Movies about terrorists

Movies about terrorists
List of the best movies about terrorists selected by visitors to our site: Patriots Day, United 93, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Zero Dark Thirty, Non-Stop, Neerja, Argo, 22 July, 7 Days in Entebbe, The 15:17 to Paris.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Firefighters, Special Forces, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Investigation, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Tough guys
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceEmbassy
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:37
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special Forces, Terrorists, Military
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceAfghanistan, Helicopters
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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, Heroes, Special agents, Stewardesses
PlotLove, Investigation, Aviation, Hostage, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:37
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Stewardesses
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00
CharactersCIA, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Hostage, Political, Cheating
StyleAction, Oscars, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryNorway, Iceland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersTeens, Terrorists, Lawyers, Photographers, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Death, Political, Snow
PlaceIslands, Court, Norway
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

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

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier, Tourists
PlotOn real events, Travel, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceAfghanistan, School, Trains, Paris, France
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryCzech Republic, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:02
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists
PlaceLondon, Laboratory

After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another attack is imminent. Alice soon learns that the classified information she's uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, she turns to a former soldier to help her prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:21
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Wedding, Money, Investigation, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Sea, Court, Greece, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Military
PlotWar, Investigation, Death
PlaceEngland, London, Laboratory
StyleTense

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts, Bank robbery, Motorcycles, Hostage, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped sister and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Cooks, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Survival, Hostage
PlaceIndia, Australia, Hotels
StyleTense, Disturbing

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Duration02:13
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Reporters
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Hostage, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:44
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Jews
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Death, Hostage, Political
PlaceIsrael
StyleHeavy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:50
CharactersTerrorists, Special agents, Military, FBI
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A 17-year-old girl uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists, Programmers
PlotLove, Time travel, Virtual Reality, Investigation, Body exchange
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

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?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryGeorgia, Poland, Russia
Duration01:43
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Court, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For men, Disturbing

Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTerrorists
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense

A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant", known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
Duration02:20
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Hostage, Confrontation
PlaceEngland, Embassy

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Scouts, Nurses
PlotSpecial services, Pursuit, Divorce, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Smart, Tense

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Lawyers, Partners, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceEngland, London
StyleRomantic, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect, and the attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe as special advocate on his defence team. On the eve of the trial, the accused's attorney dies and a new one, Martin Rose, steps in. Martin and Claudia are former lovers—a fact which must remain hidden—and, as Martin assembles his case, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy that places him and Claudia in danger.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersTerrorists
PlotHostage
PlaceHospitals

Decorated army veteran Jason Hill is on a routine visit to the local VA hospital when organized terrorists infiltrate the building and take hostages, including a decorated general, and Hill’s wife. The highly trained veteran is outnumbered and the last line of defense, taking on a building full of armed insurgents before it’s too late.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersSpecial agents, FBI
PlotPrison Break, Skirmishes, Body exchange, Death, Chase
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTerrorists, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Death, Hunting, Political
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

The story of military hero Eric Carter’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSpecial services
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Caucasus
StyleAction

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is planning new actions. A group of security officers is to track and destroy him. Based on a true story.





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