Fighter pilot movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fighter pilot movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, realistic, dramatic, intense and suspense films and TV shows about / with fighter pilot, danger, airplane, military, war, soldier, heroes, battles, aerial combat and pilot plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighter pilot: The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Sky Fighters (2005), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Red Tails (2012), High Flyers (2020), Top Gun (1986), Pearl Harbor (2001), Midway (2019), The Blue Max (1966), Soar Into the Sun (2012).

List of fighter pilot movies

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
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Sky Fighters (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, false accusation, race against time, undercover, rescue, danger, save the day, rivalry, military ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, alps
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, aerial combats, military life, war, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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High Flyers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
TV show
Story: Follow three friends through their many years of intensive training to become fighter pilots with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and as they graduate and carry out a dangerous mission in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting
Plot: fighter pilot, airplane, air force, war, love, danger, joy, bravery, friendship, dangerous mission, world, grief ...
Place: middle east
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Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fighter pilot, officers and cadets, airplane, navy, u.s. navy, pilot, cold war, motorcycle, fall in love, love and romance, military, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from ...
Style: rough, sentimental, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, soviet, great patriotic war, aerial combat, fighter plane, aviation, love, camaraderie, patriotism, life & death, friendship between men, music ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, ukraine, russia
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, aerial combats, battleship, airplane, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: bleak, exciting, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, warship, naval battle, fighter plane, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, navy, battleship, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, submarine, emperor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941, year 1942 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, honolulu hawaii, china ...
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The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sex comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: fighter pilot, world war one, military, ambition, soldier, rivalry, biplane, war, politics, anti war, adventure, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, france, england
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Soar Into the Sun (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit where he immediately comes into conflict with ace pilot ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: aerial combats, rivalry, fighter pilot, daring rescue, fall in love, heroic mission, friendship, against the rules, military, danger, ambition, airplane ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, north korea
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The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: fall in love, freedom, love, friendship, pilot, fictional war, air battle, princess, bonding, pretty girl, marriage proposal, airplane ...
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Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943) was the Japanese Naval commander who was given the order to attack Pearl Harbour, an order he was duty bound to obey which went against his own personal beliefs. While this infamous attack is a low point in ...
Plot: japanese history, navy, fighter pilot, attack, air attack, warplane, world war two, newspaper reporter, aircraft carrier, aerial combats, war, admiral ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, japan
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Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, ambition, heroes, collision ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
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The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: outer space, space wars, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, space war, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, vengeance, escapades, battles, space wars, good versus evil, man versus machine, space and aliens, danger, adventure, deadly ...
Time: future
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, germany, australia
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The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.
Plot: creature, outer space, nightmare, fighter pilot, monster, alien, supernatural power, flying car, alien planet, father daughter relationship, prison riot, fistfight ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: world war two, british history, raf, aerial combat, soldier, danger, military, battles, fighter pilot, luftwaffe, war, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, berlin germany, britain ...
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Search and Destroy (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When American Ranger John Cutter fails to save a family being held hostage and loses his entire team in a battle with infamous Ukrainian Arms Dealer Igor Rodin, John is discharged from the army. Three years later he is approached by his old General ...
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, fighter pilot, commando, nato, sniper, one man army, computer cracker, attempted murder, shot in the shoulder, exploding body, machine gun, minefield ...
Place: eastern europe, africa
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, aerial combat, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, danger, vengeance, heroic mission, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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Daleko nebo (1982)
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A youth has a burning ambition to be a pilot, but this is met with opposition by his mother because his father, also a pilot, was killed in a jet-fighter crash in a storm. The youth goes ahead with his career but one day he encounters a bad storm.
Plot: fighter pilot, pilot, military uniform, airplane, air force, warplane, soldier, army
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, soviet union ...
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, violence, surveillance, explosion, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: london, los angeles, athens greece, washington d.c., pentagon
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Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, air disaster, aerial combat, pilot, fighter pilot, collision, power relations, aerial combats, battles, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
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Wonder Woman (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, comic, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: female warrior, superhero, adventure, ancient mystery, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, vengeance, super strength, pilot, princess, heroes ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, san francisco
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303 Squadron (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the fall of the September Campaign of 1939, two Polish pilots are forced to fight for their nation in foreign battlefronts.
Style: sincere, exciting
Plot: aerial combat, world war two, soldier, air force, rescue, politics, battles, danger, courage, war, wartime life, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: britain, poland, europe
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The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, serious ...
Plot: alternate reality, battles, rivalry, danger, military, adventure, society, supernatural, haunted by the past, eternal youth, airplane, destiny ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, soldier, military, romance, rise to the top, fall in love, military life, tragic love, love affair, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, france, berlin germany
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