Airplane movies

Movies about airplanes, flying, pilots, daredevils or movies with great flying sequences. No specific order
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1.
Hell's Angels (1930)
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Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
2.
Sky Devils (1932)
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Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone... (90 mins.)
 
3.
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. (113 mins.)
 
4.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A series of mistakes made by the US Navy in the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor prove disastrous when Japan strikes. (144 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
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Flight (2012)
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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
¡A volar joven! (1947)
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Cantinflas is a private, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend... (113 mins.)
 
14.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
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The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
17.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
18.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
19.
Amelia (2009)
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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
20.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
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Sabotage efforts damage an international air race. (138 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Fly Away Home (1996)
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (107 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
23.
The Flyboys (2008)
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Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob. (118 mins.)
 
24.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
25.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
26.
The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
27.
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
 
28.
Flight 93 (2006 TV Movie)
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Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack. (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
 
29.
Midway (1976)
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A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (132 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
30.
One Six Right (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation - the local airport - by tracing the life... (73 mins.)
 
31.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images. (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
32.
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 Axis invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
33.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
34.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing. (135 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
35.
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
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A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed... (107 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
36.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
37.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
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After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world. (106 mins.)
Director: Kerry Conran
 
38.
Always (1989)
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The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind. (122 mins.)
 
39.
The Rocketeer (1991)
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A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
40.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
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A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
41.
Forever Young (1992)
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During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly. (102 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Aviator (1985)
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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves. (96 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
44.
Iron Eagle (1986)
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Heroic young pilot Doug Masters launches a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie