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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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Silver Streak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Train Movies
Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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Unstoppable is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Train Movies
Unstoppable Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Train Movies
The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Train Movies
Olivia Peterman added North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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

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Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Train Movies
CraigAlarm added Murder on the Orient Express Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Train Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Train Movies
JeffStovall added Runaway Train Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

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The General is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Train Movies
The General Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender

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Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Train Movies
Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Train Movies
The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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Emperor of the North Pole (197... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Train Movies

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Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Train Movies
Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Train Movies
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

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The Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Train Movies
Olivia Peterman added The Great Train Robbery Broncho Billy Anderson, Alfred C. Abadie, Donald Gallaher

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Union Pacific is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Train Movies
rodgtax added Union Pacific Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea

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Breakheart Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Train Movies
JeffStovall added Breakheart Pass Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore

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The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Train Movies
SamCannon added The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Train Movies
PeteBoyle added Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Train Movies
CraigAlarm added Snowpiercer Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Train Movies
From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Train Movies
Broken Arrow John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

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Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Train Movies
Throw Momma from the Train Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

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Source Code is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Train Movies
Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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Transsiberian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Train Movies
Transsiberian Kate Mara, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley

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Money Train is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Train Movies
Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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The Darjeeling Limited is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Train Movies
The Darjeeling Limited Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

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The Battle of the Rails (1946) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Train Movies

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Before Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Train Movies
Before Sunrise Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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End of the Line is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Train Movies
SamCannon added End of the Line Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen

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Death Train is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Train Movies
marian_mdm added Death Train Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lee

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Atomic Train is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Train Movies
marian_mdm added Atomic Train Mena Suvari, Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Train Movies
wiabux added Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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Train of Life is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Train Movies
Train of Life Gad Elmaleh, Johan Leysen, Rufus

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Snakes on a Train is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Train Movies
Snakes on a Train Amelia Jackson-Gray, Giovanni Bejarano, Alby Castro