7 Films Based on Hijacking

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Air Force One (1997)

Harrison Ford played the US President in this Wolfgang Petersen film about the hijacking of Air Force One by a terrorist outfit.

Kandahar (2010)

Inspired by the 1999 IC-814 hijacking, this film, the third in the Major Mahadevan series helmed by Major Ravi, saw Mohanlal's character lead a mission to rescue the passengers on a hijacked flight.

Neerja (2016)

Ram Madhvani helmed this biopic of the heroic PanAm purser Neerja Bhanot, portrayed by Sonam Kapoor, who laid down her life in trying to save hundreds of people during a hijack.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

José Padilha directed this historical drama about the 1976 hijack of an Air France aircraft, with key roles played by Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike.

7500 (2019)

Patrick Vollrath directed this film featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the co-pilot of a hijacked aircraft who attempts to save the lives of the passengers while getting to know one of the hijackers.

BellBottom (2021)

Akshay Kumar headlined this "ripped from the headlines" period thriller about the hijacking of an Indian aircraft directed by Ranjit M. Tewari.

Yodha (2024)

Sidharth Malhotra played a disgraced commando aboard a hijacked aircraft in this Pushkar Ojha-Sagar Ambre film.

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