Hijacking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hijacking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with hijacking, danger, hostage, confined, hostages, crimes, terrorism, abduction, airplane and hijacker 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 hijacking: Executive Decision (1996), United 93 (2006), Passenger 57 (1992), Con Air (1997), Air Force One (1997), Flight 93 (2006), Crash Landing (2005), Non-Stop (2014), Air Marshal (2003), Sonic Impact (1999).

List of hijacking 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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, deception, hand to hand combat, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, los angeles, london
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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, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, passenger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
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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, hostages, crimes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
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 6.9
 270K
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, airplane, convict, one man army, helicopter, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, california ...
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 6.5
 176K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, secret service, hostage, negotiation, airplane, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan, moscow russia
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 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, History, Sci-Fi, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, passenger, airplane, terrorist, daring rescue, crimes, confined, save the day, government agency, deadly, race against time ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 3.7
 777
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, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, hostage, airplane, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, hijacker, tough heroes, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 246K
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, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: air disaster, terrorism, airplane, hijacking, danger, save the day, hostage, false accusation, deadly, race against time, conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
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 2.6
 497
Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, deadly, crimes, one man army, heroes, danger, strong violent content, hijacker, muslim, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 4.3
 437
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, crimes, daring rescue, confined, hostages, hostage, danger, law enforcement, airplane hijack, cabin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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Last Passenger (2013)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Independent British thriller starring Dougray Scott and Kara Tointon. Lewis (Scott), an overworked doctor, is on his way home from London with his young son Max (Joshua Kaynama). Clearly exhausted from his work, Lewis decides to take a nap on the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, train, danger, confined, family relations, vengeance, chases and races, negotiation, hostages, race against time, group of strangers, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
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 7.2
 15K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, workplace, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, save the day, mind game, master criminal, crime, danger, financial driven terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, rescue, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, kenya, vermont ...
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, hostages, danger, confined, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, tunnel, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, bermuda triangle, hijacking, rescue, underwater, airplane, airport, survival, airplane hijack, race against time, danger, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Airline Disaster (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the President learns that domestic terrorists have skyjacked the passenger jet her brother is flying, she must choose between family and the safety of the people in the cities below
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, moral dilemma, terrorism, danger, head of state, save the day, adventure, deadly, leadership, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, danger, psychopath, christmas, airplane accident, landing, control room, crimes, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.0
 4K
Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, manipulation, woman in danger, manipulations, on the road, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, danger, single parent, bank robber ...
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: disturbing, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, politics, political unrest, deadly, political conspiracy, assassination, head of state, against humanity, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, hamburg germany, new york, northern germany
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 7.8
 3K
Eureka (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
Story: In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical ...
Plot: hijacking, bus, road trip, bus driver, haunted by the past, survival, family relations, orphan, suspect, starting over, murder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, hijacking, hostage, stewardess, danger, military, abduction, airplane hijack, save the day, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plane crash, hijacking, hacker, one man army, save the day, escapades, adventure, danger, terrorism, race against time, rescue, satellite ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, hijacking, airplane, terrorism, graphic violence, state affairs, confined, heroes, chases and races, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, hostage, chases and races, confined, hostages, military, realism, deadly, race against time, negotiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
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Last Stop 174 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sandro was a boy who loved to sing rap, to kiss, to stare the statue of Christ the Redeemer and dreamed to go visit Copacabana. Growing up on streets, the story culminates at the infamous episode of June 12th 2000, when Sandro hijacked bus 174.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, street kid, confined, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, hostage, hostages, crimes, negotiation, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 321K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, bomb, rescue, hostages, save the day, bus, hijacking, trapped, chases and races, highway, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 75K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, nuclear threat, terrorism, save the day, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
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 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, swat team, hostage, hijacking, airplane, confined, deadly, law enforcement, danger, military, negotiation, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, europe, france
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 4.9
 299
Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, hijacking, plague, virus, fbi, one man army, save the day, secret agents, danger, government agency, law enforcement, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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