Plane hijacking is a really scary thing to see. The prospects of dozens of passengers being stuck in the sky with a couple of psychopaths with nowhere to go can freak anyone out. And then, thankfully, a brave young person comes to the rescue saving all the passengers. The fear that appears on the face of each hostage and the terrorizing looks of the hijacker directly touch the viewer’s nerves. The rigours of such a film are really high and hence, it is very challenging to make a film on aeroplane hijacking. One has to keep in mind that the whole film is set within an aeroplane. So, there is not much to be shown to the audience. And yet, the director has to accommodate everything in the film.
Airplane hijacking films don’t have a huge scope and hence, it is rare that these movies find much success. With that said, here is the list of top hijacking movies ever. You can watch some of these best plane hijacking movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Gaganam (2011)
This fast-paced film sees Nagarjuna at his absolute best playing an NSG Major. The story runs through the government attempting to negotiate with a bunch of terrorists who have hijacked a flight while the Major plans a military operation to eliminate the threats. With an engaging screenplay and enough detail to the lives of the passengers, ‘Gaganam’ is a highly intense film to watch.
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9. Snakes on a Plane (2006)