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Trains on Film

Our List of the Most Memorable Movies Featuring Trains

Movies and trains — what better combination? Here are just a few movies you may remember that feature trains, or just have some great train scenes.

Unstoppable, 2010
Chris Pine, Denzel Washington

Transsiberian, 2008
Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley

Polar Express, 2004
Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara

The Darjeeling Limited, 2007
Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman

The Station Agent, 2003
Peter Dinklage, Paul Benjamin

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1997
Steve Martin, John Candy

Under Siege 2: Dark
Territory
, 1995
Steven Segal, Morris Chestnut

Throw Momma from the
Train
, 1987
Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal

Money Train, 1995
Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson

Night Train to Venice, 1986
Hugh Grant, Malcolm McDowell

Mission: Impossible, 1996
Tom Cruise, Jon Voight

Narrow Margin, 1990
Gene Hackman, Anne Archer

Runaway Train, 1985
Jon Voight, Eric Roberts

The Sting, 1973
Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Silver Streak, 1976
Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

The Great Train Robbery, 1979
Sean Connery, Lesley-Anne Down

Murder on the Orient
Express
, 1974
Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall

Once Upon a Time in the
West
, 1969
Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale

The French Connection, 1971
Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
Paul Newman, Robert Redford

The Train Robbers, 1973
John Wayne, Ann-Margret

The Professionals, 1966
Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

Closely Watched Trains, 1966
Vaclav Neckar

Doctor Zhivago, 1965
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

Von Ryan's Express, 1965
Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard

The Train, 1965
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield

A Hard Day's Night, 1964
The Beatles

From Russia With Love, 1963
Sean Connery, Robert Shaw

North by Northwest, 1959
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint

North West Frontier, 1959
Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More

Some Like It Hot, 1959
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

The Bridge on the River
Kwai
, 1957
William Holden, Alex Guiness

The Great Locomotive
Chase
, 1956
Fess Parker, Slim Pickens

Strangers on a Train, 1951
Farley Granger, Ruth Roman

The Third Man, 1949
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten

Brief Encounter, 1946
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard

Night Train to Memphis, 1946
Allan Lane, Roy Acuff

Lady on a Train, 1945
Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy

Night Train to Munich, 1940
Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood

The Lady Vanishes, 1938
Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave

Twentieth Century, 1934
John Barrymore, Carole Lombard

Shanghai Express, 1932
Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong

Danger Lights, 1930
Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong

The General, 1927
Buster Keaton