The Best Aviation Movies Films
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The Best Aviation Movies

List Criteria: Movies about aviation and flying only.

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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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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  4. 4
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    Sean Astin, John Lithgow, Billy Zane

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    Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Laurence Olivier

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, James Whitmore

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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  10. 10
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    Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Eric Sykes

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    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Dudikoff

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore

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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Laurence Fishburne

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    Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Marg Helgenberger

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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  20. 20
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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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    Orson Welles, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight

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    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Valeria Golino

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    Jacqueline Bisset, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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    Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret

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    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jeff Baxter

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    James Stewart, Christopher Lee, Jack Lemmon

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    Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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    Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

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    Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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    Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers

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    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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    Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Jack Warden

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    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Jim Plunkett

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    Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, David Rasche

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    Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Lois Maxwell

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    Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Ichirō Nagai, Jōji Yanami, Sumi Shimamoto

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore

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    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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    Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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    John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

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