Emirates, the UAE-based airline, is showcasing a collection of 100 films to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios, which has made some of the world’s best known and acclaimed films. From 1st September 2023, the airline will offer a selection of classic films and documentaries on ‘ice’, its inflight infotainment system.
The Warner Bros. celebration film collection will include classics such as Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz, as well as newer films such as Dune and Elvis.
The collection also includes four special Max Original documentaries tracing the history of the film studio and its influence on art, commerce and culture. Featuring first-person insights and stories from directors, actors, executives, journalists and historians, the four films review the evolution of Warner Bros. from its founding in the early 1920s by four brothers from an immigrant family, through decades of creative hazards and transformations, to historic mergers in the first decade of the 21st century, which transformed the company into a global entertainment powerhouse.
Narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and featuring clips from popular movies and hit TV series, ‘100 Years of Warner Bros.’ offers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that audiences around the world have enjoyed over the generations. The documentaries include interviews with more than 60 renowned directors, actors and executives, including Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, George Clooney, Ellen DeGeneres, Daniel Radcliffe, Keanu Reeves, Oliver Stone, and Robert De Niro.
Here are just a few of the Warner Bros. movies on Emirates flights…
First endeavours: Some of the earliest classics from the 1930s have been reworked and available to enjoy: 42nd Street (1933), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939).
1940s and 1950s: The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), National Velvet (1944), Gaslight (1944), Key Largo (1948), Sierra Madre’s Treasure (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951), Face in the Crowd (1957), Ben Hur (1959), Rio Bravo (1959).
Masterpieces of the 1960s and 1970s: Dr. Zhivago (1965), A Dozen Villains (1966), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1967), Bonnie & Clyde (1967), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), All the President’s Men (1976), Superman (1978).
Nostalgia from the 1980s and 1990s: Purple Rain (1984), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Empire of the Sun (1987), Lethal Weapon (1987), Batman (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1995), The Mask (1994), The Green Mile (1999), The Matrix (1999).
The New Millennium: Ocean’s Eleven (2002), The Lord of the Rings (2001), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Notebook (2004), The Dark Knight (2008), Wonder Woman (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), Joker (2019), Dune (2021), The Batman (2022), Elvis (2022) and The Flash (2023).
Emirates is offering the Warner Bros. ‘centennial in the skies’ content as part of its IFE system, which offers 6,500 channels on demand, showing more than 2,000 films, including 45 Oscar-winning films, 650 TV shows, and 4,000 hours of music, podcasts and audiobooks across 40 languages.