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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.

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

Votes: 514,244 | Gross: $261.44M

2. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and 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.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 216,741 | Gross: $98.90M

3. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 88,621 | Gross: $5.48M

4. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In Hawaii in 1941, 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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 35,971

5. Thirteen Days (2000)

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

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 47,341 | Gross: $34.57M

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.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

Votes: 46,833 | Gross: $31.70M

7. 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 to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,082

8. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 26,564 | Gross: $14.50M

9. 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.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 13,267 | Gross: $42.30M

10. Der rote Baron (2008)

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

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 10,196 | Gross: $0.04M

11. La Grande Vadrouille (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 land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 12,194

12. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

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?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 15,955

13. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 16,415 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Wings (1927)

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

7.8
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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.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 8,618

15. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | 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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 10,563

16. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 5,404

17. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 5,575

18. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

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.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,035

19. Sahara (I) (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 6,554

20. Attack Force Z (1981)

84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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

Votes: 1,768

21. Fortress (2012 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, War

5.0
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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, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Phillips | Stars: Bug Hall, Donnie Jeffcoat, Sean McGowan, Chris Owen

Votes: 1,663

22. Sole Survivor (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, William Shatner, Lou Antonio

Votes: 675

23. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 3,066 | Gross: $0.16M

24. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 1,889

25. The Last Drop (2006)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.6
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Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

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

Votes: 2,349

26. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,609

27. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

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

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

Votes: 482

28. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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

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

Votes: 1,135

29. Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)

181 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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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 »

Director: Vitaliy Vorobyov | Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

Votes: 445

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 »

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

Votes: 470

31. Extraction Day (2014)

106 min | Action

2.9
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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 »

Director: Matthew Ninaber | Stars: Allison Busner, Nathan A. Grieve, Jannah Kitzman, Ethan Mitchell

Votes: 229

32. 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 »

Director: Terence Ryan | Stars: Billy Campbell, Chris 'Kit' Ryan, Jean Butler, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 505

33. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer

Votes: 297

34. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, 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

Votes: 1,247

35. Der Stern von Afrika (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.

Director: Alfred Weidenmann | Stars: Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank

Votes: 191

36. La feldmarescialla (1967)

110 min | Comedy, Musical

5.0
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Director: Steno | Stars: Rita Pavone, Francis Blanche, Terence Hill, Aroldo Tieri

Votes: 119

37. 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.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Patricia Owens, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Margia Dean

Votes: 75

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

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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Examination of the events that led to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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

Votes: 79

39. 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.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 95

40. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Adventure, Action

7.1
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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 »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

Votes: 334

41. The Bushwhacker (1968)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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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, Harvey Shain

Votes: 59

42. Jungle Drums (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

6.6
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Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 374

43. Air Power (1956–1958)

30 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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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, James Doolittle

Votes: 24

44. The Flying Ace (1926)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, War

6.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 40

45. Ballada o bombere (2011– )

400 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

Votes: 22

46. Normandie - Niémen (1960)

120 min | Drama, War

6.5
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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 »

Directors: Jean Dréville, Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh | Stars: Pierre Trabaud, Roland Ménard, Giani Esposito, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 100

47. Home Defense (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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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 »

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 327

48. The Fight for the Sky (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.7
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Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Dolittle

Votes: 28

49. Ne zabyvay (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: Alina Prokonicheva, Olga Arntgolts, Ivan Kolesnikov, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 7

50. Squadron 992 (1940)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.6
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Shows how the RAF's barrage balloon squadron are trained, and then on the job.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Lionel Gamlin

Votes: 21