The Best Aviation Movies Films

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

    Battle of Britain 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

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

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    The Spirit of St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

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

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    Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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

    The Aviator 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

    Top Gun 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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    The Blue Max 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

    Midway 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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    The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Tyne Daly

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

    Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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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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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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    Flyboys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid

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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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    The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    The Rocketeer Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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    The Final Countdown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    The Final Countdown Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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    Bat*21 is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

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

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    Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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

    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    Hell's Angels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall

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

    The Hindenburg 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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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

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

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    Porco Rosso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    High Road to China is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Brian Blessed

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    Amelia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Amelia Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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    Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Catch-22 Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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    Dark Blue World is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Ondřej Vetchý

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    Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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    Jet Pilot is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips

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

    Louis Gossett^! Jr., Melora Hardin, David Suchet

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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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    Six Days Seven Nights is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Six Days Seven Nights Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

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    Blue Thunder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

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

    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

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    Pushing Tin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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    Sky Captain and the World of T... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

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    The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    The Guardian Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

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    United 93 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Aviation Movies

    United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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