7 best shows and movies to watch on a plane

COBRA KAI - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 110 - Credit: Jace Downs/YouTube Red/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television
COBRA KAI - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 110 - Credit: Jace Downs/YouTube Red/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television /
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Cobra Kai – Season 2 – Episode 206 – Credit: Bob Mahoney/YouTube/Sony Pictures Television /

7 movies and shows to watch on a plane when you can travel again

When you’re 30,000 feet in the air, the last thing you want is a movie that scares the living daylights out of you. Here are the titles to watch on a plane.

You don’t want something that is going to cause that fear of flying to get worse. There’s absolutely no way that you want to watch some horror movie that is going to leave the person next to you annoyed for you jumping up and down all the time.

And the movies where animals die? Definitely not.

However, a plane journey is a great chance to watch the TV shows you’ve been meaning to binge-watch or the movies you’ve never got around to.

Not sure what to watch on a plane the next time you get to travel? Here are seven great movies and shows.

Most of these are on Netflix right now. Some of them have left and come back to Netflix now and again. If you’re looking for only those that will always be on Netflix without a doubt, you’ll want to check the ones marked with an asterisk, because they’re the Netflix Originals.

Watch on a plane: Cobra Kai*

We start with the TV shows, and the first on the list is Cobra Kai. The Karate Kid revival series is an excellent show to watch on a plane, mostly because the episodes are just 30 minutes long. Even those quick journeys will give you time to watch two or three episodes.

The series follows Johnny Lawrence 30 years after losing at the All-Valley Tournament. He’s down on his luck and still views Daniel as the enemy. When he decides to re-open Cobra Kai, he hopes his life can change. Is that really possible?

If the Karate Kid movies are also on Netflix at the time (they move streaming services), you’ll want to watch them too. However, Cobra Kai makes sense without remembering all details of the movies.