The Best Aviation Movies Films

The Best Aviation Movies

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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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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Battle of Britain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

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    Tora! Tora! Tora! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    The Spirit of St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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    The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    The Great Waldo Pepper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Those Magnificent Men in their... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles

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    The Blue Max is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

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    Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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    Flight of the Intruder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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    Midway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    Air America is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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    Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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    The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Tyne Daly

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    The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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    Always is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Flyboys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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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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    Mosquito Squadron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    David McCallum, Charles Gray, David Dundas

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    Bat*21 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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    Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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    Hell's Angels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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    The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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    The Final Countdown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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    Airport is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    The Hindenburg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott

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    Firefox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Porco Rosso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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    Amelia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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    High Road to China is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Brian Blessed

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    Dark Blue World is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Ondřej Vetchý

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    Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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    Jet Pilot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Mamie Van Doren

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    Murphy's War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips

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    Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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    Iron Eagle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Louis Gossett, Jr., Melora Hardin

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    United 93 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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    Executive Decision is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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    The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

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    Blue Thunder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

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    Skyjacked is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Charlton Heston, Susan Dey, James Brolin

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    Six Days Seven Nights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

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    Pushing Tin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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