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1. Designated Survivor (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci

Votes: 37,640

2. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counter-terrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy SEAL Stan Hurley.

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

Votes: 11,864 | Gross: $26.19M

3. Homeland (2011– )

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

8.4
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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: 255,720

4. 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: 203,453 | Gross: $146.28M

5. 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: 48,463

6. Face/Off (1997)

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

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion 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: 302,757 | Gross: $112.23M

7. 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: 70,779 | Gross: $34.60M

8. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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: 12,518

9. 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: 132,072 | Gross: $18.21M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 76,463

11. 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: 127,661 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Middle Men (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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 conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

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

Votes: 34,021 | Gross: $0.72M

13. Vantage Point (2008)

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

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: 133,050 | Gross: $72.27M

14. 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.

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

Votes: 17,099 | Gross: $15.07M

15. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,321 | Gross: $2.67M

16. 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.

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

Votes: 24,940 | Gross: $9.18M

17. Kôkaku kidôtai: 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, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 14,140

18. Baby (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.1
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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, Tapsee Pannu

Votes: 43,012

19. Entebbe (2018)

PG-13 | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Completed

Four hijackers take over an airplane, take the passengers hostage, and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 in an effort to free of dozens of Palestinians jailed in Israel.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer

20. 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: 1,600

21. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)

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.

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

Votes: 5,398

22. 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.

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

Votes: 7,697

23. 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.

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

Votes: 8,301 | Gross: $0.38M

24. The Border (2008– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 678

25. Dus (2005)

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: 2,476

26. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.7
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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: 594

27. Secret défense (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: 2,878

28. Hors la loi (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: 3,153

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,885 | Gross: $0.67M

30. Counterstrike (1990–1993)

60 min | Action, Adventure

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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: 144

31. 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.

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

Votes: 2,239

32. 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: 719

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

M | Action

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

Director: Gabe Newell | Stars: Alain Aouad, Thomas Balou Martin, Tony Curran, Jon Curry

Votes: 979

34. 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.

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

Votes: 5,690 | Gross: $0.38M

35. The Maze (II) (2017)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: Friedrich Moser | Star: Louisa Gummer

Votes: 7

36. Death Room

Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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Director: Gregory T. Fugate

37. 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 | Star: Nada Bakos

Votes: 738

38. Keerthi Chakra (2006)

130 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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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: 647

39. Espion(s) (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: 780

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 Imam, Youssra, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Ahmed Rateb

Votes: 1,350

41. Supreme Sanction (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.0
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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: 620

42. 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: Michael Booth, Louisa Mignone, Christopher Stollery, Lisbeth Kennelly

43. The Terrorist Next Door (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

5.2
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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: 183

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

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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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: 76

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

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.3
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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: 43

46. 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.

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

Votes: 10

47. Counterterror NYC (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Peter Schnall | Stars: Erik Thompson, Michael Bloomberg, Raymond W. Kelly, Gerard Flood

Votes: 10

48. L'ennemi intime (2002– )

Documentary

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Votes: 15

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

Action, Crime, Thriller

8.2
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Director: Tom DeSanto | Stars: Lew Knopp, Joel Lambert, Trey Alley, Nito Larioza

Votes: 19

50. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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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: 22