Movies to Watch If You Love Skydiving

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Skydiving! What a beautiful name and what an equally beautiful feeling! Those of you who have been there and done that know what we are talking about. It is truly one of the best experiences humans can have. 

It is exhilarating, beautiful, and heart-racing to watch skydiving even in films. In the eyes of the outside world, the sport might be quite mysterious, which often leads to silly movies filled with dramatic plots and magic. 

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Many things appear much better than they are in real life because of the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Skydiving, however, is an exception. There is no doubt that this list of skydiving films will rev up your readiness to make a tandem skydive or help you get over your nerves and make a reservation.

Hollywood’s top directors have gone to Skydive Perris for years. It is Skydive Perris’s aircraft, video expertise, and motion picture experience, which make it the world’s leading skydiving center. 

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We have selected a few of our favorites:

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Drop Zone

Professional skydivers Guy Manos and Tony Griffin came up with the idea for this 1994 film. At the beginning of the film, we see an escorting of a terrorist from one state to another by Air Marshal Pete Nessip (played by Snipes). 

The plane is damaged when an attempted hijack goes awry. After jumping from 30,000 feet, the terrorists parachute out. In some way, Nessip survives, too, even though the terrorists take him with them.

A second terrorist, portrayed by Gary Busey, masterminded the entire thing. A suspicious FBI report informs Nessip that jumps at that height and smuggling parachutes through security are simply not possible.

But Nessip isn’t convinced and consults with a U.S. HALO military parachuting instructor, who confirms they have indeed jumped at this altitude and speed. However, how the parachutes got on the plane remains a mystery.

Point Break

We have included Point Break on our list of skydiving films even though it was not filmed at Skydive Perris. It can be credited with many legendary skydiving scenes that have inspired many to take to the skies. Even though Point Break does not directly relate to skydiving, the original movie is characterized by its unusually long skydiving scenes, which bring skydiving into the forefront while remaining separate from the overall story.

It’s an action-packed, adrenaline-filled skydiving thriller that should not be missed.

The Gypsy Moths

This 1969 drama tells the story of skydivers from a Midwestern small town. Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, and Gene Hackman star in this ‘OG’ of skydiving films. It was the era of Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts. Elizabeth, whose husband overhears all the action, falls in love with Mike, played by Lancaster. When Malcolm meets Annie, a student living in the same house as the skydivers, he becomes involved with her.

A topless dancer falls in love with Joe, played by Hackman. While the story focuses a lot on romantic relationships and aerial stunts, it also features some impressive camera shots and aerial stunts, especially in the 1960s.

It was still early days for skydiving when the film was filmed on location in Kansas. Aside from bat wings, skydivers also used wingsuits. Anyone who is a skydiver should watch the film to see how the sport has evolved over the last 80 years.

Fandango

In 1971, Fandango shows what it meant to be drafted in the war and what it meant to end college. Taking one last road trip together just before their deferment from the Vietnam War ends, four college friends decide to celebrate the end of their college years with one last hoorah.

Unlike the other movies on this list, Fandango has a side adventure into skydiving that is quite amazing and terrifying at the same time. In an attempt to peer pressure one of their friends into taking the course, the group finds a rundown skydiving school. This is one of the most memorable ground school scenes ever filmed.

Wrapping Up

Are you convinced to get all adventurous and try skydiving? We are sure you are and we guarantee you that it will be the best decision of your life. We also hope that you enjoyed reading this post as much as we enjoyed writing it. If you have any other recommendations, please let us know by commenting below. 

 

References

6 Best Skydiving Movies To Watch Now – Manawa Blog

Movies That Will Get You Pumped To Skydive! | Skydive Cross Keys

Movies that will get you excited for skydiving – Skydive Perris

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