The 5 Best Spy Comedy Movies and Shows to Watch Like Netflix’s FUBAR

Netflix just released its new spy action comedy series, fubar, directed by Nick Santora, along with producing Skydance Television and Blackjack Films.

However, the highlight of the series has to be Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role opposite Monica Barbaro. The cast also includes Jay Baruchel, Aparna Brielle, Milan Carter, Fortune Feimster, Travis Van Winkle, Andy Buckley, Barbara Eve Harris, Gabriel Luna and others in pivotal roles.

The official synopsis of FUBARas provided by Netflix, it reads as:

“When a father and daughter learn that they have both been secretly working as CIA agents for years, they realize that their entire relationship has been a lie and that they really don’t know each other at all. Forced to form a team as partners, FUBAR addresses universal family dynamics against a global backdrop of spy, action fantasy and humor.”

The series released all eight episodes, each about 50 minutes long, together on Thursday, May 25. Fans of the iconic action star will have a blast seeing their favorite actor in action as a top notch spy, along with a quirky sense of humor that only Schwarzenegger can deliver.

Arnold Schwarzenegger at FUBAR (Image via Netflix)

If you like watching spy movies and love the new Netflix series, FUBAR, then we have the perfect list for you. The titles mentioned below are some of the most entertaining spy movies that will tickle your funny bone along with giving you the adrenaline rush of all the high octane action sequences.

The Turist, True Lies, And More: 5 Best Spy Comedy Titles To Watch If You Liked Netflix FUBAR

1) The Turist

The Tourist (Image via Sony Pictures)

The Turist is a romantic house spy thriller from Sony Pictures that was released in theaters in 2010. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with acclaimed filmmakers Christopher McQuarrie and Julian Fellowes based on the 2005 French film, Antonio Zimmer. Although not a critical favorite, the film did very well at the box office and even received three Golden Globe nominations.

The cast featured prominent stars like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in lead roles, along with Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell and others in pivotal roles.

Set in Venice, Italy, The Turist follows American tourist Frank Tupelo as he finds himself entangled with the enigmatic Elise Ward after a chance meeting on a train.

As he plunges deeper into a dangerous web of international deceit and intrigue, Frank becomes the target of the police, the Russian mob, and a British agent. He must navigate a dangerous game of cat and mouse to discover the truth about Elise and survive the deadly manhunt that follows.

2) knight and day

Knight and day (Image via 20th Century Fox)

knight and day is a satirical action comedy film from the house of 20th Century Fox. James Mangold directed the film from a screenplay by Patrick O’Neill. Upon its release in 2010, the film received mixed reviews from critics, but became a box office success.

The film starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the lead roles, along with Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi MollĂ , Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Gal Gadot, Marc Blucas and others in supporting roles.

knight and day thrusts June Havens, an ordinary woman, into an exciting and unpredictable adventure after a chance meeting with the mysterious and charismatic spy Roy Miller.

As they embark on a globetrotting journey, June is caught between danger, espionage, and romantic sparks. The duo race against time to protect a revolutionary power source while navigating a web of deceit and uncertain loyalties.

3) True Lies

True lies (Image via 20th Century Fox)

True Lies is an action comedy house film from 20th Century Fox that was released in theaters in 1994; was the brainchild of James Cameron, inspired by the 1991 French comedy, The Totale!. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning multiple prestigious accolades. It was also the first film to touch the $100 million budget mark.

The film featured Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as the leads alongside Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Tia Carrere and Bill Paxton in pivotal roles. Curtis’s explosive performance earned her the Golden Globe in the ‘Best Comedy Actress’ category. The film’s success also spawned a CBS series adaptation of the same name.

True Lies revolves around Harry Tasker, a seemingly ordinary family man leading a double life as a top-secret spy. When his wife Helen is inadvertently embroiled in a terrorist plot, Harry must balance his spy missions with protecting his family and national security.

Balancing his life undercover with the challenges of family dynamics, Harry fights to expose the terrorists, reconcile with Helen, and bring the affair to an explosive conclusion.

4) Mr and Mrs Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Image via 20th Century Fox)

Mr and Mrs Smith is another spy action romantic comedy from the house of 20th Century Fox. The 2005 film was directed by Doug Liman with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg. It became a huge commercial success, grossing over $487 million worldwide, and also garnered quite a bit of media attention for establishing the relationship of the lead actors.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt starred in the film as leads alongside talented actors like Adam Brody, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Morrison, Vince Vaughn, Keith David, Michelle Monaghan, William Fichtner and Angela Bassett in supporting roles.

Mr and Mrs Smith follows the story of John and Jane Smith, a seemingly ordinary married couple without the other knowing that they are both highly-skilled assassins working for rival agencies.

When their secret lives collide during a mission, they are pitted against each other. What follows is an exciting game of deception, explosive action, and clever banter as they try to outwit and eliminate each other.

5) Throw

Chuck (Image via NBC)

Throw is an action spy comedy drama television series from NBC. Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak created the series, which has run a total of five rocky seasons since its premiere in 2007.

Zachary Levi, star of Shazam!he played the title character alongside Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Lawrence and others in supporting roles.

Throw follows the life of Chuck Bartowski, an ordinary computer geek whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the host of a top-secret government database in his brain.

Now a reluctant asset to the CIA and NSA, he joins agents Sarah Walker and John Casey on exciting missions filled with espionage, humor and romance. As Chuck balances his new double life, he faces the challenges of love, friendship and maintaining his secret identity as a spy while using his new abilities to save the world.

Yeah FUBAR was right up your alley, then these titles should definitely be on your watch list. Grab a tub of popcorn, dim the lights, and tune in to a spy’s world with these high-octane action-comedy titles.

Edited by
Abhipsa Choudhury