The Best Terrorism Movies Films

The Best Terrorism Movies

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List Criteria: 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    The Kingdom Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx

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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    The Siege is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Traitor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels

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    Arlington Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

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    True Lies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Unthinkable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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

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    United 93 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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    Four Lions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Four Lions Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Morris, Riz Ahmed

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    The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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    The Devil's Own is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

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    World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    White House Down is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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    Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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    In the Name of the Father is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    Executive Decision is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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    Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Under Siege Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

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    The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie

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    The Delta Force is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    The Delta Force Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    Flight 93 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh

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    The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    The General is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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    Rendition is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Five Fingers Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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    The Assignment is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Aidan Quinn

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    Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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    One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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    The War Within is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Aasif Mandvi, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Stammheim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Ulrich Tukur

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    Carlos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Carlos Martha Higareda, Édgar Ramírez, Emmanuelle Bercot

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    Fifty Dead Men Walking is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Rose McGowan, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers

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    The Boxer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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

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    Homeland Security is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Homeland Security Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Scott Glenn

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    Into the Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Melina Kanakaredes, JoBeth Williams, Sean Patrick Flanery

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    Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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    DC 9/11: Time of Crisis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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

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    An Everlasting Piece is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Billy Connolly, Anna Friel, Barry McEvoy

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    Where in the World Is Osama Bi... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies
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