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1. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 64,017

2. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 282,303

3. Hotel Mumbai (2018)

R | 123 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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64 Metascore

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

Director: Anthony Maras | Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher

Votes: 26,448 | Gross: $9.65M

4. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 328,603 | Gross: $112.23M

5. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 221,650 | Gross: $146.28M

6. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 59,044 | Gross: $36.25M

7. Next (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 140,977 | Gross: $18.21M

8. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,348

9. V (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.

Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

Votes: 51,125

10. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 79,979 | Gross: $34.60M

11. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 18,452 | Gross: $15.07M

12. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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49 Metascore

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer, Daniel Brühl

Votes: 10,895 | Gross: $3.19M

13. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 136,651 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Middle Men (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals, and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan

Votes: 35,348 | Gross: $0.72M

15. Imperium (2016)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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68 Metascore

A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

Director: Daniel Ragussis | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell

Votes: 37,540

16. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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40 Metascore

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

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 139,415 | Gross: $72.27M

17. Informer (2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A young East London man is coerced by an officer to work undercover for him.

Stars: Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan, Bel Powley, Reiss Jeram

Votes: 3,081

18. Unthinkable (2010)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen, Stephen Root

Votes: 80,514

19. Baby (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Thriller

8.0
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An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu

Votes: 48,810

20. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 25,889 | Gross: $9.18M

21. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

74 min | Action, War

7.7
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This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox, Danny Sapani

Votes: 1,741

22. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.5
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 16,422

23. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 5,721

24. Incendiary (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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A woman's life is forever changed when tragedy strikes at a soccer match.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Gleaves

Votes: 8,066

25. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 2,592 | Gross: $2.67M

26. The Border (2008–2010)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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The cases of the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security Squad.

Stars: James McGowan, Graham Abbey, Jonas Chernick, Mark Wilson

Votes: 747

27. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,741 | Gross: $0.38M

28. Secrets of State (2008)

100 min | Thriller

6.4
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In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 3,156

29. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, War

7.8
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A first person shooter game depicting death matches between terrorists and counter-terrorists.

Stars: Alain Aouad, Thomas Balou Martin, Tony Curran, Jon Curry

Votes: 1,851

30. Outside the Law (2010)

Unrated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,445

31. The Grid (2004)

266 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, James Remar, Piter Marek, Silas Carson

Votes: 736

32. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,492

33. Counterstrike (1990–1993)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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After his wife is killed in a terrorist operation, international industrialist Alexander Addington assembles a private team of troubleshooters to help combat terrorism around the world.

Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Christopher Plummer, Tom Kneebone, Andre Mayers

Votes: 161

34. Path of Blood (2018)

R | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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63 Metascore

Deep in the Saudi desert, young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp sign up to a plot to overthrow the Saudi government. They detonate three horrific car-bombs at Western compounds in ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hacker | Stars: Lily Fletcher, Tom Hollander, Paul Marshall Johnson Jr., Samuel West

Votes: 423

35. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 2,002 | Gross: $0.67M

36. Baiohazâdo reberêshonzu (2012 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani are sent to search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat on the SS Queen Zenobia.

Director: Koushi Nakanishi | Stars: Atsuko Yuya, Hiroki Touchi, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Nana Mizuki

Votes: 966

37. Dus (2005)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Siddhant Dheer lives a wealthy lifestyle with his brother, Shashank, and sister, Anu. Both Siddhant and Shashank work for India's Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), along with Aditya and Aditi. ... See full summary »

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan

Votes: 2,836

38. Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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Filled with testimony and recollections from actual C.I.A. agents, this in-depth account reveals the remarkable true story of the pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Nada Bakos, Peter Bergen, Philip Mudd, Jose Rodriguez

Votes: 809

39. Death Room

Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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Director: Gregory T. Fugate

40. Al-irhab wal kabab (1992)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Adel Emam, Youssra, Kamal El-Shinnawi, Ahmed Rateb

Votes: 1,743

41. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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73 Metascore

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »

Directors: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | Stars: Khalifah Ali Al-Akili, Mike Healey, Ali Kareem, Saeed 'Shariff' Torres

Votes: 722

42. Keerthi Chakra (2006)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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Based on a real life incident that happened during the Kargil War.

Director: Major Ravi | Stars: Mohanlal, Jiiva, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Gopika

Votes: 776

43. Supreme Sanction (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.9
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An assassin for the U.S. government becomes the next target of her employers when she spares the life of a nationally known TV reporter.

Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Michael Madsen, Kristy Swanson, David Dukes, Ron Perlman

Votes: 649

44. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

6.5
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45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,788 | Gross: $0.38M

45. Spy(ies) (2009)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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Director: Nicolas Saada | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Géraldine Pailhas, Stephen Rea, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 832

46. Pandemic (2016– )

Thriller

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A five-part web series about a deadly virus and the people at the frontline of fighting bioterrorism.

Stars: Mike Booth, Louisa Mignone, Christopher Stollery, Lisbeth Kennelly

47. The Maze (II) (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Friedrich Moser | Star: Louisa Gummer

Votes: 11

48. The Terrorist Next Door (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

5.1
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An Algerian immigrant, secretly trained by Al-Qaeda, plots to bomb Los Angeles International Airport.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Chris William Martin, Chenier Hundal, Reda Guerinik

Votes: 196

49. A Patriot Act (2007)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.7
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Veiled in a back lit silhouette, his voice altered, a young man nervously tells his story: Tony is fond of his girlfriend, getting high, and playing on the internet.

Director: Tom Laskowski | Stars: Tony Demil, Jessica Badeaux, Wael Georgey, Owen Miller

Votes: 11

50. Surveillance Secrets (2019– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An 8-part series that blows the lid on the secret world of espionage and surveillance. The use of closely-guarded techniques and dramatic tension guides the viewer on a journey of suspense into espionage and surveillance tactics.

Stars: Fabian Lord, Marie Gooljar



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