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 suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with war on terror, terrorism, terrorist, danger, brutality, violence, murder, heroes, terrorist group 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), Lions for Lambs (2007), Mosul (2019), Rendition (2007), Team America: World Police (2004), Iron Man 3 (2013), United 93 (2006), The Mauritanian (2021), God Bless the Broken Road (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: suspense, realistic, intense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, terror, israeli, operation, disguise, government agency, assassination, murder, espionage ...
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, 9/11, state affairs, skyscraper, life is a bitch, injustice, innocence lost, love affair, justice, airplane ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war on terror, propaganda, politics, conservative, state affairs, iraq war, war, behind enemy lines, society, soldier, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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Mosul (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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: suspense, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: isis, war on terror, battlefield, pow, soldier, death, corpse, rescue, police raid, revenge, chaos, stabbed in the back ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, introspection, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., chicago illinois, 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: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, puppet, terrorism, war on terror, secret agents, heroic mission, save the world, adventurer, satire, right and wrong, drinking problem, undercover ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, paris france, panama, france, pentagon ...
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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, witty, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, hotshot hero, flying superhero, heroes, androids and robots, good versus evil, prodigy, lifesaver, scientist, hi-tech, war on terror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 2012 ...
Place: california, malibu california, tennessee, america, miami ...
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, al qaeda, terrorist, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, war on terror, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa ...
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: torture, lawyer, courtroom, brutality, interrogation, islamic terrorism, war on terror, prisoner, sex, falsely accused, corruption, defense attorney ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, year 1988, year 2001, year 2008 ...
Place: jordan, new orleans, america, new mexico, hamburg germany ...
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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, psychological, melancholic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: faith, war on terror, widow, mother daughter relationship, death of husband, community service, loss of faith, war widow, fall in love, financial problem, female protagonist, war in afghanistan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
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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: captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, war on terror, iraq war, politician, intrigue, political leader, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, money, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, year 1980, september 11 2001, year 1978 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, america, wyoming ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, touching, surprise ending
Plot: taliban, heroism, al qaeda, behind enemy lines, soldier, machismo, cia, war in afghanistan, war on terror, swat team, military, murder ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
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Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation (2020)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After rescuing Daniel from the terrorist Black Mask Organization, the team uncovers plans for a deadly bomb set to detonate in 36 hours that threatens world order. With no time to recover, Daniel must throw his life back on the line as he and his ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war on terror, crimes, friendship, terrorist group, lifestyle, top secret, deception, heroic mission, terrorist plot, life is a bitch, secret mission, swat team ...
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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, navy seal, war, death, military life, selflessness, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, war on terror, rivalry, love and romance, post september 11 2001, injustice, immigrants, ex husband ex wife relationship, world trade center manhattan new york city, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, syria, manhattan new york city
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World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, 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: emotional, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, firefighter, disaster, twin towers, al qaeda, 9/11, heroes, survival, terrorist, marine, rescue, world trade center manhattan new york city ...
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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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: politics, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs, terrorism, assassination, society, political unrest, assassination attempt, war on terror, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 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: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, heroes, special agents, save the day, goofy hero, disorder, silly humor, law enforcement, secret agents, war on terror, code breaking, code ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, introspection, military, soldier, conscription, protest, youth, war on terror, fictional war, wartime, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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Canaan (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, leadership, assassin, journalism, escapades, war on terror, save the day, prodigy, virus, religions or cults, rivalry ...
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
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, surveillance, immigrants, muslim, intelligence, who to trust, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, betrayal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
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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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, assassination, against humanity, head of state, politics, vengeance, political unrest, political conspiracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, new york, manhattan new york city
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Thuppakki (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.
Style: semi serious, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: terrorist plot, officer, terrorist, terrorist bombing, soldier, counter terrorism, war on terror, criminal gang, male female relationship, fighting crime, gang, terrorist group ...
Place: mumbai india
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The Looming Tower (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 492 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
Style: rough, suspense, disturbing, tense, thought provoking
Plot: cia, terrorism, fbi, counter terrorism, war on terror, terrorist, cia agent, agent, terrorist plot, fbi agent, special agents, showdown ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa
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Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Athena: Goddess of War is a South Korean espionage television drama series broadcast by SBS in 2010 and a spin-off of 2009's Iris. Budgeted at ₩20 billion like its predecessor, the two series are among the most expensive Korean dramas ever ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, heroes, undercover, secret agents, political conspiracy, crimes, rivalry, espionage, government agency, state affairs, assassination, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, italy
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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, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, murderer, politician, gunfight, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Virtual Revolution (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don't care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: virtual world, hitman, virtual reality, murder, cyberpunk, future dystopia, homicide detective, murder investigation, war on terror, forensics, killings, counter terrorism ...
Time: near future, future
Place: paris france
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorist, french foreign legion, terrorist group, hostage situation, child hostage, kids in trouble, terrorist attack, border, war on terror, saving a life ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia
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La unidad (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.
Style: political, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, heroic ...
Plot: terrorist, police, terrorism, international crisis, islamic terrorism, police operation, retribution, team, government, murder, attack, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: madrid
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