Air disaster movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant air disaster movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious and intense films and TV shows about / with air disaster, danger, catastrophe, airplane, survival, mentor, destiny, disaster, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as air disaster: Flight (2012), Non-Stop (2014), Alive (1993), Cast Away (2000), Amazon (1999), Knowing (2009), Lost (2004), The Grey (2011), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Final Destination (2000).

List of air disaster movies

Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: airplane, air disaster, alcohol abuse, pilot, disaster, addiction, stewardess, courage, morality, investigation, court, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, atlanta
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Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, air disaster, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, save the day, special agents, terrorist, heroes, lone hero, race against time, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: london, usa, new york, iceland
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Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, human spirit, snow, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Amazon (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Amazon was a syndicated television show created by Peter Benchley. It was developed by Canadian production companies Alliance Atlantis Communications & WIC Entertainment and German company Beta Film GmbH. The 22 episodes of the series were in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: air disaster, adventure, amazon tribe, jungle, tribe, survival, superstition, forces of nature, rescue, escapades, down on your luck, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, air disaster, professor, scientist, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, island, human nature, air disaster, adventure, lost, mysterious place, desert island, destiny, plane crash, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, harsh, tense, bad ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, snow, dangerous animal, animal attack, wolf, air disaster, forces of nature, hunting, stranded, wolf attack, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: survival, island, adventure, love and romance, jungle, stranded, initially antagonists, fall in love, opposites attract, desert island, battle of the sexes, castaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, new york, tahiti
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, characters killed one by one, life & death, destiny, survival, teenager, air disaster, race against time, disaster, group of friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
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Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: parody, funny, absurd, humorous, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: airplane, pilot, air disaster, stewardess, satire, passenger, disaster, catastrophe, deadpan, fear of flying, rescue, food poisoning ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, harsh, sentimental, satirical, touching ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, chase, corruption, unlikely hero, happy ending, rescue, escapades, dishonesty, petty criminal, custody battle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: harsh, suspense, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, air disaster, airplane, pilot, adventure, disaster, aviation, thirst, isolation, crew, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
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Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Whisky Romeo Zulu tells the story prior to the crash of LAPA Boeing 737 that on August 31, 1999, caught fire after hitting an embankment in the center of Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. The disaster changed the history of civil and commercial ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: air disaster, whistleblower, airplane, uncover truth, investigation, hidden truth, workplace intrigue, adventure, workplace, passenger, price of justice, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, foe turned friend, air disaster, winter, world war two, war, aviation, cold, luftwaffe, airplane shot down, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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Flight 666 (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Passengers and crew on a flight are attacked by unseen forces that threaten all aboard.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, macabre, scary
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, ghost, society, fear of flying, brutality, disorder, supernatural, trapped, travel, storm ...
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Flight 29 Down (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight 29 Down is a television series about a group of teenagers who are stranded on an island. It was produced by Discovery Kids. The show was created by Stan Rogow and D. J. MacHale. The executive producers are Rogow, MacHale, Shauna Shapiro ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: air disaster, survival, stranded on an island, teenager, isolation, island, adventure, desert island, youth, escapades, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Captain (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a pilot who had to ensure the safety of 128 passengers and crew members on the plane when its windshield became damaged mid-flight. The incident is regarded as one of the miracles in aviation history.
Style: suspense, disturbing, sentimental, realistic, factual ...
Plot: plane crash, aviation, air disaster, co pilot, airport, airplane, pilot, risk, airline, heroism, disaster, aviator ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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United (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, football, loss of friend, sport, dying young, sport team, friends, human spirit, athlete and trainer, soccer coach, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: intense, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, adventure, air disaster, aviation, adaptation, chase, rescue, introspection, human nature, getting home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
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We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, american football, college, coach, air disaster, survivor, university, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, football team, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, california, new jersey, virginia
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Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: air disaster, guilt, survival, dealing with death, character study, life & death, loneliness, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.
Style: scary, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, snake, giant snake, dangerous animal, witness protection, death, cobra, air disaster, catastrophe, disaster, fbi agent, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, los angeles, honolulu hawaii, bali
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Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, master criminal, prison, convict, air disaster, machismo, law enforcement, helicopter, prison escape, one man army, aviation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, north america, san francisco ...
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Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, inspirational, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: airplane, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, investigation, courage, plane crash, crash landing, lone hero, accident, justice, air disaster ...
Time: year 2009, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, historical figure, musician's life, family problems, love and romance, ambition, country music, showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
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Knight and Day (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately ...
Style: exciting, romantic, sexy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, date night
Plot: spy, chase, couples, secret agents, cia, espionage, partners, love and romance, escapades, on the run, gunfight, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, kansas, boston, spain, usa ...
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George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, fish out of water, disney, gorilla, air disaster, adventure, lion, rescue, goofy hero, heiress, elephant, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, las vegas, usa
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Missing Nine (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Story about an unexpected plane crash that causes a widespread panic in South Korea due to the disappearance of nine people, including some influential figures in the entertainment industry. Seo Joon O used to be a popular singer, but he isn't ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: desert island, memory loss, air disaster, music band, conspiracy, serial killer, romance, stranded on an island, survival, getting home, sole survivor, hidden truth ...
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Brave Hearts: Umizaru (2012)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mika is a flight attendant on board an airplane scheduled to land at Haneda Airport. On the way to the airport the airplane's engine starts to burn. In order to save the 346 people on board the airplane, sea marshall Daisuke Senzaki and his ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, entertaining
Plot: air disaster, airplane, stewardess, salvation, rescue team, heroes, saving a life, struggle for survival, rescue mission, plane crash, passenger, catastrophe ...
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