Rail Scenes with Locations

Best feature films that include scenes on railways, railroads, or railway stations. The list includes a brief description of the railway scene, together with the location where the scene was shot. It also includes at least one film for every year from 1936 onwards, and films from as many of the countries of the world as possible.
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1.
The 39 Steps (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
“ Based on a Richard Hannay spy story by John Buchan, and contains a classic scene of a train crossing the Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland. This bridge is now a World Heritage Site, and there are plans to provide it with a Visitor Centre. See also the 1959 remake of the same title. ” - hargreenman
 
2.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ See filmshots in Locations, and Watch Trailer! ” - hargreenman
 
3.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
“ Best aboard-rail vanishing trick, with romance, set in pre-war Europe on the way to London.

Some rail scenes were shot on the Longmoor Military Railway Hampshire, UK. ” - hargreenman
 
4.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Card sharping on a train ride from Joliet to Chicago. Portrays Action on The 20th Century Limited, and has shots taken at Union Station and La Salle Street Station, Chicago. ” - hargreenman
 
5.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ The robberies of the "Union Pacific Flyer" were filmed at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Durango, Colorado, USA. ” - hargreenman
 
6.
Witness (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ A young fella's wondrous first train ride, and a wait in the railway station (Philadelphia 30th Street), where he sees the memorial statue of The Angel of Resurrection. Fear, excitement, and retribution follow..... ” - hargreenman
 
7.
Heartburn (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Don't flash your jewellry on the subway train, especially in front of young ambitious actors! ” - hargreenman
 
8.
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ By train through Italy and Switzerland. Film shots made at Santa Maria Novella station, Florence, Italy, and at Passo Malaga, Spain. ” - hargreenman
 
9.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ “It’s got to be the train, baby, straight down the line!”
Noir shots at Glendale Station, Burbank. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCp7RFGh-aM ” - hargreenman
 
10.
The Railway Children (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. (109 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
“ Said to be the finest children's film ever made in Britain. Filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway, with the Oakworth station as it actually is, even now. See http://www.kwvr.co.uk/ ” - hargreenman
 
11.
From Russia with Love (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. (115 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Best ever two man fight in a railway carriage. Station shots at Istanbul Sirkeci, Zagreb and Belgrade railway stations. ” - hargreenman
 
12.
Mission: Impossible (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (110 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ A helicopter chases an electrified high speed train. Actually, shot on the un-electrified Glasgow/Dumfries line in Scotland! It also has scenes taken at Liverpool Street Station, London. ” - hargreenman
 
13.
Brief Encounter (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Best ever tear-jerker on platforms and in tea-rooms; filmed at Carnforth Station, Lancashire, England. “It may change your view of railway stations forever”. ” - hargreenman
 
14.
The Ladykillers (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
“ Deadly deeds around King's Cross railway station, and Copenhagen Tunnel, London - but in the end the railway strikes back! ” - hargreenman
 
15.
Shanghai Express (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai. (82 mins.)
“ Train scenes from Peking to Shanghai. ” - hargreenman
 
16.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Best stiff upper lips in the jungle and on a rail bridge; a mock-up bridge was built in Sri Lanka for filming. In Videos, watch the first clip! ” - hargreenman
 
17.
The Ipcress File (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Murder in a railway carriage; filmed at Marylebone Station, London. ” - hargreenman
 
18.
Buster (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963. (91 mins.)
Director: David Green
“ Starts with Britain's richest ever train hold-up and heist. Filmed on the heritage Great Central Railway (http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/), with Loughborough standing in for Glasgow Central; the actual robbery took place on the ex-LMS line at a railway bridge in Buckinghamshire. ” - hargreenman
 
19.
Sliding Doors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
“ Doorways of one life, in the London Underground. Filmed at Waterloo & City Line (Bank and Waterloo), and at Embankment and Fulham Broadway stations. ” - hargreenman
 
20.
My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack. (103 mins.)
“ A dire event aboard a train, and the lives played out thereafter. ” - hargreenman
 
21.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ A whistle stop on a railroad, with a steam loco and high danger. The trestle bridge was filmed Whitesburg, Georgia. ” - hargreenman
 
22.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The classic railway bridge scene - who/what gets across first?
The trestle bridge location is Burney, CA; also the Gooseline Railroad, Cottage Grove, OR, the McCloud River Railroad McCloud, CA,and the Yreka Western Railroad, Yreka CA were used in the film. ” - hargreenman
 
23.
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby. (116 mins.)
“ A journey via an Italian railway station, filmed at Caprarola Railway Station, Caprarola, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. ” - hargreenman
 
24.
The Land Girls (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever. (111 mins.)
Director: David Leland
“ Scenes taken on the West Somerset Railway, an operating heritage steam railway in Somerset, England; see http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/ ” - hargreenman
 
25.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ The Jackal gets to Paris by fooling the guards at a country railway station. Taken at Tulle, France, with the train arriving into Gare d’Austerlitz, Paris. ” - hargreenman
 
26.
The French Connection (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
“ Has chase scenes on the on the elevated railway of the NY Metro. For full details see http://www.railserve.com/trainmovies/ ” - hargreenman
 
27.
Bhowani Junction (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India. (110 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Rail-side events at the break-up of India post-war. ” - hargreenman
 
28.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ Best dance scene in a railway station (used to be called Victoria Terminus), Bombay. ” - hargreenman
 
29.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ The most evil use of a railway ever. ” - hargreenman
 
30.
The Great Escape (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Railway scenes at the end of the escape ” - hargreenman
 
31.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Blood in the Underground (at Tottenham Court Road !). See http://tinyurl.com/bky7osx. ” - hargreenman
 
32.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ A train breakdown in Missouri, and sympathy on the Chicago Elevated. ” - hargreenman
 
33.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Agents Bond and Vesper Lynd engage in verbal foreplay on the train to Montenegro. ” - hargreenman
 
34.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ A film shot taken at the Gare du Nord, Paris. ” - hargreenman
 
35.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ In a dark world, a fight on a subway track in front of an on-coming train; shot in Sydney, Australia. ” - hargreenman
 
36.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ At an Indian railway station two men meet a writer who then records their story. ” - hargreenman
 
37.
A Passage to India (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator. (164 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ A ride on the Marabar Express ” - hargreenman
 
38.
A Room with a View (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Scenes shot on the Bluebell heritage railway, at Horsted Keynes, England. See http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/. ” - hargreenman
 
39.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
“ “Every great romance or mystery should have a train” ” - hargreenman
 
40.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ Scenes taken in Grand Union Station and on The 20th Century Limited. Has an "into the tunnel" ending! ” - hargreenman
 
41.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Station scenes at Gare de l’Est, Paris, other shots in rural France. ” - hargreenman
 
42.
Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners. (85 mins.)
Director: Marcel Varnel
“ A classic pre-war Will Hay comedy - many rail scenes, including some filmed on a heritage railway, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basingstoke_and_Alton_Light_Railway. ” - hargreenman
 
43.
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure. (84 mins.)
“ Shot on extinct lines in North Somerset. ” - hargreenman
 
44.
London to Brighton (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong. (85 mins.)
“ An electrified ride to a seaside town; pimps, prostitutes and gangsters travel from London. Grim scenes shot at Victoria, Waterloo and Brighton stations. Contrast with the 1947 film ‘Brighton Rock’. The film "Train to Kandy (2012)" is a remake of this, and moves the setting from England to Sri Lanka. ” - hargreenman
 
45.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Railway scenes also repeated in "- Chamber of Secrets", "- Prisoner of Azkabhan", "- Goblet of Fire", and "- Order of the Phoenix". All feature a departure from Platform 9 3/4! See http://tinyurl.com/c353vq5. Also shots on the Glenfinnan viaduct on the West Highland Line, Scotland. ” - hargreenman
 
46.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
“ Train shots taken at the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RR, Chama, New Mexico. See: http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/ ” - hargreenman
 
47.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
“ Best scene on a crowded subway platform. Also the “knife” scene at Brooklyn Bridge subway exit! ” - hargreenman
 
48.
Are We There Yet? (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Nick Persons is a selfish player who owns a collectables sports shop in Portland, Oregon. Everything... (95 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ A scene filmed at the main Vancouver station with a Canadian Via Rail train, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Central_Station.

Also a ride on a freight train chased by a horse! ” - hargreenman
 
49.
Silver Streak (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (114 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ The film nominally portrays a wacky west to east ride on the Amtrak Southwest Chief route from Los Angeles to Chicago. It has an “AmRoad” train and scenes of Los Angeles Union Station, Kansas City, and “Chicago” where it comes to rest! There are spectacular running train and train-yard shots, some made in Canada. ” - hargreenman
 
50.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Travel to Washington Union Station - with a view of the Capitol from the station hall - provides the inspiration for Mr Smith's legislation! ” - hargreenman
 
51.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Final scene in subway. ” - hargreenman
 
52.
In Bruges (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Contains a hit-man's train journey in Belgium. ” - hargreenman
 
53.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
“ Seeking friendship on a train journey across Italy. ” - hargreenman
 
54.
Union Station (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police lead to the kidnapping of a blind heiress by a ruthless thug. (81 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ The old Los Angeles station recalled - a noir thriller starting with a provincial station shot at Westhampton, Pasadena, and with subsequent train running and interior shots ending at Union Station, Los Angeles. Following shots were taken on the Elevated railway at Third Avenue, New York. There are also impressive scenes taken in Union Depot stockyards, and underground on a goods transfer rail boxcar system with overhead electrification. ” - hargreenman
 
55.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ Scenes at Grand Central Terminal, New York. For details see http://www.railserve.com/trainmovies/ ” - hargreenman
 
56.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Instead of commuting to work, a man travels the opposite way - to Montauk on the Long Island Railroad - to think things over on the sea-shore. ” - hargreenman
 
57.
I Am Legend (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ A destroyed world includes the former Grand Central Terminal, NY. ” - hargreenman
 
58.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ Includes a chase scene at Grand Central Terminal. ” - hargreenman
 
59.
Carmen Jones (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ "Whizzin' away along the track, clickety clack, clickety clack." Features the Southern Pacific Railroad crossing at Moorpark, California. ” - hargreenman
 
60.
The Fisher King (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ A round-the-clock ballroom dance in Grand Central Terminal! See http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/. Compare the dance with that in “Slumdog Millionaire”! ” - hargreenman
 
61.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Opening and ending in Grand Central Terminal, New York. The finale is an elevated railway ride to GCT to catch an Amtrak train to Miami, and the best ever shoot-out in a mainline railway station with escalators! ” - hargreenman
 
62.
The Prince of Tides (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process. (132 mins.)
“ After demons from the southern past are exorcised, there is a brief New York scene at Grand Central Terminal, and boarding a Metro train. ” - hargreenman
 
63.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Escape from the Mob on the railway ” - hargreenman
 
64.
The Quiet Man (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ An arrival at a country railway station in Galway, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6YrqZ7HZ-0. ” - hargreenman
 
65.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Marylebone Station, London, Crowcombe Heathfield on the West Somerset Railway, and other railway shots. ” - hargreenman
 
66.
Howards End (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Shots of Bewdley station, on the heritage Severn Valley Railway, England: see http://www.svr.co.uk/. ” - hargreenman
 
67.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury. (124 mins.)
“ Wartime Anglo/American meetings at a small railway village in Kent. Includes scenes filmed at Selling and Canterbury West stations. ” - hargreenman
 
68.
Octopussy (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ A nuclear bomb set to go off in Germany, filmed on the Nene Valley Railway, England, see http://www.nvr.org.uk ” - hargreenman
 
69.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Escaping convicts jump a train, but soon get off!. ” - hargreenman
 
70.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ Scenes at Bank and East Finchley Underground stations, London, and a train trip to Manchester abruptly stopped short at Macclesfield - see Trailer! ” - hargreenman
 
71.
Damien: Omen II (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ Best Horror Genre rail death! ” - hargreenman
 
72.
Duplicity (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one. (125 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ A short early scene - two agents pass by at Grand Central Terminal, New York - but keep your hair on for later! ” - hargreenman
 
73.
The House on Carroll Street (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ Set in 1951, an early scene on the New York Metro at Forest Parkway. Later the ending at Grand Central Terminal with astonishing scenes of train service in that era, a chase down and up in the GCT, and a breathtaking finale in the roof. ” - hargreenman
 
74.
The Bank Job (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal. (111 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Scenes at Paddington Station, London. ” - hargreenman
 
75.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. (181 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ A daughter takes the train to Siberia. ” - hargreenman
 
76.
Derailed (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families. (108 mins.)
“ A couple meet on the train into Union Station, Chicago. Be careful who you talk to on trains! ” - hargreenman
 
77.
Twentieth Century (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ A meeting on a famous named train. ” - hargreenman
 
78.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Dramatic scenes on the station steps. ” - hargreenman
 
79.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A town marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ The villain arrives on the mid-day train; see Trailer. Shots taken on the Sierra railroad, Jamestown, CA. See http://www.railtown1897.com/railtown/doc.asp?id=13. ” - hargreenman
 
80.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ A no-show at Vienna station, and a later departure. ” - hargreenman
 
81.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Railroad scenes filmed at Vasquez Rocks Park 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA. What befalls a member of a railway construction gang! ” - hargreenman
 
82.
The Krays (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ Gritty post-war East End London gangsters. A scene set in 1942 shows Bethnal Green Underground Station in war-time use as an air-raid shelter during the Blitz. However the shot was actually filmed at the Aldwych station. ” - hargreenman
 
83.
The Constant Gardener (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. (129 mins.)
“ Train and track scenes in Nairobi, Kenya, and Eurostar travel from Waterloo to Berlin Hbf to sort out big pharma trouble. ” - hargreenman
 
84.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ A couple meet through photo-booths at Paris train stations. ” - hargreenman
 
85.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Heroic desert story with train wreck, shoot-out, and looting. Train shots were filmed in Andalucia, Spain. ” - hargreenman
 
86.
Brighton Rock (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
“ Opening scene at Brighton Station, Southern Railway.
For clip of bad guys waiting see:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COfoQPTAEcs. ” - hargreenman
 
87.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ Experience a train ride on the Bombay, Baruda and Central India Railway with scenes taken in Udaipur. ” - hargreenman
 
88.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. (144 mins.)
“ Train scene at Brighton Station. ” - hargreenman
 
89.
The Elephant Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ A drama set in about the year 1900. On the Elephant Man's return to London from his captivity in France, there is a brief train running scene shot on the Severn Valley Railway, and a crowd scene shot at Liverpool Street Station, London. ” - hargreenman
 
90.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. (197 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Trains out of Moscow; filmed in Canada. ” - hargreenman
 
91.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ Made with the full co-operation of the then steam-based SNCF (French national) railway; includes impressive shots of train running, loco workshops, and rail-yards between Paris St. Lazare and Le Havre stations. ” - hargreenman
 
92.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. (89 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ Working peoples' lives in gritty 50's Britain: smoky trains and steam whistles in background. ” - hargreenman
 
93.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Three men on a train filmed on the Indian North Western Railway in Rajasthan. Lots of internal and external rail scenes, including all final credits over a view from the carriage window. ” - hargreenman
 
94.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ A train ride in San Francisco. ” - hargreenman
 
95.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Sinister events after an arrival at South Station, Boston. ” - hargreenman
 
96.
Cabaret (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Starts with a train arrival in pre-war Berlin, actually filmed in Lubeck main station; also a scene at the S-Bahn Savignyplatz station in Berlin. ” - hargreenman
 
97.
The General (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
“ Now recognised as one of the best classics of the silent era, this film has Buster Keaton performing very dangerous slapstick comedy filmed on a logging railroad in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The story is based upon a real event which took place in 1862 in the American Civil War on the Western & Atlantic Railroad between Chattanooga and Marietta, as is also the Disney film made 30 years later (No. 292). ” - hargreenman
 
98.
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man. (100 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
“ A train-driver's outlook on his daughter. Railway shots on the Paris regional express railway (RER) at Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. ” - hargreenman
 
99.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. (175 mins.)
“ <A Jules Verne story set in around 1872. An adventurer travelling from London has an arrival at the Gare du Nord, Paris, rides a steam train in India shot in Sylhet Bangladesh, a US ride filmed on the Durango & Silverton Railway, Colorado, and finally catches a London train from “Liverpool”. In the US it has scenes of a sail-propelled railcar, and of buffalo stampeding over a railway line. ” - hargreenman
 
100.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Bourne makes an escape at Waterloo station, London. ” - hargreenman