The Best Train Movies Films

The Best Train Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must feature trains.

What are the best train movies ever made? This list includes a lot of different movies that all feature trains in some fashion. Whether it's comedy or drama, the great train movies included here are all memorable. Some of them are among the best movies of all time, too. Which one is your favorite? Vote up the train films you like the most and feel free to rerank this list any way you want. If any good train movies are missing, feel free to add them to the list.

Some of the best train films are train robbery movies. Among them: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and The Great Train Robbery. Trains are an excellent vehicle (so to speak) for story lines involving robberies. They're fast, dangerous and an exciting means of transportation, after all. Along those lines, two outstanding Alfred Hitchcock films both involve trains: 1951's Strangers on a Train and 1959's North By Northwest.

Without a doubt, some of the best comedy films are also about trains. Who can forget the hilariously classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy? And 1976's Silver Streak is a comedy thriller that includes murder, mayhem and the comedic genius of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Enjoy this list of top notch railroad movies, and don't forget to vote!
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    Unstoppable is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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    Silver Streak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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    The Train (1964) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Train Movies


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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    The General is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender

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    Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Train Movies


    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

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    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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    Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    Broncho Billy Anderson, Alfred C. Abadie, Donald Gallaher

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    Source Code is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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    Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

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    Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore

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    Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen

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    Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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    From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Money Train is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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    The Darjeeling Limited is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

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    Transsiberian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Train Movies


    Kate Mara, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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    Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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    Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lee

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    Atomic Train is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Mena Suvari, Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis

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    Gad Elmaleh, Johan Leysen, Rufus

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Train Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Amelia Jackson-Gray, Giovanni Bejarano, Alby Castro

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