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The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa
Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more

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Quarantine 2: Terminal ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Mercedes Masöhn, Ignacio Serricchio, Josh Cooke
Quarantine 2: Terminal is a 2011 American science fiction horror film and a sequel to the 2008 film, Quarantine. It was written and directed by John Pogue and produced by Marc Brienstock. The ...more

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Red Eye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as a hotel manager ensnared in a plot by a terrorist while aboard a red-eye flight to Miami. The film ...more

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The Langoliers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Stephen King
The Langoliers is a miniseries consisting of 2 episodes of 2 hours each. It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book ...more

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Twilight Zone: The Movie... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith
Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a theatrical version of the 1959–64 TV series The ...more

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Altitude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Chelah Horsdal
Altitude is a Canadian horror, television and "direct-to-video" film directed by Canadian comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to distribute the ...more
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7500 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Jamie Chung, Amy Smart, Nicky Whelan
7500 is a 2014 American supernatural film directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was originally scheduled to be released on August 12, 2012, but was delayed to April 19, 2013, and then to an ...more
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Flightplan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
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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Snakes on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch
Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson. It was released by New Line Cinema on August 18, 2006, in North America. The ...more

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Airborne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Airborne Mark Hamill, Gemma Atkinson, Julian Glover
Airborne is a 2012 horror film written by Paul Chronnell and directed by Dominic Burns who describes Airborne as a tongue-in-cheek film in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. A first trailer was ...more
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The Horror at 37,000 Fee... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen
The Horror at 37,000 Feet is an American horror television movie made for CBS Television by David Lowell Rich. The film first aired in 1973. In the movie, demonic forces terrorize the passengers ...more
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Flight of the Living Dea... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Erick Avari, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sarah Laine
Flight of the Living Dead is a 2007 direct-to-video zombie film by director Scott Thomas. Thomas co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Onspaugh and Sidney Iwanter. The film was originally titled ...more

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Nightmare City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Mel Ferrer, Francisco Rabal, Hugo Stiglitz
Nightmare City is a 1980 Italian-Spanish zombie film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film stars Hugo Stiglitz as a television news reporter who witnesses the collapse of order in a city overrun ...more
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Panic Button is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Renee Olstead, Patrick Muldoon, Roark Critchlow
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Dark Flight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Dark Flight Marsha Vadhanapanich, Bell Nuntita, Namo Tongkumnerd
Dark Flight is a 2012 Thai horror film. The film was directed by Issara Nadee. It shows the journey of a passenger plane haunted by ghosts that gradually trick the passengers into going insane ...more
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Sharknado 2: The Second ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox
Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 American satirical disaster film comedy and a sequel to the 2013 television film Sharknado. It was directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, with Tara Reid and Ian ...more

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Panic in the Skies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Kate Jackson, Maureen McCormick, Erik Estrada
Panic in the Skies! is a TV movie starring Kate Jackson and Erik Estrada. It premiered on The Family Channel in 1996. It was directed by Paul Ziller.
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Tail Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes
Gulshan Grover, Shirly Brener, Robert Merrill
Tail Sting is a 2001 film whose plot consists of genetically enhanced giant scorpions wreaking havoc on board an airplane.