- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the top 10 movies on terrorism? I’d start with Battle of Algiers, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Michael Collins.
I’d include The Baader-Meinhof Complex, which my wife and I watched the other day. It suggests something that had never occurred to me, that there was a link between the gang and the murderous attack on the 1972 Munich Olympic games.
Dunno whether I’d include the movie Munich. I disliked it the first time I saw it, but found that it stayed with me, which for me is the real test of a film.
Also, from 9/11, United 93. (I haven’t seen World Trade Center — Oliver Stone just gets on my nerves.)
That’s only six, at most. Surely there are more good films about terrorism.