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1. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 894,744 | Gross: $318.41M

2. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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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: 56,503 | Gross: $45.50M

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: 258,096 | Gross: $95.72M

4. Lone Survivor (2013)

R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Votes: 253,648 | Gross: $125.10M

5. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 258,161 | Gross: $59.65M

6. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 125,388 | Gross: $21.59M

7. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 209,598 | Gross: $58.61M

8. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

Votes: 154,024 | Gross: $32.77M

9. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 129,948 | Gross: $37.02M

10. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 74,581 | Gross: $18.70M

11. 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: 114,080 | Gross: $47.54M

12. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 47,344 | Gross: $23.05M

13. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 66,907 | Gross: $6.78M

14. Shock and Awe (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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47 Metascore

A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 4,326 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

When a terrorist bombing in North Africa kills 19 incl. an American, an Egyptian chemical engineer flying from South Africa to his wife in USA, is arrested upon arriving USA. He disappears. His wife asks senator for help.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

Votes: 52,914 | Gross: $9.74M

16. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 47,431 | Gross: $2.27M

17. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 46,033 | Gross: $15.00M

18. Good Kill (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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63 Metascore

A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Fatima El Bahraouy

Votes: 21,547 | Gross: $0.32M

19. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 123,742 | Gross: $119.19M

20. 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: 8,803 | Gross: $0.38M

21. A Grunt's Life (2019)

116 min | Comedy

8.4
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On a remote patrol base in Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2008, Marine Lieutenant Vinny Murphy fights to protect his Marines from the local insurgents and his self-serving Commander, Captain Berry.

Directors: Donny O'Malley, Braden Smith | Stars: Donny O'Malley, Bruce Clifford, Michael Drake Krueger, Ian Stanley

Votes: 16

22. 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: 3,778

23. Destination: Infestation (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

2.8
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While on a flight home from Colombia, the plane that Dr. Carrie Ross and her daughter are on is attacked by bullet ants whose sting is the most painful and deadliest on the planet. Joining ... See full summary »

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Antonio Sabato Jr., Serge Houde, Karen Holness

Votes: 776

24. 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: 3,206

25. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there.

Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

Votes: 9,904

26. Red Sands (2009)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Shane West, Leonard Roberts, Aldis Hodge, Callum Blue

Votes: 3,224

27. The Hamburg Cell (2004 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A fictionalized account of the September 11 hijackers.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Karim Saleh, Maral Kamel, Agni Scott, Omar Berdouni

Votes: 752

28. Iran and the West (2009– )

Documentary

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Stars: Tony Gardner, Mohsen Aminzadeh, Warren Christopher, Richard Haass

Votes: 159

29. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Regroup with the SEALs from Medal of Honor, as they take on an international terrorist plot.

Directors: Jennifer Cha, Robert Coddington, Brian Wyser, Shawn Shultz | Stars: Christian Mortensen, Jeffrey Pierce, Jon Bruno, Chris Fries

Votes: 1,301

30. Command & Conquer: Generals (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

8.1
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China and the US are faced with the growing threat of the Global Liberation Army, that sees both of the superpowers as a threat to their freedom. Through three campaigns and multiplayer battles, you'll have the chance to save the world.

Stars: Aki Aleong, Ivan Allen, June Angela, Gregg Berger

Votes: 1,119

31. Jihadists (2016)

75 min | Documentary, War

5.4
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Filmmakers expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists.

Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem | Stars: Oumar Ould Hamaha, François Margolin

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.00M

32. The Naked Queen (2007)

85 min | Documentary

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A cultural critique of the mythic foundations of the war on drugs that has in essence become a war on cannabis.

Director: Daryl Verville | Stars: Bruce Alexander, Hilary Black, John Conroy, Carolyn DeMarco

33. 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: 83

34. American Zeitgeist (2006)

150 min | Documentary

8.3
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American Zeitgeist is a feature length documentary by filmmaker Rob McGann that offers a historical look at the War on Terrorism from 1979 through 2006. The narrative of American Zeitgeist ... See full summary »

Director: Rob McGann | Stars: Tariq Ali, Paul Berman, Richard Bulliet, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,895

35. 2009: A True Story (2008– )

Drama, War

8.2
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Stars: Katie Maloney, Cody Harnish, Robert T. Parker, Tom Riordan

Votes: 26

36. 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: 3,598 | Gross: $3.00M

37. Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.2
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A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11.

Directors: Steve Connelly, John Pilger | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 241

38. 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: 913

39. A Step Into Darkness (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

5.5
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" A human being with nothing to lose, is the most dangerous being there is." Atil Inac. An entire village in northern Iraq is wiped out when misinformed and panicked American soldiers stage a nighttime raid there.

Director: Atil Inaç | Stars: Selim Bayraktar, Rana Cabbar, Serdal Genç, Serkan Genç

Votes: 194

40. In Memoriam: New York City (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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Stars: Rudy Giuliani, Bernard Kerik, George Pataki

Votes: 251

41. A Call to Arms (2009)

85 min | Documentary, History, War

6.6
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The eyewitness story of the illegal U.S. and U.K. military anthrax vaccination programs, which is recommended by Montel Williams as the Must-See Documentary of the Year. Because of the ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Miller | Stars: Michael Douglas, Linda Hamilton, Scott Miller, Melissa Mosich Miller

Votes: 45

42. WARx2 (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Documentary

9.2
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Over 30,000 U.S soldiers committed suicide since 2008.Over 8,000 U.S military veterans committed suicides in the year 2013; and 20,000 soldiers tried to commit suicide in 2013.The Unseen ... See full summary »

Director: Bernie Olaf | Stars: Betty Adams, Kendall Allen, John Amos, Jessica Anthony

Votes: 771 | Gross: $2.31M

43. 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

44. The Confession (VI) (2016)

96 min | Documentary

6.8
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A man returns from Bagram in Afghanistan and Guantanamo to tell the story.

Director: Ashish Ghadiali | Star: Moazzam Begg

Votes: 52

45. Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die (2004)

R | 72 min | Documentary, War

4.3
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42 Metascore

This film attempts to correct the record when it comes to the left's attacks on President Bush, 9/11 and the war in Iraq and Kerry's 20-year tenure in the Senate.

Director: Kevin Knoblock | Stars: Fred Dalton Thompson, Michael Moore, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright

Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $0.09M

46. Between Iraq and a Hard Place (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, War

8.6
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Satirical comedy examing the war on Terror.

Directors: Steve Connelly, Geraldine Dowd, Chris Fox, Sean Hardie, Paul Wheeler | Stars: Rory Bremner, John Bird, John Fortune, Doña Croll

Votes: 48

47. Rabia (2007)

25 min | Short, Drama, War

7.3
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A dramatic biopic based on Wafa Idris, Palestine's first female suicide bomber. The story chronicles the events of Idris's life, including an abusive past, with every event piecing together the feelings behind her tragic decision.

Director: Miguel Ali | Stars: Hanieh Jodat, Mo Gallini, Bob Corso, Ursula Taherian

Votes: 126

48. Reactionary (2011)

9 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.7
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With the continuing fight in war torn Afghanistan, two US Soldier friends Gonzalez and Regan face a new threat each day in the most dangerous land in the world. During an operation to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Hubb | Stars: Douglas Spain, Douglas Owens, Scott Levy, Alan Pietruszewski

Votes: 7

49. Kala Pul: The Black Bridge (2008)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Arsalan. a fugitive, returns to his native Karachi, to investigate the violent death of his younger brother, blamed on religious fundamentalists. In the ensuing days he discovers that in a ... See full summary »

Director: S.S. Mausoof | Stars: Salim Iqbal, Angeline Malik, Ayesha Toor, Ashok Malani

Votes: 7

50. American Psyche (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, two ... See full summary »

Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Katherine J. Eakin, Mahnaz M. Shabbir, Rene Doria, Peter Koper

Votes: 76



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