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1. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 336,581 | Gross: $107.10M

2. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 267,663 | Gross: $121.25M

3. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 230,500 | Gross: $101.09M

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: 277,710 | Gross: $117.54M

5. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 207,579 | Gross: $91.44M

6. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 150,122 | Gross: $172.62M

7. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 154,430 | Gross: $65.45M

8. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 62,722 | Gross: $83.36M

9. The Wrecking Crew (1968)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan

Votes: 1,562

10. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 44,626

11. 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: 85,336 | Gross: $31.47M

12. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 41,724 | Gross: $68.75M

13. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 38,209 | Gross: $58.16M

14. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 37,575 | Gross: $44.07M

15. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

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?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 20,379

16. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.0
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 27,139 | Gross: $11.15M

17. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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When the terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athenas with 144 passengers and crew, they use a grenade to force Captain Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 15,142 | Gross: $17.01M

18. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 11,595

19. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 7,236

20. Flight 93 (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Kendall Cross, Ty Olsson

Votes: 7,825

21. The Out of Towners (1970)

G | 101 min | Comedy

7.1
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An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara

Votes: 5,921

22. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

Votes: 2,238

23. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 6,951

24. Crash Landing (2005)

88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Michael Paré, Brianne Davis, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 662

25. L'assaut (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 2,911

26. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 4,176 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Ônibus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 6,849 | Gross: $0.22M

28. No Way Back (1995)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only ... See full summary »

Director: Frank A. Cappello | Stars: Russell Crowe, Helen Slater, Etsushi Toyokawa, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,020

29. It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 1,871

30. The Great American Girl Robbery (1979)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Crime, Sport

3.5
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A bus-load containing three cheer-leading teams from 3 different schools who are heading to compete against each other is hijacked by terrorists and the girls are kidnapped.

Director: Jeff Werner | Stars: Kristine DeBell, Jason Williams, Anthony Lewis, Wally Ann Wharton

Votes: 284

31. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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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?

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg, Richard Schiff

Votes: 750

32. Skyjacked (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,359

33. Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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In 1976, terrorists high-jack an Air France airplane and divert it to Uganda where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 765

34. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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Film in the Loose Change series.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 2,979

35. Golden Rendezvous (1977)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put... See full summary »

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

Votes: 334

36. The Mark (I) (2012)

95 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Chad Turner (Craig Sheffer) has been implanted with the only working biometric computer chip (aka The Mark of the Beast) in the world. The chip has the power to change the world with ... See full summary »

Director: James Chankin | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Sonia Couling, Eric Roberts, Gary Daniels

Votes: 764

37. Judgment in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.23M

38. Truck Stop Women (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Crime

3.6
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A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Lieux Dressler, John Martino, Paul Carr

Votes: 244

39. Mivtsa Yonatan (1977)

PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 630

40. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A convicted murderer is escorted by marshals on a regular flight from Phoenix to Dallas. Shortly after take-off, two of his aides, traveling as ordinary passengers, take control of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Susan Batten, James Brolin, Michael Gross, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 242

41. I Walk Alone (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,424

42. Sonic Impact (2000)

94 min | Action, Thriller

4.2
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When a deranged criminal is caught, he is then being transported by plane, along with some other criminals. Through a stroke of luck he is able to subdue the Federal agents assigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney McDonald | Stars: James Russo, Ice-T, Michael Harris, Sam Anderson

Votes: 377

43. The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Eli Danker, Sandy McPeak, Ray Wise

Votes: 273

44. Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

6.3
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The story of the hijacking of the Italian luxury liner Achille Lauro by four Palestinians.

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Renzo Montagnani, Joseph Nasser

Votes: 148

45. The Hamburg Cell (2004 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, War

7.0
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A fictionalized account of the September 11 hijackers.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Karim Saleh, Maral Kamel, Agni Scott, Omar Berdouni

Votes: 714

46. The Flight That Fought Back (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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A docudrama about the efforts of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 to derail the 9/11 terrorists' plan for the hijacked airliner.

Director: Bruce Goodison | Stars: Greg Benson, Toni M. Youngblood, Jason LeGrande, Bryce Wagoner

Votes: 545

47. Scorpion (1986)

R | 98 min | Action

3.8
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American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub.

Director: William Riead | Stars: Tonny Tulleners, Don Murray, Robert Logan, Allen Williams

Votes: 102

48. Air Marshal (2003)

R | 90 min | Action

2.7
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When terrorists hijack a flight, one man must find a way to save everyone on board.

Director: Alain Jakubowicz | Stars: Dean Cochran, Alan Austin, Eli Danker, Tarri Markel

Votes: 460

49. The Secret of the Ice Cave (1989)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure

4.3
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A group of treasure-seekers embark on a expedition into high adventure as they race to discover what's really located in the mysterious ice cave.

Director: Radu Gabrea | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Michael Moriarty, David Mendenhall, Marcia Christie

Votes: 34

50. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)

100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Lupin must rescue a young girl from a mysterious doomsday cult, who wants a book of prophecies hidden by the girl's father.

Directors: Shun'ya Itô, Takeshi Shirato, Nobuo Tomizawa | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Dameon Clarke

Votes: 378