Crafting a solid movie when much of the canvas that can be painted on with drama or comedy is the confined space of an airplane is not easy.
With the Liam Neeson-starring Non-Stop achieving just that (our review lands February 28), we were inspired to think of 10 other movies that take place on a plane that run the gamut.
There’s comedy -- just watch Airplane! online and there’s one -- thrillers, drama, action and even a bit of romance that can be found in a movie at 30,000 feet. One of them even gave us one of the great movie lines ever... check out these Snakes on a Plane quotes!
Click through and see which 11 plane movies we think really get off the ground.
Besides having the best movie quote ever about snakes on a plane, this cheesy flick is a midnight movie classic. Samuel L. Jackson said he signed on without reading the script, simply because of that title!
A surprisingly good thriller that stars Kurt Russell as the leader of a team trying to save a hijacked jet at 40,000 feet with 400 people on board. This isn't saying much, but it is also the best Steven Seagal movie ever.
It should be no surprise that Con Air is on this list! Nicolas Cage and a bevy of movie all-stars shine in this action flick that finds out what happens when a bunch of convicts take over a plane. It helps that Cage is on board and he just wants to get home to see his little girl. Put the bunny back in the box!
One of the most must-see movies that takes place on a plane or anywhere else for that matter. The true story of what happened on United 93 on 9/11 and how those heroes saved hundreds and hudreds of lives.
Who would have thought that horror master Wes Craven's tightest and most effective movie would take place on an airplane? Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy star in a thriller that will have you sporting... red eyes!