War on terror movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war on terror movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with war on terror, terrorism, terrorist, danger, politics, death, betrayal, violence, mentor and explosion plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war on terror: Fauda (2015), September 11 (2002), Rendition (2007), Team America: World Police (2004), United 93 (2006), God Bless the Broken Road (2018), Sorry, Haters (2005), World Trade Center (2006), Lions for Lambs (2007), Vice (2018).

List of war on terror movies

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, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, operation, terror, israeli, disguise, special unit, murder, assassination, government agency ...
Place: israel, palestine
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, deadly, life is a bitch, injustice, love affair, innocence lost, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, emotional, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, parody, puppet, terrorism, war on terror, secret agents, puppets, heroic mission, save the world, adventurer, satire, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, cairo egypt, france, pentagon, panama ...
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United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, al qaeda, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
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God Bless the Broken Road (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.
Style: inspirational, melancholic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: faith, war on terror, widow, mother daughter relationship, fall in love, falling in love, war widow, death of husband, community service, loss of faith, financial problem, foreclosure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
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Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, rivalry, love and romance, post september 11 2001, injustice, immigrants, world trade center manhattan new york city, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, syria
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World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, firefighter, twin towers, heroes, survival, terrorist, rescue, marine, world trade center manhattan new york city, war on terror, danger, race against time ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, war, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, danger, soldier, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, u.s. constitution, intrigue, political leader, u.s. congress, money, mentor ...
Time: 2010s, year 1963, year 2001, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, america, united states ...
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No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, political unrest, society, assassination, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs, danger, assassination attempt, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1919
Place: usa
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Decker (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The free world is in danger, and only one man can help. Jack Decker has sworn to defend America from foreign terrorists regardless of which spineless president is in charge. This is Decker: The Series.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, save the day, special agents, heroes, goofy hero, danger, law enforcement, parody, silly humor, disorder, secret agents, war on terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hearts & Minds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a scale not seen in any of their lifetimes. hearts & minds ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: wartime life, introspection, life is a bitch, military, soldier, conscription, war on terror, youth, protest, fictional war
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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428: The Animation (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, escapades, journalism, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai
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Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, soldier, heroes, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, immigrants, intelligence, muslim, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious character, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
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12 Strong (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, exciting, rough, touching ...
Plot: taliban, heroism, behind enemy lines, al qaeda, machismo, soldier, cia, swat team, military, murder, war in afghanistan, battles ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
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The Hamburg Cell (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political conspiracy, political unrest, 9/11, assassination, head of state, danger, politics ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: hamburg germany, new york, northern germany, manhattan new york city
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Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, friends, loss of loved one, tragic event, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, gunfight, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, assassin, politician, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, vengeance, hotshot hero, rivalry, escapades, danger, billionaire, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999, year 2012, 90s ...
Place: malibu california, california, tennessee, america, switzerland ...
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Mosul (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: isis, war on terror, baseball cap, car bomb, tragic past, tank, porn magazine, mission, near death experience, netflix, death, hate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, military life, squad, battles, selflessness, swat team, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, explosion, investigation, danger, surveillance, spy, treason, paranoia, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
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Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, homeless, hopes, politics, paranoia, haunted by the past, self discovery, introspection, redemption, charity, obsessive quest, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, israel, middle east ...
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Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, espionage, politics, corruption, spy, danger, political conspiracy, political unrest, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
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Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, deadly, danger, government agency, confined, crimes, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, secret service, bomb, betrayal, chase, president, assassination, terrorist, uncover truth, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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New York (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: New York is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. Omar has gone abroad for the first time in his life and soon enough he begins to see and love America ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: injustice, 9/11, friendship, society, life turned upside down, false accusation, terrorism, muslim, undercover, fbi, prison, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, first love, fall in love, unrequited love, family relations, love at first sight, marital problem, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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