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 exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with terrorist, terrorism, danger, chase, violence, murder, machine gun, mentor, death and explosion plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
terrorist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorist: Eye in the Sky (2015), Lions for Lambs (2007), American Assassin (2017), Blindspot (2015), Arlington Road (1999), Southland Tales (2006), The Assignment (1997), Double Team (1997), Die Hard (1988), The Cassandra Crossing (1976).

List of terrorist movies

Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: 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, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, drone, surveillance, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, moral dilemma, terrorist plot, top secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, singapore, kenya, hawaii, nevada ...
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, terrorist, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, soldier, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
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American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: mentor, terrorist, revenge, recruit, counter terrorism, terrorism, terrorist plot, spy hero, nuclear war, government agent, spy, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, istanbul turkey, rome italy, virginia, warsaw poland ...
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Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, killings, crime, strong female character, puzzle, terrorist, secret organization, fbi agent, martial arts ...
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Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, terrorist, bomb, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, surrealism, chaos, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, terrorist, dishonesty, future dystopia, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future, year 2008, year 2005, 2000s
Place: california, southern california, middle east, north korea, nevada ...
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The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, assassination attempt, danger, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge, mistaken identity, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, virginia, montreal quebec canada ...
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Double Team (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: He's a one-man arsenal... with enough voltage to rock the free world. They Don't Play by the Rules. You're either on their side...or in their way. America's top counter-terrorist usually works alone...this time he's got ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, buddy comedy, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, criminal's revenge, terrorist, revenge, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, heroes, one man army, martial arts, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, belgium, antwerp, europe, switzerland ...
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, hostage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, terrorist, gunfight, courage, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, survival, save the day, one man army, isolation, terrorism, terrorist, race against time, government agency, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Colombia
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, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black ops, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, political corruption, secret agent, danger, machismo, betrayal, terrorist group, surveillance, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
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Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, recruit, investigation, false identity, attack, terrorist, terrorist attack, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, heroes, explosion, destruction, nuclear threat, crime fighter, criminal underworld, police detective, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, italy, pentagon, dungeon
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, comic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, soldier, military, heroic mission, revenge, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, gunfight, treason ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1600s, 2000s
Place: egypt, japan, moscow russia, france, paris france ...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vigilante, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, ninja, mutation, good versus evil, supernatural, turtle, sewer, buddies, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostages, psychopath, dishonesty, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Terrorists (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorist, terrorism, chases and races, daring rescue, save the day, hostages, state affairs, confined, captivity, bait ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, stalking, psychopath, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, race against time, criminal's revenge, vengeance, master criminal, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland
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Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, recruit, intelligence agency, politics, chess, one man army, espionage, danger, race against time, religions or cults, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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An American Carol (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American Hollywood filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, talky ...
Plot: parody, politics, nothing goes right, state affairs, ghost, disorder, religions or cults, americana, celebrity culture, goofy hero, terrorist, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, year 1940
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, cuba, afghanistan ...
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, female protagonist, frustration, male female relationship, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
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A View to a Kill (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, chase, espionage, race against time, heroic mission, adventure, skiing, 007, secret agents, crimes, british secret service, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, san francisco, mine, california, usa ...
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The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, u.s. marine corps, security, enemy, terrorism, terrorist, moral dilemma, military, terrorist group, battlefield ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, cia agent, conspiracy, secret agents, dishonesty, secret service, who to trust, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, white house, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Game Over, Man! (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.
Style: absurd, talky, buddy comedy, humorous, not serious
Plot: hostage, hotel, terrorist, friends, video game, gay, nothing goes right, stupidity, goofy hero, greed, fight scenes, buddies ...
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The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: tough guy, revenge, terrorism, bomb, obsession, justice, one against many, death of daughter, irish republican army, mercilessness, politics, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, scotland yard, america, usa, big ben london ...
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Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When they're hired to recover the lost treasure of Columbus, married scuba divers Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) think they've hit the jackpot. But as they get closer to the fortune, the couple begins to suspect ...
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, couple relations, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, heroes, crimes, rivalry, deception, murder, terrorist, underwater scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, false accusation, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, fighting the system, heroes, rivalry, danger, crime, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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.
Plot: terrorist, fbi, attack, assassination attempt, vice president, secret service agent
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