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1. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 47,556 | Gross: $56.57M

2. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 327,576 | Gross: $144.53M

3. Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 247,861 | Gross: $155.06M

4. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 238,625 | Gross: $92.17M

5. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 170,366 | Gross: $172.96M

6. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 394,968 | Gross: $107.10M

7. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 309,953 | Gross: $121.25M

8. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 261,981 | Gross: $101.12M

9. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 318,380 | Gross: $117.54M

10. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 113,497 | Gross: $84.05M

11. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 211,589 | Gross: $79.96M

12. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 72,095 | Gross: $83.36M

13. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 90,169 | Gross: $43.08M

14. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 176,726 | Gross: $65.45M

15. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 8,862 | Gross: $30.00M

16. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 94,247 | Gross: $31.57M

17. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 145,789 | Gross: $89.71M

18. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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49 Metascore

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer, Daniel Brühl

Votes: 11,377 | Gross: $3.19M

19. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 24,329

20. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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37 Metascore

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 17,658 | Gross: $17.77M

21. Drop Zone (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.6
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A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter

Votes: 18,363 | Gross: $28.72M

22. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 6,232

23. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 14,187 | Gross: $7.50M

24. Space Truckers (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A space trucker and his cute fiancee are on their way from a space station to Earth with an unknown cargo. When space pirates hijack them, 5000 disintegrator robots are found in the cargo.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Tim Loane, Ian Beattie, Olwen Fouéré, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 6,282

25. City Hunter (1993)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto

Votes: 9,234

26. God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)

PG-13 | 97 min | Western

6.4
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After a train is robbed of its payroll, an insurance agent and a card-shark team-up to retrieve the loot from the bandits who guard it at a secret location near the Mexican border.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Frank Wolff, Bud Spencer, Gina Rovere

Votes: 3,626

27. ffolkes (1980)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.3
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58 Metascore

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks

Votes: 4,293

28. Held Up (1999)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.2
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21 Metascore

After a falling out with her fiance leads a woman to head for the airport in disgust, her boyfriend desperately tries to catch up but is waylaid by a convienience store robbery in the Arizona desert.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 3,313 | Gross: $4.69M

29. Derailed (2002)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

4.0
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On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board!

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana, Laura Harring, Susan Gibney

Votes: 6,950

30. A Hijacking (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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82 Metascore

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

Votes: 14,956 | Gross: $0.41M

31. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 10,152 | Gross: $11.47M

32. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Scooby and the gang take a mystery-themed cruise through the Bermuda Triangle, but what starts out as staged hi-jinks soon turns into the real thing. Ghost pirates are prowling the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin

Votes: 1,937

33. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 3,173

34. Crash Landing (2005)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.7
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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.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Michael Paré, Brianne Davis, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 745

35. Skyjacked (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,574

36. Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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In 1976, terrorists hijack an Air France airplane, and divert it to Uganda, where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 959

37. Restless Natives (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

Votes: 1,206

38. Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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A convicted murderer is escorted by marshals on a regular flight from Phoenix to Dallas. Shortly after take-off, two of his aides, traveling as ordinary passengers, take control of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Susan Batten, James Brolin, Michael Gross, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 333

39. Airborne (2012)

TV-14 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

3.8
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With Britain battered by a storm, one last plane takes off. Shortly after, passengers start disappearing one by one. Those that remain frantically try to discover who - or what - is behind it before they share the same fate.

Director: Dominic Burns | Stars: Craig Conway, Simon Phillips, Gemma Atkinson, Alan Ford

Votes: 2,274

40. Hijacked (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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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.

Director: Brandon Nutt | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Rob Steinberg, Craig Fairbrass, Gina Philips

Votes: 3,508

41. High-Ballin' (1978)

PG | 97 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver, Chris Wiggins

Votes: 405

42. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg, Richard Schiff

Votes: 862

43. The Assault (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 3,375

44. Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

4.2
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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.

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Tom Berenger, Jennifer Beals, Jeffrey Nordling

Votes: 2,002

45. Strategic Command (1997)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Paul Winfield, Richard Norton, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 631

46. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.

Directors: Alex March, Paul Stader | Stars: José Ferrer, Burgess Meredith, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 325

47. Return to Treasure Island (1989)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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A classic treasure hunt story.

Director: David Cherkasskiy | Stars: Valeriy Bessarab, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Viktor Andrienko, Evgeniy Papernyy

Votes: 2,175

48. Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Music, Thriller

3.6
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Terrorists hijack an airplane that is broadcasting a rock concert live on the Internet.

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Zak Santiago, Monika Schnarre, Sharon Alexander, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 1,967

49. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 377

50. Interceptor (1992)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists who are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Andrew Divoff, Elizabeth Morehead, J. Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 570



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