16 Must-See Flight-Themed Movies for Airport and Airplane Enthusiasts
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Are you an airport or airplane enthusiast looking for some flight-themed movies to add to your watchlist? Look no further! Here are 16 must-see movies that are sure to satisfy your aviation interest. From classic films like 'Top Gun' and 'The Terminal,' to more recent releases like 'Up in the Air' and 'Sully,' there's something for every fan of all things flying. Get ready to take off with these cinematic gems.
1. Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun is an honorary award. Everyone who is fighting in this field to get it is in excitement. Pete Mitchell is at Miramar Naval Air Base to study at a high level and is after this award. At the same time, senior pilot Tom Kasansky has set out on this path. There is a rivalry between the two. Mitchell is not a person who is very warmly received by other pilots, because his father caused an accident before. In that accident, both he himself dies and many soldiers become martyrs. After a while, Mitchell meets Charlotte Blackwood and falls in love with her. With the news of the death of his friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun award. He begins to experience mental problems. He has a real chance for success. He must overcome his new task.
2. The Aviator
The film is a biographical work on Howard Hughes, who turned what was nothing into billions. Although he shines in the field of aviation and cinema, his love life is also dazzling enough. Even in World War II, he improved his career by adapting his planes to combat aircraft. But not everything is right for Hughes, because the pressure he creates on himself is the kind that many men will never tolerate. Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett are the notable names in The Aviator.
3. The Terminal (2004)
Viktor Navorski, a citizen of a country called Krakozhia, loses his right to enter the United States since his passport is invalid the moment he enters JFK airport. The unluckyman who had to return to his country, gets stuck in a news bulletin broadcast on television at the airport. A civil war has broken out in his country Krakozhia, and the United States no longer officially recognizes his country. For this reason, the man who cannot enter the US territorial waters cannot return to his own country for the same reason. The only thing Viktor, whose passport and ID are invalid, can do will be to learn to live in the airport of this country, where he does not even know the language.
The successful pilot Whip manages to land a falling plane with minimal damage in a very unusual way, using all his piloting skills; the lives of many people on the plane along with the crew are saved. Whip opens his eyes as a hero in the hospital, but at the accident investigation he encounters an accusation he never expected. Reports indicate that the captain pilot left the flight by drinking alcohol.
On the one hand, the people he saved say that no one can land that plane like him, and on the other hand, he must deal with the case that was opened against him.
5. United 93
When the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 departed for San Francisco on September 11, 2001, they did not know that they were part of the largest terrorist attack on the United States in its history. United 93 explains the passengers, the crew, the feelings of fear, horror, and courage experienced by the 40 people on board that day, as much as possible through real assumptions.
The day of September 11, 2001 was perceived as the beginning of a new era in world political history. The passengers of flight UA93 must face the most brutal reality of this new era. Passengers who somehow learned about the news of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center must decide with the awareness of the disaster that had befallen them.
6. Non-Stop (2014)
Non-Stop, where director Jaume Collet-Serra and action movie star Liam Neeson meet again, is an action-packed adventure set in the air. In the film, which is described as a Hitchcockian action where who is guilty and who is innocent is unknown, Neeson plays a retired Air Force soldier and the lives of 200 passengers flying on the plane are now in his hands, an air force trying to catch a mysterious criminal who threatens to kill someone on the plane every 20 minutes. He plays cop Bill Marks. This situation, where nothing is as it seems, and everyone is considered a potential criminal, drags Bill Marks into an adventure and tension that is difficult to cope with.
In this time-lapse movie set at an altitude of 12,000 meters, Bill tries to track down the suspect, who says he won't wait long to kill the passengers if he doesn't get $150 million deposited into his account. However, the fact that he only sent a message to himself, made the situation of Bill even more difficult. Because the panicked passengers began to suspect Bill as responsible for the terror on the plane.
The husband of a flight engineer named Kyle Pratt has just passed away in Berlin. The young woman is now returning to New York with her husband's coffin and her six-year-old daughter Julia. About three hours after the plane takes off, Kyle suddenly wakes up and realizes that his daughter is not with her. Extremely worried because it is a two-story plane, the mother has to enter many separate parts to search for her daughter. At this time, the flight attendants actually claim that there was no child with her from the beginning of the flight, or even that such a name was not found in the passenger records. Is Kyle really losing her mind as they claim, or is she in a collective conspiracy?
8. Sully (2016)
Sully is about the pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who managed to land a passenger plane that malfunctioned on January 15, 2009 in the Hudson River, who achieved a kind of impossible and became a hero. Captain Sully managed to land the plane in the Hudson River in unfavorable conditions and saved the lives of 155 passengers. But although his skillful flying ability and courage are raised by the media and the public, he will face the danger of losing his reputation and job due to the investigation opened by some officials.
9.Up in the Air
Ryan Bingham is quite satisfied with the free lifestyle that passes from one end of America to the other in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can fit everything he needs in a suitcase. He is an outstanding and highly respected member of all existing flight miles programs. Moreover, he is about to reach 10 million flight miles, which is the most important goal in his life. But there is nothing tangible in Ryan's life. When his sympathetic companion is smitten, Ryan's manager, under the influence of a young productivity specialist, threatens to get Ryan off the air forever. Faced with this possibility, Ryan, who was afraid to land at first, begins to think about what it really means for a person to have a house.
10.Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can is about a cat-and-mouse game between an agent and a criminal. There is no doubt that FBI agents have a lot of confidence in themselves, but this time it will not be an easy bite even for them. A young man in his twenties, traveling to dozens of countries, sometimes taking on the professions of a pilot, sometimes a doctor, sometimes a prosecutor, and running the FBI after him. This is either a cat-and-mouse game or just a mouse's game.
11. Flight World War II (2015)
Faced with a strange electromagnetic storm, Aircraft 42 and its crew found themselves in France, with the effect of the storm, in the middle of World War II. A history professor tells them that they are in the middle of a war zone and are in great danger. By avoiding bullets and bombs, the team will try to return to modern times without changing the past too much.
12.Red Eye (2005)
The plane trip to Miami will be the most difficult night of Lisa Reisert's life. Jackson, who is sitting next to her on the plane, is an assassin and asks her to be his collaborator. Moreover, if she does not accept, he will have her father killed. Lisa is all alone to cope with the problems on a night flight that has turned into a nightmare. She must prevent a murder as soon as possible and get rid of the killer next to her.
Director Wes Craven, this time, brings his audience together with a film with a high dose of suspense instead of bloody scenes.
13. Anadolu Kartalları (2011)
Onur, Ayşe, Mustafa, Tunç and Fatih. They are young aviators who live with the dream of becoming pilots who dominate the sky. Their dreams are high, but the thousand kinds of difficulties they experience on the way to the goal, family, longing for loved ones, friendships, sacrifices they make to be in the air and their competition with each other will also be an indication of how difficult a path they have set out on.
Thanks to the experience and support of Major Kemal Tanaçan, the International Anatolian Eagle Exercise will be a great experience for the five young people who are undergoing training, which will completely change their lives.
At a gigantic airport in the heart of the USA, everything comes together in a night dominated by snow and blizzard. As if bad weather wasn't enough, tragedies in the field personnel's own lives and ultimately a bomber on one of the planes complicate matters.
Adapted from Arthur Hailey's best-selling novel, Airport is one of the ancestors of the disaster movies genre; It is a film that was highly praised for having all kinds of dramatic elements and tensions that would keep the cinema audience in their seat at the time it was shot. Although those who have read the novel will find that even half of its content has not been translated into the film, there is no doubt that the 2 hours and 15 minutes film contain more than enough excitement for everyone.
15.Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)
Unaware of the events that will soon take place, a Boeing 747 plane has departed from New York and is on its way to Los Angeles. Ryan Weaver, one of the passengers of the plane, is a notorious murderer. Weaver, who manages to get rid of the federal cops next to him, becomes one with the other prisoner Stubbs on the plane and terrorizes the plane. The only survivor of the massacre, the stewardess Teri Halloran, found herself in a life-or-death struggle full of difficult twists and turns. Robert Butler sits in the director's chair of Turbulence, starring actors such as Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly and Hector Elizondo.
16. Air Force One
The American president makes an important speech during his trip to Russia and says that the government will no longer negotiate with terrorists. On his return from his trip to Russia, the president's private plane is hijacked by Russian terrorists. The president's entire family is on this plane, and the terrorists announce that they will kill everyone if the president doesn't do what they want. But there is something the terrorists do not know. The President is an award-winning veteran who spent years in Vietnam.
Bonus: Into The Night
Into The Night tells the story of a man who tries to go west to stay in the dark after the sun poses a danger to people. A cosmic event is a great danger to the world. The sun starts to kill everyone who gets in its way. Thereupon, a man decides to go to the dark areas before sunrise. Hijacking a night flight from Brussels, the man directs the pilots to fly west to stay in the safe darkness at all times.
Have you seen any of these movies? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!