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 suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with airplane accident, airplane, air disaster, danger, disaster, catastrophe, survival, aviation, pilot and adventure plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as airplane accident: Sully (2016), Airport '77 (1977), Flightplan (2005), Die Hard 2 (1990), Alive (1993), Turbulent Skies (2010), Crash Point: Berlin (2009), Airspeed (1999), 407 Dark Flight 3D (2012), Jungle Holocaust (1977).

List of airplane accident movies

 7.4
 274K
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, inspirational, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: aviation, airplane, pilot, investigation, airplane accident, courage, plane crash, crash landing, accident, justice, survival, rescue ...
Time: year 2009, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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, survival, airport, airplane accident, bermuda triangle, aviation, frogman, natural disaster, hijacking, painting ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.3
 164K
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, twists and turns, kidnapping, conspiracy, mystery, disappearance, female protagonist, family relations, pilot, rain, flight attendant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
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 7.1
 363K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, christmas, airport, fight scenes, chase, lone hero, terrorism, police, one man army, police officer, fight ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, virginia, california, usa
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 7.1
 57K
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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, stranded, starvation, cannibalism, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, snow, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america
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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, disaster, airplane accident, rescue, space shuttle, confined, heroes, adventure, stranded, passenger, race against time, zero gravity ...
Time: future
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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, airplane accident, computer virus, save the day, air disaster, hijacking, chaos, rivalry, escapades, race against time, space travel, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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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: aviation, airplane accident, crash, airplane, pilot, passenger, save the day, moral dilemma, air disaster, air traffic control, garbage, air traffic controller ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: airplane accident, air disaster, disaster, airplane, aviation, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, air traffic control, daring rescue, adventure, survival, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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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: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: airplane, crew, airplane accident, survival, trap, aviation, death, ghost, terror, father daughter relationship, survivor, stewardess ...
Place: thailand
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Jungle Holocaust (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.
Style: disturbing, scary, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: cannibal, jungle, survival, crocodile, cannibalism, fear, rape, airplane accident, animal abuse, tribe, pilot, killing an animal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, the philippines
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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: psychological, suspenseful, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, christmas, hijacking, murder, psychopath, aviation, serial killer, airplane accident, air disaster, crimes, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 3.2
 802
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, daring rescue, gang, rivalry, heroes, confined, escapades, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious ...
Plot: airplane, natural disaster, co pilot, heroic mission, aviation, daring rescue, forces of nature, stewardess, pilot, survival, airplane accident, air disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: moscow russia, ussr, russia
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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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: infection, virus, amnesia, airplane accident, survival, zombie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, amnesiac, cabin
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Miracles Still Happen (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon.
Plot: sole survivor, survival, jungle, survivor, airplane accident, wilderness, female protagonist, children, river, airport, forest, death of mother ...
Place: peru
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 6.6
 6K
The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: explorer, sea, environmental, flashback, diver, love, ship, husband wife relationship, ecology, airplane accident, fish, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1972, 70s, 50s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: harsh, suspense, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, air disaster, airplane, pilot, adventure, disaster, aviation, thirst, isolation, airplane accident, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
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 7.3
 356K
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, bleak ...
Plot: airplane, alcohol abuse, air disaster, addiction, courage, pilot, disaster, stewardess, morality, investigation, court, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, atlanta
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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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, life & death, teenager, characters killed one by one, survival, destiny, air disaster, disaster, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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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: serious, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, hijacking, americana, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 176K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, epic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, space and aliens, double life, alien, save the world, superman character, adventure, crime fighter, megalomaniac, alien superhero, time travel ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 80s, year 1948, 60s ...
Place: new york, kansas, california, midwest, usa ...
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 5.7
 11K
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: suspenseful, sexy, suspense, intense, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, airport, disaster, aviation, survival, natural disaster, air disaster, catastrophe, helicopter, alcohol abuse, adventure, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: los angeles, tokyo, washington d.c., salt lake city utah, usa
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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: intense, psychological, humorous, unusual plot structure, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, airplane, aviation, natural disaster, airport, air disaster, catastrophe, plane crash, arms dealer, survival, terrorism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, los angeles, europe, france, alps ...
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 6.9
 75K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, bear, grizzly bear, bear attack, marital infidelity, hunter, billionaire, survivor, older man younger woman relationship, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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Kidnapped: 48 Hours of Terror (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mark persuades his partner Jamie for stealing money from his mother and flee the city, but the plane is traveling in an accident, and Mark must decide between saving the girl or go with the money. She dies by drowning, over time, and Mark starts a ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: double life, class differences, haunted by the past, family relations, man-woman relation, love triangle, escape, organ transplant, child illness, heist, airplane accident, lifetime ...
Place: portland oregon
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Crocodile Island (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The surrounding areas of the Devil's Sea is also known as the Bermuda Triangle of Asia. Due to electromagnetic interference, aviation accidents are common in the region. Lin Hao (Gallen Lo) and his daughter Yi (Liao Yinyue) are passengers of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: giant spider, crocodile, monster, father daughter relationship, crash landing, human versus monster, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, struggle for survival, giant animal, salvation, survival horror ...
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Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Whisky Romeo Zulu tells the story prior to the crash of LAPA Boeing 737 that on August 31, 1999, caught fire after hitting an embankment in the center of Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. The disaster changed the history of civil and commercial ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: air disaster, business, whistleblower, airplane, uncover truth, investigation, workplace intrigue, adventure, workplace, passenger, hidden truth, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: suspense, intense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, adventure, air disaster, aviation, adaptation, chase, rescue, introspection, human nature, getting home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
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 6.6
 19K
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, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: airport, disaster, airplane, aviation, bomb, passenger, survival, natural disaster, panic, stewardess, rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, new jersey, las vegas, chicago illinois, new york ...
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