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The Best Movies for Aviation Enthusiasts

Although planes may seem boring during travel, there’s a lot more to them. These giant metal tubes flying through the sky have the potential for a lot of action—and anywhere a group of strangers is stuck together becomes a goldmine for stories.

Take some flight classes and you’ll hear no end to the amazing and hilarious stories. Movies have seen the opportunities planes offer and have created many quality shows using planes as part of the plot. Here are some of the best movies for aviation enthusiasts.

Snakes on a Plane
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips (Actors)

Snakes on a Plane

It’s an action movie starring Samuel L. Jackson that lives up to its name. Snakes on a Plane is exactly about that. A mob boss releases a bunch of snakes on a plane to kill a witness testifying against him. Samuel L. Jackson brings together those on the flight to try to fight the snakes.

Soon it turns into a fight for their lives as the snakes try to take the plane down and the passengers must do everything they can to stop them.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins (Actors)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This movie is not entirely about planes, but it’s such a good comedy it’s hard not to include it. Neal Page, played by Steve Martin, is trying to make it home for Thanksgiving. The plane he starts the trip on lands early in Kansas due to bad weather.

He then meets Del Griffith, played by John Candy, a chatty and friendly man who is going in the same direction. The movie follows all their misadventures and the humor that ensues as all their efforts to get home are met with travel problems.

Con Air
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich (Actors)

Con Air

This famous action movie is about Cameron Poe, an army ranger, who is traveling home after parole on a prison airplane. Unfortunately for him, the other prisoners decide to take over the plane to try to escape the country. The movie follows Cameron in an action-filled, suspenseful movie as he fights for control of the plane against the other prisoners.

A View From The Top
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers, Kelly Preston (Actors)

View From the Top

View from the Top is a romantic comedy about a woman named Donna Jensen, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. She starts as a girl living in a trailer park with dreams of escaping. She reads a book by a famous flight attendant and becomes inspired to follow that path.

The movie then follows Donna as she becomes a flight attendant and encounters various obstacles along the way. The ending of the movie can feel a bit out of left field for some people, but it remains a very high-quality movie.

These are just some of the best movies for aviation enthusiasts. You can find many other great movies that feature airplanes. These are just some we recommend as they are real classics with great moments.

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