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  • Body of Lies (2008) — This drama deals with the hunt for a terrorist in Jordan. The film focuses on the strained international relations involved with fighting terrorism.
  • The Crying Game (1992) – A violent tragedy set in the Troubles of Ireland, the movie deals with the politics of violence in regards to race, gender, nationality, and sexuality.
  • The Sum of All Fears (2002) – After a nuclear bomb is detonated in Baltimore, the world is at the brink of nuclear war due to the manipulations of terrorists who are responsible for the attack.
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) – In the Irish War of Independence, two brothers join the IRA and become involved in terrorist actions against the British Empire shortly before her fall.
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012) – The critically acclaimed film is a dramatization of the decade long search for Osama bin Laden.