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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with terrorism, danger, terrorist, politics, deadly, explosion, betrayal, conspiracy, bomb and murder plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as terrorism: Body of Lies (2008), Homeland (2011), The Kingdom (2007), Baby (2015), Lone Survivor (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), Executive Decision (1996), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), United 93 (2006), Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

List of terrorism movies

 7.1
 219K
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: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, cia agent, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, saudi arabia ...
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 8.3
 323K
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, government agency, surveillance, spy, treason, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, iran ...
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 7.0
 122K
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, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, terrorist, muslim, deception, prince, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, washington d.c., usa, iraq
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 8.0
 54K
Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, danger, law enforcement, graphic violence, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 7.5
 274K
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, squad, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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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, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, terrorist, assassination, president, secret agents, danger, save the day, head of state, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, tower bridge london, big ben london, pakistan ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, surveillance, deception, ransom, explosion, hand to hand combat, stewardess, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, athens greece, london, los angeles
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, terrorist group, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
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 7.6
 101K
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, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio ...
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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, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, danger, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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 7.1
 86K
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: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, nuclear threat, counter terrorism, interrogation, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, sadism, right and wrong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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 7.6
 13K
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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, crimes, danger, mission, wanted, radical, leader, hostage situation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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 6.5
 115K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, psychology, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, miami, dallas texas
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 6.9
 256K
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, hijacking, false accusation, danger, save the day, special agents, hostage, heroes, race against time, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
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 8.5
 20K
Black Friday (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Under torture, Indian gangster Tiger Memon confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout Bombay. The police choose not to believe him, however, and bombs tear through the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and polarizing the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: terrorism, muslim, terrorist, interrogation, investigation, politics, law enforcement, legal, society, deadly, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, dubai, kolkata ...
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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: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, crimes, romance, fall in love, couples, danger, deadly, drug dealing, drug addict, cop killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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 6.7
 770
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, race against time, rebellion, undercover, danger, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, chicago illinois, syria ...
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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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, sniper rifle, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, london ...
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 6.3
 20K
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: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, manhunt, undercover, fighting crime, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, society, chases and races, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom, london
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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, head of state, assassination, against humanity, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: hamburg germany, manhattan new york city, new york, northern germany
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 6.9
 4K
Wolf (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In the 70s, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, double agent, on the run, life turned upside down, fish out of water, working undercover, infiltration, undercover, espionage, danger, track down, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, police brutality, journalist, court, trial, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967 ...
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, munich germany ...
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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: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, conspiracy, danger, shooting, intelligence, cia agent, outsmarting, ex marine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 609
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, rebellion, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, society, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
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The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, danger, crimes, government agency, deadly, hijacking, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 75K
Four Lions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, cult film, funny ...
Plot: terrorism, muslim, recruit, satire, stupidity, suicide bomber, dark humor, suicide, farce, goofy hero, comedy of errors, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, pakistan, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
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 7.0
 299K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, terrorism, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 7.5
 218K
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, murder, assassination, jewish, politics, terrorist, spy, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, paris france ...
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 6.8
 55K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, undercover, government agency, state affairs, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
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 7.2
 84K
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, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, terrorist, paranoia, professor, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
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