Movies about airplanes

List of the best movies about aircraft selected by visitors to our site: Non-Stop, Flight, Red Eye, Altitude, Skybound, Sully, 2:22, Flight. Three days after disaster, Captain Marvel, 7 Days in Entebbe.

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Non-Stop (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersTerrorists, Pilots, Special agents, Heroes, Hackers, Stewardesses
PlotPads, Love, Mystery, Investigation, Hostage, False accusations
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting

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.

Flight (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPilots, Stewardesses
PlotDisasters, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, USA, Court
StyleAction, Fascinating

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 pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Red Eye (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes, Hired assassins, Strong women, Stewardesses
PlotHostage, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Altitude (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFBI, Snipers, Thieves, Pilots, Criminals, Terrorists
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Martial Arts, Death, Snow, Money, Robbery, Cheating
PlaceAircraft, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Skybound (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryGermany
PlaceAircraft
StyleDisturbing, For men

Five friends on a small airplane mysteriously lose their radio connection on a trip from New York to LA. As they continue their flight, they're forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth.

Sully (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPilots, Birds, Stewardesses, Bartenders
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Justice, On real events
PlaceAircraft, New York, USA, Hotels, Ships
StyleTouching, Tense, Inspirational

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 Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

2:22 (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28
PlaceAircraft

A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Flight. Three days after disaster (2013)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:12
CharactersSoldier
PlotDisasters
PlaceAircraft, Russia
StyleAction, Gloomy

Sasha, a soldier, has lost his family to an airplane crush. He comes home to avenge them and plans to murder a survived pilot who is responsible for disaster. However, his plans are interrupted when he meets a girl and falls in love. 'Flight' is a story of struggle between love and hatred.

Captain Marvel (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersSuperhero, Cats, Scientists, Warriors, Aliens, Pilots
PlotMartial Arts, Superpowers
PlaceAircraft, Space, Laboratory
StyleMarvel, Womens in main roles, By comics, Exciting, Tense

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersTerrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards, Special Forces
PlotOn real events, Hostage, Political, Survival, Dancing, Cars
PlaceAircraft
StyleTense, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

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

Beast of Burden (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 3.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersCouriers, Pilots, Hired assassins
PlotAbduction
PlaceAircraft
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Catch-22 (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSoldier, Pilots
PlotWar, Rivalry, Death, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Soldier, Friends
PlotWar, Survival, Love triangle, Death, Love
PlaceAircraft, Japan, USA, England, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleLong, Exciting, To cry, Patriotic

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.

Jet Lag (2002)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersBusinessmen, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure
PlaceAircraft, France, Mexico
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute, Smart, Romantic

At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the airport Hilton hotel. Will their initial mutual indifference and downright hostility turn into a one night stand or perhaps something more?

Baggage Claim (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends, Stewardesses
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, USA
TimeNew Year

Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.

Con Air (1997)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Helicopters, Deserts
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Night Watch (2004)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersVampire, Hunters, Witch, Wizards
PlotCars, Supernatural, Death, Apocalypse, Fate, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Russia
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Gothic, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

Final Destination (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38
CharactersDetectives, Teens
PlotAdventure, Fate, Death, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Disturbing, Tense

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.

Cast Away (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHermits
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Disasters, Love, Travel, Adventure
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Islands, Aircraft, Russia, Moscow, USA
StyleFor men, Fascinating, Gloomy

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

A Lot Like Love (2005)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFriends, Actors
PlotLove, Fate, Seduction, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, USA, New York, Small cities
StyleTouching, Light, Cute

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?




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