Spy opens in Singapore tomorrow!

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, it’s the story of desk-bound analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy), who is forced to go undercover when two top agents are compromised. And of course, hilarity ensues.

Get ready for Spy with these three awesome spy comedies!

1. RED (2010)

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Never, ever underestimate old, retired spies – they have nothing to lose, and they still have all those deadly skills they learned a lifetime ago.

It’s a tour de force of veteran actors, from grizzled action hero Bruce Willis to grizzled mentor figure Morgan Freeman to grizzled character actor John Malkovich. And let’s not forget the far-from-grizzled, and still luminous, Helen Mirren.

But the veteran cast isn’t cobbled together just for the sake of it. A well-crafted storyline that sees them coming together to save the world, results in a very, very fun movie.

And how could it not be funny, with lines like this, as delivered impeccably by Mirren: “If you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods.”

2. True Lies (1994)

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Once upon a time, Arnold Schwarzenegger truly was the biggest action movie star in the world.

His collaboration with director James Cameron took in the two Terminator movies, and this: A spoof of the spy movie genre, and his own action hero persona.

Meet Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), computer salesman by day, covert agent by night. His bored wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) suspects he’s having an affair, but things get complicated when the terrorists come calling.

A lot of people say the Governator can’t act. But here, he delivers lines like these perfectly: “Well, you see, this is the problem with terrorists. They’re really inconsiderate when it comes to people’s schedules.”

Look out for cameos from the late Charlton Heston, Bill Paxton as a sleazy used car salesman and a very young Eliza Dushku as Harry’s teenage daughter!

3. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

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Has there been a better send up of the spy movie genre than the Austin Powers trilogy?

A parody of James Bond and the groovy 60s, Mike Myers made his Austin Powers one of the very best bumbling spies ever. And it all started with this movie.

There’s nothing subtle about the Austin Powers movies, with a villain named Dr Evil (also played by Myers) and a henchman called Number 2 (Robert Wagner). But that’s precisely why it’s so fun – especially when Dr Evil makes his demand for “One meeeeeellion dollars!”

Watch these movies. Laugh till your stomach hurts. Then come and watch Spy.