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1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 453,521 | Gross: $136.02M

2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 139,683 | Gross: $128.30M

3. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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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: 115,819 | Gross: $34.01M

4. 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: 270,470 | Gross: $117.54M

5. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 83,503 | Gross: $31.47M

6. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 94,576 | Gross: $78.75M

7. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 13,144 | Gross: $100.49M

8. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 25,376

9. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie Pitt

Votes: 24,862 | Gross: $8.41M

10. Danny Deckchair (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.

Director: Jeff Balsmeyer | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon

Votes: 4,345 | Gross: $0.16M

11. Shake It (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.0
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Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby, Jesper Lohmann

Votes: 2,578

12. Turbulent Skies (2010 TV Movie)

82 min | Thriller

3.0
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A new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own is about to have its first flight. When the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Brad Dourif, Nicole Eggert, Patrick Muldoon

Votes: 473

13. The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.1
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The Strike Force team is back in this action-packed sequel to "The Hunt For Eagle One"! Terrorists have stolen a Ground Control Encoder, a new anti-hijack device that enables Air Traffic ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Crum | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Theresa Randle, Jeff Fahey, Joe Suba

Votes: 538

14. Diverted (2009 TV Movie)

86 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes headed to New York City were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened.

Director: Alex Chapple | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Colin Buchanan

Votes: 326

15. Here Come the Waves (1944)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 253

16. Charlie Victor Romeo (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.4
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65 Metascore

A documentary derived entirely from 'Black Box' transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies.

Directors: Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Karlyn Michelson | Stars: Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Noel Dinneen, Irving Gregory

Votes: 251

17. Flight That Disappeared (1961)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Craig Hill, Paula Raymond, Dayton Lummis, Gregory Morton

Votes: 259

18. First Strike (1979 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

5.7
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An interesting cold war film that starts with showing an hypothetical soviet nuclear first strike scenario leading to a US surrender, followed by a United States Air Force 'sales pitch' for more defense spending.

Director: Fleming E. Fuller | Stars: Richard H. Ellis, William R. Graham, Francis P. Hoeber, Edward N. Luttwak

Votes: 15

19. Air India 182 (2008)

97 min | Documentary

7.6
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A look at one of the worst plane bombings of the 20th century. In 1985, an Air India 747 flying from Montreal, Canada to Delhi was blown up in mid-flight by Khalistani extremists. All 331 passengers were killed, most were of Indian origin.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Gurpreet Chana, Ujjal Dosanjh, Rob Forbes, Michael Hamper

Votes: 32

20. Grounded on 9/11 (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.2
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The story of how air traffic controllers in the U.S. and Canada were able to ground all commercial air traffic--thousands of airplanes carrying nearly a million passengers--in the hectic hours after the attacks of September 11 2001.

Directors: Jeffrey Fine, Mark Marabella | Stars: Tony Call, John S. Carr, Jane Garvey, Hank Krakowski

Votes: 25

21. Stranded Yanks: A Diary Between Friends (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 55 min | Documentary

7.9
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The spontaneous acts of hospitality, kindness, and friendship shown by Canadians toward U.S. air travelers stranded by the attacks of September 11 2001.

Director: Judy Jackson | Star: Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 14

22. Radar Contact (2014)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

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An air traffic controller working the night shift in a low level airspace is alerted by NORAD of a stolen plane carrying hazardous material and must find which of the interesting, (and incompetent) pilots on her radar scope is to blame.

Director: Justin Bauer | Stars: Alexis Evelyn, Justin Bauer, Chuck Fiorella, Amanda Rothrock

23. The 9/11 Commission Report (2004 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, History

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The findings of the 2002-2004 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, popularly known as the 9/11 Commission.

Stars: Anthony Mason, Richard Ben-Veniste, Osama bin Laden, J. Cofer Black

24. The Ultimate Guide: Planes (2000 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

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This program explains the most important innovations in the history of powered flight leading to the enormous airliners and high performance jet fighters in service today.

Director: Nigel Ashcroft | Star: Will Lyman

25. Larry in Relation to the Ground (2002)

3 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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This film examines Larry Walter's 1982 flight over Southern California in a lawn chair. Includes audio recordings of exchanges with air-traffic controllers during the flight and aerial footage recorded on the 20th anniversary of the event.

Director: Ted Fisher

Votes: 10

26. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
Episode: 404: Flight Not Found (2016)

TV-PG | 40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The team is drawn into the world's first case of cyber-hijacking when they investigate what appears to be a hack into air traffic control.

Director: Skipp Sudduth | Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz

Votes: 98

27. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: 747 (1978)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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David 'Brown' is flying from San Francisco to Chicago only to find out some of the crew are plotting to steal the Egyptian artifacts on board.

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Power

Votes: 121

28. Air Emergency (2003– )
Episode: Cleared for Disaster (2010)

47 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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The 1991 collision of two planes mistakenly sharing one runway raises concerns about over-crowded airports and overburdened traffic controllers.

Director: Su Rynard | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Seann Gallagher, Art Hindle, David Bronfman

Votes: 22

29. Air Emergency (2003– )
Episode: Deadly Crossroads (2004)

Documentary, Drama, History

8.7
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A DHL cargo plane collides with a Russian passenger jet over southern Germany in 2002.

Director: Phil Comeau | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jason Barbeck, Marc Baumgartner, Kresimir Bosiljevac

Votes: 40

30. MI-5 (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2002)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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During riots in advance of US President Bush's visit to London, the MI-5 team observe Peter Salter among the agitators. Salter is a legendary agent and neither Zoe or Danny are quite sure ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Richard Armitage, Joanne Baxter, Heather Cave

Votes: 207

31. Air Emergency (2003– )
Episode: Flying Blind (2003)

Documentary, Drama, History

8.6
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AeroPeru flight 603 crashed on a routine flight from Lima to Santiago in 1996, due to a severe failure with the flight instruments.

Director: Gary Lang | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Victor A. Young, Nicholas Kilbertus, Pat Mastroianni

Votes: 43

32. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: No Time at All (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.

Director: David Swift | Stars: William Lundigan, Betsy Palmer, Jane Greer, Keenan Wynn

33. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Our Fiftieth Episode (1997)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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After a scuffle and being arrested all over a parking ticket, Bill is committed for psychiatric evaluation. With Bill gone, things quickly fall apart one air.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 62

34. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: The Crowded Air (1958)

Documentary, History

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Star: Walter Cronkite

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Faceless Ones: Episode 2 (1967)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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With Polly having apparently forgotten them, the Doctor, Ben and Jamie decide to carry out their own investigation of Chameleon Tours.

Director: Gerry Mill | Stars: Patrick Troughton, Donald Pickering, Victor Winding, George Selway

Votes: 79

36. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Glitch (2009)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An air traffic computer system, based on theories from an eccentric college professor, is denounced by the scientist creating a financial crisis for its backers.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 205

37. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: Traffic Jam Upstairs (1960)

Documentary, History

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Star: Walter Cronkite

38. UFOs Declassified (2015– )
Episode: UFOs vs. Airliners (2015)

Documentary, History

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Are UFOs a threat to civil aviation? Stories over Alaska, the English Channel, and Southwestern States may concern you, but not as much as the culture of silence within the aviation industry.

Directors: Wayne Abbott, Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Brad Cartner, Louis Adams, Red Carlsen, Brian Scott

39. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: You Gotta Believe Me (1986)

PG-13 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Convinced that his vivid nightmare of a Boeing 747 crashing into his house is a horrific premonition, Earl Sweet desperately tries to alter fate.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Charles Durning, Mary Betten, Ebbe Roe Smith, Wil Shriner

Votes: 110