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1.
Flyboys (2006)
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The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots. (140 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
2.
The Red Baron (2008)
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike. (106 mins.)
 
3.
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
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Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
4.
Spitfire (1942)
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health. (118 mins.)
Director: Leslie Howard
 
5.
Battle of Britain (1969)
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible German invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ 6 ****** ” - HGfilm
 
6.
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
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Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets... (98 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
7.
Dark Blue World (2001)
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The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
8.
First Light (2010 TV Movie)
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In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken... (75 mins.)
 
9.
Ships with Wings (1942)
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Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings)... (103 mins.)
“ 3 *** ” - HGfilm
 
10.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground. (102 mins.)
 
11.
Malta Story (1953)
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In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British. (103 mins.)
 
12.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. (138 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
13.
Wing and a Prayer (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus... (97 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 6 ****** ” - HGfilm
 
14.
Johnny in the Clouds (1945)
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain... (109 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
15.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
16.
Memphis Belle (1990)
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In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (107 mins.)
“ 6 ****** ” - HGfilm
 
17.
Fortress (2012 Video)
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Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943... (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Phillips
 
18.
Raiders in the Sky (1953)
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Wing-commander Tim Mason leads a squadron of Lancaster bombers on almost nightly raids from England... (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
19.
The Dam Busters (1955)
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
 
20.
The War Lover (1962)
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Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying... (105 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
21.
The Purple Plain (1954)
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After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine... (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
22.
633 Squadron (1964)
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An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day. (102 mins.)
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
23.
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
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In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France. (90 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
24.
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life... (92 mins.)
Director: Leonid Bykov
 
25.
Torpedo Bombers (1983)
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In 1944,when British navy convoys try to supply the Soviets with war matériel under the lend-lease agreement,the Soviet naval aviation base in Murmansk is attacked by German bombers. (96 mins.)
 
26.
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
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The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II (106 mins.)
 
27.
Red Tails (2012)
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A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. (125 mins.)
 
28.
Catch-22 (1970)
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
29.
Flying Tigers (1942)
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot. (102 mins.)
Director: David Miller
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
30.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
 
31.
Fighter Squadron (1948)
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During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted. (96 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ ****** ” - HGfilm
 
32.
Midway (1976)
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A dramatization of the battle that was heralded as the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (132 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
33.
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
34.
Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)
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Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
35.
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)
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A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job. (79 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
“ Men of the Fighting Lady; 4 **** ” - HGfilm
 
36.
High Flight (1957)
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The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young. (102 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
37.
Jet Pilot (1957)
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Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR. (112 mins.)
“ 4 **** ” - HGfilm
 
38.
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
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A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead. (110 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
39.
A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
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During the Cold War, Air Force Colonel Jim Caldwell shapes up his Strategic Air Command B-52 wing to pass a nuclear war readiness test. (115 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
40.
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
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During the air war over Vietnam, a US Navy A-6 Intruder tactical bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi. (115 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ 5 ***** ” - HGfilm
 
41.
Bat*21 (1988)
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During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
“ 6 ****** ” - HGfilm
 
42.
The Final Countdown (1980)
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
43.
Firefox (1982)
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink (136 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
44.
Top Gun (1986)
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As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
45.
Sky Fighters (2005)
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While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation... (102 mins.)
Director: Gérard Pirès
 
46.
Stealth (2005)
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Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war. (121 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen