Damned places of both transition and finality.
The specific rituals of airports make them into locations of infinite transformation, where certain rules of the exterior world can be challenged, emotions maximized, and humanity exposed.
Men rise and fall, quests are commenced, and lives are forever changed in these terminals of 20th Century travel.
For these reasons and more, in no particular order, these are some of my favourite films with notorious airport scenes:
Endnote: Die Hard 2 is there only because it serves as the transition between McTiernan’s two masterpieces in the series :) Casablanca has been added due to external pressure. And no, The Graduate, and Fight Club don’t make it to this list, but I’m sure I’ve missed a lot of films with great scenes so give me suggestions!Read less