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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_MQKff7Oc

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



The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STFy_–bYJw

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

Airport

’77

(1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QviITuOUiY

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

Final Destination

(2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8mF3xUBRSs

A lesson on why you should pack lightly…

Final Destination 5

(2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhgxXQGbR5Y

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

Alive (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbirtASpgEk

They should just change this movie title to

Dead

.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AZ5Z_To7w

An

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCQ_-Id8zI

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1NhUSpCJsQ

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

Castaway (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TxP4WLfwa4

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

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