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20 Movies to Watch During Your Next Long-Haul Flight

Traveling is a thrilling adventure, but those long-haul flights can sometimes be a bit challenging. Luckily, there’s a silver lining to those hours spent in the air – movie time!

To help you make the most of your in-flight entertainment, we’ve put together a list of 20 fantastic movies to keep you entertained on your journey. Whether you’re into cheesy feel-good films, goofy comedies, gripping dramas or nostalgic holiday movies, we’ve got you covered.

Best Cheesy Movies to Watch on a Flight

1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

  • Starring: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway
  • A fashionable, light-hearted story about the high-stress world of fashion publishing, perfect for some giggles during your flight.

2. The Intern (2015)

  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway (yes, Anne Hathaway again – don’t hate!)
  • Robert De Niro’s endearing character as an intern at an online fashion retailer will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

3. Legally Blonde (2001)

  • Starring: Reese Witherspoon
  • Join Elle Woods on her hilariously pink journey through Harvard Law School.

4. Along Came Polly (2004)

  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston
  • Experience the comical and unpredictable nature of romance as Ben Stiller’s character navigates a new relationship.

5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

  • Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell
  • Laugh along as a devastated musician heads to Hawaii for a vacation, only to discover his ex-girlfriend and her new lover are staying at the same hotel.

Best Comedies to Watch on a Flight

6. Step Brothers (2008)

  • Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly
  • Laugh your way through the absurd antics of two grown men living with their respective single parents.

7. The Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)

  • Get ready for a wild ride with Mario and friends in their first animated feature film. (Ignore the Rotten Tomatoes score!)

8. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

  • Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller
  • Enjoy a hilarious showdown between underdog gym owners and a corporate fitness giant in this sports comedy.

9. Bridesmaids (2011)

  • Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph
  • Witness the hilariously chaotic journey of a bridesmaid who just can’t catch a break.

10. Free Guy (2021)

  • Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer
  • Dive into the world of a video game NPC who discovers he’s living in a virtual world.

Best Dramas to Watch on a Flight

11. Barbie (2023)

  • Join Barbie on a captivating adventure that’s not just for kids, with inspiring lessons and a heartwarming story.

12. The Hunger Games (2012)

  • Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Join Katniss Everdeen in this dystopian saga where she fights for survival and revolution.

13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

  • Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
  • Begin the magical journey of a young wizard with the film that started it all.

14. Jurassic World (2015)

  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
  • Venture into the world of genetically engineered dinosaurs and experience the thrill of the Jurassic Park franchise.

15. Enola Holmes (2020)

  • Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill
  • Follow the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister as she solves mysteries in Victorian England.

Nostalgic Holiday Movies to Watch on a Flight

16. The Santa Clause (1994)

  • Starring: Tim Allen
  • Embrace the holiday spirit as Tim Allen takes on the role of Santa Claus.

17. Halloweentown (1998)

  • Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown
  • Travel to the mystical world of Halloweentown in this family-friendly fantasy film.

18. Hocus Pocus (1993)

  • Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
  • Watch the Sanderson sisters stir up Halloween mischief in this cult classic.

19. Elf (2003)

  • Starring: Will Ferrell
  • Get ready to laugh your way through the holidays with Will Ferrell’s hilariously innocent elf, Buddy.

20. Monster House (2006)

  • Delve into a spooky and animated adventure as three friends uncover the secrets of a creepy neighbor’s house.

These 20 movies offer a diverse range of genres and are sure to keep you entertained throughout your long-haul flight. So, sit back, relax and enjoy your journey with some excellent in-flight entertainment.

Happy travels!

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