Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch

Israeli spies, hackers, and villains are dominating our screens with shadowy thrillers from Fauda to Tehran, The Spy, and Mossad 101 but there are plenty more in production.

“There’s a joke that anyone with a laptop in a Tel Aviv cafe must be writing a TV series,” Israeli producer Maya Fischer said.

Here are the shows everyone is talking about: 


Fauda (TV series, Netflix)

Fauda revolves around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and star Lior Raz, the series co-writer and actor, who plays a former Special Forces soldier forced to confront his violent past. The New York Times rated Fauda the best international show of 2017. Season Four is scheduled for 2022.

Find out more about Fauda 

Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Lior Raz, star and creator of Hit and Run, plays a former warrior lured out of retirement

Hit and Run (TV Series, Netflix)

Fauda creators Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz are also behind Hit and Run, a spine-tingling drama about a man searching for the truth behind his wife's death. Raz, who stars in the series, becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue that stretches from New York to Tel Aviv.

Watch the Netflix series

Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Niv Sultan in Tehran

Tehran (TV series, Apple TV+, Netflix)

Niv Sultan stars as Tamar Rabinyan, a Mossad hacker smuggled into Iran to help blow up a nuclear site. Tamar is barely out of the airport before she’s spotted by a former Army colleague and her mission must change. Haaretz newspaper describes Tehran as an 'estrogen-charged' suspense story that has more in common with the US spy series Homeland (also available on Netflix) than Fauda. Production on series two is underway.

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Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch

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Israeli spies, hackers, and villains are dominating our screens with shadowy thrillers from Fauda to Tehran, The Spy, and Mossad 101 but there are plenty more in production.

“There’s a joke that anyone with a laptop in a Tel Aviv cafe must be writing a TV series,” Israeli producer Maya Fischer said.

Here are the shows everyone is talking about: 


Fauda (TV series, Netflix)

Fauda revolves around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and star Lior Raz, the series co-writer and actor, who plays a former Special Forces soldier forced to confront his violent past. The New York Times rated Fauda the best international show of 2017. Season Four is scheduled for 2022.

Find out more about Fauda 

Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Lior Raz, star and creator of Hit and Run, plays a former warrior lured out of retirement

Hit and Run (TV Series, Netflix)

Fauda creators Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz are also behind Hit and Run, a spine-tingling drama about a man searching for the truth behind his wife's death. Raz, who stars in the series, becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue that stretches from New York to Tel Aviv.

Watch the Netflix series

Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Niv Sultan in Tehran

Tehran (TV series, Apple TV+, Netflix)

Niv Sultan stars as Tamar Rabinyan, a Mossad hacker smuggled into Iran to help blow up a nuclear site. Tamar is barely out of the airport before she’s spotted by a former Army colleague and her mission must change. Haaretz newspaper describes Tehran as an 'estrogen-charged' suspense story that has more in common with the US spy series Homeland (also available on Netflix) than Fauda. Production on series two is underway.

Watch the trailer

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Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Haley Bennett and Chris Evans in The Red Sea Diving Resort


The Red Sea Diving Resort (Film, Netflix, Prime Video)

Ethiopian Jews caught in a civil war are rescued by Mossad operatives using a Sudan diving school as a cover. Chris Evans stars as a Mossad agent who helps smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel in this film based on a true story. 

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Sacha Baron Cohen as Eli Cohen

The Spy (TV Series, Netflix)

Sacha Baron Cohen offers a masterful portrayal of Eli Cohen, the Mossad agent embedded in Syria before the 1967 Six-Day War. The actor describes The Spy as “a superhero story of sorts. He's a deputy accountant in a supermarket who ends up becoming arguably the most successful spy of the 20th century.”

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Top Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-watch
Michael Aloni stars in When Heroes Fly


When Heroes Fly
(TV series, Netflix)

Comrades from the Second Lebanon War are traumatized when they fly to Colombia. Their journey into the jungle takes a dark turn amid a secret war. Hurt Locker writer and producer Mark Boal is adapting When Heroes Fly for Apple.

Read about the series

Our Boys (HBO Max, Prime Video)


An Israeli-American miniseries focusing on the kidnapping, murder, and investigation of three Israeli teens allegedly by Palestinian militants from Hamas. The series is based on the real-life deaths of young Israeli and Palestinian teenagers that triggered the 2014 Israeli-Gaza conflict.

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Liron Vaisman in Mossad 101

Mossad 101 (TV series, Netflix)

Cadets train to be Mossad spies in this action drama set at a fictional compound, HaMidrasha, where they are surrounded by surveillance cameras. Mossad 101 has an eclectic cast that includes one of Israel’s best comedians, Hana Laszlo, and actor/singer Yehoram Gaon.

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Marwan Kenzari stars as spy Ashraf Marwan


The Angel
(Film, Netflix) 

Egyptian billionaire Ashraf Marwan wades into a game of high-stakes espionage when he contacts Israel on the eve of a war. The Angel is based on the true story of Marwan, a Mossad spy who may have been an Egyptian double agent.

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The Patriots (Film, Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube)

Ariel Brenner (Yvan Attal), 18, moves from Paris to Israel to join Mossad in Les Patriots (1994). His first mission brings him back to his home to steal secrets from French atomic scientist Remy Prieur.

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Prisoners of War (TV series, Prime Video, Hulu)

Prisoners of War, the basis for the US spy series Homeland (also available on Netflix), is a character-driven tale involving two Israelis brought back from captivity in Lebanon after 17 years. 

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Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch
False Flag: Five strangers discover they are wanted for kidnapping


False Flag
(TV series, Hulu, Prime Video in some countries)

False Flag revolves around five strangers who discover from the media that they are suspected of kidnapping Iran’s defense minister. An American remake debuted on Apple TV+ in 2022. Suspicion, an eight-episode drama, stars Uma Thurman.

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Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch
Ayelet Zurer as surgeon Dr Yael Danon in Hostages


Hostages (TV series, Prime Video, Netflix)

Four men invade the home of a surgeon who is about to operate on Israel’s prime minister. The doctor’s family is held hostage. The kidnappers have one demand: ensure the prime minister dies. The US remake on Netflix stars Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott.

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Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch
Daniel Craig (right) stars in Munich


Munich (Film, Netflix, Prime Video)

Steven Spielberg’s Munich is the real-life story of Mossad’s Operation Wrath of God. The 2005 film starring Daniel Craig (above, right) involves the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the Israeli government’s retaliation. 

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Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch
7 Days in Entebbe


7 Days in Entebbe
(Film, Netflix, Prime Video)

7 Days in Entebbe is a thriller based on a true story. Israeli Defense Forces’ commandos undertook a daring rescue mission in 1976 when an Air France flight from Tel Aviv was hijacked.

Watch the trailer

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Operation Finale


Operation Finale
(Film, Netflix, Prime Video)

Operation Finale follows the 1960 mission of Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the logistics that sent millions of Jews to their deaths.

Read about Operation Finale


Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch
Inside the Mossad

Inside the Mossad (Documentary, Netflix) 

Dozens of former agents from Israel's foreign intelligence agency Mossad reveal their top-secret operations in this 2017 documentary film.

More about Mossad


Israeli Spy Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch


The Spy Who Fell to Earth
(Documentary, Netflix)

Was Egyptian billionaire Ashraf Marwan a Mossad spy or a double agent? In 2007, Marwan fell from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat in London but it is unclear whether he jumped or was pushed. If you liked The Angel (see above), you will enjoy the documentary The Spy Who Fell to Earth.

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