11 Awesome Plane Movies That Truly Fly

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Having a film take place with a majority of the setting inside a plane has to be a challenge for any director. That confined space! 

But, films on a plane can be all things: Thrillers, comedies, action flicks and even murder mysteries! 

We present 11 movies that involve planes that find unique ways to soar.

1. Non-Stop

Liam Neeson is an Air Marshall in this thriller from producer Joel Silver. It is a thrill a minute, and also manages to add a murder mystery element to the action on a plane subgenre of film.

2. Airplane!

Is there a better comedy on a plane than Airplane? Hardly. There may not be a better movie comedy... period.

3. Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on a Plane
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!

4. Air Force One

Air Force One
Harrison Ford was not only one of our best movie presients, but one of the best movie heroes to save a plane! Get. Off. My. Plane! Amen, Harrison!

5. Executive Decision

Executive Decision
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.

6. Up in the Air

Up in the Air
The heavily Oscar-nominated Up in the Air doesn't always take place, well... Up in the Air. But the George Clooney, Anna Kendrick-starring film is a charmer that features a whole lot of flight time.

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