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Best Flight Attendant / Pilot Movies, Series, and Documentaries

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If you are (or wish to be) a flight attendant, pilot, or aviation enthusiast you might be interested in watching some of these movies, series, or documentaries.

Some are real-life dramas, some are interesting documentaries and others are just plain funny. I’m sure you’ll find something here that you’ll like.

So, here is our selection of best aviation-themed movies for everyone.

Best Series About Flight Attendants / Pilots

Pan Am all seasons

directed by Andrew Bernstein

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This is a wonderful series, a classy drama about the history of Pan Am.

Each episode provides new details and beautiful insights about the airline that was Pan American.

It makes you feel like you are there and experiencing everything with them.

This series seems to be able to capture you and make you feel as if you are living in the ‘60s.

LA to Vegas

directed by Steve Levitan

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This show is hilarious.

If you don’t take life too seriously and enjoy smart humor and nonsense for twenty minutes, then this show is for you.

LA to Vegas follows the lives and exploits of the flight crew and passengers of a regular weekend round-trip to Vegas.

Trolley Dollies

starring Brian Dowling

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British TV documentary series.

It follows the lives of a number of Cabin Crew at the UK charter airline Excel Airways.

During the series, Excel Airways crew travel to various countries with stop-overs at exotic destinations such as Tobago, Goa, and Africa.

The show follows their lives, both in and out of work, on the aircraft and on their layovers.

The flight attendant

With Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Rosie Perez

Refreshing and fun show to binge. A good show if you’re into exciting murder shows with bits of humour. ‘The flight attendant’ follows the life of a flight attendant, Cassie, an alcoholic flight attendant who hooks up with a handsome passenger, Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman), while en route to Bangkok. The next morning, Cassie is horrified to find him dead and covered in blood, unable to recall the events that led up to his apparent murder.

Best Movies About Flight Attendants / Pilots

View from the top

directed by Bruno Barreto

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View from the Top stars Gwyneth Paltrow in a cute, charming, and yes – a little bit fluffy – comedy about a small-town girl who wants to become a first-class international flight attendant.

I liked the premise – a small-town girl makes it big as an airline stewardess.

The movie talks about believing in yourself when no one else does and loving what you love, even if all your friends aren’t really into it.

There are a lot of cheesy parts, and sure it’s not a life everyone would dream about or would think is so great.

But the message behind the story is very positive and upbeat. Plus it’s fun!

Larry Gaye: renegade male flight attendant

directed by Sam Friedlander

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This is the story of Larry Gaye, a male flight attendant who is forced to save the day when his airline tries to replace human flight attendants with robots.

Stupid, but surprisingly funny.

Perfect Friday night or date night movie to relax with.

The Aviary

by Lara Philipps

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This movie was actually written by a working flight attendant.

It reflects the chaos of airline crew – hotels, back of the clock, one city looks pretty much like any other, etc.

An unexpected transfer takes our heroine Summer from Chicago, her boyfriend, and her mother, to a crowded San Francisco apartment.

In this new city, Summer falls into the arms of the Captain of her dreams.

Everything seems back on track until a disturbing visit from Summer’s past forces her to choose between true love and the man she has been searching for all her life.

Good enough

directed by Anna Rose King

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This is a comedic drama that follows New York City-based flight attendant Lorna Flynn on her obsessive journey to find her long lost relative after her absent father passes away.

In the hopes of finding out more about her family and herself, what she discovers is more than she could have ever imagined.

This film is for those of you who enjoy both realism and a heartwarming story.

United 93

directed by Paul Greengrass

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This movie is a very well-done memorial, dedicated to those who were killed on September 11th.

Everybody knows the story and everybody knows how it’s going to end, but that never stops the movie from being engaging.

The story is excellently told, with strong performances from unknown actors.

You can feel the tension and the emotions running through all the passengers and their families.

This movie is a must-see.


directed by Robert Zemeckis

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This movie is not really about an airplane crash, it’s about a man’s fight with alcohol and drug abuse.

Flight tells the story of Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot who saves a plane and nearly all its passengers from death.

When an investigation is carried out to look into the details of the crash, Whip’s troubling lifestyle begins to surface.

This is the story about his fall and rise.


directed by Clint Eastwood

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This is based on a true incident from a few years ago, where a veteran pilot was able to land his plane in the Hudson River in NYC with all passengers on board surviving.

This movie is about heroes, not just Sully but everyone involved in the US Airways Flight 1549 water landing, from the well-trained flight attendants to the rescue police on the water ferry.

Everyone should watch this movie.

Best Documentaries About Flight Attendants / Pilots

Air disasters

Smithsonian channel

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If you are an aviation enthusiast, pilot, or flight attendant, you’ll love this.

It’s a reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Amazingly well done, the concept of this show is brilliant.

Possibly not suitable for those who are scared of flying because this series might help develop a phobia towards air travel!

The accidents are heart-breaking, but how they led to improvements in aviation rules is important and fascinating.

Flight attendant school

Travel channel

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Behind the scenes look of flight attendant training at Frontier Airlines with personal interviews.

It Follows different students’ difficulties and triumphs during the training process as they pass the strict airline safety exercises and exams in order to become inflight crew members.

Living in the age of airplanes

National geographic

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After watching this beautifully made doco, you’re going to want to become a pilot and travel the world.

Filmed in 18 countries across all continents, it will renew your appreciation for airplanes.

This film tells a great story of the history of mankind and how airplanes have affected humanity.

Last update on 2023-11-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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