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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with hijacking, danger, hostage, confined, airplane, terrorism, crimes, heroes, chases and races and terrorist plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hijacking: Executive Decision (1996), Con Air (1997), Crash Landing (2005), Air Force One (1997), United 93 (2006), Passenger 57 (1992), Flight 93 (2006), 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, 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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 6.9
 298K
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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 3.7
 878
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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 6.5
 195K
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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 7.6
 106K
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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 5.9
 48K
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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 6.3
 10K
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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 6.9
 264K
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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 2.8
 552
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, crimes, heroes, strong violent content, terrorist, hijacker, muslim, aviation, air disaster, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 4.0
 528
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, air disaster, empire, airplane, daring rescue, special agents, confined, law enforcement, crimes, hostage, fbi, convict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 4.9
 12K
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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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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, train, hijacking, heist, crimes, chase, terrorism, brutality, police investigation, caper, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, train, confined, family relations, vengeance, race against time, negotiation, group of strangers, hostage, murder, disaster, railway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
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Damascus Time (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: isis, hijacking, pow, terrorist, torture, husband wife relationship, airplane, terrorism, kurd, war crime, female soldier, kidnapping ...
Place: syria, iran, turkey, kurdistan, israel
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 7.1
 32K
Into the Night (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, disturbing, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hijacking, survival, apocalypse, end of the world, sun, airplane, pilot, nato, flying, airplane trip, sunrise, paranoia ...
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, kidnapping, pirate, u.s. navy, terrorism, rescue, survival, escapades, hostage situation, ocean, navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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 7.1
 17K
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: bleak, psychological, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, sailor, manipulation, secrets, ransom, character study, confined, captivity, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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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: airplane, hijacking, moral dilemma, terrorism, adventure, save the day, head of state, rivalry, undercover, leadership, air disaster, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.7
 11K
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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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: surprise ending, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, hijacking, airplane, terrorism, hostage, bait, tough heroes, captivity, politics, heroes, rivalry, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 3.3
 618
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, race against time, save the day, ransom, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, confined, train, tunnel, extortion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.6
 21K
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: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, airplane, parachuting, hijacking, chase, adventure, heroes, airplane hijack, race against time, track down, skydiving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 4.9
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping, adventure, crimes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, terrorist, love interest, rescue, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
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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, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination, against humanity, head of state, politics, husband wife relationship ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, northern germany, hamburg germany, manhattan new york city
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 3.9
 349
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, terrorism, virus, fbi, plague, save the day, one man army, law enforcement, government agency, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 4.9
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hostage, hijacking, bank robber, manipulation, woman in danger, on the road, rivalry, crimes, single parent, burglar, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 29K
7500 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, flying, violence, flight attendant, empathy, murder, airplane trip, save the day, terrorist group ...
Place: berlin germany
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car, car chase, street racing, chase, gang, car race, undercover cop, tough guy, drag racing, theft, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, plymouth, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, jewish, military, disaster, commando, aviation, espionage, police officer, terrorism, airport, rescue attempt, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
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