We live in turbulent times. The world is in an eternal state of cross-fire with different parties vested with selfish interests keen on making their views stand. Settlements for peace are met with harsh rebukes and are blatantly ignored. Terrorism keeps the common man awake as he doesn’t know if he will be the pawn in the elaborate chess game that is being played by the big powers. Fortunately we have some expert filmmakers who treat us to their art from time to time. Like all artisans, they too are drawn to the romanticism of revolution and often take up this rebellious subject in their visual storytelling. The statement stands as opinion is divided: What is terrorism for one is a battle of revolution for the other. We, at The Cinemaholic, take a look at the list of top movies ever made or based on terrorism. You can also stream some of these best terrorist movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Air Force One (1997)
The Russian terrorism is always a touchy, especially for an American film production house. Wolfgang Petersen played a bold move with this film, depicting the differences between the two nations and subtly criminalizing one. The in-air thrill was impeccable and Harrison Ford hardly ever ate a fruit wrong those days and delivered yet another performance disguised as the intelligence spy. Gary Oldman was nothing short of excellent in his role as the troubled adversary Ivan Korshunov. ‘Air Force One’ was an excellent, straight-up action thriller following Ford’s US President Marshall as he attempts a recoup of the flight from the Russian terrorists.
The overall plot might be too obvious but the weight of the performances by the left duo has helped in carrying the film to a whole new level altogether. Jerry Goldsmith’s tracks were original inspiring and the director praised his colleague’s talent in devising a score in such a little time interval. An entertaining film, ‘Air Force One’ scaled heights at the box office, taking it into the modern archive.
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9. Munich (2005)