Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
Long flights: Some people love them (no, I am not kidding), while others loathe them. But to reach a far-flung destination one needs to board a flight. Luckily, there is a way you can make your journey infinitely more bearable. You ask how? Well, these following movies will surely keep you sane even on the most gruesome journeys. So read on to see which best plane movies made it on board. Happy reading!
Note: These movies have mostly been filmed in or around a plane.
Date of release: 2 July 1980
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Airplane! is a spoof of the airport disaster movies. A hilarious take on overcoming fears of the past and taking control of things all over again. The story is based on an ex-war pilot who is afraid of flying and how he ensures that the plane he is travelling by lands safely after the pilots become sick. Though this movie doesn’t have a great visuals, but how much can you expect from a film that was made in the late 80s.
The Right Stuff
The next movie on this list is an Oscar-winning drama, The Right Stuff. The film is rightly remembered as the story of America’s first astronauts and the critical steps they go through before preparing for space.
Date of release: 21 October 1983
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
An intense movie about the real-time account of the events on United Flight 93. This meticulous drama recounts how the passengers fought back against the terrorists who hijacked the plane. Honestly, this movie is hard to watch, but it’s a supremely intelligent and moving account of some dreadful moments in the American history.
Date of release: 28 April 2006
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Based on a real incident, the movie is about a flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers in the year 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Date of release: 19 February 2016
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
This film won’t let you breathe even for a second. The story revolves around an American pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after he made an emergency landing on the Hudson River to save the passengers and crew.
Date of release: 9 September 2016
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
I know long-haul flights aren’t smooth on the body or mind. So, I hope these 5 movies will keep you entertained and will make you feel less of a zombie while you land at your destination. Till we meet again, happy flying, everyone.