What are the best movies about terrorism?

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    #1Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty is a movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Released in 2012, Zero Dark Thirty stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Joel Edgerton. The film portrays the events leading up to the capture of Osama bin Laden.

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    Nicole Snyder
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Zero Dark Thirty was amazing! The manhunt for Binladen is a touchy subject but the movie really did it justice. I'm sure this has a lot of artistic license but hey, it totally works!"
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    #2Munich

    Munich

    Munich is a historical drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg with Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana, Daniel Craig and more. It is inspired by the real kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.

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    Thomas Jensen
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I was so pissed off when this didn't win best Picture at the Oscars! C'mon who even remembers Crash anymore? Munich should have won. it's a great depiction of terrorism without demonizing one party in favor of another!"
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    #3Die Hard

    Die Hard

    Die Hard is a 1988 action-thriller film starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia. The film was written by Jeb Stuart and directed by John McTiernan. Die Hard was released on July 20, 1988.

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    Donald Fernandez
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Die Hard's version of "terrorism" is of the action movie variety. Lots of explosions and kidnapping. Not a bad thing of course since popcorn action doesn't get better than Die Hard!"
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    #4Patriot Games

    Patriot Games

    Patriot Games is a spy thriller film co-directed by Philip Noyce with Harrison Ford. It follows C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan, who interferes with an I.R.A. assassination, and gets pursued by a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge. 

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    Olivia Brown
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Wow younger Harrison Ford was so hot!! Honestly though, who doesn't love CIA agents just kicking the ever loving crap out of terrorists? I know I do!! This movie was great!"
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    #5The Kingdom

    The Kingdom

    The Kingdom is a film directed by Peter Berg. Released in 2007, The Kingdom stars Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner. The movie follows a team of FBI agents as they try to investigate a terrorist attack.

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    Donald Franklin
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I was holding my breath throughout the entire movie. It was extremely suspenseful and I wouldn't say it's just an explosion-fest. Definitely recommend The Kingdom!"
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    #6Air Force One

    Air Force One

    Air Force One is a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Released in 1997, Air Force One stars Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, and Gary Oldman. The movie follows the President of the United Stars when his plane was hijacked by terrorists.

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    Doris Zheng
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Loved Air Force One! I have a very faint heart so terrorist plots don't really sit well with me but Air Force One didn't really bother me that much because it was made of pure win! "
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    #7United 93

    United 93

    United 93 is a movie written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Released in 2006, United 93 stars David Alan Basche. Olivia Thirlby, and Liza Colon-Zayas. The movie follows the heroic actions of the passengers within the eponymous airplane.

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    Danielle Gonzalez
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I've always wondered what was happening during the 9/11 plane crashes. When I watched this movie, I cried so hard because I had no idea that the people on board really tried to fight back. I've regained faith in humanity!"
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    #8World Trade Center

    World Trade Center

    World Trade Center is a movie directed by Oliver Stone. Released in 2006, World Trade Center stars Nicolas Cage. The Movie follows the story of the rescue team who gets trapped under the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attack.

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    Jason Contreras
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "What's great about watching movies centering on terrorism is that there are sooo many perspectives and stories that you can explore. WTC is a movie about the efforts of police men during the 9/11 event. Seeing the stories of these brave men really inspired me!"

Summary

Best What are the best movies about terrorism
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Zero Dark ThirtyMovies 14 Paid
2MunichMovies 11 Paid
3Die HardMovies 8 Paid
4Patriot GamesMovies 8 Free
5The KingdomMovies 6 Paid
6Air Force OneMovies 5 Paid
7United 93Movies 3 Paid
8World Trade CenterMovies 1 Paid
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