Films about the hijacking of an airplane

Films about the hijacking of an airplane
List of the best films about hijacking according to visitors: Blood Red Sky, Captain Phillips, The Millionaire Tour, Stealth Fighter, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Kalamity, Blast, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Money Monster, Con Air.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Blood Red Sky (2021)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryGermany, USA

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the inner monster she has fought to hide.

Captain Phillips (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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.

The Millionaire Tour (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

Impressive debut feature from writer director Inon Shampanier. A man needs to convince his kidknappers that they have got the wrong person before they deliver him to his death.

Stealth Fighter (1999)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:40

A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.

Kalamity (2010)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend to find out what's going on and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behaviour seems more and more bizarre and frightening.

Blast (2004)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryGermany, South Africa, USA
Duration01:32

A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

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?

Money Monster (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

Con Air (1997)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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 his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

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Air Force One (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04

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 his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.

96 Minutes (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.

Counter Measures (1998)
Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is assigned to a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine and threaten to fire its nuclear weapons.

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
Duration02:35

Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into action to find the mysterious hacker. For this mission to succeed, he’ll need all of his skills - what few he has - as the man with yesterday’s analogue methods faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.

Operation Delta Force (1997)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, South Africa

A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.

The Ambushers (1967)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A U.S. government built flying saucer is launched into space on a top secret test flight, but is brought down by exiled ruler of an outlaw nation who uses a remote control device to cause the ship to land at his secret base in Mexico. Agent Matt Helm is assigned to find the saucer and has to contend with an enemy agent and an Arab assassin.

Flight of Fury (2007)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, USA

John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.

Raise the Titanic (1980)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Flight 93 (2006)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:29

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 throughout 2006. The film focused heavily on eight passengers, namely Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett, Jeremy Glick, Lauren Grandcolas, Donald Greene, Nicole Miller, and Honor Elizabeth Wainio. It features small appearances from many other passengers, namely Donald Peterson and his wife, Jean, and also from flight attendant Sandra Bradshaw.

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop?

Executive Decision (1996)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

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 assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

Black Thunder (1998)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...

Carjacked (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29

A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.

Maiden Voyage (2004)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction
CountryUSA

A former firefighter and Special Forces officer takes on a team of murderous terrorists when the oceanliner he's working on is hijacked shortly after leaving port. Hired to evaluate security on a luxury cruise ship, blaze battler and former military man Kyle Considine (Casper Van Dien) brings his young son Zach along for a week of fun at sea. The fun stops, however, when the ship sets sail and a highly organized team of terrorists threaten the lives of everyone onboard.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Blackjack (1998)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52

After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem.

Final Approach (2007)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA

FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who threaten to detonate a nuclear weapon unless they receive a billion dollars

Drop Zone (1994)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of the tough instructor Jessie Crossmann so he can track them down.

9 Deaths of the Ninja (1985)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA

A group of drug runners/freedom fighters has kidnapped a busload of tourists in the Philippines and is threatening to kill them all if one of their partners is not released from prison and the government doesn't halt its anti-drug policies. To stop the criminals, a trio of specialist soldiers are called in. Even with all their training, will they be able to stop the terrorists when they begin killing hostages and turning loose their squads of attack midgets?




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