The best movies inspired by tragic train accidents that killed hundreds and left thousands in despair

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The news of the Odisha train accident shocked the entire nation where three trains collided with each other causing a panic scene with tons of deaths in a row. Taking shots of these real life incidents, several Hollywood and Bollywood movies have been created which are based on train accidents and will give you goosebumps.

From the hit Bollywood drama ‘The Burning Train’ to Chris Pine’s intense train sequence ‘Unstoppable’, the moments and pressure depicted in these films from the point of view of a worker or traveler and their struggles are they capture perfectly. Let’s take a look at some of them.

The Burning Train:

The 1980 released film ‘The Burning Train’ was directed by Ravi Chopra and starred Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jeetendra, Danny and Parveen Bobby in lead roles. The story revolves around a moving train that accidentally catches fire with faulty brakes, where thousands of lives are put on the line with each individual’s struggles properly captured and trailing twists and turns in motion.

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The 2010 American disaster action film was directed by Tony Scott and stars Chris Pine and Denzel Washington in the lead roles and is based on the real-life incident CSX 8888 which tells the story of a runaway train with two men trying to prevent it from crashing. The film marked Tony Scott’s last film as the filmmaker passed away in 2012.

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Disaster on the coast:

This 1979 release was a made-for-TV action drama film directed by Richard C Sarafian and featured an ensemble cast of Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr, Robert Fuller, Pat Hingle, EG Marshall, William Shatner, and Paul L. Smith. The film originally aired on Sunday Night Movie on October 28, 1979 and was based on a disgruntled railway employee who tries to cause a collision between two huge passenger trains.

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Runaway Train:

This Jon Voight film was released in 1985 and was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, who co-starred Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and John P. Ryan in the lead roles. The film’s plot revolves around two escaped convicts and an assistant engineer who are unfortunately trapped on a runaway train through snowy Alaska. The film received positive reviews from critics.

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Released in 2019 and available on Amazon Prime Video, a train derails into a lake in the middle of the night where passengers are trapped inside the sinking ship unaware of the fact that another much worse predator awaits them determined to kill them. all one by one. The intense thriller was critically acclaimed for its suspense and was a hit on OTT.

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