Some people have found themselves at home more often than they wished in the past few years. A nice time to catch up on those all-time favorite aviation classics, right? Whether you’re a flight captain, stewardess, or aviation enthusiast, there are some great movies with jet planes. The movies in the list below will appeal to aviation enthusiasts who love watching films and documentaries about airplanes and viewers who enjoy action sequences in any setting. The great thing about these aviation movies is that there’s something for everyone! Check out these amazing blockbuster films that happened on jets.
Air Force One – Boeing 747-146
Air Force One is an American political action thriller film released in 1997 by Andrew W. Marlowe. Boeing 747-146 is fictionally equipped with an escape pod, bulletproof armor, an arsenal of automatic weapons, and a full communications control room. At the time of the film’s release, former President Bill Clinton says in the Washington Post that the only inaccuracy of the real Air Force One is that real AF1 does not have an escape pod. This classic movie is about a group of terrorists who hijack Air Force One and the president’s attempt to rescue his people on board by retaking his plane. The film was a box office success and received mostly positive reviews.
Skybound – Hawker 800
The movie centers around Lisa, played by Scarlett Byrne, who decides it’s perfect to travel across the country to a guy’s place for their first date. She and her date Matt (Rick Cosnett) fly from New York to California in a private plane along with a few acquaintances.
Not long after takeoff, they met a mysterious man in the electrical part of the aircraft who warned that they must not land no matter what may happen. However, after Matt’s brother, Kyle (Gavin Stenhouse), gets severely injured, the group wants to touch back down. Yet, they find that
landing is impossible, as the entire surface of the continental US is radioactive from 11 nuclear bomb attacks that occurred after takeoff. Short on fuel, the group must find out how to land safely.
Airport ’77 – Boeing 747-100
Airport ’77 is a 1 American air disaster film released in 1977. it is the third installment of the Airport film series. The film stars several tenured actors, including James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Olivia de Havilland, Brenda Vaccaro, and Joseph Cotten, as well as the return of George Kennedy from the two previous Airport films. Jerry Jameson directed the film, which was produced by William Frye and Jennings Lang, with a screenplay by David Spector and Michael Scheff.
The plot involves a private Boeing 747 with VIPs and priceless art that is hijacked before crashing into the Bermuda Triangle ocean, forcing the survivors to undertake a desperate struggle for survival.
Despite mixed critical reviews, Airport ’77 grossed $91 million worldwide and was a box-office hit. The film got nominated for two Academy Awards.
Airspeed – Boeing 727-100
Airspeed is a Canadian disaster thriller film released in 1998 by Lions Gate Entertainment and Melenny Productions. The film is originally aired as a TBS original movie of the week. Robert Tinnell directed the film, co-written and co-produced by Richard Goudreau. and cast Elisha Cuthbert and Joe Mantegna. Roc LaFortune co-wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Andrew Sands.
In the film, the passengers and crew of a private Boeing 727-100 jet are incapacitated by an explosive decompression, except for the teenage daughter of the owner of the private jet. Their survival depends on her.
Top Gun – Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Top Gun is an American action drama movie released in 1986. It is directed by Tony Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson in partnership with Paramount Pictures. Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr wrote the screenplay and were inspired by writing titled “Top Guns,” published in California magazine three years before. The film stars Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, with Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, and Tom Skerritt in supporting roles. Cruise played the role of Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young naval aviator aboard the USS Enterprise’s aircraft carrier. He and his Radar Intercept Officer, LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, are given a chance to train at the US Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
Con Air – Fairchild C-123 Provider
Con Air is an American action thriller movie released in 1997 and directed by Simon West. The major characters are played by Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, and John Cusack. Scott Rosenberg wrote the story, then produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film revolves around a prison break aboard a Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System aircraft, nicknamed “con air.” It features Colm Meaney, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Dave Chappelle, Mykelti Williamson, Monica Potter, Rachel Ticotin, and Danny Trejo.
Con Air was released theatrically on June 6, 1997, by Buena Vista Pictures through Touchstone Pictures and was a box office success, grossing more than $224 million against a production budget of $75 million. Even if the cast and action sequences were honored, the movie received mixed reviews. It received Oscar nominations for Best Sound and Best Original Song for “How Do I Live,” performed on the soundtrack by Trisha Yearwood.
Flightplan – AALTO Air E-474
A widowed woman and her daughter are heading back home from Berlin to the USA. At 30,000 feet, the girl vanishes, and no one will admit she was ever on the plane.
The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Germany, and now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old child Julia. Kyle woke up three hours into the flight to find that Julia was gone. It’s a big double-decker plane, so the concerned mother has many territories to cover in search of her daughter. She takes matters into her own hands as she fights to discern the truth.
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