Helicopter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant helicopter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with helicopter, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, chase, brutality, culture clash, gun and danger plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
helicopter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as helicopter: Airwolf (1984), Airwolf (1984), Black Hawk Down (2001), Capricorn One (1977), Blue Thunder (1983), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Broken Arrow (1996), Con Air (1997), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Sugarland Express (1974).

List of helicopter movies

Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, spy, military, missing person, partners, escapades, undercover, heroes, state affairs, intrigue, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Airwolf is capable of supersonic speeds, invisible to radar and armed with ultra state-of-the-art hardware. Airwolf is the most awesome aerial weapon ever developed. When the helicopter is stolen by Libyan mercenaries, Michael Archangel, Project ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tv series pilot, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, battles, military, mad scientist, against the odds, danger, lone wolves, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, super vehicle ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, paris france, california, libya
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, warrior, battles, tough heroes, u.s. military, helicopter, army, chaos, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
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Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, astronaut, nasa, mars, helicopter, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, conspiracy theory, investigation, desert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas, arizona, houston texas, usa
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Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, crimes, terrorism, politics, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, on the run, helicopter, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, prison, bar fight, friendship between men, sheriff, jail ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1952
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
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Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, chases and races, escapades, crimes, race against time, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
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Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, airplane, convict, one man army, helicopter, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, california ...
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, apocalypse, siege, survival, shopping mall, helicopter, violence, rescue, back from the dead, danger, infection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, philadelphia
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, helicopter, chase, police, prison, gas station, sniper, on the road, stadium, texas ranger, convicted felon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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Die Another Day (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Bond takes on a North Korean leader who undergoes DNA replacement procedures that allow him to assume different identities. American agent, Jinx Johnson assists Bond in his attempt to thwart the villain's plans to exploit a satellite that is ...
Style: sexy, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, laser, british secret service, helicopter, world domination, 007, destruction, secret service agent, master villain, henchman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north korea, hong kong, london, iceland, britain ...
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Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, secret agents, heroes, one man army, hitman, undercover, chase, espionage, adventure, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
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The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, helicopter, terrorism, terrorist, nuclear, race against time, train, bridge, train crash, save the day, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, cia, helicopter, violence, motorcycle chase, double agent, antidote, heroes, computer, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
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You Only Live Twice (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A mysterious space craft kidnaps a Russian and American space capsule and brings the world on the verge of another World War. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and meets with his archenemy Blofeld. The fifth film from the legendary James ...
Style: exciting, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, nasa, helicopter, espionage, assassin, outer space, astronaut, assassination, island, world domination, faked death, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, asia, japan, hong kong, england ...
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, conspiracy, cia, sniper, espionage, mercenary, ambush, politics, president, assassination, secret agents, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, panama ...
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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe -- '70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, spy, save the world, undercover, laser, gold, james bond spoof, graduation, helicopter, disorder, master villain, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: belgium, tokyo, japan
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, family relations, priest, pope, lawyer, confession, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, conspiracy, terrorism, secret agents, sniper, surveillance, undercover, murder, race against time, wall street, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 2013 ...
Place: russia, london, moscow russia, pennsylvania, big ben london ...
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, idealism, behind enemy lines, soldier, hopes, society, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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Superman Returns (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the ...
Style: exciting, serious, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, secret identity, double life, superhero, save the world, transformation, self sacrifice, reporter, good versus evil, world domination, invulnerability, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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The Tower (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, catastrophe, skyscraper, rescue, danger, firemen, survival, fire, helicopter, single father, love, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia, south korea
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Sniper (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tough guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sniper rifle, jungle, soldier, military uniform, manhunt, sniper, military, helicopter, surrender, surrounded, dog tag, apache ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, panama
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Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vietnam war, military life, pilot, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, helicopter, airplane, drug smuggling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, los angeles, cambodia
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Divine Intervention (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Comedy
Country: France, Morocco, Germany, Palestine
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one ...
Style: touching, semi serious, thought provoking, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, lovers apart, lovers reunited, couples, survival, danger, politics, society, separated, romance, hopes, map ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, jerusalem, argentina ...
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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crime, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, trial, disguise, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, brat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, danger, life is a bitch, changing the past or future, escapades, future dystopia, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, robbery, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, danger, confined, unlikely partners, heist, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, hong kong, china
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The Stunt Man (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: on the run, mistaken identity, danger, film within a film, stuntman, fish out of water, disorder, crimes, artists and showbiz, self discovery, dishonesty, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: korea, holland, guatemala, california, amsterdam
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Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, survival, chaos, deadly creature, deadly, danger, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
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