Movies about airplanes

Movies about airplanes
List of the best movies about aircraft selected by visitors to our site: Blood Red Sky, The Aviator, Airport, Airplane!, Con Air, Non-Stop, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes, Hot Shots!, Snakes on a Plane, The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

The Aviator (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:43

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Airport (1970)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Airplane! (1980)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

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.

Non-Stop (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Canada
Duration01:46

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 York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
Duration02:18

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?

Hot Shots! (1991)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

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Flightplan (2005)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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.

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

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 commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane's smart-mouthed heroics.

Up in the Air (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:42

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot attacks and missing men, Sky Captain and Polly decide to work together. They fly to the Himalayas in pursuit of the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf, the mastermind behind the robots.

Top Gun (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:50

For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an Ace pilot.

Red Eye (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting list. They sit together in the plane, and Jack reveals that he wants Lisa to change the room in Lux of an important American politician to facilitate a terrorist attempt against him. Otherwise, Lisa's father will be killed by a hit man. Lisa has to decide what to do with the menacing man at her side.

Firefox (1982)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Passenger 57 (1992)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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.

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

United 93 (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51

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.

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.

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.

Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, action, military
CountryNew Zealand, USA

A WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

7500 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Austria, USA

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.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

The Flight Before Christmas (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Two strangers who both happen to be in marketing, share a room at a bed-and-breakfast when a snowstorm strands their flight in Montana on Christmas Eve.

Altitude (2010)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:30

After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

The Speed of Thought (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA

Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in a NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of Widmann's Disease, and that he will become insane in time and eventually die from the illness. However, Lazarus meets a woman with similar powers (Taryn Manning) who does not have any sign of the disease, launching Lazarus to confront the lies he has been told

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.




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