Airplane accident movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant airplane accident movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense and realistic films and TV shows about / with airplane accident, catastrophe, airplane, danger, heroes, mentor, pilot, survival, natural disaster and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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airplane accident movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane accident: Sully (2016), Flight (2012), Air Crew (1980), Final Destination (2000), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), Turbulent Skies (2010), The Edge (1997), Turbulence (1997), Airport 1975 (1974), The Hive (2014).

List of airplane accident movies

 7.4
 251K
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, courage, pilot, 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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 7.3
 336K
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, heroic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, courage, alcohol abuse, stewardess, airplane accident, court, investigation, drugs/alcohol, lifesaver, porn actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This is the story of Starflight One, the world's first "hypersonic plane," which flies faster and higher than any other commercial jet. On the night of its maiden flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, a freak accident incolving an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, suspense
Plot: airplane accident, rescue, space shuttle, airplane, disaster film, heroes, confined, chases and races, adventure, stranded, passenger, race against time ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, co pilot, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, supernatural, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: disaster movie, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, catastrophe, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
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Turbulent Skies (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bother to check if there are any viruses ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: airplane, computer virus, airplane accident, save the day, danger, hijacking, chaos, escapades, space travel, race against time, rivalry, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
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 6.9
 71K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, animal horror, adventure, marital infidelity, danger, rivalry, photographer, bear attack, crash, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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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: airplane, stewardess, hijacking, christmas, danger, psychopath, airplane accident, crimes, landing, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.7
 10K
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: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., united states, usa, salt lake city utah ...
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 5.2
 2K
The Hive (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An amnesiac must reach back into his mind for memories that will help him save the love of his life before a virus completely takes over.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: amnesia, virus, infection, survival, airplane accident, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cabin, amnesiac
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407 Dark Flight 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A flight attendant has to deal with a supernatural event when passengers on her plane start to die one at a time.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, suspense
Plot: characters killed one by one, airplane accident, crew, trap, survival, father daughter relationship, terror, airplane, death, survivor, stewardess, selfishness ...
Place: thailand
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Crash Point: Berlin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily calculated: the center of Berlin. Now the race is on to prevent the ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: crash, airplane accident, airplane, pilot, aviation, passenger, save the day, moral dilemma, danger, aircraft cockpit, garbage, cabin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 5.7
 10K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underwater, airplane, hijacking, rescue, bermuda triangle, airport, survival, frogman, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 7.2
 5K
Departure (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the mystery of Flight 716 - a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Following the mysterious crash, recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator Kendra Malley is called in to investigate by her former boss and mentor ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: special agents, conspiracy, airplane, airplane accident, plane crash, missing person, mission, female protagonist, police investigation, search, undercover, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Belle and Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: September, 1945. Sebastian impatiently waits for the return of his friend Angelina, whom he has not seen for two years. When the plane carrying the young woman to her small village in the Alps is reported to have crashed in the mountains, Sebastian ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, feel good, exciting, light
Plot: dog, little boy, boy, friendship, boy and dog, missing person, orphan, airplane accident, courage, mountain, strong female character, family secret ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: alps
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, dishonesty, hijacking, americana, politics, state affairs, danger, head of state, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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 3.1
 734
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, gang, daring rescue, rivalry, danger, escapades, deadly, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 8.3
 5K
Vagabond (2019)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, sincere
Plot: agent, corruption, revenge, stuntman, plane crash, dishonesty, government, airplane accident, danger, murder, friendship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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 3.6
 1K
Airspeed (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When wealthy executive Raymond Stone sends out his private plane to pick up his spoiled teenage daughter, Nicole, and a pair of his top-ranking employees, disaster strikes. While the jet flies through an electrical storm, the pilot and other ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, control room, heroes, chases and races, daring rescue, race against time, adventure, danger, escapades, survival, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.8
 78K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
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The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, political, sincere, exciting, experimental
Plot: nasa, cold war, astronaut, heroic mission, test pilot, top secret, space travel, rivalry, adultery, race against time, airplane accident, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: united states, usa
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 6.5
 1K
Unforgiven (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true and tragic events in the life of Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect and family man. In 2002, his wife and children die in a mid-air collision along with 70 other people, mostly children. Vitaly is one of the first people to discover the ...
Style: psychological, based on true events, emotional, ambiguous ending, bleak
Plot: justice, revenge, grief, death of child, depression, death of wife, tragic event, moral ambiguity, tragedy, catastrophe, airport, lone hero ...
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 7.3
 166K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1966 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the ...
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, super strength, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, invulnerability, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.3
 157K
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, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, new york, germany
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
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 7.1
 346K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, christmas, airplane, terrorism, swat team, police officer, chase, save the day, mercenary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 53K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, cannibalism, stranded, human spirit, danger, isolation, against the odds, human nature, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
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 6.6
 18K
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, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, panic, bomb, save the day, rescue, landing, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, detroit, chicago illinois, las vegas ...
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