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Air Disaster Movies - Any Recomendations?  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3940 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

I was wondering if there is any well known air disaster movies that I have'nt seen. do any of you have any recomendations ?



I have so far seen:

* Airport
* Airport 75
* Airport 77
* Airport 79 - The Concorde

* Airplane
* Airplane 2

* Executive Decision
* Flight 93
* Flightplan
* Air force One



My favourites are the classic Airport movies. Don't care to much for Flight 93, Flightplan or raally any of the recent releases.

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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5064 times:

The High and The Mighty is the best. You should also see Fate is the Hunter and The Crowded Sky. Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.

User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
The High and The Mighty is the best. You should also see Fate is the Hunter and The Crowded Sky. Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.

Thanx for that. Much appreciated  


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5057 times:
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Not an airline film, but "Island in the Sky" is a great airplane movie that involves a forced landing, due to weather and low fuel, on a frozen lake in the Canadian wilderness, during WWII. The crew works hard to get rescued by other USAAF forces. Lots of C-47s

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
The High and The Mighty is the best

That is one of my favorite movies ever.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Whatever you do DO NOT watch Turbulence.

But as for good ones, try hunting down Miracle Landing and the Rescue of Flight 232 a.k.a. A Thousand Heroes.



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4852 times:
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Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4850 times:

Home Alone 1 & Home Alone 2 ........ unaccompained minor disaster.


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User currently offlineflybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Die Hard 2: Die Harder...........   


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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4794 times:
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Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

Don't watch Soul Plane. It sucks.... It isn't an air disaster movie, it is just a disaster of a movie.



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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

Haha it had a lot of obvious error but yet I cant say that I didnt enjoy it. It simply had a nostalgic feel to it.


User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):
Not an airline film, but "Island in the Sky" is a great airplane movie

It is probably the best airplane movie of all time and the most accurate in aviation aspects. It is a 100% true story.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

what about Speed ???


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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 11):
what about Speed ???

Speed 1 was on a elevators and a bus and Speed 2 was on a cruise


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 12):
a bus

on airport tarmac



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 13):
Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 12):
a bus

on airport tarmac
Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
Home Alone 1 & Home Alone 2 ........ unaccompained minor disaster.

No offense, but I think you're deviating from the OP's criteria a tad.

He's asking for AIR Disaster movies (i.e. action that mostly takes place IN the air); not just movies that merely involve airports and/or airplanes.



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Whatever you do DO NOT watch Turbulence.

What're talking about?! Barrell Rolls in a 747?! Then there's Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying, and Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal... Any more realistic and it'd be a documentary! 
Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

I love Passenger 57...it falls under that category of so bad its good.  

I enjoy Executive Decision and Die Hard 2 as well. Brainless fun!

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineJulian773 From Australia, joined Aug 2009, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

I know it´s more a documentation but I really like the Air Crash Investigation series.


Cheers Julian


User currently offlineob1783p From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

I know it is not at all a disaster movie, but the most tense airplane cabin and airport scenes in any movie are, IMHO, from the Colombian/US movie "Mary, Full of Grace."

In the more traditional vein, there is a great but nearly forgotten film called "Skyjacked." I haven't seen it in 30 years, but I remember it as accurate, and well made.

You may also try to find the time-bending "Millennium." It is atrociously acted, but the plot is really tricky and interesting. I have seen it many times!



I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

"The Pilot" is a good movie, unfortunately it is very hard to find.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079719/

"Skyjacked" is another good one with awesome air to air footage of a World 707.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069278/

http://www.amazon.com/Skyjacked-Charlton-Heston/dp/B000OHZJO6

What was the name of the movie where there was a bomb hidden in the pilots flight bag and they ended up landing in DEN?

[Edited 2010-05-01 18:44:47]


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineob1783p From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 18):
What was the name of the movie where there was a bomb hidden in the pilots flight bag and they ended up landing in DEN?

Oh yes, that's a great one, The Doomsday Flight, a 1966 TV movie as good as any theater release.



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User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.

The makers of Airplane! actually bought the rights to Zero Hour so that they could just basically insert gags into a pre written disaster movie. The result is probably the greatest Air Disaster movie ever.



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User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

Quoting ob1783p (Reply 19):
a 1966 TV movie as good as any theater release.

Written by Rod Serling... Fantastic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060333/


User currently offlinekriso From Faroe Islands, joined Apr 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Quoting flybaurLAX (Reply 7):
Die Hard 2: Die Harder

I used to love that movie. But now I know how unrealistic the plot is, that it bothers me too much. For example: When the terrorists cut the communication between the tower and the flying aircaft, they could've just run down to any airplane with a working radio and told the incoming traffic of the situation. And when they were able to tell a few of the planes who had telephones, why couldn't these planes have warned all the others? I mean, the list goes on and on.

Yes I know it's just a movie, but I just can't get over the number of stupid errors in it.

I liked the crash sequence in Alive.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4255 times:
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There is an episode in the second season of the A team where some terroists hijack a 747 or L1011 (it depends if they show it on the ground or the air). The airline is not supposed to be real, but Universal didn't bother to blank out the TWA titles. Disaster is averted when the A-Team sneak on the plane during a fuel stop and take the plane over and fly it back to LAX.


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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Isitsafenow's fav's are:

High and the Mighty...best story
Skyjacked..........Great aerial photography...only letdown was ending. It could have been stronger.
Fate is the Hunter....great story with a twist at the end........You'll love the character Rod Taylor plays.
GREAT LINE....looking for the air force base at Thule Greenland while flying in the slop in a C-54...,
"Airports down there someplace.......it has to be. We're out of gas"...as each engine quits, one by one.

Airport................another good story
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
25 Yellowstone : Not a movie, but the Air Crash Investigation series is fascinating. It's all factual, of course, but the production values are quite good.
26 Post contains links 727tiger : The first version of the basic Zero Hour story that I was was the television movie Terror in the Sky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_in_the_Sky.
27 Fly2YYZ : Well not sure if you'd be into foreign type films or maybe you'd have trouble finding it, but there is a Korean film called : 마유미 or in English
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