Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
Long flights: some people love them (no, I’m not kidding), while others loathe them. But to reach a remote destination you have to board a flight. Fortunately, there is a way to make your journey infinitely more bearable. You ask how? Well, these next movies are sure to keep you sane even on the most gruesome of journeys. So read on to see which of the best airplane movies made it on board. Enjoy reading!
Date of issue: July 2, 1980
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Aeroplane! is a parody of the airport disaster movies. A hilarious look at overcoming fears of the past and taking control of things once again. The story is based on an ex-war pilot who is afraid of flying and how he makes sure the plane he is flying lands safely after the pilots get sick. While this movie doesn’t have great visuals, but how much can you expect from a movie made in the late 80’s.
The good 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.
Release date: October 21, 1983
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
An intense film about the real-time account of the events on United Flight 93. This meticulous drama tells how the passengers fight back against the terrorists who hijacked the plane. Frankly, this film is hard to watch, but it is an extremely intelligent and moving account of some terrible moments in American history.
Date of issue: April 28, 2006
IMDb-rating: 7.6 / 10
Based on a real incident, the movie is about a flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life and protected the lives of 359 passengers in the year 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Release date: February 19, 2016
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
This movie won’t let you breathe for even a second. The story revolves around an American pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after making an emergency landing on the Hudson River to save the passengers and crew.
Release date: September 9, 2016
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
I know that long-haul flights are not easy on the mind or body. So, I hope these 5 movies keep you entertained and make you feel less of a zombie as you arrive at your destination. Until we meet again, happy flying, everyone.