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


    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


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


    Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Munich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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


    Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels

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


    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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


    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

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


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Morris, Riz Ahmed

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


    Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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    Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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    Unthinkable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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

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    The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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    Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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


    Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    The Devil's Own is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

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    From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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

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    Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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    White House Down is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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


    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


    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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    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


    Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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    The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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    Flight 93 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh

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    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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    One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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


    Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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


    Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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


    Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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


    Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Aidan Quinn

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    Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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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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    Stammheim is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies

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    Ulrich Tukur

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

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    Martha Higareda, Édgar Ramírez, Emmanuelle Bercot

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    Fifty Dead Men Walking is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Rose McGowan, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Scott Glenn

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

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson

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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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    DC 9/11: Time of Crisis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Devon Bostick, Timothy Bottoms, Gregory Itzin

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    Where in the World Is Osama Bi... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies
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    Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


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    An Everlasting Piece is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Terrorism Movies


    Billy Connolly, Anna Friel, Barry McEvoy

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