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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with airplane, danger, pilot, airport, chases and races, heroes, race against time, mentor, dialogue and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane: Non-Stop (2014), Flightplan (2005), United 93 (2006), Red Eye (2005), World of Cars: Planes (2013), I'm So Excited! (2013), Amelia (2009), Air Force One (1997), Flight (2012), Airplane! (1980).

List of airplane movies

 7.0
 237K
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, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, air disaster, danger, save the day, pilot, hostages, false accusation, deadly, conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
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 6.3
 145K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, search, family relations, bomb, pilot, captain, grief, robbery, swat, rainy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.5
 93K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, 9/11, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, september 11 2001, passenger, peril, attack, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new jersey, cleveland ohio, virginia, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.4
 106K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Mystery, 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: psychological, exciting, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fear, airplane, woman in danger, terrorism, crimes, kidnapping, hitman, airport, villain, stewardess, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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World of Cars: Planes (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, inspirational, entertaining, emotional, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: airplane, chases and races, friendship, self discovery, underdog, adventure, ambition, family, competition, rivalry, escapades, sport ...
Place: usa
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I'm So Excited! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Plot: airplane, farce, friends, disorder, strong sexual content, stewardess, gays and lesbians, workplace, drugs/alcohol, air disaster, confinement indoors, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey, australia, boston
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 5.8
 11K
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, lifestyle, self fulfillment, rise to the top, follow your dream, adventurer, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937
Place: usa, honolulu hawaii, cleveland ohio, indiana, atlantic ocean ...
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 6.5
 169K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, prison, negotiation, hostage, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan
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 7.3
 306K
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: tense, emotional, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: pilot, air disaster, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane, courage, trial, addiction, airplane accident, investigation, confession, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 193K
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: humorous, witty, not serious, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, airplane, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, stewardess, landing, guilt, nothing goes right, cliche, guitar, saxophone ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
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Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, scary, suspenseful, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, snake, dangerous animal, death, daring rescue, confined, one man army, stewardess, passenger, pilot, antidote, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, los angeles
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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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, deception, ransom, bomb, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
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 5.8
 6K
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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, time warp, robot, collision, investigation, sole survivor, investigator, scientist, paradox, airport, space travel ...
Time: future, year 1963
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: airplane, terrorism, danger, daring rescue, crimes, heroic mission, chases and races, ocean or sea, chase, murder, journalism, swimming ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, new york, brazil, france, england ...
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 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorism, terrorist, anti heroes, hostages, heroes, daring rescue, government agency, deadly, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: manhattan new york city, 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, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, stewardess, fear of flying, daring rescue, forces of nature, tough heroes, rescue, one man army, deadly, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 4.9
 10K
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, psychopath, danger, christmas, landing, control room, crimes, murder, arrest, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 3.6
 699
Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, airplane, airport, insubordination, terrorism, crimes, danger, mind game, deadly, chases and races, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.5
 21K
Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, hip hop, society, disorder, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, music, black people, airline, parody, champagne, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 18K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, chase, danger, parachuting, hacker, race against time, heroes, track down, faked death, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 26K
Always (1989)
Genre: 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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, pilot, true love, guardian angel, supernatural, romance, tragic hero, starting over, rescue, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
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 5.7
 9K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help 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: psychotronic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, survival, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, guitar, pilot, airplane accident, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., united states, salt lake city utah, tokyo
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 6.9
 260K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, one man army, airplane, convict, helicopter, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
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 6.6
 16K
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, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, stowaway, passenger, landing, stewardess, danger, suicide bomber, bomb, desperation, blizzard, panic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, detroit, chicago illinois, new york, las vegas ...
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Pandora's Clock (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a Doomsday Virus passes out while a flight attendant and doctor ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: airplane, race against time, virus, hostages, escapades, special agents, chases and races, save the day, heroes, hijacking, terrorism, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iceland, germany, europe, new york
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 7.1
 787
Mile High (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mile High is a British television drama based on the lives of the cabin crew members of Fresh!, a budget airline based in London. The name of the show comes from the "Mile High Club". The show was broadcast on Sky1 from 2003 to 2005 and ...
Style: realistic, sexy, emotional, serious
Plot: airplane, friendship, sexism, tourist, airline, workplace situations, workplace, working class, promiscuity, gossip and rumors, friends, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
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Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is offered to be first officer and accepts, without enthusiasm, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: airplane, escapades, confined, adventure, heroes, criminal heroes, heroic mission, teleportation, danger, chases and races, flight attendant, pilot
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 5.6
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, danger, stewardess, military, deadly, chases and races, escapades, forces of nature, save the day, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 3.6
 466
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, race against time, undercover, danger, chases and races, secret agents, crimes, vengeance, good versus evil, government agency, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, utah, austria ...
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The Terrorists (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorist, terrorism, tough heroes, politics, state affairs, chases and races, save the day, danger, race against time, one man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
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