Movies about terrorists

List of the best movies about terrorists selected by visitors to our site: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The 15:17 to Paris, Act of Valor, Zero Dark Thirty, Source Code, Non-Stop, Vantage Point, Déjà Vu, White House Down, The Unborn.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, CIA, Tough guys
PlotOn real events, War, Political, Death, Survival
StyleAction, Disturbing, Tense

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTerrorists, Tourists, Soldier, Military, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Vacation, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Trains, France, Paris, Berlin
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, By books

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Act of Valor (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Scouts, CIA, Soldier
StylePatriotic, Exciting, For men, Disturbing, Serious

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CharactersSpy, Special Forces, Terrorists, CIA, Military
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Undercover
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

Source Code (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotTime travel, Love, Body exchange, Death, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing, Tense

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Non-Stop (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersSpecial agents, Hackers, Terrorists, Pilots, Stewardesses
PlotLove, Mystery, Investigation, Hostage, Pads
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Twisted plot

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Vantage Point (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSpecial agents, Terrorists, Tourists, Bodyguards, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Cheating, Blackmail
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, For men, Disturbing, Tense

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Déjà Vu (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial agents, Terrorists, FBI
PlotTime travel, Death, Fate, Investigation
StylePatriotic, Exciting, For men, Disturbing, Twisted plot

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

White House Down (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Presidential
PlotHostage, Betrayal, Conspiracies
PlaceHelicopters, The White House, USA
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

The Unborn (2009)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersDogs, Terrorists, Twins
PlotBasketball, Ghosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Gloomy, Disturbing, Tense

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Exorcismus (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama

Fifteen-year-old Emma Evans is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions.Life seems to be carrying on as normal, until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits. Her parents are convinced that her problems are either medical or psychological, but when doctors´ tests are unable to draw any conclusions, the family is forced to look elsewhere for answers.It all started off as a bit of fun, Emma never really believed it, but the truth is there is something dark and sinister within her, and it won´t take long to surface.

Paris Under Watch (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersHackers, Terrorists
PlotPolitical, Chase, Rivalry, Pursuit
StyleFor men, Action, Disturbing, Serious, Tense

An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare d'Austerlitz. The police starts tracking down an Al Queda satellite group. The hacker succeeds in finding images of the explosion and discovers that it was a young couple who planted the bomb. Using the city's cameras, he decides to hunt down the criminals.

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, FBI, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Cars, Skirmishes
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Smart, Twisted plot

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.

Neerja (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CharactersTerrorists, Stewardesses, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating, Psychological problems

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Kandahar (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama
CharactersTerrorists, Pilots

A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersTerrorists, Guards, Bodyguards, Heroes, Presidential
PlotHostage, Skirmishes
PlaceThe White House, USA
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Serious

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

In the Fade (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Political, Snow, Money, Investigation
PlacePrison, Sea, Beach, Germany, Greece
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

Stronger (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTerrorists, Sisters, Photographers, Gay, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Weapon, Baseball
StyleDisturbing, Tense, By books

A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTerrorists, Police, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Hostage
PlaceTrains, New York, Helicopters
StyleFor men, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, Twisted plot

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Bodyguards, Lifeguards, Military
PlotDancing, On real events, Cars, Political, Survival
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, For men, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.