The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes

As if flying wasn't scary enough on its own, here are the best horror movies about airplanes, or at least the scariest movies that take place on airplanes. Some of the horror films on this list aren't exclusively about planes, but feature at least one important scene on an airplane. Final Destination, for example, doesn't take place on a flight, but the airplane is essential to the plot of the film.

What are the best horror films that take place on an airline flight? A few good choices for scary plane movies include Airborne, Panic Button, and Dark Flight, a Korean horror film take takes place in the air. We of course have included Snakes on a Plane as well, because although it's not necessarily a horror film, we just couldn't leave it off our ranked list of scary airplane movies.

Vote up the horror movies set on airplanes that you would recommend to other movie lovers, and downvote any films if you've seen them and didn't care for them.

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  • Final Destination
    Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: James Wong
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
    Vic Morrow, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller
  • Red Eye
    Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • The Langoliers
    Stephen King
    • Flightplan
      Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen
      • Released: 2005
      • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
    • Snakes on a Plane
      Samuel L. Jackson, Kenan Thompson, Julianna Margulies
      • Released: 2006
      • Directed by: David R. Ellis
    • 7500
      Jamie Chung, Amy Smart, Nicky Whelan
      • Released: 2014
      • Directed by: Takashi Shimizu
    • Altitude
      Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Chelah Horsdal
      • Released: 2010
      • Directed by: Kaare Andrews
    • Quarantine 2: Terminal
      George Back, Bre Blair, Lynn Cole
      • Released: 2011
      • Directed by: John Pogue
    • Airborne
      Mark Hamill, Gemma Atkinson, Julian Glover
      • Released: 2012
      • Directed by: Dominic Burns, Dominic Burns
    • The Horror at 37,000 Feet
      William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen
      • Released: 1973
      • Directed by: David Lowell Rich
    • Nightmare City
      Mel Ferrer, Francisco Rabal, Hugo Stiglitz
      • Released: 1980
      • Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
    • Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane
      Erick Avari, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sarah Laine
      • Released: 2007
      • Directed by: Scott Thomas
    • Dark Flight
      Marsha Vadhanapanich, Bell Nuntita, Namo Tongkumnerd
      • Released: 2012
      • Directed by: Isara Nadee
    • Sharknado 2: The Second One
      Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox
      • Released: 2014
      • Directed by: Anthony C. Ferrante
    • Panic Button
      Renee Olstead, Patrick Muldoon, Roark Critchlow
      • Released: 2007
      • Directed by: Stephen Bridgewater
    • Tail Sting
      Gulshan Grover, Shirly Brener, Robert Merrill
      • Released: 2001
      • Directed by: Paul Wynne
    • Panic in the Skies
      Kate Jackson, Maureen McCormick, Erik Estrada
      • Released: 1996
      • Directed by: Paul Ziller