Most Popular Airplane Hijack Movies and TV Shows
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1. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Votes: 265,022 | Gross: $101.12M
2. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Votes: 172,335 | Gross: $172.96M
3. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 12,185 | Gross: $3.19M
4. Cliffhanger (1993)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Votes: 114,922 | Gross: $84.05M
5. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: 147,179 | Gross: $89.71M
7. Executive Decision (1996)
R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Votes: 48,352 | Gross: $56.57M
8. Neerja (2016)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 19,436 | Gross: $1.54M
9. 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: 9,003 | Gross: $30.00M
11. Lost Horizon (1937)
Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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?
12. Passenger 57 (1992)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.
Votes: 43,188 | Gross: $44.07M
13. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
14. Strategic Command (1997)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 Gruber, break into the FBI research lab.
16. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller
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 the best efforts of a dogged cop.
Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $3.70M
17. The Raft (2018)
97 min | Documentary
In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human ... See full summary »
Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.04M
19. Hostages (I) (2017)
103 min | Crime, Drama, History
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 »
20. Porfirio (2011)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
21. Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)
Unrated | 119 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
22. 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.
23. Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
24. Panchatanthiram (2002)
150 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
26. Superchick (1973)
R | 94 min | Action, Comedy
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 »
28. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History
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 »
29. Hijacked (2012)
R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
30. Zameen (2003)
154 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
31. The Verdict (2016 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
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?
32. The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
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.
33. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.
34. Panic (2002)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
35. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
36. Yoni (2002)
56 min | Biography
Lt. Col. Jonathan Netanyahu was the commander of Israel's famous General Staff Reconnaissance Unit. Jonathan, known to family and friends as Yoni, was killed in action during the famous ... See full summary »
37. Kandahar (2010)
150 min | Action, Drama
Another mission with Mahadevan and crew, as they deal with international terrorism with a flight being hijacked by hardcore terrorists.
38. Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000 TV Movie)
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 »
39. Hijack (2008)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Thriller
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 »
41. Mogadischu (2008 TV Movie)
90 min | Crime, Drama
In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.
42. 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 »
43. Bad Attitudes (1991 TV Movie)
88 min | Action, Comedy
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.
44. Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back (2005 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
A docudrama about the efforts of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 to derail the 9/11 terrorists' plan for the hijacked airliner.
45. Top Mission (1987)
90 min | Action
Once the head of a special anti-terrorist surveillance unit, CIA agent Mike Graves has gone bad and has now put together his own terrorist organization. Colonel Noble of the CIA assigns two... See full summary »
46. Payanam (2011)
115 min | Action, Crime
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.
47. Live or Die in Entebbe (2012)
52 min | Documentary, History
Operation Entebbe, hailed as the most brilliant rescue operation in recent history - Israel's greatest mythological raid - is the Mimouni family's greatest tragedy.