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, exciting, realistic, surprise ending, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with terrorist, terrorism, danger, death, violence, murder, chase, machine gun, mentor and betrayal plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
terrorist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorist: Lions for Lambs (2007), Angel Has Fallen (2019), Eye in the Sky (2015), American Assassin (2017), Blindspot (2015), Hotel Mumbai (2018), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Arlington Road (1999), Blown Away (1994), Secrets of State (2008).

List of terrorist movies

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: terrorist, politics, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, hopes, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, washington d.c., iran ...
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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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fbi, terrorist, secret service, agent, false accusation, lone hero, assassination plot, attempted murder, president, political conspiracy, female agent, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa
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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, terrorist plot, moral dilemma, top secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: singapore, england, nevada, beijing china, pearl harbor ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorist, mentor, revenge, terrorism, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, bomb, one man army, conspiracy, spy, nuclear war ...
Time: 2010s
Place: virginia, warsaw poland, romania, istanbul turkey, italy ...
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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, strong female character, tattoo, crime, killings, terrorist, puzzle, secret organization, martial arts, fbi agent ...
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hotel, religious fanatic, survival, terrorist, terrorism, shooting, hostages, courage, reporter, chaos, businessman ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, bombay india, australia, pakistan ...
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, heroes, chaos and mayhem, explosion, police detective, destruction, terrorist, criminal underworld, chaos, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, dungeon, pentagon, italy
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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, bomb, terrorist, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas
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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, terrorist, stalking, psychopath, anarchist, revenge, investigation, criminal's revenge, government agency, race against time, vengeance, master criminal ...
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, recruit, terrorism, intelligence agency, rivalry, politics, race against time, danger, assassination attempt, undercover, secret service, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: skinhead, fbi, neo nazi, undercover, terrorist, conspiracy, politics, investigation, terrorism, violence, racism, bullying ...
Time: year 1969
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, surrealism, chaos, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, terrorist, dishonesty, future dystopia, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, near future, year 2005
Place: california, middle east, north korea, southern california, afghanistan ...
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The Raspberry Reich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the Baader-Meinhof gang, a film about modern left Germans adopting the culture of extreme left-wing movements of the 1970s. East German dominatrix Gudrun leads a revolutionary gang of her own in Berlin. She has her men kidnap the son of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: erection, kidnapping, revolution, terrorist, sex, rebellion, political unrest, power relations, s&m, gang, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe, middle east, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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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, paris france ...
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Mutant Action (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, kidnapping, terrorist, siamese twins, leadership, woman in danger, danger, gang, rescue, hostages, spacecraft, physical appearance ...
Time: future
Place: spain, europe
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How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, youth, life is a bitch, teenage love, danger, teenage life, terrorist, war, longing, lovers apart, getting home, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, northern england, london, scotland
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Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marvel's hard-boiled hero is brought back to fight the menace of Hydra after exiling himself in the Yukon since the end of the Cold War. The children of the former Hydra head, Baron Von Stucker, have taken charge of the terrorist organization. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, terrorism, fight, terrorist, escapades, heroic mission, danger, undercover, terrorist plot, supernatural power, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, berlin germany
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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, terrorist, revenge, heroic mission, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, danger, one man army, criminal's revenge, martial arts, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, belgium, europe, antwerp, 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, hostage, heist, fbi, save the day, gunfight, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, christmas, confined, tough law enforcer ...
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, rough, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, survival, save the day, isolation, terrorism, terrorist, train crash, race against time, government agency, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe, poland, new orleans
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black ops, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, political corruption, danger, secret agent, machismo, betrayal, investigation, surveillance, terrorist group ...
Time: 2010s
Place: indonesia, asia, southeast asia
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The Enemy Within (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Erica Shepherd is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, cia, fighting crime, spy, terrorist, propaganda, partners, female agent, foe turned friend
Time: 21st century
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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: tense, captivating, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, mind game, danger, investigation, unlikely partners, manipulations, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, terrorist attack, attack, false identity, terrorist, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
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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, comic, entertaining, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, soldier, military, heroic mission, revenge, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, gunfight, person on fire ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, japan, moscow russia, paris france, arc de triomphe paris ...
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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: master warrior, ninja, vigilante, martial arts, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, supernatural, turtle, sewer, mutation, buddies ...
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, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, dishonesty, hostages, mind game, psychopath, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Terrorists (1975)
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorist, terrorism, state affairs, confined, hostages, daring rescue, politics, captivity, tough heroes, bait ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, deadly, vigilantism, race against time, danger, heroes, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, washington d.c., south america, latin america, los angeles
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Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
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.
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, special unit, israeli, terror, disguise, operation, undercover agent
Place: israel, palestine
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