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27th Aug 2010, 16:25
I would imagine that there are many films that would be better left off of the In-Flight Library. One that comes to mind for me is "Passengers."

A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

Passengers (2008) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449487/)

Any others?

27th Aug 2010, 16:33
That one about the Chilean rugby club dining out night?

Anything with Jamie Lee Curtis.

Evening Star
27th Aug 2010, 16:34
Brilliant film, but not for the first flight of a new airliner:

No Highway (1951) (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0043859/)

An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically ...

27th Aug 2010, 16:41
Obvious ......

11 September (2002)

Probably also worth avoiding...

Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Executive Decision (1996)
Airport (1970)

27th Aug 2010, 17:05
The Hindenburg. :eek:

Loose rivets
27th Aug 2010, 17:14
This is quite a serious issue. My son, who is highly qualified to talk about developing minds, does not allow children to see the madness of modern television.

Some of the in-flight movies were way out of court. Kids can easily see across to other screens.

Heck, I even think adults shouldn't be subject to these horrors day in, day out.

27th Aug 2010, 18:17
Well, watching how passengers used to be treated vs. today's cattle-car mentality would be cruel and unusual punishment.

YouTube - The good 'ol days of commercial air travel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyCTpZvjW1U&p=EE6488B06557A31F&playnext=1&index=6)

Pugilistic Animus
27th Aug 2010, 18:32
Why Airplanes Burn :}:}:}

real documentary from early 80's or so
although lots of pilots discuss plane crashes before flight...last summer I taxied by some plane with a burnt out engine compartment I turned to the guy with me and said "look at that-- over priming-for sure"---if he'd said the same thing, I would have said don't speculate we can't be sure:ouch:

pilots are such mean judges:}

27th Aug 2010, 18:55
TD from air to the sea:

An Irish colleague was on the overnight ferry from France to Ireland, took I think 24 hours and they passed through a terrible storm (i.e. slightly worse than typical weather for that run). They all went and got pissed and sat downstairs watching "The Poseiden Adventure." Jimbo Grogan said they all thought the special effects were brilliant until they came up on deck and saw railings and lifeboats damaged, & etc & etc.

Bruce Wayne
27th Aug 2010, 20:29
celine dion in concert.

shut in a pressurized metal tube at FL370.. its just cruel and unreasonable punishment.

27th Aug 2010, 20:40
Another one comes to mind.

Viewer Warning: If you haven't seen this.... it's friggin hairy :eek:

Knowing (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448011/)


Pugilistic Animus
27th Aug 2010, 21:40
fireball way small---must have been light

Jimmy Macintosh
27th Aug 2010, 22:48
The opening scenes of Final Destination. That had me squirming and I was on a couch.

Also Fearless.

27th Aug 2010, 22:59
The Hindenburg.


28th Aug 2010, 04:25
I was on a United flight many years (decades) ago where the movie shown was The Great Waldo Pepper (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073075/) ! I guess nobody had pre-screened it. A young Susan Sarandon (aaah) falling while wing-walking, a crash-and-burn, another crash, another crash, some dogfighting knocking bits off and another (unseen) crash or two pending.

Damn fine film though.

28th Aug 2010, 05:03
A few years back I was stuck with little to do but while away my time with a slim selection of TV channels. Wound up watching some forgettable movie on a "family" channel that blatantly bleeped anything remotely offensive to tender ears. Then they played "The Silence of the Lambs" unedited, as it didn't contain swear words, despite being one of the creepier movies out there.

And there was the flight when people on either side of me, one a young child, were watching "Finding Nemo" while I watched George Clooney in "Syriana." I kept hoping the child wouldn't notice things getting blown up.

"The Perfect Storm" might not make the A-list for your viewing pleasure.

On the other hand, watching an edited version of "Little Miss Sunshine" was hysterical. You could tell who amongst the passengers opted for headphones by the loud laughter.

28th Aug 2010, 07:24
"Flightplan" with Jodie Foster could have you looking carefully at your cabin crew.......

Richard Taylor
28th Aug 2010, 19:56
Die Hard 2. :eek::}