Phreekshow's Mayday! Mayday! List

by suprgrover1 | created - 25 Dec 2010 | updated - 27 Feb 2013 | Public

A list of films featuring major problems on aircraft including crashes.

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1. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 178,262 | Gross: $83.40M

2. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 43,150 | Gross: $36.73M

3. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Votes: 441,108 | Gross: $233.63M

4. Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 47,985 | Gross: $21.01M

5. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 294,772 | Gross: $117.54M

6. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 44,221 | Gross: $56.57M

7. Final Destination (2000)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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36 Metascore

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke

Votes: 198,508 | Gross: $53.33M

8. Flight of the Living Dead (2007)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several... See full summary »

Director: Scott Thomas | Stars: David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Richard Tyson

Votes: 8,362

9. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 200,078 | Gross: $79.96M

10. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Votes: 5,332 | Gross: $5.78M

11. The Langoliers (1995– )

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 23,273

12. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 39,888 | Gross: $44.07M

13. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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58 Metascore

An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 121,680 | Gross: $34.02M

14. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

Votes: 47,650 | Gross: $32.12M

15. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 146,100 | Gross: $60.13M

16. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 208,222 | Gross: $119.22M

17. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 243,515 | Gross: $101.12M

18. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.5
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A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Gary Stretch, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieving, Robert Picardo

Votes: 4,399

19. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

3.0
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There's a crisis in the Florida Everglades as giant pythons are threatening the alligator population.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, A Martinez, Kathryn Joosten

Votes: 2,926

20. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

Votes: 2,401

21. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 12,414

22. Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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46 Metascore

A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 160,448 | Gross: $76.42M

23. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 581,584 | Gross: $176.65M

24. Final Destination 5 (2011)

R | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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50 Metascore

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher

Votes: 91,896 | Gross: $42.59M

25. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 16,409

26. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 75,848 | Gross: $103.86M

27. The Grey (2011)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 218,426 | Gross: $51.58M

28. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

Votes: 286,046 | Gross: $93.77M