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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Kingdom Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx

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156 60
Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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164 73
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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119 46
The Siege is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Siege Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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122 53
Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

6
155 76
Munich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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98 40
Traitor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Traitor Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels

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157 85
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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54 19
Unthinkable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
prasadkv added Unthinkable Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen

10
43 12
Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

11
77 36
United 93 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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64 29
Four Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Four Lions Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Morris, Riz Ahmed

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59 27
Arlington Road is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

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53 23
The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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48 21
Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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40 15
Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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73 43
True Lies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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44 20
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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44 22
From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
From Paris with Love John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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71 46
White House Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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22 7
Executive Decision is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added Executive Decision Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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38 22
In the Name of the Father is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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37 22
The Devil's Own is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Devil's Own Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

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34 21
Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Under Siege Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

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28 15
The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie

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49 35
World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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30 18
Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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10 2
The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
teddybear1029 added The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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19 12
Flight 93 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Flight 93 Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh

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23 16
The Baader Meinhof Complex is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Baader Meinhof Complex Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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26 21
The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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18 13
Rendition is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

33
17 10
Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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28 21
The Delta Force is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Delta Force Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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16 11
Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Five Fingers Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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14 9
One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism

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16 13
The General is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The General Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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13 10
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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5 1
Black Sunday is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Robert Crain added Black Sunday Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw

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8 7
The Boxer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
wiabux added The Boxer Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson

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3 2
Stammheim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
punksnotdead added Stammheim Ulrich Tukur

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3 1
Carlos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Morten Høj Rygaard added Carlos Martha Higareda, Édgar Ramírez, Emmanuelle Bercot

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11 10
The Assignment is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The Assignment Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Aidan Quinn

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13 14
The War Within is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
The War Within Aasif Mandvi, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen

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2 1
Spooks: The Greater Good is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
andry_jns added Spooks: The Greater Good Kit Harington, Lara Pulver, David Harewood

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13 14
Fifty Dead Men Walking is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Fifty Dead Men Walking Rose McGowan, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers

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9 10
Homeland Security is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Homeland Security Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Scott Glenn

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8 12
Into the Fire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Into the Fire Melina Kanakaredes, JoBeth Williams, Sean Patrick Flanery

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6 12
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Devon Bostick, Timothy Bottoms, Gregory Itzin

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6 12
Reign Over Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Terrorism
Reign Over Me Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith