Aviation Movies

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1. Flyboys (2006)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell

Votes: 38,164 | Gross: $13.08M

2. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 287,804

3. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 293,409 | Gross: $102.61M

4. Flight 93 (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Kendall Cross, Ty Olsson

Votes: 8,195

5. Sky Kids (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Director: Rocco DeVilliers | Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 2,875

6. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 180,595 | Gross: $83.40M

7. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 246,020 | Gross: $101.12M

8. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 89,571 | Gross: $31.57M

9. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 42,380 | Gross: $27.15M

10. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 10,926 | Gross: $14.24M

11. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 656,805 | Gross: $164.62M

12. We Are Marshall (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Director: McG | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

Votes: 51,496 | Gross: $43.55M

13. The Magic of Flight (1996)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Documentary

The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight ... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Star: Tom Selleck

Votes: 253

14. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

62 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 44,710 | Gross: $56.57M

15. Rescue Dawn (2006)

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

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: 91,741 | Gross: $5.49M

16. Ground Control (1998)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

Director: Richard Howard | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Bruce McGill, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 2,043

17. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Kerry Conran | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 76,788 | Gross: $37.76M

18. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

62 Metascore

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 46,724 | Gross: $46.70M

19. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 40,334 | Gross: $44.07M

20. Flight of the Intruder (1991)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 5,382 | Gross: $14.59M

21. Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair (2006)

131 min | Drama

The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Steiner | Stars: Hanspeter Müller, Gilles Tschudi, László I. Kish, Rainer Guldener

Votes: 590

22. The Guardian (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 80,579 | Gross: $55.01M

23. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 19,091 | Gross: $19.51M

24. Les chevaliers du ciel (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Action

While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Clovis Cornillac, Géraldine Pailhas, Alice Taglioni

Votes: 3,986

25. Last Flight to Abuja (2012)

81 min | Action

Mid-air difficulties forces a Nigerian commercial plane into an emergency landing with devastating consequences.

Director: Obi Emelonye | Stars: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jim Iyke, Anthony Monjaro

Votes: 89

26. Flight 7500 (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung

Votes: 12,987

27. AFP: American Fighter Pilot (2002– )

60 min | Reality-TV

This reality series followed three male US Air Force officers as they attended flight school at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. If they passed the course, which lasts ... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Giggy, Mike Love, Marcus Gregory, Chris Penn

Votes: 35

28. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 160,252 | Gross: $172.96M

29. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Votes: 245,638 | Gross: $179.80M

30. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 298,082 | Gross: $117.54M