10 Movies based on real-life plane crashes

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Jan 23, 2024

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (2022)

This Netflix documentary details the aftermath of two Boeing plane crashes within five months in 2019, that killed 346 people, and caused mass panic.

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Society of the Snow (2023)

A rugby team's plane crashes into the South American Andes. The survivors of the crash struggle to survive in an extremely harsh environment.

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Sully (2016)

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this biography depicts the story of a brave pilot who landed his damaged plane in the Hudson river, saving several lives.

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Alive (1993)

This 1993 film depicts the survival story of the same Uruguayan rugby team shown in the 2023 film "Society of the Snow".

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United 93 (2006)

This action drama retells the events on United Airlines Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked during the horrific 9/11 attacks.

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The Captain (2019)

A Chinese pilot and his crew work to land a plane and ensure passenger safety, when the windshield unexpectedly shatters at 30,000 feet above land.

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Flight (2012)

A pilot must face the music after recklessly crashing a flight and saving almost everyone on it, when a medical report reveals he was intoxicated.

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The Aviator (2004)

This Oscar-winning historical biography depicts the troubled early years of billionaire, director and aviator Howard Hughes.

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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

This IFTA-nominated film depicts the trials and tribulations of the survivors of a plane crash in Mongolia, who work together to build a new plane.

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Fearless (1993)

This Oscar-nominated film depicts a plane crash modeled after a real-life one in Sioux City, Iowa, and tackles the subject of survivor's guilt.

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