Flight is perhaps one of the greatest feats humankind has accomplished. But technology comes at a price, so does the science and physics of flying. And guess who loves to continually explore and inundate these technological marvels into their movies? Filmmakers worldwide have thrilled us with their movies shot inside or around a plane or airport terminals. While airport terminals are a mere means to the end, it is the edge of the seat exhilarating experience in-air that moves us entirely.
When it comes to movies made about aeroplanes, in or around them, a lot of factors kick in, like the scientific accuracy, the production design, the cinematography, the correct fitment in the storyline etc. The most important factor, though, is essentially the performances and the amount of scare that is visibly evident on the faces of the actors involved. While some of these movies are out and out based on some sort of plane accident, crash or a trauma, bomb scare etc., the others have aeroplanes that are simply a part of the larger plot. So here goes the list of top airplane movies ever. You can watch some of these best air plane movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
15. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
A movie which made a lot of news and was hailed for being made upon one of the most non-sensical subjects, yet made millions, ‘Snakes on a Plane’ is one of the few instances of such movies that are so bad that they’re good. The only difference being the fact that there’s a time-bound crate full of snakes instead of a time-bomb that forms the premise of the movie. A California-bound plane, which is also transporting a couple of FBI agents (including Samuel L. Jackson) and other passengers undergoes a mid-air crisis as all the venomous snakes from the said crate invade the plane and start killing its passengers. As it “always happens”, the plane luckily had people with flying “experience” onboard, who succeed in landing the plane, even though they had done such plane landings in a video game. While the moments of scare and terror have been executed perfectly, it is the performances and the premise, to some extent, that deserves all accolades.
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14. Executive Decision (1996)