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 serious, suspense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with air disaster, danger, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, redemption, destiny, chase, storytelling and natural disaster plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as air disaster: Flight (2012), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Non-Stop (2014), Alive (1993), Cast Away (2000), Amazon (1999), The Grey (2011), United (2011), Lost (2004), Into the White (2012).

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, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, courage, alcohol abuse, stewardess, porn actress, court, investigation, heroic, drugs/alcohol, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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, humorous, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: island, survival, air disaster, initially antagonists, stranded, adventure, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, jungle, battle of the sexes, castaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, tahiti, new york
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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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, hijacking, false accusation, danger, save the day, special agents, hostage, heroes, race against time, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
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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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, cannibalism, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, isolation, against the odds, human nature, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, south america, chile
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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, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, adventure, courage, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, 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, rough, serious
Plot: adventure, air disaster, jungle, amazon tribe, tribe, survival, superstition, escapades, rescue, forces of nature, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
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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: bad ending, tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, forces of nature, stranded, air disaster, snow, isolation, wolf pack, male camaraderie, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, loss of friend, human spirit, sport team, friends, stadium, athlete and trainer, catastrophe, dying young, soccer coach, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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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: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, plane crash, death, lost, adventure, mysterious place, human nature, destiny, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
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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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, air disaster, wilderness, world war two, airplane shot down, isolation, danger, war, confined, winter, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, supernatural, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, paradox, investigator, sole survivor, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, year 1963
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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
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, air disaster, isolation, teenager, interracial relations, island, adventure, escapades, danger, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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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: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east, sahara desert
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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: tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: air disaster, whistleblower, airplane, uncover truth, investigation, danger, adventure, workplace, passenger, buried truth, hidden truth, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, air disaster, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, supernatural, code, chases and races, catastrophe, disaster film, professor, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1959, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york, boston
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, family problems, love and romance, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: west virginia, nashville tennessee, virginia
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
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2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, natural disaster, tsunami, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, vestiges of humanity, destruction, demolished city, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, year 2010, near future ...
Place: vatican, china, usa, paris france, california ...
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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, affection, singer, price of fame, disc jockey, rags to riches, music, rich and poor, showbiz, celebrity culture, addiction, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, jungle, air disaster, rescue, gorilla, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, lion, family, elephant, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
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Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, heist, mountain, air disaster, rescue, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: colorado
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The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, abduction, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, loss of son, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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, music band, air disaster, conspiracy, serial killer, sole survivor, getting home, hidden truth, romance, deserted island
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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, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: mistaken identity, air disaster, rescue, chase, petty criminal, escapades, dishonesty, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, custody battle, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on the long running play by Jang Jin, the story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded and naively idealistic village, its residents ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, anti war, friendship, air disaster, fish out of water, hopes, wartime life, isolation, village, village life, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, university, air disaster, survivor, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
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Flight 666 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Passengers and crew on a flight are attacked by unseen forces that threaten all aboard.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, suspense, scary
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, ghost, danger, society, disorder, fear of flying, brutality, storm, passenger, crew ...
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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: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, confession, loss of son, rescue, air disaster, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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