The Best Train Movies Films
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The Best Train Movies

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 storylines involving robberies. They're fast, dangerous and an exciting means of transportation, after all. Along those lines, two outstanding Alfred Hitchcock movies both involve trains: 1951's 'Strangers on a Train' and 1959's 'North By Northwest.'

Without a doubt, some of the best comedy films also involve 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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    1976 More
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    1990 More
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    1959 More
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    added by: Olivia Peterman
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    2007 More
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    1926 More
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    1968 More
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    added by: PeteBoyle
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    1951 More
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    The Train (1964)

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    2006 More
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    1963 More
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    Emperor of the North Pole (1973)

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    The Battle of the Rails (1946)

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    Train of Life

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