Mayday: Our Favorite Shipwrecks and Plane Crashes in Movies

How else do you celebrate May 1st?

It’s May Day! So how are we celebrating? Not with Maypoles and posies, but with a bunch of crashes from our favorite movies! Mayday! Mayday! Get it? These ought to get you excited for your summer cruises and flights. 

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

This is what happens when you invite Shelley Winters to your New Year’s party.

The Poseidon Adventure (2005)–bYJw

Okay, okay. It’s what happens when your ship capsizes. Sorry, Shelley.




All we can think about is who’s responsible for that décor…

Final Destination


A lesson on why you should pack lightly…

Final Destination 5


Does 11 years make a better plane crash? Yes. Yes indeedy.

Alive (1993)

They should just change this movie title to



Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)


Indiana Jones

plane crash is a happy plane crash.

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Get. That. Dirt off Your (Plane’s) Shoulders.

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Meh…still better than spending Thanksgiving with the in-laws.

Con Air (1997)

Too many mullets in one movie means only one thing: the complete destruction of Las Vegas.

Das Boot (1981)

We feel… oddly, at peace.

The Grey (2011)

That’s what some like to call a melted plane-sicle.

Fight Club (1999)

Some men fantasize about hot dogs, others dream of a good plane crash and life insurance rates. To each, his own.

Fearless (1993)

Well, we’re not leaving our apartments for the rest of the day.

Castaway (2000)

If you learned anything from this movie, it should have been proper plane crash attire. Cozy sweaters equal survival!