Thursday Movie Picks: Airplane Movies



Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves where you share three movies to fit the theme of the week each Thursday.

This week's theme, as you might have guessed from the title, is Airplane Movies. It was quite a challenge, but I eventually came up with three titles, that also happen to be the only three airplane films I've seen. 

Red Eye (2005)

A fast-paced, solid thriller with great performances, it follows a woman (Rachel McAdams) who hates flying on a night flight to Miami. The fear of flying will be the least of her problems when she is kidnapped by a handsome and charming man (Cillian Murphy). I was rooting for the villain but that's okay since he's Cillian, right?

United 93 (2006)

On a whole different level compared to the other entries, this devastating drama is a real-time account of the events occurred on the United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. This is the story of those people who sacrificed their lives to save who knows how many people. An essential viewing.

Non-Stop (2014)

In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson is an U.S. Air Marshall assigned to a flight from New York to London. Shit gets real when he receives a series of text messages that put the passengers at risk unless $150 million is transferred to an offshore account.

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  1. Nice to see we match twice here. I haven't seen Non-Stop, but it has popped up a few times this morning. I'm wondering if it's because choices were limited :-P

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    1. I'm not sure if that's the reason, but I know if I had seen any other airplane movie I probably wouldn't have chosen Non-Stop

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    2. With air travel being affordable and the norm, I think they'll surely be more airplane movies in the future.

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  2. Red Eye seems to be the title of the week. I went into it with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised that it was a peppy fast paced little B with good acting. Non-Stop was ridiculous but mindless and easy to take. I've avoided United 93.

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    1. Red Eye was surprisingly good, no wonder many have picked it.

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  3. I am seeing Red Eye everywhere and feel I should see it now. United '93 is so sombre for obvious reasons and so very, very sad. I don't think i have seen Non-Stop. Liam Neeson seems to love being an action hero

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    1. Liam Neeson doesn't seem to be able to do anything other than action heroes

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  4. Nice picks! I LOVE Red Eye - such a perfect thriller. Non-Stop was pretty good, too.

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  5. Red Eye is so great! I never saw nonstop, and wasn't crazy about United 93, but it's definitely a devastating film.

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    1. For a moment I thought I was the only one loving Red Eye!

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  6. Red Eye was certainly the mist popular choice this week and with good reason. It's a fun little thriller. Non-Stop was meh for me. Just didn't quite work. Like Joel, I have avoided United 93. Don't want to deal with that.

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    1. I understand, it's horrifying to go through United 93

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