It's up to Winging It to find a movie list for the "Trip". You may be riding from Dubai to Panama for 13,831 km, for those living south of USA’s North Border, it's about 8,594 miles for the Emirates 777-200-LR. This requires using a thumb drive feature for plugging into any portable or fixed screen device in a seat near you. Allow time for taking “amenity breaks” on the flight, a person should consider one movie every two hours while setting aside time for your own special 10 minute breaks between movies. The length of a thumb drive movie should only be consume about 110 minutes out of 120 minutes. The number of movies will be be constrained to a total 1,000 minutes before arriving in Panama from Dubai.
Recommendation: Before a trip build a movie library. Do a thumb drive download of your movies (buy a thumb drive containing a least a terabyte of data room). Ready to plug and play?
Franchise Movies are best for doing thumb-drive downloads, it saves time searching for individual movies when making multiple choices if searching for multiple actors or genre is too time consuming. Keeping it thematic is efficient method for long flights, while it entertains over the long haul it provides having story continuity with your favorite stars following through a grand story to its completion:
Franchise Actors I like Best: see below
Matt Damon - Bourne Identity Total Minutes
Tom Cruise - Mission Impossible (potpourri)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Main article: Mission: Impossible (film)
Released in 1996. Ethan Hunt is framed for the murder of his fellow IMF agents during a Prague Embassy mission gone wrong and wrongly accused of selling government secrets to a mysterious international criminal known only as "Max". The action spy film was directed by Brian De Palma, and was produced by and starred Tom Cruise. Work on the script had begun early with filmmaker Sydney Pollack on board, before De Palma, Steven Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne were brought in. Mission: Impossible went into pre-production without a shooting script. De Palma came up with some action sequences, but Koepp and Towne were dissatisfied with the story that led up to those events. U2 band members Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton produced an electronic dance version of the original theme song. The song went into top ten of music charts around the world and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The film was the third-highest-grossing of the year and received positive reviews from film critics.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Main article: Mission: Impossible II
Released in 2000. Ethan Hunt sends Nyah Nordoff-Hall undercover to stop an ex-IMF agent's mad scheme to steal a deadly virus and sell the antidote to the highest bidder. The film was directed by John Woo and starredTom Cruise, who also served as the film's producer. Cruise reprises his role as agent Ethan Hunt of the IMF, a top-secret espionage and clandestine operation agency. The movie has strong thematic similarities with Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 spy thriller Notorious.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Main article: Mission: Impossible III
Released in 2006. Ethan Hunt, retired from being an IMF team leader and engaged to be married, assembles a team to face a ruthless arms and information broker intending to sell a mysterious dangerous object known as "The Rabbit's Foot".
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Main article: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Released in 2011. Ethan Hunt and the entire IMF are placed with the blame of the bombing of the Kremlin. He and three others must stop a man bent on starting a global nuclear war.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Main article: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The IMF agency comes under threat from the Syndicate, that they are a near-mythical organization of assassins and rogue operatives who kill to order. Faced with the IMF's disbandment, Ethan Hunt assembles his team for their most difficult mission yet —to prove the Syndicate's true existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary.
Mission: Impossible VI
On July 24, 2015, a report surfaced saying Paramount Pictures is already developing Mission: Impossible VI. At this time, no cast members are officially set to return for the sequel, but Cruise will again be producing along with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg at Skydance Productions and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot.
On July 28, 2015, Tom Cruise confirmed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that a sixth Mission: Impossible film was being developed, and will hopefully begin production in 2016.
Nicolas Cage - National Treasure 1,2,3 (Optional)
This is a guy list naturally. Sorry Ladies, call this a demonstration on building a list using movie themes on a flight lasting for 17 hrs and 35 minutes going to Panama. The beauty of it all, pick a movie that will put you asleep during the trip. A Disney Movie (Polly Anna) works best for for me. A Cary Grant film fest is enjoyable, as he is a mainstay for everybody. K.I.S.S. for the 1,000 minute ride gives self indulgent entertainment.