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Moving and Educational: 9/11-Related Titles

September 11, 2011 is one day Americans will never forget. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the day that shook a nation, here are some of the best documentaries to watch to learn more about the horrific events that forever transformed America, along with scripted content exploring the consequences of 9/11 from a different angle.

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9/11: Inside the President's War Room

9/11 from the President's perspective, with exclusive access to information from the one's that had to take decisions during the World Trade Center's attack.

9/11: One Day in America

In official collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, this documentary series takes viewers through the harrowing moments of the historic morning of September 11, 2001.

In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11

Eight student eyewitnesses from Stuyvesant High School in New York City recount their experiences of the Twin Towers attack on September 11, 2001, who as young teenagers, found themselves fleeing debris in the heart of the danger zone and faced with a harrowing journey home.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from Al Qaeda's roots in the 1980s to America's forceful response, both at home and abroad.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock?

Reign Over Me

Five years after losing his wife and daughters on September 11, Charlie Fineman still grieves over their deaths. When he runs into his college roommate, Alan Johnson, the two rekindle their friendship — a renewed bond that gives both men the strength to carry on during turning points in their lives.

The Report

When Senate staffer Daniel Jones is assigned the daunting task of leading an exhaustive six-year investigation into the CIA's use of torture on detainees suspected of terrorist activities, it pits the clandestine service and the White House against the truth.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Anse Rainier, an American professor at Lahore University, is kidnapped and held for ransom. An American journalist Pakistan called Bobby Lincoln, arranges to interview a colleague of Rainer, Changez Khan, whom he suspects is involved in the kidnapping.


An attorney learns a lesson in empathy when he is faced with the near-impossible task of determining how to compensate families who suffered incalculable losses as a result of the September 11th attacks in 2001. Based on true events.

United 93

On the morning of September 11 attacks, passengers board United Airlines Flight 93, bound for San Francisco, at Newark Liberty International Airport, including Tom Burnett, Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, Jeremy Glick, Richard Guadagno, Louis J. Nacke, II, William Joseph Cashman and Patrick Joseph Driscoll. Four al-Qaeda terrorists (Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Ahmed al-Haznawi) also board the flight.

Zero Dark Thirty

A CIA analyst is tasked with finding the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for the September 11th attacks and under her guidance she helps the Black Ops mission to kill him.

25th Hour

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½

An unprecedented, sweeping portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic, weaving together visual imagery and first-hand accounts from a variety of New Yorkers.