Movies with Train Crashes

This is a list of movies with trains crashing, blowing up, or whatever havoc.

I've tried to give the best trainwrecks, derailments, explosions, over the cliff, off the bridge, train going into the river, etc. the top spot.
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1.
The Fugitive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ It's a huge scene with Harrison Ford's character running away from the dangerous train that hit his prison bus and has run off the track. Was this scene really neccessary for the film? Not really, but it is still my favorite. ” - rantzak
 
2.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ This follows a group of young teens who witness a horrific train accident while making a homemade movie and get caught up in a military cover-up involving a mysterious and dangerous beast. This trainwreck is awsome. ” - rantzak
 
3.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ This train keeps blowing up over and over and over.

Its one of those unique stories, the Hitchcock era type that is short, simple, and leaves us all asking each other questions in the end. ” - rantzak
 
4.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Sandra Bullock’s character is handcuffed to the runaway subway train heading to an end of the line construction zone, Reeves’s character sees the obvious solution: speed up. ” - rantzak
 
5.
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
“ Great comedy film.

Most of this movie takes place on the train and you really begin to wonder if perhaps it might be safer to fly. ” - rantzak
 
6.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ I love all the Back to the Future films. In this, the third movie, there's no other way than the train to get the time machine up to 88 miles per hour. Of course, there'll be a wreak because you have to get the boiler "as hot as the blases of hell". ” - rantzak
 
7.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
“ The Greatest Show on Earth was the first film that director Steven Spielberg saw and he credits it as one of the major inspirations that led him into a film career. He pointed out the film's train crash scene as a major influence, and this influence was later reflected in the 2011 science fiction film Super 8, which he produced. ” - rantzak
 
8.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ In this case it’s a dream sequence where our scrappy young hero is crushed by a damned train. The resulting accident becomes the spitting image of the famous Granville-Paris Express photograph where the train is hanging out of the side of the building. ” - rantzak
 
9.
Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. (110 mins.)
“ The idea that you can curve a bullet is kind of stupid, but driving your car into a train with bullets flying all over the place and half of the train falling over the bridge after the tunnel, classic! ” - rantzak
 
10.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Two different train scenes. ” - rantzak
 
11.
Unstoppable (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ so if you've seen this movie the train doesn't crash at the end, but I still added it since it does drive through some things. ” - rantzak
 
12.
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
“ A train carrying soldiers and important dignitaries is scheduled to be the first to use the bridge, so Warden plans to destroy both at the same time.

According to Turner Classic Movies, the producers nearly suffered a catastrophe following the filming of the bridge explosion. To ensure they captured the one-time event, multiple cameras from several angles were used. Ordinarily, the film would have been taken by boat to London, but due to the Suez crisis this was impossible; therefore the film was taken by air freight. When the shipment failed to arrive in London, a worldwide search was undertaken. To the producers' horror the film containers were found a week later on an airport tarmac in Cairo, sitting in the hot Egyptian sun. Though it was not exposed to sunlight, the heat-sensitive colour film stock should have been hopelessly ruined; however, when processed the shots were perfect and appeared in the film. ” - rantzak
 
13.
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on... (105 mins.)
“ Ok, so this crash is only seen from the inside of the train, and it's not a super explosive or adrenaline spiked movie, however the scene has an interesting perspective. ” - rantzak
 
14.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
15.
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next? (129 mins.)
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
16.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite. (100 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
17.
Runaway Train (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. (111 mins.)
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
18.
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.)
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
19.
The Train (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (133 mins.)
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
20.
Money Train (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him. (110 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
21.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
 
22.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
23.
Broken Arrow (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans. (108 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
24.
Transsiberian (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers. (111 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
25.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
26.
Final Destination 3 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate. (93 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ haven't seen it. ” - rantzak
 
27.
Knowing (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
28.
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
“ The crash in the ending scenes is the helicopter but since the train was involved I added this movie. ” - rantzak
 
29.
Snowpiercer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
 
30.
Atomic Train (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A train filled with atomic devices threatens to destroy the city of Denver. John Serger (an NTSB agent) has to prevent this from happening (122 mins.)