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The Big Screen’s top 5 train movies

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Trains have long starred on the big screen. And whether you’re looking for an Oscar-winner or a chick-flick, there’s sure to be a train movie for you.

Check our top 5 train movies and don’t forget to use our journey planner

From silent movies to modern blockbusters, the world’s cinema-goers seem to have a real thing for films featuring trains.

So jump on board for a high speed rail adventure with our pick of the silver screen’s top five train movies…

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Director: Danny Boyle

Heart-wrenching, funny and exhilarating, the story of Mumbai ‘slum dog’ and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? contestant Jamal culminates in a gripping train station scene where our hero finally discovers what has become of his beloved childhood sweetheart.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Director: Chris Columbus

The child wizard discovers an interesting way to reach platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, before hopping on the magnificent Hogwarts Express, only to be whisked off, by train, to a life of magic and capers.

Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Director: Robert Zemeckis

You can’t get back to the future without a time-travelling Delorean, which poses a problem for Marty McFly and the Doc in this piece of classic cult cinema. A mad-cap plan is hatched that culminates in a nail-biting scene with a speeding locomotive diving head first over the edge of a ravine.

Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan

A rick-rollicking ride into the subconscious, Inception plays with perceptions and takes viewers on a mind-bending journey of lucid dreaming and alternate reality. Wrenching your average multi-vehicle car chase up a notch, audiences gasped with delight as a freight train found its way thundering down a busy street in downtown LA.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Director: Billy Wilder

Side-splitting comedy gold, starring blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, this rom-com takes place on board the silver screen’s favourite mode of transport – a train. With men masquerading as woman in a performing all girl band, high-jinx was always guaranteed to ensue on the railways in this flick.

Nothing gets the blood pumping more than a high adrenaline train scene in a movie, but why not use our journey planner to find cheap tickets and plan a train adventure all of your own?

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