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1. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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40 Metascore

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 113,062 | Gross: $30.93M

2. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

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: 193,521 | Gross: $83.40M

3. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 307,083 | Gross: $6.53M

4. Left Behind (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

3.1
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12 Metascore

A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 34,286 | Gross: $14.00M

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 demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.

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

Votes: 237,145 | Gross: $92.17M

6. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly 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: 127,029 | Gross: $34.02M

7. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 90,011 | Gross: $57.17M

8. White Nights (1985)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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46 Metascore

An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren

Votes: 6,247 | Gross: $42.16M

9. The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

PG | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.4
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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 »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy

Votes: 5,111 | Gross: $13.00M

10. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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55 Metascore

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 20,626 | Gross: $1.37M

11. Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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36 Metascore

An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Votes: 37,219 | Gross: $70.98M

12. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,153 | Gross: $0.04M

13. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 17,774

14. Zero Hour! (1957)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,288

15. Contamination (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 3,399

16. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 17,507

17. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,898

18. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.9
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 4,546

19. The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director: Jack Curtis | Stars: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin, Rita Morley

Votes: 916

20. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth

Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $2.50M

21. Back from Eternity (1956)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 1,150

22. Ground Control (1998)

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

5.6
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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: 2,148

23. No Way Back (1995)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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When an op goes wrong and FBI agent Zack's partner dies, his search for the one responsible takes him to a yakuza in Japan. A mob boss wants revenge for his son's death and Zack's his target.

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

Votes: 2,229

24. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,269

25. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,699

26. Thunderbird 6 (1968)

G | 89 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »

Director: David Lane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin

Votes: 1,200

27. Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977 TV Movie)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An airplane carring coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Hagmann | Stars: Claude Akins, Charles Frank, Deborah Winters, Bert Remsen

Votes: 542

28. The Land Unknown (1957)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon

Votes: 1,345

29. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

Votes: 631

30. Turbulent Skies (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.1
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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: 566

31. Grüner wird's nicht, sagte der Gärtner und flog davon (2018)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Georg "Schorsch" Kempter is a gardener in a small Bavarian town, working day-in, day-out in his nursery, which is facing bankruptcy. He doesn't like to talk much. He never has. His marriage... See full summary »

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Emma Bading, Monika Baumgartner, Dagmar Manzel

Votes: 166

32. 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: 554

33. Murder on Flight 502 (1975 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Left in the lounge for first-class passengers, a letter warns of murders on Flight 502 -- and the warning is received a day early.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono

Votes: 489

34. Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 248

35. Jurassic Park: The Game (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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On the stormy night a desperate smuggler infiltrates Isla Nublar, hunting the precious canister containing the contraband dinosaur embryos. She collides -- literally -- with park staff ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Curry, Heather Hudson, Nika Futterman, Jared Emerson-Johnson

Votes: 321

36. Mach 2 (2000)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.1
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A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Shannon Whirry, Michael Dorn, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 478

37. Miracle Landing (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.2
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A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Wayne Rogers, Ana Alicia, Nancy Kwan

Votes: 486

38. Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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A veteran American flyer trains new recruits, including the acrophobic son of his dead war buddy. Complications arise when the younger man falls in love with his mentor's girl.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, John Sutton, Jack Holt

Votes: 378

39. Port Sinister (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.9
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A 17th-century Caribbean port rumored to have frequented by pirates rises from the ocean floor, where it came to rest after an earthquake many years before. A scientist wants to study it, ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: James Warren, Lynne Roberts, Paul Cavanagh, William Schallert

Votes: 58

40. Falcon Down (2001 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.6
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U.S. Air force officer Hank Thomas attempts to expose a military cover-up after a civiian airliner crashes.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Dale Midkiff, William Shatner, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Rubin

Votes: 529

41. Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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The film reveals the incredible and varied human stories of the passengers involved, and the terror and exhilaration that accompany a near-death experience. On 15 January 2009, 155 people ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Tiley, Christina Bavetta, Jeremy Hall, Mark Westcott | Stars: Vicki Barnhardt, Jeff Kolodjay, Rob Kolodjay, Mark Hood

Votes: 67

42. Against the Odds (1995)

104 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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Maverick pilot must learn to live with disability.

Director: Mikael Ruttkay Hylin | Stars: Thomas Hanzon, Camilla Lundén, Marika Lagercrantz, Mats Långbacka

Votes: 178

43. The Man Who Found Himself (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

6.1
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A "high flying" surgeon learns a few valuable life lessons at the hands of a beautiful nurse.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Beal, Joan Fontaine, Phillip Huston, Jane Walsh

Votes: 216

44. Selvaggi (1995)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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A group of italian tourists on holiday in the Caribbean are stranded on a desert island when their small airplane is forced to an emergency landing. How will they manage to survive?

Director: Carlo Vanzina | Stars: Ezio Greggio, Leo Gullotta, Antonello Fassari, Monica Scattini

Votes: 625

45. God's Country and the Woman (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: George Brent, Beverly Roberts, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat

Votes: 180

46. Emergency Landing (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Drama, Romance

3.5
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A test pilot and his weather observer develop a "robot" control so airplanes can be flown without pilots, but enemy agents get wind of it and try to steal it or destroy it.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Carol Hughes, Evelyn Brent, Emmett Vogan

Votes: 152

47. Tangled Destinies (1932)

56 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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After a plane makes an emergency landing, passengers take refuge in a deserted house, however one of them is a killer.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Gene Morgan, Doris Hill, Glenn Tryon, Vera Reynolds

Votes: 168

48. Thundering Jets (1958)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Dantine | Stars: Rex Reason, Dick Foran, Audrey Dalton, Barry Coe

Votes: 39

49. Drums of Fu Manchu (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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Dr. Fu Manchu is trying to take over the world by using the scepter of Genghis Khan, who was hidden in his tomb. With this scepter Fu Manchu gets all the Asian peoples in his power, and ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 28

50. 405 (2000)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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A section of a highway is blocked off so that a plane can make an emergency landing on it. However, there are two people still driving on the highway: a man in an SUV and an old lady in a Lincoln.

Directors: Bruce Branit, Jeremy Hunt | Stars: Jeremy Hunt, Angela Burns, Erin Kotecki, Bruce Branit

Votes: 676



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