Airplane hijack movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant airplane hijack movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with airplane hijack, airplane, hijacking, danger, terrorism, hostage, airport, murder, race against time and death plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane hijack: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Neerja (2016), Airport '77 (1977), Altitude (2017), Gaganam (2011), Superchick (1973), United 93 (2006), Hostages (2017), Executive Decision (1996), Skyjacked (1972).

List of airplane hijack movies

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, rough, based on true events, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, politics, violence, gun, danger, hostage situation, palestinian, terrorist group ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
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 7.7
 20K
Neerja (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: airplane hijack, flight attendant, stewardess, terrorism, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, strong female character, courage, danger, hijacking, strong female lead ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, 20th century
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 5.8
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, underwater, airport, survival, airplane hijack, danger, race against time, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 4.0
 3K
Altitude (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: airplane hijack, terrorist, race against time, hostage situation, hostage, pilot, criminal, rescue, passenger, gang, panic, deception ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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 7.1
 883
Gaganam (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Flight No. SK 957, Star Jet bound for Delhi is set to take off from Chennai on a Monday morning. Terrorists in a team of five, disguised as passengers take over the Star jet flight, supposedly to effect the release of their leader, Yusuf Khan. The ...
Plot: airplane hijack, terrorist plot, hostage, held at gunpoint, terrorism
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 3.5
 433
Superchick (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with gambling debts; and, Davey, a rock musician on the cusp of ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, nudity (full frontal - brief), femme fatale, hijacking, disco, martial arts, airplane hijack, karate, stewardess, exploitation, disorder, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 97K
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: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, passenger, peril, determination ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, virginia, cleveland ohio, usa ...
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 6.1
 2K
Hostages (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Georgia, Russia, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they ...
Style: rough, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hijacking, friendship, military, youth, airport, trial, airplane hijack, airplane, murder, death, grave, death sentence ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: soviet union, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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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, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, explosion, violence, surveillance, deception, hand to hand combat, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: athens greece, london, los angeles, washington d.c.
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 5.7
 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: disaster movie, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, hijacking, danger, military, hostage, stewardess, abduction, airplane hijack, deadly, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
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 3.6
 715
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, airplane, insubordination, airport, catastrophe, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Hamburg Cell (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, political unrest, political conspiracy, vengeance, assassination, head of state, danger, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, heroes, soldier, hijacking, stewardess, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, bishop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
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 6.5
 177K
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, negotiation, airplane, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, germany ...
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 6.3
 150K
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, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, search, mystery, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, stewardess, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
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 5.6
 19K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, heroes, chase, danger, parachuting, track down, hacker, race against time, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 44K
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, crimes, hostages, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 3K
The Assault (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, swat team, hijacking, hostage, airplane, confined, deadly, danger, military, law enforcement, negotiation, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, france, europe
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 3.6
 234
Cabin Pressure (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fully automated commercial jetliner is prepared to make its maiden voyage. Without an on-flight pilot, the craft relies on satellite linking for its course. But when the plane suddenly deviates from its determined route and establishes a circular ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plane crash, hijacking, hacker, save the day, terrorism, adventure, rescue, race against time, danger, escapades, satellite, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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 4.2
 133
Scorpion (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A top counter-intelligence agent thwarts a hijacking and is assigned to protect one of the terrorists who plan to turn evidence over for a plea bargain. Unfortunately, the terrorist organization attacks where the agent is guarding the man, wounding ...
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, airplane hijack, secret agent, sex, road, airport, donkey, cult, helicopter ...
Time: 80s
Place: madrid, amsterdam, los angeles, spain, hawaii
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 4.3
 440
Sonic Impact (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dangerous criminal hijacks a plane with his fellow prisoners and threatens to crash it into a populated area. The agent who captured him sets out to stop him.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, crimes, confined, danger, law enforcement, hostages, special agents, daring rescue, hostage, airplane hijack, abduction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 171K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: psychological, tense, dark humor, biting, cynical ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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 6.8
 57K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ballet, witchcraft, dance performance, mysterious event, psychotherapist, dead woman, ritual sacrifice, choreography, secret, paranormal phenomena, mysterious death, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1943, year 1977
Place: berlin germany, ohio, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east berlin
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 4.9
 11K
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: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, psychopath, danger, christmas, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 111
Midas Run (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A veteran secret service officer from Britain hijacks a government shipment of $15 million of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.
Plot: hijacking, robbery, airplane, heist gone wrong, money, queen, book, capture, army general, airfield, gold, sex ...
Place: italy, london, venice
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Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.
Style: scary, surreal, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, evil alien, airplane, vietnam war, anti war, hijacking, air disaster, alien invasion, blob, save the world, anti heroes, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, osaka japan
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, race against time, state affairs, escapades, daring rescue, military, chases and races, save the day ...
Place: uganda
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 259
Porfirio (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears with free hanging lobes. He shows paralysis in the lower ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, disability, family relations, parents and children, crimes, confined, elderly, aging, airplane, hijacking, misfit, airplane hijack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia
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Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a bank robbery, four criminals escape to Mexico, but a storm causes an accident which takes down the plane where several die in the crash. The criminals take it into their own hands to continue when one survivor is attacked and eaten by a ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crocodile, adventure, animal horror, survival, dangerous animal, criminal heroes, danger, daring rescue, chases and races, confined, wilderness, stolen money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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