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1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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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.

Writers: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 396,926

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.

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

Votes: 126,047

3. 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 officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Writers: Walter Wager, Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 242,745

4. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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58 Metascore

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

Writers: John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez, David Dalessandro | Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 110,199

5. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

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 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

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

Votes: 78,668

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.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger, Dana Stevens | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 87,335

7. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | 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.

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

Votes: 12,148

8. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 23,228

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.

Writers: Darcy Frey, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 23,811

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.

Writers: Jeff Balsmeyer, Lizzie Bryant, Tim Gooding | Director: Jeff Balsmeyer | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon

Votes: 4,176

11. 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.

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

Votes: 309

12. Turbulent Skies (2010 TV Movie)

82 min | Thriller

3.0
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When 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. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 427

13. Air India 182 (2008)

97 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 30

14. Charlie Victor Romeo (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.2
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65 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 215

15. Shake It (2001)

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 »

Writers: Hella Joof, Klaus Bondam, Thomas Gammeltoft, Michael Christoffersen | Director: Hella Joof | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby, Jesper Lohmann

Votes: 2,272

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

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

3.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 518

17. Flight That Disappeared (1961)

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

5.2
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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.

Writers: Ralph Hart, Judith Hart, Orville H. Hampton | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Craig Hill, Paula Raymond, Dayton Lummis, Gregory Morton

Votes: 234

18. 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.

Writers: Ken Englund, Zion Myers, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 237

19. 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.

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

Votes: 14

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

TV-PG | Documentary

7.9
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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.

Writer: Mark Marabella | 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

6.9
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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.

Writer: William Cobban | Director: Judy Jackson | Star: Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 14

22. Larry in Relation to the Ground (2002)

3 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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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.

Writer: Ted Fisher | Director: Ted Fisher

Votes: 11

23. 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.

Writers: Justin Bauer, Walker Groothuis | Director: Justin Bauer | Stars: Justin Bauer, Alexis Evelyn, Chuck Fiorella, Jeff Bauer

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.

Writer: Martin Vaughn Cook | Director: Nigel Ashcroft | Star: Will Lyman

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

Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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The 1991 collision of two planes mistakenly sharing one runway raises concerns about over-crowded airports and overburdened traffic controllers.

Creators: Andre Barro, Bernard Vaillot | Director: Su Rynard | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Seann Gallagher, Art Hindle, David Bronfman

Votes: 18

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

Documentary, Drama, History

8.6
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A DHL cargo plane collides with a Russian passenger jet over southern Germany in 2002.

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

Votes: 34

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

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 »

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

Votes: 187

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

Documentary, Drama, History

8.4
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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.

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

Votes: 39

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

23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 66

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

Documentary, History

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Star: Walter Cronkite

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

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 72

32. 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.

Writers: Michael Russell, Caroline Graham | Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 174

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

Documentary, History

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34. 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.

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