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1. 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: 283,389

2. Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 85,971 | Gross: $47.84M

3. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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95 Metascore

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.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 254,227 | Gross: $95.72M

4. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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79 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 458

5. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 52,935 | Gross: $45.50M

6. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 201,528 | Gross: $39.39M

7. A Private War (2018)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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75 Metascore

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Moen, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay

Votes: 11,566 | Gross: $1.63M

8. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

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

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 113,321 | Gross: $47.54M

9. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Chris Coppola

Votes: 21,704 | Gross: $18.01M

10. 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: 25,926 | Gross: $9.18M

11. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,771 | Gross: $7.19M

12. The Beast of War (1988)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.3
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A Soviet tank and its warring crew become separated from their patrol and lost in an Afghan valley with a group of vengeance-seeking rebels on their tracks.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 8,195 | Gross: $0.16M

13. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Dead Sea (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.4
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A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Britt Griffith, Alexis Iacono, JW Wiseman, Devanny Pinn

Votes: 1,318

15. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.5
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 13,945 | Gross: $0.27M

16. Loose Change: Final Cut (2007 Video)

80 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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Loose Change Final Cut sets out to prove the official story of 9/11 - 'that the impact of two planes flying into two World Trade Center towers and the resulting fires caused three World ... See full synopsis »

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Dylan Avery, Mahmoud Ahmad, Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Hamza Al-Ghamdi

Votes: 2,310

17. Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Drama, History

7.0
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

Directors: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Art Malik, Ned Eisenberg, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 404

18. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,985 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.4
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,941 | Gross: $0.32M

20. Land of Plenty (2004)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub

Votes: 3,639

21. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,726

22. Bitter Lake (2015)

136 min | Documentary

8.2
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An experimental documentary that explores Saudi Arabia's relationship with the U.S. and the role this has played in the war in Afghanistan.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Joanne Herring, Hamid Karzai

Votes: 2,348

23. 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: 5,787 | Gross: $0.38M

24. 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: 425

25. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

5.0
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A New York mayor tries to cut back the city's crime and social problems, all in the face of his own battle with cancer, the tragedy of the September 11th Attacks and his troubled marriage.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: James Woods, Penelope Ann Miller, Michelle Nolden, John Bourgeois

Votes: 619

26. The Hunt for Eagle One (2006 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, War

3.8
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A group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons.

Director: Brian Clyde | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Theresa Randle, Rutger Hauer, Joe Suba

Votes: 1,426

27. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,763 | Gross: $0.52M

28. 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: 813

29. Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Edwards

Votes: 4,750

30. Fahrenhype 9/11 (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

4.8
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A documentary which refutes and debunks "facts" made by Michael Moore in his hit film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).

Director: Alan Peterson | Stars: Dick Morris, Zell Miller, Ed Koch, Ron Silver

Votes: 3,591 | Gross: $3.00M

31. Lesser Evil (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

4.5
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A fashion designer is raped by a terrorist who is being protected by the federal government until he testifies against his co-conspirators.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Alison Eastwood, Nels Lennarson, Thea Gill, Artine Tony Browne

Votes: 114

32. 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: 197

33. Horse Soldiers of 9/11 (2012)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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It was the news the world waited for after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once, the world's attention focused on an ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Douwe Blumberg, Max Bowers, Bart Decker, Joe Jung

34. The New Age of Terror (2017– )

Documentary

6.7
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A Two-part documentary event examining the chapter of history ushered on 9/11, when terrorism became the backdrop of our lives. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, a new brand of enemy has transformed ... See full summary »

Stars: Teddy Rodriguez, John Willamette, Tyrrell Cummings, Hampartzoum Elmayan

Votes: 26

35. The 9/11 Commission Report (2004 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, History

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The findings of the 2002-2004 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, popularly known as the 9/11 Commission.

Stars: Anthony Mason, Richard Ben-Veniste, Osama bin Laden, J. Cofer Black

36. Lady Magdalene's (2008)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Music

2.3
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In this action comedy, Jack Goldwater, an IRS agent on loan to the Federal Air Marshal Service, is relieved of field duty after insulting a powerful U.S. Senator, and finds himself exiled ... See full summary »

Director: J. Neil Schulman | Stars: Nichelle Nichols, Ethan Keogh, Susan Smythe, Claudia Lynx

Votes: 907

37. Sovereign (I) (2015)

18 min | Short, Action, Drama

3.4
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Plagued with survivor's guilt, an Iraq war veteran turned mercenary stumbles upon a plot to sabotage America's energy independence. Fighting to free the demons in his head, he sets out to eradicate the traitors amongst us.

Director: Jack Hartnett | Stars: Jack Hartnett, Scott Levy, Lesli Kay, Said Faraj

Votes: 9

38. Love... and Other Reasons to Panic (2007)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.1
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A corpse lies on a living room floor. Our leads, Alex and Sarah are desperately trying to figure out what to do with the deceased Punjabi man Roger. Sarah is in panic, Alex tries to calm ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Diamante | Stars: Liam Card, Ana Candia, Eva Redpath, David Bajurny

Votes: 44

39. Nassiryia - Per non dimenticare (2007 TV Movie)

200 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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Nov. 12 2003, Nassirya Iraq. A terrorist attack succeed to kill 24 Italians participating to the peace keeping mission "Antica Babilonia". It has not importance what that group of brave and... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Raoul Bova, Claudia Pandolfi, Matteo Reza Azchirvani, Santi Bellina

Votes: 120

40. Who Killed John O'Neill? (2005)

102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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One Actor, One Room, Seven Characters: 9/11.

Director: Ty Rauber | Star: Ryan Thurston

Votes: 35

41. Special Forces Combat Outpost Pirelli (2013)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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When the U.S. military officially departed Iraq due to the Status of Forces Agreement deadline, a little known part of the handover included leaving behind secret Special Forces' "Team ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Sergeant Brady, Captain Jason, Sergeant Kevin, Alex Quade

42. Baker Boys: Inside the Surge (2010)

Documentary, War

8.1
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Best selling journalist/filmmaker Jon Steele ("War Junkies") takes a journey inside the Iraq war in a manner never before seen on camera as he stays embedded for 90 days with the boys of ... See full summary »

Director: Kern Konwiser | Stars: John Bell, Gary Bradley, Paul Brawley, Wilson Buck

Votes: 65

43. Behind the Stories of Special Operations (2015)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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War Reporter Alex Quade takes the audience behind the stories of Special Operations Forces. She shares personal stories and challenges behind her Edward R. Murrow Award-winning work ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Max Bowers, Bubba, Anderson Cooper, Bart Decker

44. Chinook Down (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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It was a close call with death that inspired War Reporter Alex Quade's film, Chinook Down. In May 2007 - an American Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents in southern Afghanistan. ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Brian Mennes, Stew Pitou, Alex Quade, Rhino

45. Who Is the Bloodiest Royal?

113 min | Action, Adventure, Biography | Filming

The epic battle between the bloodiest Royals Vlad The Impaler and the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory will be fought.

Directors: Jonathon The Impaler Sharkey, Brooke Bezick, Rakhil Dolgorukov Tepes Sharkey | Stars: Bill Houskeeper, Edward Olson, Brooke Bezick, Jonathon The Impaler Sharkey

46. Horse Soldiers of 9/11: The Mission Continues - Taliban Capture & Release (2015)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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In her exclusive, war reporter Alex Quade, reveals the original story behind the Special Operations Forces' capture of one of the Taliban-5. Alex Quade persuaded the elite Operators to go ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Paul Beck, Max Bowers, Joe Jung, Mark Mitchell

47. Knowledge is for Acting Upon: The Manhattan Raid (2006)

97 min | Documentary

3.7
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A propaganda movie created by al-Qaeda for the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, shown in a documentary style.

Stars: Osama bin Laden, Hamza Al-Ghamdi, Ahmad Abd Al-Sattar, Wail Al-Shehri

Votes: 17

48. Danger Close: Special Forces Airstrikes (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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War Reporter Alex Quade embedded with Special Forces Operational Detachment A-Teams in Diyala Province, Iraq, as they went after high value terrorist targets and called in airstrikes with A... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Boar, Bubba, Chad, Captain Jason

49. The Last War Crime (2012)

Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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Epic political fantasy drama, envisioning what would have happened if Dick Cheney had been indicted for ordering torture, which was used to get the false confessions to make a fraudulent ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Garrett | Stars: Deanna Hurst, Richard Tanner, Grey Wolf, Troy Conrad

Votes: 11

50. Close Combat Attack (2015)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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War Reporter Alex Quade embedded with Task Force Fury in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as they called in airstrikes with B1-Bs and close combat attack with Apache helicopters in 2007. She ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Quade | Stars: Cajun, Diet, Brian Mennes, Stew Pitou



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