The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Airplanes and airports films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best airplanes and airports movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Check out which of your favorites are on these Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists.

This airplanes and airports movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of airplanes and airports films also contains airplanes and airports movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This airplanes and airports films list can also be copied to start your own. 

These are the top films in the airplanes and airports genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the airplanes and airports genre in it. Be it the motifs of the airplanes and airports genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What's in your top 10? If Snakes on a Plane or 2001: A Space Odyssey is in there (sure), vote for one of those, or both (or neither!). If we missed any airplanes and airports movies on this list (we did), please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation and BETTER BE ABOUT AIRPLANES AND AIRPORTS!). The films on this list cover the most famous airplanes and airports movies of all time and are voted on by people who really (really) care about airplanes and airports movie lists.

Examples of movies on this list include some of the greatest airplanes and airports movies like Only Angels Have Wings and Left Behind: The Movie.

Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick are among the directors who have worked on Airplanes and airports movies in the past.

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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    Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Airplane II: The Sequel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    The Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    Airport 1975 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair

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    Tora! Tora! Tora! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten

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    Airport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    The Spirit of St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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    Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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    Flightplan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean

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    Snakes on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

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    Airport '77 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Christopher Lee, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland

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    The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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    Flight 93 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh

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    Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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    Sky Captain and the World of T... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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    The Concorde...Airport '79 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Alain Delon, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy

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    Executive Decision is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Always is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

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    The High and the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    John Wayne, Robert Stack, Claire Trevor

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    The Delta Force is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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    United 93 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies

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    Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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    Con Air is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

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    Left Behind: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Kirk Cameron, Chelsea Noble, Daniel Pilon

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    1941 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

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    Alive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas

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    The Great Waldo Pepper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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    Air America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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    Firefox is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    Only Angels Have Wings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

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    Wings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper

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    Castle in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, IchirĊ Nagai

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    Cabin Pressure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Craig Sheffer, John Pyper-Ferguson, Michael Kopsa

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    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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    Pushing Tin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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    Non-Stop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies


    Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o

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