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List Rules 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.

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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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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more

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Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth
Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Sully is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Bill Zuk added Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Sully (also known as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson) is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the autobiography Highest Duty ...more

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Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz
This film is a 1990 American action film and the second in the series. It was released on July 4, 1990. The film was directed by Renny Harlin. The novel has the same premise but differs ...more

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Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster
Airport is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name. It originated the ...more

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James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine
The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. ...more

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Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair
Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. It stars Charlton Heston and Karen Black and is directed by Jack Smight.

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars ...more

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Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more

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James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly
The Spirit of St. Louis is a 1957 biographical film directed by Billy Wilder and starring James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh. The screenplay was adapted by Charles Lederer, Wendell Mayes, and ...more

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Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten
Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American–Japanese film directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an ensemble cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Sō Yamamura, E. G. Marshall, James Whitmore ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani
The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It ...more

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John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick
Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick. The film featured an all-star cast with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. in leading ...more

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William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono
Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast, ...more

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Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean
Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean ...more

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Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Airplanes And Airports Movies
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid
Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same name, both based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor, about a group of ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh
FLIGHT 93 tells the stirring story of the brave passengers and crew aboard hijacked United Airlines' Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and ...more

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Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi
Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows ...more