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1. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

2. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Writers: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

3. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

4. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.

Writers: David Self, Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

5. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

6. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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35 Metascore

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.

Writer: W.D. Richter | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

7. Into the White (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Writers: Ole Meldgaard, Dave Mango, Petter Næss | Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

8. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

9. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.3
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Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »

Writer: Nikolai Müllerschön | Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

10. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain.

Writers: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex, Derek Dempster, Derek Wood | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

11. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

12. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Writers: John Monk Saunders, Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton, Julian Johnson | Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

13. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Unrated | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

7.8
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr. | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

14. The Blue Max (1966)

Unrated | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.1
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A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Writers: Jack Hunter, Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Gerald Hanley | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

15. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Writers: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Elizabeth Bentley | Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

16. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

17. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | War, Drama, Action

6.6
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A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.

Writers: Howard Barker, R.C. Sherriff, Cecil Lewis | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

18. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

19. Attack Force Z (1982)

84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.5
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Writer: Roger Marshall | Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

20. The Big Runaround (1966)

G | 132 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians (Louis De Funès in the role ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Oury, Danièle Thompson, Marcel Jullian, Georges Tabet, André Tabet | Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

21. The Last Drop (2006)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Writers: Gary Young, Colin Teague | Director: Colin Teague | Stars: Laurence Fox, Louis Dempsey, Lucy Gaskell, Coral Beed

22. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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American youth and flying ace flys for France in World War I; meets & loves a French girl & prostitute.

Writers: Albert Sidney Fleischman, William A. Wellman | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio

23. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extra-terrestrials flying in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Writers: Donald E. Keyhoe, Curt Siodmak, George Worthing Yates, Bernard Gordon | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

24. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.3
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A powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, Gor, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Thru March he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »

Writer: Ray Buffum | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry

25. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

26. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard M. Bluel | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

27. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

Writers: John S. Martin, Eugene Ling | Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer, G.E. Lowe

28. The Brylcreem Boys (1998)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether ... See full summary »

Writers: Jamie Brown, Terence Ryan, Susan Morrall | Director: Terence Ryan | Stars: Billy Campbell, Chris 'Kit' Ryan, Jean Butler, Gabriel Byrne

29. Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)

181 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »

Writers: Mikhail Veller, Arkadiy Tigay | Director: Vitaliy Vorobyov | Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

30. The Hook (1963)

98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During an evacuation in the waning days of the Korean War, three American soldiers retrieve an enemy airman and take him prisoner aboard the civilian ship returning them to their lines. ... See full summary »

Writers: Vahé Katcha, Henry Denker | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

31. The Star of Africa (1957)

88 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Writers: Herbert Reinecker, Udo Wolter | Director: Alfred Weidenmann | Stars: Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank

32. Extraction Day (2014)

Action | Post-production

Jacob Bradley wakes up in a warehouse in the midst of a tactical raid, with no memory and no idea who he is. He is found by a young woman who helps him escape, and tells him that no matter ... See full summary »

Writers: Jennifer Lloyd, Matthew Ninaber | Director: Matthew Ninaber | Stars: Andrew Roth, Ethan Mitchell, Allison Busner, Jeremy Ninaber

33. The Bushwhacker (1968)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A crazy mountain-man shoots down a small passenger plane. He then proceeds to stalk, torture and kill the survivors.

Director: Byron Mabe | Stars: Dan Martin, Merci Montello, Barbara Kline, Forman Shane

34. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Adventure, Action

7.3
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This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Rickenbacker, Wyndham Gittens, Norman S. Hall, Ray Trampe | Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

35. The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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Examination of the events that led to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Writer: Michael Eaton | Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Ned Beatty, Peter Boyle, Harry Ditson, Vincent Gardenia

36. The Flying Ace (1926)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, War

5.9
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A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard E. Norman | Director: Richard E. Norman | Stars: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts

37. Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

Writers: Curt Gentry, Francis Gary Powers, Robert E. Thompson | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

38. 7 Women from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

5.0
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Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Pat Silver | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Patricia Owens, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Margia Dean

39. Normandie - Niémen (1960)

120 min | War

6.8
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A certain number of French fighter pilots who will not accept the Second Armistice at Compiègne nor Vichy's orders decide to join the USSR. Once they have reached Moscow they resume ... See full summary »

Writers: Konstantin Simonov, Charles Spaak, Elsa Triolet | Directors: Jean Dréville, Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh | Stars: Pierre Trabaud, Roland Ménard, Giani Esposito, Gérard Darrieu

40. Ballada o bombere (2011 TV Mini-Series)

400 min | Action, Drama, War

6.3
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Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

41. Air Power (1956–1958)

30 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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Produced shortly after the fiftieth anniversary of powered flight, this documentary series, hosted by veteran news anchor Walter Cronkite, traced the development of flight from the Wright ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Michael Redgrave, Art Carney, Winston Churchill

42. Home Defense (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Donald is manning a listening post and falls asleep; he blows trumpet calls in his sleep and wakes his nephews. For their revenge, they send up a model airplane filled with gingerbread men ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Barks, Jack Hannah | Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

43. Jungle Drums (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

6.5
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Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Robert Little, Jay Morton | Directors: Dan Gordon, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

44. Do Not Forget (2005– )

170 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Moscow, June 1941. Nina and Ilya are in love and hope to marry. But, when war with Nazi Germany breaks out, their lives are changed forever.

Stars: Olga Arntgolts, Ivan Kolesnikov, Dmitriy Ulyanov, Olesya Sudzilovskaya

45. The Fight for the Sky (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.6
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Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Dolittle

46. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: Attack on Pearl Harbor (2004)

60 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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On-going series aired internationally on the History Channel. Program highlights a pivitol event in history from the perspective of those who witnessed it.

Director: Dan Clifton | Stars: Peter Guinness, William Bruno, Amy Lynn Church, P.J. McCarthy

47. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: Battle for the Holy City (2005)

Documentary, History

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Writer: Dominic Gallagher | Director: Dominic Gallagher | Stars: Peter Guinness, Ismael Dabbag, Tal Ginat, Jochanan Herson

48. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2014)
Episode: Darkness on Umbara (2011)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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During an assault on the shadowy world of Umbara, General Skywalker is called back to Coruscant. He has to relinquish command of the 501st legion to legendary Jedi Master Krell, who turns out to have a low opinion of Clones.

Writers: George Lucas, Matt Michnovetz | Director: Steward Lee | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Dave Fennoy, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor

49. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The plane carrying Jack and Nina is shot down and together they must fight off a group of soldiers. Mason plays Bob Warner against Reza to find out which one working with the terrorists. ... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon | Director: Rodney Charters | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

50. Metalocalypse (2006– )
Episode: Dethkomedy (2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Music

7.6
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Dethklok try stand-up comedy routines, but Pickles struggles with stage fright after he is booed off the stage.

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt