The Hub's 'Best in Transportation' Movie Awards

Transporting transportation of the cinematic kind.


The holiday movie releases marks the beginning of the awards season. Here The Hub offers a list of an often overlooked, and little known category “Best in Transportation.” If you don’t see your favorite title, chase scene on the list feel free to add to the comments.

Movie Titles

Airplane (1980)
Air Force One (1997)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Titanic (1997)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Throw Mama Off the Train! (1987)



Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Top Gun (1986)


Live and Let Die (1973)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)


Speed (1994)


Bullitt (1968)
Blues Brothers (1980) (This also gets honorable mention for the hands down for most varied vehicles on screen at once: boat, horses, army tanks, army trucks, fire trucks, police cars, tractor trailer, RV, station wagon, and helicopters.)
Bourne Identity (2002)
Cannonball Run (1981)
French Connection (1971)
Italian Job (1969 & 2003)
Ronin (1998)
The Fast and the Furious (1955)


Casino Royale (2006)
Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Marathon Man (1976)
No Way Out (1987)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Fugitive (1993)


Stagecoach (1939)


For Your Eyes Only (1981)
The Spy Who Love Me (1977)


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Train & Horse

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Truck & Horse

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Alternative modes of Transportation

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Brass bed
Harry Potter Series (all of them) Floo powder
Star Trek (all of them) Transporter
Aladdin (1992) Magic carpet

Special Mention

This category goes to those films, which features a spectacular scene, comical scene(s) of a particular mode of transportation.

Apocalypse Now (1979) Huey AH-1B
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Cars (2006)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
North By Northwest (1959)
The Aquatic Life of Steve Zissou (2004) Submarine
The War Lover (1962) B-17
The Wizard of Oz (1939) Hot Air Balloon and a flying house
Twelve O’Clock High (1949) B-17s
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Submarine


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