Movies about airplanes

Movies about airplanes
List of the best movies about aircraft selected by visitors to our site: Red Eye, 7500, Blood Red Sky, Air Force One, The Aviator, Airplane!, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes, Non-Stop, Airport, American Made.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHired assassins, Strong women, Heroes, Stewardesses
PlotHostage, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Austria, USA
CharactersFriends, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Aviation, Supernatural, Dolls, Life after death
PlaceAircraft
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersVampire, Terrorists, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotSupernatural, Viruses, Power, Anger
PlaceAircraft
TimeNight
StyleCreepy

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersTerrorists, Journalists, Presidential
PlotSkirmishes, Death, Hostage
PlacePrison, Aircraft, The White House
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:43
CharactersMillionaires, Womanizers, Fathers, Businessmen, Actors
PlotOn real events, Money, Obsession, Aviation, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Stewardesses, Taxi drivers, Veterans, Pilots
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Aviation, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Paris, England, France, London
StyleFascinating

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?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, Heroes, Special agents, Stewardesses
PlotLove, Investigation, Aviation, Hostage, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersStewardesses
PlaceAircraft

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32
CharactersHorses, CIA, FBI, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Court, USA
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountrySweden, USA
CharactersStrong women
PlotSurvival, Fight, Aviation, True love
PlaceIslands
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

A couple flying on a small plane to attend a tropical island wedding must fight for their lives after their pilot suffers a heart attack.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, action, military
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersStrong women, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Fight, Aviation, Death
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Aviation
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Heavy, Patriotic

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
PlotWar, Aviation
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Pilots
PlotMotorcycles, Aviation, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:54
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War I
StyleBy books

The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersSnake, Heroes, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlotDeath, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Tense, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersStewardesses, Birds, Bartenders, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Disasters, Investigation, Aviation, Swimming
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, Tense, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersStrong women, Heroes, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotAviation, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Light

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
PlotDisasters, Relationship, Aviation
PlaceAircraft
StyleTo cry, Tense

A story about bravery, self-sacrifice and human dignity put on trial by the merciless power of nature. A young pilot is fired from military air force after disobeying an absurd order. He gets a job as a co-pilot with a civil airline. Being brutally honest and direct, he is not on best terms with his new colleagues. During a flight to Asia his crew receives a distress message from a volcanic island and makes a decision to attempt a rescue mission. Will it be a success? Will they survive the disaster? They have a single chance to find that out: by being a team and sticking up for one another.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryIceland
Duration01:33
CharactersFish, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cold
PlaceCaves, Antarctica, Helicopters, Arctic
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, For men

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Priests
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Paris, France, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
PlaceNature, Mountains

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Passion, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, Smart, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTerrorists, Police, Journalists, Reporters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Skirmishes, Hostage
PlaceAircraft, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Pilots
PlotKGB, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Russia, Vietnam, England, Warships
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

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.





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