In “Baggage Claim,” Montana (Paula Patton) uses her status as a flight attendant to track down and re-meet-cute with her exes. Given the cinematic history of her occupation, it seems we should knock it off with the “all they do is hand out peanuts” jokes.

Anita Miller
We never see Zooey Deschanel’s character in flight in 2000’s “Almost Famous,” but we do see her in the most absurd, adorable hat. Because it’s Zooey Deschanel, which means something has to be absurd and adorable.

Donna Jensen
“View From the Top” stunk up the 2003 box office like so much stale coffee and unwashed blankets as we watched (or, really, didn’t watch) Gwyneth Paltrow try to make it from her small town to first class.

Elaine Dickinson
Julie Hagerty played this flight attendant who reconnected with the love of her life in 1980’s “Airplane!” The bad news was that the plane was crashing; the good news was that it was doing so hilariously.

Claire Miller
In 2006’s “Snakes on a Plane,” Julianna Margulies had to deal not only with snakes on a plane, but also with passengers constantly asking, “Didn’t you used to be on ‘ER?’ ”

Jackie Brown
The title character in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film smuggles drugs and cash, and since she’s played by Pam Grier, you WILL put your seat backs and tray tables in their upright and locked position, you CENSORED CENSORED CENSORED.