Airplane movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant airplane movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with airplane, catastrophe, pilot, aviation, danger, air disaster, disaster, mentor, dialogue and natural disaster plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
airplane movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane: Executive Decision (1996), Non-Stop (2014), Flightplan (2005), Air Force One (1997), Flight (2012), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Passenger 57 (1992), United 93 (2006), Con Air (1997), Sully (2016).

List of airplane movies

Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, rescue, bomb, ransom, surveillance, violence, disaster, save the day, islamic terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: los angeles, london, pentagon, athens greece, washington d.c.
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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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Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, conspiracy, pilot, kidnapping, disappearance, family relations, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, flight attendant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
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Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, secret service, hijacking, terrorism, president, terrorist, usa president, conspiracy, white house, political prisoner, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c., afghanistan, germany, moscow russia ...
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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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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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Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, hijacking, airport, motorcycle, martial arts, tough guy, terrorist, fbi, one man army, airplane hijack ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, louisiana, florida
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United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, tense, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, terrorist, al qaeda, war on terror, islamic terrorism, survival, tragic event, air disaster, death ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, california, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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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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Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, villain, fear, hitman, crimes, airport, psychology, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, miami, dallas texas, texas
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Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, hijacking, christmas, murder, psychopath, airplane accident, serial killer, aviation, crimes, pilot, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, christmas, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, police officer, chase, terrorism, one man army, snow, swat team ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, virginia, california, usa
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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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The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, time travel, supernatural, alternate dimension, apocalypse, airport, obsessive quest, survival, blind character, supernatural ability, disappearance, monster ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: boston, usa, maine
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Flight 7500 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, psychological
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, ghost, passenger, survival, supernatural, afterlife, confined, supernatural power, air disaster, breakup, travel, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pacific ocean
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Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, disaster, rescue, bermuda triangle, survival, airport, airplane accident, hijacking, catastrophe, natural disaster, air disaster, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: washington d.c.
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love triangle, love, love and romance, airplane, fighter pilot, military, navy, aviation, warship, aerial combats ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, passenger, 9/11, daring rescue, crimes, confined, government agency, race against time, save the day ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 2001, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, pilot, aviation, rescue, supernatural, guardian angel, grief, death, love, romance ...
Place: usa, colorado
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, factual, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, world war one, aerial combat, airplane, aviation, adventure, german, vengeance, biplane, fighter pilot, military, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, airport, disaster, aviation, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, air disaster, helicopter, airplane accident, alcohol abuse, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: los angeles, tokyo, washington d.c., usa, salt lake city utah
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Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: u.s. navy, pilot, fighter pilot, airplane, military, officers and cadets, fighter jet, warplane, aviator, aviation, u.s. military, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Planes (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Style: humorous, sexy, inspirational, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: airplane, underdog, friendship, adventure, aviation, self discovery, disney, sport, family, competition, ambition, rivalry ...
Place: usa
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Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, rescue, hijacking, disaster, forces of nature, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, adventure, aviation ...
Time: 90s
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S.O.S. Concorde (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: airplane, disaster, air disaster, crimes, daring rescue, swimming, catastrophe, aviation, terrorism, gangsters, conspiracy, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, rio de janeiro, new york, england, london ...
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Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: factual, serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, aviation, female pilot, women, ambition, depression, flying, unlikely friendships, self fulfillment, follow your dream, rise to the top, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1932, year 1934 ...
Place: usa, indiana, atlantic ocean, africa, cleveland ohio ...
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Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: airport, disaster, airplane, aviation, bomb, passenger, natural disaster, survival, air disaster, panic, stewardess, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, new jersey, las vegas, chicago illinois, new york ...
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Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, martial arts, hijacker, kidnapping, confined, heroic mission, adventure, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: breathtaking, emotional, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, nature, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, arctic, stranded, rescue, isolation, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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