Runway 34, based on the real story of a pilot who landed an aeroplane with about 200 passengers on board without any visibility, is making headlines and receiving positive reviews for its gripping and fascinating narrative. The film begins with high-paced aeroplane tension and then settles into a grilling courtroom drama. Runway 34 has it all to satisfy the urge for suspense and thriller.
Here are 8 similar movies to Runway 34:
Like Runway 34, Hijack is also inspired by a real event that shocked the world. The film portrays the tension, fear and suspense created by the hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 814 in 1999. It stars Shiney Ahuja and Esha Deol as the leads.
Sonam Kapoor’s best performance in Bollywood came in this movie that showcases the valiant effort of a young air hostess who saved many lives by keeping a calm head in the highly pressurised situation. Neerja is an epic tale that will keep the tension going from the beginning till the end.
A film that flew under the radar, Kandahar is one of the most underrated films in Amitabh Bachchan’s career. The film is a hijacking story in which Major Mahadevan is tasked to save the hostages and bring the terrorists to justice.
This Hollywood movie, helmed by Tom Hanks, is the closest film to Runway 34 concerning the storyline. The movie follows an expert pilot who knows that his plane is bound to crash if he tries to land it on the soil. However, somehow, the pilot still keeps his calm and lands the aircraft safely on the Hudson River.
Another movie inspired by real-life events, Airlift, portrays the journey of an Indian businessman. He risks his life to save the lives of many Indians trapped in turmoil surrounding Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. It stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles.
6- The Ghazi Attack
The Ghazi Attack is the unsung story of the Indian Navy, who battled the Pakistani forces armed with better technology and equipment underwater to save the Indians from an unseen attack. The movie is based on true events. It stars Kay Kay Menon and Rana Daggubati in prominent roles.
7- A Wednesday
A Wednesday starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher is a cult classic that has inspired a sequel. The movie tells the story of a layman who takes the law into his hands after being frustrated by the terrorists attacks and bombings. It is one of the best thrillers ever created in Indian cinema.
8- 7 Khoon Maaf
7 Khoon Maaf is a thriller with an ensemble cast. It featured Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh. The film follows a woman’s quest to find love in its purest form.