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1. Homeland (2011– )

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

8.5
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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

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

Votes: 190,896

2. V (2009–2011)

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

6.9
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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.

Creators: Kenneth Johnson, Scott Peters | Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

Votes: 43,375

3. Face/Off (1997)

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

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a ruthless terrorist. But the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 261,360

4. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 10,947

5. 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.

Writers: Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh, Paul Bernbaum, Philip K. Dick | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 115,352

6. 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.

Writers: Claude Zidi, Simon Michaël, Didier Kaminka, James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 175,420

7. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

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

Votes: 60,719

8. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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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.

Writers: Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 113,124

9. Unthinkable (2010)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 66,906

10. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

Writers: William P. Kennedy, Daniel Petrie Jr., David Koepp | Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 15,217

11. 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.

Writer: Barry L. Levy | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 120,891

12. Baby (I) (2015)

159 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 23,793

13. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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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.

Writers: John Orloff, Mariane Pearl | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 23,309

14. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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.

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

Votes: 6,709

15. Sleeper Cell (2005– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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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.

Creators: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 4,776

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

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

8.6
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Peggy O'Neal, Dino Andrade, Kevin Brief

Votes: 9,731

17. 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 »

Creators: Rob Heyland, Chris Ryan | Stars: Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox, Danny Sapani

Votes: 1,372

18. Incendiary (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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A woman's life is forever changed when tragedy strikes at a soccer match.

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

Votes: 6,889

19. The Border (2008– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The cases of the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security Squad.

Creators: Janet MacLean, Jeremy Hole, Peter Raymont, Linda Lee Tracey | Stars: James McGowan, Graham Abbey, Jonas Chernick, Mark Wilson

Votes: 605

20. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the ... See full summary »

Writers: George Markstein, James Follett, Reginald Rose | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 1,991

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

M | Action

7.9
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A first person shooter game.

Writers: Chet Faliszek, Ted Kosmatka | Director: Gabe Newell | Stars: Chris Fries, Elle Newlands, Scott Whyte

Votes: 282

22. Counterstrike (1990–1993)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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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: 130

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

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

6.6
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45 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 5,523

24. The Grid (2004 TV Mini-Series)

266 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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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: Dylan McDermott, Julianna Margulies, Bernard Hill, Jemma Redgrave

Votes: 695

25. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,740

26. 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.

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

Votes: 2,797

27. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

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

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,003

28. Spy(ies) (2009)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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

Votes: 685

29. Manhunt (2013)

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

6.9
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An espionage tale from inside the CIA's long conflict against Al Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most of us even knew his name.

Director: Greg Barker | Star: Nada Bakos

Votes: 612

30. Dus (2005)

152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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 »

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

Votes: 2,018

31. 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 »

Writers: Natalie Carter, Philippe Haïm, Julien Sibony | Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 2,457

32. Supreme Sanction (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.8
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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.

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

Votes: 601

33. Al-irhab wal kabab (1993)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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 »

Writer: Wahid Hamid | Director: Sherif Arafa | Stars: Adel Imam, Youssra, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Ahmed Rateb

Votes: 784

34. The Terrorist Next Door (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

5.3
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A dramatization inspired by the real-life events surrounding the recruitment and capture of Ahmed Ressam - aka the "Millennium Bomber". Ressam was convicted of smuggling a bomb into the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 170

35. Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)

63 min | Documentary

7.1
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Unmanned: America's Drone War, the eighth full-length feature documentary from director Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation organization, investigates the impact that U.S. drone ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Akbar Ahmed, Shahzad Akbar, Philip Alston, Abdul Aziz

Votes: 49

36. Two Keys

Short, Action | Announced

Two worlds collide when two teenage girls - one Israeli and one Palestinian - commit to make their lives count in the raging conflict of Jerusalem.

Writer: Laura Woodworth | Director: Laura Woodworth | Star: Stelio Savante

37. Keerthi Chakra (2006)

130 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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Based on a real life incident that happened during the Kargil War.

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

Votes: 404

38. National Geographic: The FBI (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.1
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An overview of the FBI and its activities, duties, and departments, especially focusing on post-9/11 counter-terrosist divisions, but also includes a brief history of the FBI government institution.

Director: Barbara Leibovitz | Stars: Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush, John Dillinger, Michael P. Dorris

Votes: 41

39. Crisis: New York Under Water (2009 TV Movie)

Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Director: Tom DeSanto | Stars: Lew Knopp, Joel Lambert, Trey Alley, Nito Larioza

Votes: 20

40. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.2
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 24

41. Counterterror NYC (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

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Writers: Aaron Matthews, Andy Seestedt | Director: Peter Schnall | Stars: Erik Thompson, Michael Bloomberg, Raymond W. Kelly, Gerard Flood

Votes: 8

42. A Patriot Act (2007)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 10

43. L'ennemi intime (2002 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.0
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Votes: 13

44. The Judge and the Fanatic (2005)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Dagmar Diebels, Tom Meffert

45. Flashforward (2009–2010)
Episode: Black Swan (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Olivia and Bryce disagree on using a patient's flashforward in a diagnosis. Nicole returns and her flashforward is revealed.

Creators: David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga | Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: John Cho, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Justin Dray, Barry Shabaka Henley

Votes: 512

46. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Jack hides in the Ontario airport where terrorists are making demands. The First Lady looks for evidence of a phone call from David Palmer the night before.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 649

47. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Four more "suitcase nukes" are out there, and Jack's only lead takes him to the home of his brother.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

Votes: 659

48. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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To find the remaining suitcase bombs, both Jack and the President set up bluffs.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

Votes: 709

49. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Jack finds himself confronting his father while the lead terrorist needs help if he's to explode the remaining bombs.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

Votes: 608

50. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Family troubles: Jack with his brother and father while Morris worries about his own brother.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

Votes: 607