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1. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 242,532 | Gross: $116.60M

2. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 177,680 | Gross: $125.07M

3. The Aviator (2004)

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

7.5
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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: 293,417 | Gross: $102.61M

4. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 49,749 | Gross: $21.50M

5. Space Cowboys (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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73 Metascore

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Votes: 65,663 | Gross: $90.46M

6. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 39,918 | Gross: $55.96M

7. 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: 5,586

8. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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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

9. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,537

10. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen

Votes: 12,518

11. Operation Crossbow (1965)

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

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 3,579

12. The Sound Barrier (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin

Votes: 1,346

13. Toward the Unknown (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

Votes: 459

14. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,236

15. Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 538

16. The Arrow (1997 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

7.6
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The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Aidan Devine

Votes: 751

17. Black Thunder (II) (1998)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.0
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When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands. There is only one man who can get ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Marcus Aurelius, Catherine Bell, Michael Cavanaugh, Michael Dudikoff

Votes: 464

18. Macross Plus (1994– )

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Stars: Beau Billingslea, Bryan Cranston, Richard Epcar, Rica Fukami

Votes: 3,126

19. Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.9
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The war with the Kilrathi has lasted for generations, now the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war, and Earth being over-run by the cat-like race of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Roberts | Stars: Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, John Rhys-Davies, Jason Bernard

Votes: 655

20. Space (1985)

780 min | Drama

7.4
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown, Bruce Dern

Votes: 189

21. Dive Bomber (1941)

Approved | 132 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith

Votes: 1,368

22. X-15 (1961)

107 min | Drama, History

5.9
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During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger, Brad Dexter

Votes: 458

23. Chain Lightning (1950)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II, when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, Richard Whorf

Votes: 815

24. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

Not Rated | 75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 926

25. Challenger (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama

5.9
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New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe joins six other astronauts on the tragic 1986 space-shuttle flight.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Karen Allen, Barry Bostwick, Julie Fulton, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 298

26. The McConnell Story (1955)

106 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore, Frank Faylen

Votes: 390

27. Wings of the Navy (1939)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, John Payne, Frank McHugh

Votes: 218

28. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Robert Hastings

Votes: 288

29. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 529

30. Guy Martin: The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber (2015 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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Guy Martin helps restore XH558, the last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber, to prepare it for its last ever flight, a 1000-mile farewell tour of Great Britain, before it is grounded.

Director: James Woodroffe | Stars: Guy Martin, Shaun Dooley, Kevin Stone, Ray Watts

Votes: 101

31. High Barbaree (1947)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 296

32. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.1
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 309

33. Decision Against Time (1957)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars, Jeremy Bodkin, Gerard Lohan

Votes: 256

34. Satellite in the Sky (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.

Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Donald Wolfit, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 518

35. Central Airport (1933)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

6.4
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Aviator Jim Blaine and his brother Neil are rivals not only as daredevil flyers, but also for the love of parachutist Jill Collins.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Alfred E. Green | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, Tom Brown, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 289

36. SR-71 Blackbird: The Secret Vigil (1989 Video)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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The world's best and most mysterious aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird. Love it, live it, fly with it.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Curt Osterheld, Gene Quist, Noel Widdifield

Votes: 19

37. The Incredible Crash Dummies (1993 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Slick and Spin seek out to find the evil Junkman, who stole Ted's new body the Torso 9000

Director: Mark Mariutto | Stars: John Stocker, Dan Hennessey, James Rankin, Michael Caruana

Votes: 89

38. Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.9
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WWII veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot - Bob Hoover is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of ... See full summary »

Director: Kimberley Furst | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Jim Brasier, Ron Catton, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 29

39. Flying Wild (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A group of young men who work at an aviation factory begin to suspect that a doctor who runs an air ambulance service is secretly a spy transporting secret information from the plant to enemy agents.

Director: William West | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Joan Barclay, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 416

40. Power Dive (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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(1941) Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Roger Pryor, Don Castle. Arlen plays a tough test pilot in this solid B action film. He and his brother develop a new secret aircraft made out of plastic.... See full summary »

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Helen Mack, Roger Pryor

Votes: 28

41. Men Against the Sky (1940)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Richard Dix, Kent Taylor, Edmund Lowe, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 75

42. Crimson Romance (1934)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Ben Lyon, Sari Maritza, Erich von Stroheim, James Bush

Votes: 107

43. Sky Raiders (1941)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Enemy spies try to steal a new fighter plane.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Donald Woods, Billy Halop, Robert Armstrong, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 171

44. The Fighting Pilot (1935)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Romance

5.4
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An inventor develops a new type of aircraft. A crooked businessman attempts to buy it but the inventor refuses to sell it to him, whereupon the rejected businessman and his henchmen steals ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Richard Talmadge, Gertrude Messinger, Robert Frazer, Eddie Davis

Votes: 21

45. Emergency Landing (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Drama, Romance

3.4
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A test pilot and his weather observer develop a "robot" control so airplanes can be flown without pilots, but enemy agents get wind of it and try to steal it or destroy it.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Carol Hughes, Evelyn Brent, Emmett Vogan

Votes: 137

46. Devil's Squadron (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Martha Dawson (Karen Morley), the daughter of an aircraft manufacturer building airplanes for the U.S. Army Air Corps, takes over the running of the plant when her father dies. She has ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Richard Dix, Karen Morley, Lloyd Nolan, Shirley Ross

Votes: 15

47. Petit homme (2002 TV Movie)

90 min

7.0
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Deep emotions and repressed memories manifest in this tightly plotted French drama. A 16 year old son and his single mother are forced to reckon their true identities. What and who is an ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Jaoui | Stars: Alexandre Hamidi, Anne Coesens, Karim Belkhadra, Teddy Beaudoin

Votes: 55

48. Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

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A couple can't make ends meet. He is an airplane mechanic and makes extra money testing planes. When the baby arrives things get better.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Robert Sterling, Virginia Gilmore, Joan Davis, Edmund MacDonald

49. One More Walkaround (2015)

140 min | Documentary, Biography

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General Alton D. Slay, USAF, walks around the National Museum of the United States Air Force, recalling the exciting flying adventures he survived from 1944 until his retirement in 1981.

Stars: Aloysius G. Casey, Alton Slay

50. Lady Bodyguard (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.5
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A.C.Baker, advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Eddie Albert, Anne Shirley, Raymond Walburn, Roger Pryor

Votes: 11