A parody of the Airport series that has since eclipsed the source, this manic comedy about an ill-fated night flight and the war vet (Robert Hays) who must land everyone safely has surely become a classic—and don’t call me Shirley.
Reasons to avoid
Honestly, this one is so laugh crammed, you could probably watch it en route with little stress. Still, at all costs, avoid the fish.
Brace for impact
“It’s a twister!” For many viewers, the sight of a conked-out Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being pulled from his copilot seat in his basketball shorts is as violent as the movie gets.