Al qaeda movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant al qaeda movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with al qaeda, terrorism, terrorist, murder, politics, brutality, explosion, violence, death and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as al qaeda: Zero Dark Thirty (2012), 12 Strong (2018), World Trade Center (2006), United 93 (2006), The Mauritanian (2021), Made in France (2015), Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003), Lady Magdalene's (2008), The Kingdom (2007), A Private War (2018).

List of al qaeda movies

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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
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 6.5
 78K
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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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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 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: 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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Made in France (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sam, a freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: jihad, al qaeda, attack, murder, undercover, terrorist group, arms dealer, father son relationship, bomb, terrorist plot, suburbs, agent ...
Place: france, paris france
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Nassiryia - Per non dimenticare (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Nov. 12 2003, Nassirya Iraq. A terrorist attack succeed to kill 24 Italians participating to the peace keeping mission "Antica Babilonia". It has not importance what that group of brave and professional soldiers (and civilians)did to help ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: italian army, terrorism, murder, swat team, police shootout, police officer killed, police protection, car bomb, al qaeda, police, italian police, carabinieri ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, italy
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, couples, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, city life, mayor, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lady Magdalene's (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jack Goldwater, an IRS agent on loan to the Federal Air Marshal Service, is relieved of field duty after insulting a powerful U.S. Senator, and finds himself exiled to a humiliating desk job in Nevada as the federal receiver managing a legal brothel ...
Plot: al qaeda, brothel, war on terror, federal bureau of investigation, internal revenue service
Place: nevada
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 7.0
 125K
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, explosions, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, usa, washington d.c., iraq
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 6.7
 19K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, kurd, war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, al qaeda, wartime life, mission, military, war photographer, military life ...
Time: year 2012, year 2003, year 2001, year 1991, year 1986 ...
Place: syria, iraq, london, baghdad iraq, afghanistan ...
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 7.2
 142K
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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 7.2
 42K
The Report (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to ...
Style: uplifting, ambiguous ending, psychological, enigmatic, non-linear ...
Plot: cia, government corruption, investigation, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, truth, interrogation, justice, humiliation, torture ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
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 8.3
 335K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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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, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, desert, vengeance, occupation, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.2
 10K
Sergio (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.
Plot: female nudity, al qaeda, sex scene, terrorist attack, woman on top, male objectification, male star appears nude, brazilian abroad, nudity (full frontal - brief), diplomacy, brazilian, bombing ...
Place: indonesia, rio de janeiro, cambodia, baghdad iraq
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 4.4
 2K
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, allegory ...
Plot: military, survival, behind enemy lines, isis, murder, friendship, betrayal, escape, soldier, prisoner, captured, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: vietnam, congo, normandy, germany, cambodia
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 78K
A Wednesday (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams, fast paced and ever changing, home to Bollywood! A City of beauty but also a city that got scarred! A city whose foundation is slowly crumbling beneath its ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: bomb, bomb threat, race against time, terrorism, police, muslim, negotiation, terrorist, police investigation, law enforcement, track down, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 6.4
 24K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family life, family problems, family relations, terrorism, murder, taliban, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
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The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, pow, muslim, injustice, u.s. army, life is a bitch, dishonesty, warning, rage, crimes, couples, politics ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, afghanistan, pakistan, middle east ...
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An Acceptable Loss (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: threat, regret, dark past, politician, political conspiracy, betrayal, human sacrifice, chase, decision, moral dilemma, terrorism, chief of staff ...
Place: usa, syria, iran
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The Terrorist Next Door (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization inspired by the real-life events surrounding the recruitment and capture of Ahmed Ressam - aka the "Millennium Bomber". Ressam was convicted of smuggling a bomb into the United States as part of an Al Qaeda plot to blow up ...
Plot: father son relationship, bomb, al qaeda, smuggling, u.s. canadian border, terrorism, terrorist, waitress, counter terrorism, public humiliation, father figure, border crossing ...
Place: canada
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Love... And Other Reasons to Panic (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What are the odds of finding true love in your own backyard?
Style: sitcom, captivating, romantic, entertaining, light
Plot: star crossed lovers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, love and romance, relationships, stand up comedian, producer, folklore, spirituality, backstage, levitation, temple ...
Place: china, manhattan new york city, pakistan, india, new jersey ...
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 4.5
 129
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: rape, terrorist, fashion designer, plastic surgery, witness protection program, post september 11 2001, revenge, rape and revenge, al qaeda, female nudity, partial female nudity, bra removing ...
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 3.0
 2K
Dead Sea (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: legend, excavation, sea monster, artifact, murder, fear, investigation, survival, predator, diver, eaten alive, biologist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, false accusation, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, near future, september 11 2001 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, iraq, middle east ...
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 28K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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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: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hopes, paranoia, vietnam veteran, homeless, redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tel aviv israel, palestine ...
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 7.0
 227K
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, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester, baghdad iraq ...
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American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: agent, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, tv show, rising to stardom, disorder, satire, fish out of water, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, ohio, manhattan new york city, iraq
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