Top 147 Die Hard on a Plane/Helicopter/in a Airport Films & Showsby muybueno16 | created - 08 Dec 2018 | updated - 3 days ago | Public
13 pre-Die Hard films & 7 so-bad-they’re-great films!
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1. 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.
2. 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: 48,362 | Gross: $56.57M
3. 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: 43,198 | Gross: $44.07M
4. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
Votes: 241,246 | Gross: $92.17M
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: 147,226 | Gross: $89.71M
6. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.
Votes: 128,433 | Gross: $34.02M
7. 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: 265,090 | Gross: $101.12M
8. 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: 172,370 | Gross: $172.96M
9. Big Bullet (1996)
91 min | Action, Crime
After assaulting his tactical commander during a raid gone sour, a dedicated but temperamental cop Sergeant Bill Chu is demoted to the Emergency Unit, long considered to be the police force's dumping ground for problem cops.
10. Airport (1970)
G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Votes: 16,512 | Gross: $100.49M
12. Final Approach (2007 TV Movie)
240 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An action filled account of an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.
13. Black Thunder (II) (1998)
R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands. There is only one man who can get ... See full summary »
14. Active Stealth (1999 Video)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Action, Crime
After Captain Murphy lost some of his men on his last mission to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and bad dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go ... See full summary »
15. Airborne (1998)
R | 91 min | Action
Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the ... See full summary »
18. Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
R | 101 min | Action, Thriller
A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
19. Terminal Velocity (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Mystery, Romance
A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.
Votes: 12,379 | Gross: $16.48M
20. Slipstream (2005)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A scientist goes to a bank to meet a pretty bank-teller. His time-machine allows him to go 10 minutes back in time and correct his approaches to her. He's shadowed by 2 FBI agents and the bank gets robbed.
21. Sonic Impact (1999)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Thriller
When a deranged criminal is caught, he is then being transported by plane, along with some other criminals. Through a stroke of luck he is able to subdue the Federal agents assigned to ... See full summary »
22. Air Rage (2001 Video)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure
A Marine Colonel and his men are sent abroad on hostage rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the hostages dead and decide to get payback by massacring the village. Upon return home to the US, they must face the consequences.
23. Stealth Fighter (1999)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ice-T stars as a naval pilot that fakes his own death, and later ends up employed by a Latin American arms dealer. He steals a stealth fighter from a U.S.A.F. base in the Phillippines, and ... See full summary »
24. Termination Point (2007 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 89 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Top secret government experiments with time travel have been shut down and declared as too dangerous to continue. The lead scientist has disappeared with the technology and a government ... See full summary »
26. Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Thriller
Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is ... See full summary »
27. Eraser (1996)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
Votes: 99,871 | Gross: $101.30M
28. Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998 Video)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give ... See full summary »
29. Die Hard 2 (1990)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 322,814 | Gross: $117.54M
31. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.
Votes: 555,680 | Gross: $167.45M
33. 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.
34. Crash Landing (2005)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a hostage situation arises on a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on board, Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorists and land the plane.
36. Mach 2 (2000)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Secret Service agents target a presidential candidate by hijacking the Concorde he is on and kill the pilots. It's up to an Air Force officer, nicknamed "Washout" because he can't fly a plane, to land the Concorde.
39. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Votes: 283,787 | Gross: $85.02M
40. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.
Votes: 81,318 | Gross: $44.90M
41. Ground Control (1998)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.
42. Collision Course (2012)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover-up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her... See full summary »
43. Beast of Burden (2018)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.
44. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organisation from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 388,456 | Gross: $168.37M
45. 24 (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
Season 2 has a key plane crash two-parter.
Season 5 has both an airport and a plane multi-episode sequence.
Season 7 also has two segments involving airplane terror attacks and an airport shoot-out near the end.
Seasons 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 (Legacy) have copter moments.