7 Gripping Spy Thriller Movies And Shows Inspired By True Events

The Spy – Netflix

The six-episode espionage thriller web series is based on the real-life story of Eli Cohen, an Israeli Mossad agent.  The series is set in the 1960s during a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East, particularly between Israel and Syria. 

Mukhbir: The Story Of A Spy – Zee5

This eight-part spy thriller is inspired by true events and based on the book titled Mission to Pakistan: An Intelligence Agent in Pakistan by Maloy Krishna Dhar, former joint director of the intelligence bureau. 

Munich – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The film is based on the true events of the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, where 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black September. 

The Falcon And The Snowman – Amazon Prime Video

Based on the eponymous book by Robert Lindsey, the movie is a true account of the friendships between Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee.

Raazi – Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel titled Calling Sehmat. It is based on the true story of an Indian woman who marries a Pakistani military officer to serve as an undercover spy during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. 

The Courier – Amazon Prime Video

The movie is based on the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman who became involved in a covert operation during the Cold War. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Wynne. 

Bridge Of Spies – Amazon Prime Video, SonyLiv

The movie is a gripping espionage movie directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events during the Cold War. The movie is a narrative of the high-stakes world of espionage during a critical period in history.

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