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.
What are your go-to travel movies? Drop them in the comments!