Well it doesn’t have the same ring but my daughter and granddaughter are on their way back home today. If I didn’t scare them off last time, maybe these cinematic gems of airplane travel will do the trick. All are currently available on instant Netflix.
Air Collision (2012) – Not rated
“Air Force One and a passenger jet wind up on a collision course after a solar storm destroys the air traffic control system. Now those on the ground and on the planes must work feverishly to avert disaster.”
Turbulent Skies (2010) – Not rated
“New aircraft-guidance technology promises to replace human pilots, but the system’s big debut leads to a crisis when a computer virus sends a 747 loaded with celebrity guests straight into an electrical storm.”
Ground Control (1998) – Rated PG-13
“In the stressful business of air traffic control, Jack Harris (Kiefer Sutherland) was the best — until a crash ended his career. Haunted by the tragedy, Jack struggles to cope. But when a fierce storm cripples the Phoenix airport, he’s called back into action. Now, he must fight his demons to clear his conscience and save the lives of hundreds of people. Robert Sean Leonard, Henry Winkler and Margaret Cho co-star in this gripping thriller.”
Airline Disaster (2010) – Not rated
“In this fast-paced actioner, members of the Aryan Brotherhood hijack an airliner piloted by the younger brother of the president of the United States. They threaten to kill his family if imprisoned members of their group are not freed.”
I’ve mentioned these two recently but they bear repeating. Lost features a terrifying plane crash and The Grey has a rather artsy one.
The Grey (2012) – Rated R
“After narrowly surviving a deadly plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, a band of oil riggers must fend for their lives in the ice and snow. But thanks to wolves that view their presence as a threat, they aren’t alone.”
Lost (2004-2010) – Rated TV-14
“After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of castaways adapt to their new home in this Emmy-winning drama. As if learning to survive and get along weren’t enough, they soon must contend with the island’s mysterious forces.”