20 Movies & Shows to Help You ‘Never Forget’ on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

While reliving the events of September 11, 2001 is difficult, I also believe that it’s necessary in order to do what we all promised that day, to Never Forget. The best way I’ve found to do this is by watching a movie or show that memorializes these events. I prefer to watch a documentary, but have also found a few dramatizations that are based on true stories from that day. As you commemorate the 20th anniversary, I encourage you to select a movie or show from the list I’ve compiled below to relive the fear, tragedy, and anger of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as the days and years that followed.

(For those who are having difficulty choosing, I would recommend 102 Minutes that Changed America, 9/11: Inside Air Force One, and World Trade Center, in that order.)


1. 102 Minutes that Changed America (2008) – History Channel

2. 15 Septembers Later (2016) – History Channel

3. 9/11: Escape From the Towers (2018) – History Channel

9/11: Escape from the Towers (2018) - IMDb

4. 9/11: Inside Air Force One (2019) – History Channel

5. 9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93 (2020) – History Channel

6. 9/11: The Pentagon (2020) – History Channel

7. America’s 9/11 Flag: Rise From the Ashes (2016) – History Channel

America's 9/11 Flag: Rise from the Ashes (TV Movie 2016) - IMDb

8. Road to 9/11 (2017) – History Channel

Watch Road to 9/11 Season 1 | Prime Video

9. Rebuilding the World Trade Center (2014) – History Channel

Vudu - History Specials: Rebuilding the World Trade Center Marcus Robinson,  Nick Catliff, Watch Movies & TV Online

10. Portraits From Ground Zero (2011) – History Channel

11. The Day the Towers Fell (2002) – History Channel

12. 9/11: One Day in America (2021) – National Geographic/Hulu

13. Generation 9/11 (2021) – PBS

14. In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 (2019) – HBO

15. Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden (2021) – History Channel

16. Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (2021) – Netflix

17. Worth (2021) – Netflix

18. 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021) – Apple TV+/BBC One

19. World Trade Center (2006) – Prime Video

20. Ten Steps to Disaster: Twin Towers (2021) – Smithsonian Channel

Twin Towers

If you found this list helpful. While I chose many of which I’ve already seen, there are so many new documentaries and dramatizations of these events which are new this year for the 20th anniversary so I have not seen them all. If you choose to watch any of these listed above or another which you’d like to recommend, please comment your review here, on Facebook, or on Instagram.

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