Five Films Never To Watch On a Flight

Everybody loves a good film on a flight. They help to pass the time in-between the bad food, turbulence and putting up with other annoying passengers. If you’re lucky you might get to choose from one of the latest blockbusters, and these days airlines do tend to shoe fairly modern releases. There are however some films which you would never want to watch on a plane under any circumstances, so here are the top five which we have selected.


Okay, it may be a comedy, but don’t forget that this 1970s classic is all about a flight in which the pilots die from food poisoning, leaving a passenger to land the plane. It’s s great film with some hilarious moments, but it’s probably best to wait until you’re back on land before you watch this one.

United 93

This film about the ill fated United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville on 9/11 is certainly not one to watch in the air. Staring Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson and David Alan Basche, the film was released in 2006 and grossed $76.3 million worldwide.


Alive is a 1993 film about a group air crash survivors who turn to cannibalism, and the craziest thins about it is that it’s based on a true story. Staring Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano and Josh Hamilton, the film portray members of Uruguay’s rugby team and the real life disaster which occurred in 1972.


Spending a year on a dessert island might be some peoples idea of heaven, but not when you are stranded there on you own after a terrible plane crash. Tom Hank’s excellent performance on this film (along with his basket ball friend Wilson), make it a great one to watch from the comfort of your living room, but don’t make the mistake of watching it mid flight.

Con Air

1997’s Con Air starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich is the story of a newly paroled ex-con  who finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. Okay so you might not be flying on a plane full of convicts, but do you really want to be reminded about things like this straight after take off?

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