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1. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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49 Metascore

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 1,377 | Gross: $3.19M

2. 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: 245,183 | Gross: $101.12M

3. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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: 159,744 | Gross: $172.96M

4. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 105,575 | Gross: $84.05M

5. 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: 89,367 | Gross: $31.57M

6. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force are sent in to resolve the crisis.

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

Votes: 16,330 | Gross: $17.77M

7. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

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: 44,509 | Gross: $56.57M

8. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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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: 40,161 | Gross: $44.07M

9. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 10,427

10. Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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64 Metascore

A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Votes: 5,845 | Gross: $9.72M

11. Neerja (2016)

122 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Director: Ram Madhvani | Stars: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tikku, Abrar Zahoor

Votes: 16,160 | Gross: $1.54M

12. 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: 2,465

13. Hostages (I) (2017)

103 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rezo Gigineishvili | Stars: Irakli Kvirikadze, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Avtandil Makharadze, Merab Ninidze

Votes: 1,320

14. Drop Zone (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.6
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A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter

Votes: 17,177 | Gross: $28.72M

15. 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 one hundred feet of water.

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

Votes: 8,060 | Gross: $30.00M

16. Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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In 1976, terrorists hijack 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: 859

17. Flight 93 (2006 TV Movie)

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

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: 8,174

18. Mivtsa Yonatan (1977)

PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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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: 702

19. Hijacked (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.

Director: Brandon Nutt | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Rob Steinberg, Craig Fairbrass, Gina Philips

Votes: 3,406

20. 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: 1,432

21. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik | Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders

Votes: 874 | Gross: $3.70M

22. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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: 268

23. Superchick (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy

3.3
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Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Forsyth | Stars: Joyce Jillson, Louis Quinn, Thomas Reardon, Tony Young

Votes: 402

24. 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: 3,164

25. Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Music, Thriller

3.7
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Terrorists hijack an airplane that is broadcasting a rock concert live on the Internet.

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Zak Santiago, Monika Schnarre, Sharon Alexander, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 1,858

26. Hijack (2008)

117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.7
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After the passing away of his wife, Pooja, Delhi-based Vikram Madan, enrolls his daughter, Priya, in a boarding school in Amritsar, and re-locates to work as a Mechanic at Chandigarh ... See full summary »

Director: Kunal Shivdasani | Stars: Shiney Ahuja, Mona Ambegaonkar, Ishita Chauhan, Mukesh Chhabra

Votes: 273

27. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $3.00M

28. Zameen (2003)

154 min | Action, Adventure

5.3
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Colonel Ranvir and ACP Jaideep joins forces to fight against Pakistani terrorists, who hijacks an Indian airplane and demands to free their militant leader in return.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Mukesh Tiwari

Votes: 1,173

29. L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (1972)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner, Johnny Hallyday

Votes: 1,805

30. Strategic Command (1997)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Paul Winfield, Richard Norton, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 577

31. Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.7
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A criminal carrying stolen money and gold hijacks a plane that crashes in a Mexican swamp, where the survivors are terrorized by a giant crocodile.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Heidi Lenhart, Chuck Walczak, Jon Sklaroff, Darryl Theirse

Votes: 1,540

32. Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.5
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The story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on 27 June 1976 from Athens and the subsequent mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe in Uganda. The movie... See full summary »

Director: Eyal Sher | Stars: Janet Almog, Michel Bacos, Ehud Barak, Moshe Betser

Votes: 51

33. Terror - Ihr Urteil (2016 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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Can it be justified to shoot down a civilian plane, converted by terrorists into a deadly suicide missile? Can "human arithmetic" be a legal calculus?

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Burghart Klaußner, Martina Gedeck, Florian David Fitz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 715

34. Panchatanthiram (2002)

150 min | Comedy

8.0
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Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings. To cheer him up, his buddies arrange for a steamy evening with a ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Simran, Ramya Krishnan, Jayaram

Votes: 2,326

35. Porfirio (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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74 Metascore

An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Porfirio Ramirez, Jarlinsson Ramirez, Yor Jasbleidy Santos

Votes: 212

36. Yoni (2002)

56 min | Biography

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Director: Semyon Vinokur | Stars: Yonathan Netanyahu, Yanush Ben-Gal, Muki Betser, Yossi Keren

37. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Western

6.0
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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: 305

38. 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: 297

39. 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: 735

40. 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: 553

41. Sonic Impact (1999)

94 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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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: 392

42. Kandahar (2010)

150 min | Action, Drama

3.2
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Another mission with Mahadevan and crew, as they deal with international terrorism with a flight being hijacked by hardcore terrorists.

Director: Major Ravi | Stars: Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesh Venkatraman, Ragini Dwivedi

Votes: 269

43. Mogadischu (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Saïd Taghmaoui, Herbert Knaup

Votes: 1,126

44. Panic (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.4
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FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Rodney Rowland, Kristanna Loken, Alexander Enberg, Ted Shackelford

Votes: 680

45. Payanam (2011)

Action, Crime

7.3
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The movie deals with the stance of the government officials on such a serious issue and how a belated decision will make a situation worse, in an already edgy circumstance.

Director: Radha Mohan | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Prakash Raj, Sana Khaan, Poonam Kaur

Votes: 593

46. The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

4.4
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Criminals hijack an airplane that not only carries a dangerous organism that is to be used in bacterial warfare, but also five beauty contest finalists.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Henry Gibson, Peter Haskell

Votes: 94

47. Bad Attitudes (1991 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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Bad Attitudes is a family action/comedy movie. It centers around two hijackers that take over a plane; not with a billionaire as planned but one carrying a group of smart children with bad attitudes.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Ellen Blain, Ralph Bruneau, Carlease Burke, Maryedith Burrell

Votes: 186

48. United 300 (2007)

5 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Director: Andy Signore | Stars: Scott Burn, Ken Gamble, Ceilidh Lamont, Victor of Aquitaine

Votes: 255

49. Live or Die in Entebbe (2012)

52 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Operation Entebbe, hailed as the most brilliant rescue operation in recent history - Israel's greatest mythological raid - is the Mimouni family's greatest tragedy.

Director: Eyal Boers | Stars: Martine Mimouni Arnold, Akiva Laxer, Amos Eran, Ehud Barak

Votes: 6

50. Szabadság különjárat (2013 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, History

6.3
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1956. Three Hungarian friends hijack a plane to escape from the Iron Curtain.

Director: Péter Fazakas | Stars: Kálmán Varju, Tamás Lengyel, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Csankó

Votes: 124