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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending and suspense films and TV shows about / with terrorist, terrorism, danger, chase, violence, murder, mentor, hostage, explosion and betrayal plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Southland Tales (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Die Hard (1988), Quantico (2015), American Assassin (2017), Eye in the Sky (2015), Lions for Lambs (2007), Phone Booth (2002).

List of terrorist movies

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, martial arts, superhero, ninja, mutation, vigilante, turtle, sewer, terrorist, good versus evil, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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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, criminal underworld, crime fighter, terrorist, nuclear threat, destruction, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, dungeon, pentagon, italy
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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: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, split personality, prophecy, apocalypse, chaos, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, postmodernism, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, near future, year 2005
Place: california, north korea, middle east, afghanistan, southern california ...
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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, soldier, military, heroic mission, danger, terrorist, government, attack, future dystopia, treason, gunfight, person on fire ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, moscow russia, japan, washington d.c., france ...
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 8.2
 711K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, hostage, save the day, violence, skyscraper, terrorist, fbi, race against time, marital problem, confined, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.7
 53K
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, bonding, terrorism, fbi agent, flashback ...
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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: revenge, terrorist, mentor, terrorism, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, cia, spy, one man army, spy hero, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, rome italy, virginia, romania, istanbul turkey
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 7.3
 71K
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: drone, terrorist, surveillance, terrorism, military, child in peril, technology, spy, moral dilemma, top secret, chase, terrorist plot ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kenya, hawaii, pearl harbor, nevada, england ...
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, terrorist, teachers and students, soldier, past, danger, hopes, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
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 7.1
 235K
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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crimes, urban, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 58K
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: tense, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, crime, killings, attack, martial arts, puzzle, gang, terrorist, amnesia ...
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 6.1
 43K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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: top secret, black ops, martial arts, political corruption, secret agent, danger, machismo, terrorist, gunfight, betrayal, surveillance, terrorist group ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
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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, conspiracy, secret agents, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who to trust, secret service, chases and races, state affairs, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.3
 2K
Octopus (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, a Russian submarine strays into American waters. On board is a nuclear cargo destined for Castro. The Americans attack and destroy the sub. 38 years later US submarine Roosevelt is in the same waters. An ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: octopus, submarine, dangerous animal, deadly creature, ocean or sea, save the day, adventure, danger, deadly, sea monster, giant monster, creature feature ...
Time: 90s
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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, not serious, humorous, buddy comedy, talky
Plot: hostage, gay, hotel, terrorist, friends, video game, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fight scenes, stupidity, greed, buddies ...
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 7.0
 79K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, tough guy, obsession, death of daughter, politics, mercilessness, terrorist, dark past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, scotland yard, big ben london, usa ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ocean or sea, adventure, couple relations, crimes, danger, heroes, drowning, terrorist, underwater scene, deception, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
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 8.3
 276K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, marines, danger, intrigue, treason, surveillance, national security, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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 7.2
 673K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, hotshot hero, superhuman powers, terrorist, millionaire, androids and robots, explosion, good versus evil, deception, gadget, scientist, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california, pakistan, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 18K
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorist, preparatory school, terrorism, siege, high school, adventure, hostages, friendship, boarding school, young heroes, rebelliousness, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, virginia, argentina
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
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, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist attack, assassination, save the day, danger, heroes, president, surveillance, secret service, conspiracy, hostage, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, terrorism, military, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, bank, gang, sex, terrorist, blood, money, robbery, hostage, terrorism, filmmaking, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 3.9
 840
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, snow, terrorism, hostages, resort, race against time, nuclear explosion, ski, winter, save the day, confined, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, time machine, teenage life, misfit partners, sent to the past, destiny, disorder ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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 6.3
 163K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, murder, robot, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, human existence, special agents, life risking, technology ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
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 6.4
 14K
Beirut (2018)
Genre: 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.
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, hostage, arab, terrorist, war, gun, hotel, attack, arabic, terrorism, explosion, beach ...
Time: year 1982, year 1972
Place: middle east, israel, palestine
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American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The telefilm centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, cancer, race against time, nuclear reactor, government, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 4.7
 112
Lesser Evil (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Karen finally gathers up the courage to go to the police after she is raped, she's shocked to learn that the cops won't do a thing about it! So this gutsy gal goes up against a federal law-enforcement agency in order to make sure her ...
Plot: terrorist, rape, fashion designer, bra removing, partial female nudity, plastic surgery, revenge, shower, al qaeda, post september 11 2001, witness protection program, female nudity
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24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, treason, international relations, forgery, save the day, on the run, counter terrorism, tough heroes, life risking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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