Terrorist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant terrorist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with terrorist, terrorism, danger, murder, explosion, spy, bomb, gun, espionage and betrayal plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorist: London Has Fallen (2016), Strike Back (2010), 24 (2001), Angel Has Fallen (2019), Beirut (2018), Blindspot (2015), Die Hard (1988), Lions for Lambs (2007), Eye in the Sky (2015), Caliphate (2020).

List of terrorist movies

London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret service, president, conspiracy, secret agents, surveillance, terrorist attack, save the day, graphic violence, assassination, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, egypt, scotland, united kingdom ...
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 8.1
 32K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, mission, soldier, military, top secret, terrorist, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, spy, air force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, africa ...
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 8.4
 187K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, political conspiracy, double agent, race against time, president, assassination of president, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, humorous, intense ...
Plot: secret service, fbi, terrorist, agent, president, lone hero, secret service agent, white house, gunfight, justice, false accusation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., west virginia, usa, north carolina, virginia
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 6.5
 23K
Beirut (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former U. S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.
Style: political, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorist, hostage, terrorism, arab, spy, espionage, attack, war, heroes, fight, israeli palestinian conflict, mission ...
Time: year 1982, year 1972, 80s, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, israel, palestine
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 7.3
 74K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, intellectual, art house
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, puzzle, memory loss, investigation, killings, strong female character, twists and turns, terrorist, tattoo, amnesia, secret organization, martial arts ...
Place: new york
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 8.2
 874K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gunfight, heist, terrorist, tough guy, christmas, one man army, police officer, terrorism, police, robbery, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, secret agents, gunfight, terrorist, courage, frame up, escapades, cia, race against time, teamwork ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, hungary, seattle, budapest, san francisco ...
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, political, realistic ...
Plot: terrorist, iraq war, propaganda, politics, war on terror, state affairs, conservative, war, society, soldier, hopes, past ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, usa ...
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 7.3
 87K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, political, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, surveillance, military, drone, terrorist plot, spy, survival, espionage, tragedy, child in peril, war ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: africa, iraq, kenya, england, las vegas ...
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 8.2
 19K
Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, suicide bomber, islamic terrorism, islam, muslim, rape, police, intelligence agency, female protagonist ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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 5.4
 61K
Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer, terrorist, terrorism, espionage, computer hacker, terrorist plot, spy, fbi, chase, hacking, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century
Place: hong kong, los angeles, china, malaysia, chicago illinois ...
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American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cia, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist, terrorism, revenge, kickboxing, training, mentor, assassin, beach, vigilantism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, italy, virginia ...
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 7.0
 162K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, buried alive, terrorist, captivity, claustrophobia, isolation, confined, deathtrap, characters in danger, threat, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 5K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, spy, laboratory, terrorist plot, military, investigation, rescue, bomb, soldier, evacuation, deception, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, big ben london, ukraine, iran, rome italy
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 7.6
 65K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, sad ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, terrorist attack, jihad, religious fanatic, courage, hotel, hostage, swat team, cruelty, survival, chaos ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, australia, pakistan, bombay india ...
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 8.2
 27K
Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
Style: realistic, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: war on terror, israeli palestinian conflict, terrorist, terror, covert operation, espionage, operation, disguise, government agency, murder, assassination, israeli ...
Place: israel, palestine
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: neo noir, suspense, bleak, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorist, cia, black ops, drug cartel, cartel, u.s. mexico border, brutality, cia agent, mission, kidnapping, organized crime, corruption ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, mexico, texas, sonora, kansas city ...
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 5.6
 34K
Survivor (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, embassy, spy, conspiracy, hitman, assassin, betrayal, hostage, revenge, secret service, disguise ...
Place: london, new york, big ben london, afghanistan, scotland yard
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 6.1
 4K
The Assault (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, military, confined, law enforcement, negotiation, terrorism, murder, swat team, terrorist group, airport, islamic terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: france, algeria, europe
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 4.5
 2K
A Common Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, crimes, law enforcement, terrorism, threat, terrorist plot, chase, graphic violence, track down, race against time, twists and turns, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, sri lanka
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, political, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, terrorism, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, terrorist, white house, nuclear explosion, covert operation, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: maryland, russia, israel, washington d.c., middle east ...
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 7.0
 158K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, mentor, terrorist, working undercover, political corruption, secret agents, cold war, vietnam war, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., shanghai, munich germany, cyprus ...
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 6.2
 23K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, spy, politics, conspiracy, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, terrorist, secret agents, life is a bitch, secret service, uncover truth, who to trust, dishonesty, state affairs, spy, conspiracy, national security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 60K
Manhunt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, serial killer, federal bureau of investigation, mathematics, crime investigation, homicide detective, psychoanalysis, manhunt, fbi, true crime, fighting crime ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, terrorist, 9/11, swat team, spy, manhunt, al qaeda, terrorist group, post september 11 2001 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2003, year 2005 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
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Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, secret agents, spy, corruption, disobeying orders, undercover, police, race against time, uncover truth, track down, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain, big ben london ...
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 6.1
 80K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, black ops, terrorist, surveillance, cia, commando, spy, computer cracker, machismo, political corruption, terrorist group, betrayal ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s
Place: southeast asia, indonesia, asia
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: epic, slasher, bloody, political, surprise ending ...
Plot: spy, terrorist, espionage, violence, tough guy, female spy, fistfight, deception, secret agents, countdown, race against time, plutonium ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, ireland, london, rome italy, germany ...
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