film The Best Aviation Movies  

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A list of the best airplane movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This aviation movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about airplanes are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about aviation you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous aviation movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these aviation movie titles for more information about the films.List features Iron Eagle on the Attack, Midway and more.This list answers the questions, "What are the best aviation movies?" and "What is the greatest aviation movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular aviation movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these aviation movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good aviation movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aviation Movies
The Right Stuff Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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Tora! Tora! Tora! Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten

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Battle of Britain Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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The Spirit of St. Louis James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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The Blue Max Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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The Great Waldo Pepper Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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The Aviator Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles

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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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Flight of the Intruder Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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Air America Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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Midway Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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The Aviator Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Tyne Daly

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aviation Movies
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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Flight of the Phoenix Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aviation Movies
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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Flyboys James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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Mosquito Squadron David McCallum, Charles Gray, David Dundas

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Bat*21 Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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The Rocketeer Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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Hell's Angels Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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Empire of the Sun Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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The Final Countdown Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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Airport Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Firefox Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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Amelia Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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High Road to China Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Brian Blessed

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The Hindenburg Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott

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Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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Jet Pilot John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Mamie Van Doren

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Dark Blue World Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Ondřej Vetchý

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Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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Catch-22 Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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Iron Eagle Louis Gossett, Jr., Melora Hardin

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Murphy's War Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips

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Up is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Aviation Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Pushing Tin Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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Executive Decision Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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The Guardian Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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Blue Thunder Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi