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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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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles

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    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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    Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Tyne Daly

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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    Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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    David McCallum, Charles Gray, David Dundas

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    Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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    John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Mamie Van Doren

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips

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    Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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    Louis Gossett, Jr., Melora Hardin

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    Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Ondřej Vetchý

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    Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Brian Blessed

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    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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    Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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    Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels

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    Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

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    Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

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    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

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    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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