Kher. You can watch this film on the Disney+Hotstar App.
Parmanu- IMDb Rating is 7.7/10
The movie is based on the past event when India was allowed to conduct a nuclear test under former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee in 1998. In this film, John Abraham plays an IPS officer from the R&AW named Ashwat Raina, who is the driving force beside nuclear tests.
Parmanu can be found on the Netflix streaming platform. The IMDb rating is 7.7 out of 10. It’s produced by Zee Studios in collaboration with JA Entertainment and KYTA Production companies.
Bell Bottom- IMDb Rating is 6.1/10
This spy action thriller by Ranjit M. Tewari did not draw many people to the theatres, but it has become quite popular among fans of the spy genre. The film is called “Bell Bottom,” and the lead roles are played by Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, and Huma Qureshi. The film is based on real-life hijackings in the nation by Khalistani terrorists in the 1980s, including Indian Airlines planes 423, 405, and 421.
Remo Akbar Walter- IMDb Rating is 6.6/10
John Abraham plays an R&AW officer Rehamatullah Ali aka Romeo, Akbar Malik, and Walter Khan, who continues to work as an undercover officer for R&AW in Pakistan and eventually rises to the rank of commander.
Robbie Grewal created the film, which is now accessible on Netflix. This spy thriller has a 6.6 out of 10 IMDb rating.
Naam Shabana- IMDb Rating is 6.5/10
The IMDb score for Naam Shabana is 6.5 out of 10. It is directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Shital Bhatia with Aruna Bhatia under the banner of Plan C Production companies with the collaboration of Cape of Good Films.
On March 31, 2017, it was released in Hindi, along with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu. It is available on the homemade digital platform Zee 5.
Madras Cafe- IMDb Rating Is 7.7/10
The film stars John Abraham. Madras Cafe is another of our favorite films on the list. John plays Major Vikram Singh, an Indian military officer assigned by R&AW to conduct operations in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
It tells the story of Sri Lanka’s civil conflict in the 1990s. This period war film was directed by Shoojit Sircar. It received two National Film Awards for Location Recorded Sound and Sound Editing. It has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb and is available on the massive digital platform Netflix.
Raazi- IMDb Rating is 7.8/10
Next on the list is the five-time national film award winner film Raazi, which was released in 2018 and earned Rs 197 crores at the box office.
The film is based around Alia Bhatt (Raazi), who gets married to a Pakistani officer at her father’s suggestion in order to pass important data to India. Raazi is available on Amazon Prime Video and has a 7.8/10 IMDb rating.
Ek Tha Tiger- IMDb Rating is 5.5/10
The Salman Khan film Ek Tha Tiger follows Salman, an R&AW agent, on a mission to obtain important information before Pakistan does, but he becomes distracted when he meets Zoya, an ISI agent.
Despite having an IMDb score of 5.5 out of 10, the film was the most successful movie of 2012, grossing around Rs 325 crores at the box office. Kabir Khan directed the film, which he also co-wrote with Red FM’s Gaon link fame Neelesh Mishra. It is available on Amazon Prime, the world’s largest streaming service.
Phantom- IMDb Rating is 5.9/10
In the lead roles, Saif Ali Khan plays Captain Daniyal Khan of the Rajputana Rifles, and Katrina Kaif, a former R&AW agent, plays Nawaz Mistry. The phantom film was released on the OTT app Netflix on August 28, 2015.
Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Nadiadwala co-financed the film, which was produced by UTV Motion Pictures in collaboration with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Rocky Handsome- IMDb Rating is 6.9/10
John Abraham plays the role of Kabir Ahlawat aka Rocky, a former R&AW agent. Nishikant Kamat directed the film. It is available on the Sony Liv streaming video service.
It’s based on the Korean film The Man From Nowhere (2010). T-Series is a distribution company and is produced by JA Entertainment and Azure Entertainment. It is financially supported by John Abraham and Sunil Khetrapal.