Movies: Sky Troubleby qempyrean | created - 31 Dec 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Various aircraft "disaster" movies à la Airport. Several I've seen, but not all.
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1. Airport (1970)
G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Votes: 16,165 | Gross: $100.49M
3. The High and the Mighty (1954)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.
4. Jet Storm (1959)
88 min | Thriller
Sir Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, ... See full summary »
6. The Crowded Sky (1960)
105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster movie about a Navy jet and a commercial airliner heading for a mid air collision.
A blast-from-the-past entry in one of my favorite sub-genres: the all-star airplane-disaster thriller/melodrama! The fictional airline is named "Trans States" in this one.
7. The Doomsday Flight (1966 TV Movie)
Approved | 93 min | Thriller
A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.
11. Zero Hour! (1957)
Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1950s Canada, during a commercial flight, the pilots and some passengers suffer food poisoning, thus forcing an ex-WW2 fighter pilot to try to land the airliner in heavy fog.
12. Skyjacked (1972)
PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
13. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
14. The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
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 »
15. The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Mystery, Drama, Thriller
An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and... See full summary »
16. Hostage Flight (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Thriller
Trans Allied Flight 136 is hijacked in flight and diverted by its four captors to New York's JFK Airport. When the plane departs for London and the terrorists begin murdering hostages, the passengers begin to fight back.
17. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.
Votes: 144,999 | Gross: $89.71M
18. Flight (I) (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
Votes: 306,571 | Gross: $93.77M
19. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
Votes: 237,128 | Gross: $92.17M
20. Airport 1975 (1974)
PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.
Votes: 8,824 | Gross: $47.29M
21. Airport '77 (1977)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.
Votes: 8,770 | Gross: $30.00M
22. The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
PG | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
This last film in the 'Airport 'series ends fast -with an SST (supersonic transport); Concorde. Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) Murray deal with nuclear missiles being fired at the'speed-bird'... See full summary »
Votes: 5,109 | Gross: $13.00M
23. United 93 (2006)
R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 93,643 | Gross: $31.57M
24. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
Votes: 208,431 | Gross: $125.07M
26. SST: Death Flight (1977 TV Movie)
89 min | Adventure, Drama
On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu on-board.
27. Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 (1990 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Mystery
When a passenger plane crashes after a bomb scare, there are many unanswered questions, which can only be attributed to "pilot error". The pilot's wife, Diane Halstead, is convinced her ... See full summary »
28. Blackout Effect (1998 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
29. Mayday (2005 TV Movie)
120 min | Action, Drama
Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.