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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  1. 1
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    Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Kim Stanley

    ; buy now
  2. 2
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    Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Curd Jürgens

    ; buy now
  3. 3
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    - 12

    James Whitmore, Leon Ames, E. G. Marshall

    ; buy now
  4. 4
    + 86
    - 19

    Billy Zane, John Lithgow, David Strathairn

    ; buy now
  5. 5
    + 90
    - 22

    Gwen Stefani, Ian Holm, Alec Baldwin

    ; buy now
  6. 6
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    - 44

    Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Clarence Gilyard

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  7. 7
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    - 26

    Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise

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  8. 8
    + 54
    - 12

    Alberto Sordi, Gert Fröbe, Eric Sykes

    ; buy now
  9. 9
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    - 7

    Margot Kidder, Bo Svenson, Phil Bruns

    ; buy now
  10. 10
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    David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore, Ving Rhames

    ; buy now
  11. 11
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    Marc Connelly, Murray Hamilton, James Stewart

    ; buy now
  12. 12
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    James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Dabney Coleman

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  13. 13
    + 49
    - 14

    Robert Downey Jr., Ken Jenkins, Lane Smith

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  14. 14
    + 40
    - 9

    Sam Wanamaker, Jack Warden, Marcia Strassman

    ; buy now
  15. 15
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    - 20

    Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Lithgow

    ; buy now
  16. 16
    + 48
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    Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Roberts Blossom

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  17. 17
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    Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

    ; buy now
  18. 18
    + 38
    - 14

    Tim Pigott-Smith, Jean Reno, David Ellison

    ; buy now
  19. 19
    + 34
    - 13

    Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson, Dennis Quaid

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  20. 20
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    - 32

    Robert Stack, Peter Graves, Jerry Zucker

    ; buy now
  21. 21
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    Charles Gray, David Dundas, Peter Copley

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  22. 22
    + 40
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    Alan Arkin, Rick Overton, Billy Campbell

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  23. 23
    + 34
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    John Malkovich, Joe Pantoliano, Miranda Richardson

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  24. 24
    + 33
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    Katharine Ross, Ron O'Neal, James Farentino

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  25. 25
    + 22
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    Ben Lyon, James Hall, John Darrow

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  26. 26
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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

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  27. 27
    + 26
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    Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Geoff Pierson

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  28. 28
    + 26
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    Gene Hackman, Jeffrey Liew, Clayton Rohner

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  29. 29
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    - 12

    Caroline Lagerfelt, Melora Hardin, Larry B. Scott

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  30. 30
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    - 27

    Gary Oldman, Dean Stockwell, Philip Baker Hall

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  31. 31
    + 23
    - 14

    Clint Eastwood, Kai Wulff, Fritz Manes

    ; buy now
  32. 32
    + 15
    - 7

    Janet Leigh, John Wayne, Ivan Triesault

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  33. 33
    + 20
    - 12

    Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston, Mia Wasikowska

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  34. 34
    + 26
    - 18

    Helen Hayes, Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy

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    Ursula Andress, Loni Von Friedl, Anton Diffring

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  36. 36
    + 20
    - 13

    Yoko Soumi, Osamu Saka, Akio Ōtsuka

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  37. 37
    + 39
    - 32

    Will Smith, Harvey Fierstein, Jeff Goldblum

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  38. 38
    + 16
    - 10

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, Rene Auberjonois

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  39. 39
    + 22
    - 16

    Bob Newhart, Alan Arkin, Anthony Perkins

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  40. 40
    + 28
    - 24

    Mark Andrews, Delroy Lindo, Ed Asner

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  41. 41
    + 16
    - 12

    Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Peter O'Toole

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  42. 42
    + 16
    - 12

    David Schwimmer, Anne Heche, Allison Janney

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  43. 43
    + 16
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    Paul Roebling, John Badham, Jerry Ziesmer

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  44. 44
    + 13
    - 10

    Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Daniels, Dana Delany

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  45. 45
    + 7
    - 4

    Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance, Kryštof Hádek

    ; buy now
  46. 46
    + 18
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    David Rasche, Leigh Zimmerman, Christian Clemenson

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  47. 47
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    - 16

    George Kennedy, Lee Grant, Jack Lemmon

    ; buy now
  48. 48
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    Sid Caesar, Helen Reddy, Karen Black

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  49. 49
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    John Malkovich, John Cusack, Nicolas Cage

    ; buy now
  50. 50
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    Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Jon Cryer

    ; buy now
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