Movies Like Airport (1970)

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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

Starring: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Kevin Harrison (Robert Wagner), a corrupt arms dealer, attempts to destroy an American-owned Concorde on its maiden flight after one of the passengers, reporter Maggie Whelan (Susan Blakely), learns of his weapons sales to communist countries during the Cold War.
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Outbreak (1995)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus.
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Skyjacked (1972)

Starring: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

During a routine flight to Minneapolis, a passenger (Susan Dey) aboard Global Airways Flight 502, a Boeing 707, discovers a bomb threat written in lipstick on the mirror of a first-class bathroom.
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Earthquake (1974)

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene
Duration: 2h 2mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Early one morning, an earthquake jolts the Los Angeles metro area.
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Juggernaut (1974)

Starring: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

The ocean liner SS Britannic is in the middle of a voyage in the North Atlantic with 1200 passengers on board when the shipping line's owner Nicholas Porter in London receives a telephone call from an unidentified person with an Irish accent styling himself as "Juggernaut", who claims to have placed seven drums of high explosives aboard the ship which are timed to explode and sink it at dawn on the following day.
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Avalanche (1978)

Starring: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Action, Drama

David Shelby (Rock Hudson) is the wealthy owner of a new ski resort nestled below a snow-covered mountain.
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Airport '77 (1977)

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Wealthy philanthropist Philip Stevens is having invited guests flown in his luxurious privately-owned Boeing 747-100, Stevens's Flight 23, to his Palm Beach, Florida estate.
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The Towering Inferno (1974)

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway
Duration: 2h 45mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) returns to San Francisco for the dedication of the Glass Tower, which he designed for developer James Duncan (William Holden).
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Turbulence (1997)

Starring: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Action, Thriller

Ryan Weaver (Ray Liotta) is arrested in New York City in connection to a series of murders that he says he did not commit.
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

The SS Poseidon, an ocean liner slated for retirement, travels to Athens.
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Die Hard 2 (1990)

Starring: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 is a 1990 American action-thriller film and the second installment in the Die Hard film series. The film was released on June 29, 1990 in the United States.
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Daylight (1996)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

In upstate New York, a waste management firm loads barrels of toxic waste onto trucks, intending to illegally dispose of them at a site in New Jersey.
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Rollercoaster (1977)

Starring: George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda
Duration: 1h 59mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

An unnamed man (Timothy Bottoms) (simply called "young man" in the credits) sneaks into Ocean View Amusement Park and places a small radio-controlled bomb on the tracks of the park's wooden roller coaster, The Rocket.
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Volcano (1997)

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Volcano is a 1997 American disaster film directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz and Lauren Shuler Donner.
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Panic (2002)

Starring: Rodney Rowland, Kristanna Loken, Alexander Enberg, Ted Shackelford
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured.
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Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Tom Berenger, Jennifer Beals, Jeffrey Nordling
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Action, Thriller

A group of people celebrate overcoming their fear of flying by taking a flight together.
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United 93 (2006)

Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Action, Drama, History

On the morning of September 11, 2001, four al-Qaeda terrorists, Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami and Ahmed al-Haznawi, drive to Newark Liberty International Airport to board United Airlines Flight 93, planning to hijack the plane and crash it into the United States Capitol as part of the attacks planned for that day.
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Airport 1975 (1974)

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Columbia Air Lines Flight 409 is a Boeing 747-100 on a red-eye route from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.
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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

Starring: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown
Duration: 2h 54mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

The plot centers on the SS Poseidon, a 135,000-ton state-of-the-art luxury cruise ship on a cruise from Cape Town to Sydney as well as the stories and dramas of some of the 3,700 passengers and crew.
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Executive Decision (1996)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo
Duration: 2h 13mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis leads an unsuccessful Special Forces raid on a Chechen mafia safe house in Italy to recover a stolen Soviet nerve agent, DZ-5.
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