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1. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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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: 160,770 | Gross: $83.40M

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: 139,743 | Gross: $128.30M

3. Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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Jack Chester, a stressed air-traffic controller, takes his family on a beach vacation to Florida but is soon beset by problems, especially when an arrogant sailing champion shows up, who Jack challenges to a race.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

Votes: 10,236

4. 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: 83,517 | Gross: $31.47M

5. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 29,391 | Gross: $46.30M

6. 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: 24,864 | Gross: $8.41M

7. Modern Problems (1981)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

Director: Ken Shapiro | Stars: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 3,923

8. Zero Hour! (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Thriller, Drama

6.6
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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's... See full summary »

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch

Votes: 988

9. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 5,276

10. Jet Lag (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 5,116 | Gross: $0.54M

11. Ground Control (1998)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

Director: Richard Howard | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Bruce McGill, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 1,902

12. Air Collision (2012 Video)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

2.9
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A fierce electromagnetic storm cripples communications; as a result, two planes - one a commercial jet, the other Air Force One, carrying the President of the United States and his family - are on a collision course.

Director: Liz Adams | Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jordan Ladd, Gerald Webb, Michael Teh

Votes: 752

13. 407 Dark Flight 3D (2012)

105 min | Horror

4.2
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A senior flight attendant named New has to deal with a supernatural event and mystery on the plane when the passengers begin to die one by one.

Director: Isara Nadee | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Peter Knight, Paramej Noiam, Patcharee Tubthong

Votes: 602

14. Dhamaal (2007)

136 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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Four slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari, who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary

Votes: 5,884

15. Crash Point: Berlin (2009 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

5.2
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After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jauch | Stars: Peter Haber, Maximilian von Pufendorf, Bernadette Heerwagen, Julia Hartmann

Votes: 295

16. The Crowded Sky (1960)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Disaster movie about a Navy jet and a commercial airliner heading for a mid air collision.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., John Kerr

Votes: 437

17. 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

18. Blackout Effect (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes. The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash,... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Charles Martin Smith, Denis Arndt, Leslie Hope

Votes: 325

19. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Western

5.9
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After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Louise Brooks, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune

Votes: 277

20. International Airport (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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Manager of a large metropolitan airport tries to deal with the stress of his job, and the various characters that work for him.

Directors: Don Chaffey, Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Gil Gerard, Berlinda Tolbert, Pat Crowley, Katherine Moffat

Votes: 74

21. Three Came to Kill (1960)

71 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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Three professional killers break into the house of an airport employee to shoot the plane on which an Asian Prime Minister is due to leave America.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, John Lupton, Lyn Thomas, Logan Field

Votes: 44

22. Crisis in Mid-air (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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The life of a stressed out air controller falls apart as he battles a court case involving a mid-air collision which is causing the unhappiness of his wife.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: George Peppard, Karen Grassle, Desi Arnaz Jr., Michael Constantine

Votes: 42

23. Viditelny svet (2011)

104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Oliver is a lonely forty-something working as an air traffic controller. He fills his empty life by watching TV and observing the family living in the house across the street - he regards ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kristúfek | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Jana Hlavácová, Kristína Turjanová, Martin Mnahoncák

Votes: 40

24. 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

25. Anna and the Tower (2014)

Short

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Director: Lynne Marsh | Star: Anna Iwanow

26. 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

27. 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

28. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: ABQ (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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Walt's lies have pushed Skyler to her limit. She leaves with the kids. Meanwhile, Jesse blames himself for Jane's death and goes into rehab.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 8,078

29. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: Blaster Blues (1985)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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When the Decepticons hijack Earth's airwaves, the music-loving Autobot Blaster is the only one who can stop them.

Directors: Andy Kim, Bob Kirk, Al Kouzel, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Margaret Nichols, Karen Peterson, Tom Ray, Robert Shellhorn, Bob Treat, Terry Lennon | Stars: Jack Angel, Arlene Banas, Michael Bell, Corey Burton

Votes: 36

30. 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

31. Forensic Files (1996– )
Episode: Double Cross (2008)

21 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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A U.S. Navy air traffic controller is found raped and murdered in her own home, and the body of one of her male co-workers is found right next to her bed. Is this crime the result of workplace sexual harassment and rape?

Director: Michael Jordan | Stars: Catherine Dodson, Ross M. Gardner, Dennis Hebert, Eddie Makdessi

Votes: 6

32. Your Hit Parade (1950–1959)
Episode: Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956)

Music

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The singers and dancers perform the biggest hits from the first week in June, 1956. The seven songs on the hit parade this were "Standing on the Corner", "Picnic", "On the Street Where You ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Colleran | Stars: Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, Gisele MacKenzie, Russell Arms

33. BBC News 8pm Summary (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 8 April 2015 (2015)

2 min | News

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Stars: Sam Naz, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May

34. 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

35. Air Emergency (2003– )
Episode: Frozen in Flight (2009)

Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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Depicts the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 near Roselawn, IN, an ATR-72 that got caught in icing conditions, and the subsequent investigation.

Director: George D'Amato | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Kieran Gallant, George Tchortov, Lesley Faulkner

Votes: 22

36. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: No Más (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Skyler is planning to divorce Walt now that she knows about the crystal meth. Jesse finishes rehab.

Director: Bryan Cranston | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 6,979

37. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Operation Crash-Dive (1965)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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An experimental passenger plane (Fireflash) crashes while being tested to understand what may have led to a previous accident. Unlike previous flights International rescue believe there may... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 42

38. Project U.F.O. (1978–1979)
Episode: Sighting 4025: The Whitman Tower Incident (1979)

60 min | Sci-Fi

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Captain Ryan and S Sgt. Fritz fly to California to investigate the sighting of a large UFO by several witnesses, including an air traffic controller. During the investigation some witnesses claim to have seen alien beings in the craft.

Director: Richard Greer | Stars: Edward Winter, Caskey Swaim, Linda Foster, Fred Holliday