terrorism The Best Terrorism Movies  

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List Rules Movies that feature terrorism as a central plot point.

The best terrorism movies serve as a reflection of our chaotic times. The problems the protagonists deal with often hit close to home, and sometimes they are even based on real-world events. Despite that, movies about terrorism are very entertaining to watch and often serve as catharsis for society. So what are the best terrorism movies? See what fans like you think in the crowdvoted ranking of movies about terrorism below. If there are any great movies you think other people missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself.

This terrorism movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about terrorism are at the top of the list. The films on this list are the most famous terrorism movies of all time. If you don’t recognize the movie, check out the trailer to get a quick preview—you might just discover a new favorite movie. Additional details such as top billed actors, director, and an overview of the movie have been provided when available.

So what movies belong on this list? Two good examples of great terrorism movies are: Body of Lies and From Paris with Love. In Body of Lies, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, a CIA agent must capture a terrorist by drawing him out of hiding. It is a plot that might not be too far from reality. If that sounds like a movie you’d like watching, then you will want to check out the highest ranked films on this list of the best terrorism movies.
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The Kingdom Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx

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Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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The Siege Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Traitor Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels

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The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

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Unthinkable Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen

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Four Lions Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Morris, Riz Ahmed

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The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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From Paris with Love John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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The Devil's Own Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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Executive Decision Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie

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Under Siege Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

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Flight 93 Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh

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The Baader Meinhof Complex Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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The Delta Force Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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Five Fingers Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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The General Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Stammheim Ulrich Tukur

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The War Within Aasif Mandvi, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen

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Black Sunday Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw

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Carlos Martha Higareda, Édgar Ramírez, Emmanuelle Bercot

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Spooks: The Greater Good Kit Harington, Lara Pulver, David Harewood

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The Assignment Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Aidan Quinn

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Fifty Dead Men Walking Rose McGowan, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers

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The Boxer Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson

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Homeland Security is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies
Homeland Security Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Scott Glenn

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Into the Fire Melina Kanakaredes, JoBeth Williams, Sean Patrick Flanery

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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Devon Bostick, Timothy Bottoms, Gregory Itzin

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