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, danger, pilot, dialogue, mentor, death, chase, natural disaster and airport plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
airplane movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane: Flightplan (2005), Non-Stop (2014), Executive Decision (1996), Red Eye (2005), Flight (2012), United 93 (2006), Turbulence (1997), S.O.S. Concorde (1979), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999).

List of airplane movies

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, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, family relations, search, disappearance, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, new york, germany
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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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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: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, surveillance, explosion, hand to hand combat, deception, ransom, stewardess, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: london, los angeles, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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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, 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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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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, al qaeda, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, cleveland ohio, usa ...
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, hijacking, christmas, danger, psychopath, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, catastrophe, gangsters, terrorism, conspiracy, hostage, air disaster, daring rescue, crimes, danger, chases and races, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, brazil, new york, rio de janeiro ...
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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: exciting, scary, suspenseful, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: snake, airplane, dangerous animal, giant snake, catastrophe, death, danger, passenger, panic, save the day, daring rescue, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, hawaii, bali, honolulu hawaii
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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, fear of flying, stewardess, heroes, save the day, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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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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: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, catastrophe, airplane accident, survival, aviation, rescue, helicopter, teenage girl, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, salt lake city utah, usa, washington d.c., united states ...
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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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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, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, hostage, airplane, negotiation, president, usa president, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, germany, washington d.c., turkey, kazakhstan ...
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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, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, aviation, crash landing, pilot, courage, plane crash, investigation, lone hero, rescue, co pilot, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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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, apocalypse, alternate dimension, airport, survival, obsessive quest, stephen king, disappearance, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
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
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: airplane, supernatural, ghost, survival, confined, danger, deadly, supernatural power, afterlife, passenger, friends, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, aerial combats, battleship, airplane, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, pilot, supernatural, romance, true love, starting over, tragic hero, rescue, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, deadly, danger, government agency, confined, crimes, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, hostage, danger, passenger, heroes, save the day, fbi, hostages, crimes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, airport, survival, frogman, underwater scene, race against time, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, 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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, danger, hopes, escapades, stranded, nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, post world war two, 1950s
Place: canada
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: airplane, adventure, chases and races, friendship, self discovery, underdog, ambition, family, competition, rivalry, escapades, sport ...
Place: usa
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, convict, airplane, helicopter, one man army, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, california ...
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I'm So Excited! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, farce, strong sexual content, friends, disorder, gays and lesbians, workplace, isolation, drugs/alcohol, air disaster, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, new jersey, boston, australia, mexico
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, airplane, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, confined, hostages, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, airplane, navy, u.s. navy, pilot, cold war, motorcycle, fall in love, love and romance, military, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: disaster movie, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, catastrophe, hijacking, stewardess, danger, military, hostage, abduction, airplane hijack, crimes, escapades, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, moscow russia, ussr ...
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The Terrorists (1974)
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, state affairs, race against time, bait, tough heroes, graphic violence, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
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