I believe movies with the primary theme of terrorism serve as a catharsis for most people with respect to a previously distressing situation. Now terrorism doesn’t really have a universal dictionary definition but based on common opinions, we can say that terrorism is an unlawful barbarous act that creates fear in the minds of the society. Fear may be incited upon people in various forms — it may be in the form of religion, political or personal ideologies of an individual; a deliberate psychotic act to threaten civilians and also extra-terrestrial invasion.
Terrorism cannot be confined to a particular caste or religion because no religion teaches hate. But when in the name of the ideologies of a certain group (religious or otherwise), people are brainwashed and misguided into believing a certain notion, humanity eventually suffers and the only way to overcome this is through unity. Many films try to portray motives mentioned above and some of the best out of these are now available on Netflix. So, here’s the list of really good terrorist movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
12. Black Hawk Down (2001)
‘Black Hawk Down’ is based on a non-fiction book that describes the incidents of a catastrophic mission in Somalia on the 3rd of October, 1993. The mission was to capture two Somalian warlords who were residing in the city of Mogadishu at that time. Capt. Max Steel commanded 100 U.S Army Rangers to pull off this mission. The whole situation gets chaotic when a brutal fire battle breaks out between the US Army Rangers and Special forces together against hundreds of armed Somali terrorists. All of this eventually resulted in the obliteration of two Black Hawk helicopters amidst the gunfight. The movie focuses on the struggles and the heroic acts of all the soldiers who risked their lives to get to the crashed Black Hawks to save the lives of the ones around them. The film literally brings you to tears by the end making it one of the best in its sub-genre.
11. Body of Lies (2008)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, ‘Body of Lies’ tells the story of a United State’s Central Intelligence Agency’ s representative named Roger Feris who has been asked to keep an eye on a safe house that seems to be the roof protecting a terrorist Al Saleem. But due to lack of any concrete evidence, he is disabled from apprehending him and his allies. His plan to expose Sadiki, who is an architect, fails massively and as a consequence of this, his girlfriend gets kidnapped. He needs to choose now between his loyalty towards the US government or his responsibility towards saving his girlfriend.