Terrorism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant terrorism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with terrorism, danger, terrorist, spy, murder, explosion, conspiracy, violence, mentor and brutality plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorism: Body of Lies (2008), London Has Fallen (2016), The Kingdom (2007), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Homeland (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Executive Decision (1996), United 93 (2006), Carlos (2010), Lone Survivor (2013).

List of terrorism movies

 7.0
 228K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, intelligence agency, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, secret service, torture, bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, israel, washington d.c. ...
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
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, intense, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, president, assassination, terrorist attack, conspiracy, world politics, secret agents, surveillance, head of state, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, egypt, scotland, united kingdom ...
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 7.0
 126K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, terrorist, fbi, special agents, explosions, military, gunfight, chase, al qaeda, deception, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, washington d.c., usa
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, manhunt, terrorist, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, spy, torture, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
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 8.3
 338K
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: espionage, cia, terrorism, spy, investigation, top secret, terrorist, surveillance, government agency, counter terrorism, bipolar disorder, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, iraq, america ...
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, white house, president, hostage, terrorist attack, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, u.s. president, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, rescue, bomb, ransom, surveillance, violence, disaster, save the day, islamic terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: los angeles, london, pentagon, athens greece, washington d.c.
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 7.6
 106K
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: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, tense, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, terrorist, al qaeda, war on terror, islamic terrorism, survival, tragic event, air disaster, death ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, california, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 14K
Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, gunfight, cold war, character study, radical, mission, leader, wanted, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: berlin germany, cairo egypt, lebanon, middle east, sudan ...
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 7.5
 286K
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: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
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 7.0
 88K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, violence, interrogation, fbi, investigation, torture, nuclear bomb, nuclear threat, spy, race against time, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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 7.5
 226K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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 6.9
 264K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, air disaster, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, save the day, special agents, terrorist, heroes, lone hero, race against time, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: london, usa, new york, iceland
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 7.3
 86K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, 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, political, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, drone, surveillance, military, terrorist plot, top secret, survival, espionage, child in peril, spy, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, iraq, las vegas, england ...
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 6.5
 121K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, villain, fear, hitman, crimes, airport, psychology, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, miami, dallas texas, texas
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 6.3
 73K
The Siege (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: suspense, intense, exciting, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, martial law, lone hero, fbi, conspiracy theory, siege, islam, military, civil rights, working undercover, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, middle east, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.9
 57K
Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, tough heroes, graphic violence, terrorist plot, behind enemy lines, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 6.8
 112K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, terrorist, revenge, assassination, cia, ira, hitman, secret agents, espionage, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ireland, london, washington d.c., north africa ...
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 7.3
 102K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, suspense, emotional, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, gunfight, police, terrorist, tragedy, fbi, manhunt, islamic terrorism, chase, investigation, violence, hostage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, california, usa
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, agent, spy, terrorism, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, terrorist, intelligence, murder, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: usa, langley virginia, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 48K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, hijacking, airport, motorcycle, martial arts, tough guy, terrorist, fbi, one man army, airplane hijack ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, louisiana, florida
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 6.2
 21K
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: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, manhunt, crimes, conspiracy, undercover, fighting crime, society, rivalry, undercover agent, spy, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, britain, united kingdom
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, talky, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, politics, assassin, espionage, hitman, terrorist, serial killer, police investigation, terrorist plot, assassination, murder ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
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 6.9
 130K
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: suspense, political, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, corruption, capitalism, globalization, politics, oil, conspiracy, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, iran ...
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 6.8
 56K
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, conspiracy, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., south africa, egypt, iraq ...
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Numbered Days (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Antonio, a gunman of the terrorist group ETA, days before making an attack, he meets Charo, a junkie of eighteen years, despite the sordid environment in which they grew up, still has the naivety. He has dedicated his life to a cause they do not ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, romance, crimes, fall in love, drug dealing, couples, cop killer, drug addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), terrorist ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, political ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, chase, revenge, betrayal, spy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: northern ireland, new york, ireland, usa, europe ...
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 7.4
 336K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, prison, hostage, lone hero, crimes, marines, adventure, disney, military, mercenary, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.2
 87K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, terrorist, paranoia, professor, bomb, murder, uncover truth, fbi, mysterious character, secrets, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia ...
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 6.7
 799
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, fbi, murder, muslim, investigation, save the day, rivalry, undercover, race against time, rebellion, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, africa, usa ...
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