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 suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with terrorist, terrorism, danger, explosion, murder, bomb, death, undercover, violence and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorist: Hotel Mumbai (2018), Lions for Lambs (2007), Blown Away (1994), Angel Has Fallen (2019), Secrets of State (2008), American Assassin (2017), Blindspot (2015), Arlington Road (1999), Fauda (2015), Stratton (2017).

List of terrorist movies

 7.6
 50K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, 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, disturbing, suspenseful, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, hotel, courage, religious fanatic, shooting, survival, survivor, siege, bollywood ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, behind enemy lines, society, danger, hopes, soldier, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
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 6.3
 28K
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: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland, belfast
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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, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, fbi, lone hero, manhunt, agent, false accusation, president, white house, assassination plot, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, virginia
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, race against time, state affairs, good versus evil, political conspiracy, danger, dishonesty, undercover, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, controversial ...
Plot: terrorist, mentor, cia, recruit, counter terrorism, government agent, revenge, terrorist plot, terrorism, conspiracy, nuclear war, russian ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, virginia, romania, warsaw poland, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.4
 65K
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, strong female character, memory loss, investigation, terrorist, crime, killings, tattoo, puzzle, martial arts, fbi agent, secret organization ...
Place: new york
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 7.2
 80K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, neo noir, bomb, paranoia, murder, conspiracy, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, kansas, west virginia
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 8.2
 17K
Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country:
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, special unit, covert operation, terror, operation, disguise, danger, murder, assassination, government agency ...
Place: israel, palestine
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 4.8
 4K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: terrorist, commando, terrorist plot, swat team, investigation, rescue, military, surveillance, explosion, chase, ambush, race against time ...
Time: frogman, 2010s
Place: london, big ben london, iran, ukraine, rome italy
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 7.3
 78K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, drone, top secret, surveillance, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, terrorist plot, moral dilemma ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, beijing china, nevada, pearl harbor, england ...
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The Terror Live (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "I'll blow up Mapo Bridge." An anonymous call comes into a radio station one day. When it turns out to be legitimate, a terrorist's threats end up getting broadcast live throughout the country.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, radio, race against time, danger, media, media sensation, negotiation, tv show, once in a lifetime opportunity, ratings, terror, live broadcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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 6.1
 3K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, swat team, hijacking, hostage, airplane, confined, deadly, danger, military, law enforcement, negotiation, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, france, europe
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 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (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: realistic, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, corruption, race against time, explosive, police, innocent person killed, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, berlin germany, moscow russia
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 8.2
 768K
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, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, christmas, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 3.7
 780
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, airplane, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, hostages, confined, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 29K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, mission, soldier, terrorist, heroes, top secret, daring rescue, heroic mission, army, military, teamwork, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, africa, england, afghanistan ...
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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, undercover, secret mission, spy, one man army, undercover agent, adventure, daring rescue, tragic love, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, canada, kashmir, asia ...
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 8.2
 10K
Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
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, exciting, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, teenage girl, police, murder, woman in danger, family, security, death, stalking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: middle east, sweden, syria, eastern europe
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 6.2
 21K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyers and clients, legal investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, power relations, mistrust, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
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 8.2
 15K
Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, legal, muslim, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, hopes, religions or cults, injustice, social activist, human rights ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, asia, kashmir, pakistan, mumbai india
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The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, hijacking, airplane, terrorism, chases and races, race against time, heroes, one man army, tough heroes, bait, hostage, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 6.7
 56K
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, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, secret, false identity, attack, fbi agent, bonding, flashback ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia agent, cia, secret agents, who to trust, secret service, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Jihadi Warrior (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama is from a middle class family in Chennai, she marries Vishwanath (a dance master) to pursue her higher studies in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: terrorist, bomb, undercover, threat, suspicion, muslim, double life, working undercover, marriage, secret, terrorist plot, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york, new jersey, usa, india
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 6.3
 20K
Cleanskin (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, manhunt, undercover, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, society, deadly, crimes, chases and races, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 8.1
 73K
A Wednesday (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams, fast paced and ever changing, home to Bollywood! A City of beauty but also a city that got scarred! A city whose foundation is slowly crumbling beneath its ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorist, bomb, terrorism, race against time, negotiation, bomb threat, police, muslim, police investigation, outsmarting, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Five Minarets in New York (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, racism, dishonesty, smuggling, couple relations, false accusation, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 4.1
 10K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, rescue, death of wife, machismo, father son relationship, deception, murder, brutality, spy, russian, interrogation, escape ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century, year 2005, year 2004, 2010s ...
Place: langley virginia, eastern europe, prague czech republic, czech republic, prague ...
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 6.5
 41K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: neo nazi, terrorist, fbi, skinhead, undercover, justice, conspiracy, politics, investigation, terrorism, violence, racism ...
Time: year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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