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, suspenseful, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with fighter pilot, military, airplane, war, soldier, danger, aviation, aerial combat, fighter plane and pilot plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighter pilot: Sky Fighters (2005), High Flyers (2020), Red Tails (2012), Top Gun (1986), Midway (2019), Soar Into the Sun (2012), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Flyboys (2006), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Bomber (2011).

List of fighter pilot movies

Sky Fighters (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Germany
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, aviation, military, betrayal, heroic mission, false accusation, rescue, rivalry, race against time, undercover, save the day, aerial combats ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, alps
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High Flyers (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 45 min.
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: rough, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: fighter pilot, air force, airplane, war, friendship, bravery, dangerous mission, grief, world, love, military training, russophobia ...
Place: middle east
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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: epic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, african american, soldier, military base ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
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Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids, manly ...
Plot: airplane, fighter pilot, pilot, u.s. navy, fighter jet, officers and cadets, military, aviation, warplane, aviator, u.s. military, flying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong
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: exciting, bleak, scary, sad, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, sea battle, naval battle, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, warship, air battle, fighter plane, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
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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: exciting, emotional, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fighter pilot, military, aerial combats, rivalry, daring rescue, fall in love, heroic mission, against the rules, friendship, airplane, ego clash, soldier ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, india, korea, north korea
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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, dramatic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: military, sniper, fighter pilot, survival, war, behind enemy lines, suspense, bosnian war, gunfight, atrocity, navy, fight scenes ...
Time: year 1995, 21st century
Place: iraq, balkan, serbia, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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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: harsh, exciting, realistic, factual, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: war, airplane, world war one, aerial combat, aviation, fighter pilot, german, zeppelin, vengeance, biplane, fight scenes, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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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, emotional, epic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, military, airplane, love and romance, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, warship ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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The Bomber (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 181 min.
Story: During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved radio operator Katya miraculously survive. Another survivor is flight navigator Linko, who ejected from the plane. Each of them has to ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, sad
Plot: behind enemy lines, world war two, soviet army, survival, fighter pilot, traitor, sabotage, soldier, airplane shot down, social relations, diversion, suspense ...
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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: realistic, entertaining, epic, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighter pilot, warplane, fighter plane, u.s. navy, sniper, aircraft carrier, fighter jet, leadership, u.s. military, aviation, aviator, friends ...
Time: 2020s, year 1969, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, usa, san diego california
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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 ...
Style: touching
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, navy, japanese history, aviation, attack, air attack, newspaper reporter, war, aerial combats, tragic event, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pearl harbor, japan, pacific ocean
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Anatolian Eagles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Onur, Ayşe, Mustafa, Tunç ve Fatih. Onlar, gökyüzüne hakim birer pilot olma hayaliyle yaşayan genç havacılar. Hayalleri yükseklerde fakat hedefe giderken yaşadıkları bin türlü zorluk, aile, sevgili hasreti, dostlukları, havada olmak ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: fighter pilot, pilot, airplane, soldier, air force, military, military life, wartime life, military base, girlfriend, airport, love ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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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: exciting, sincere
Plot: aerial combat, world war two, air force, fighter pilot, aviation, wartime life, courage, rescue, military, war, battles, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, britain, europe
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Night Swallows (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: On 8th October 1941, Stalin issued a secret order forming a female aviation unit.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, sincere, sentimental
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, airplane, love and romance, hopes, destiny, soviet army, bombing, female soldier, war, biplane, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
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First Light (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In May 1940, feeling the RAF needs every man to fight to Luftwaffe, Geoffrey 'Geoff'/'Boy' Wellum joins at 18, becoming the youngest ever Spitfire pilot. After an intense training, he soon bonds with the flying men of his ...
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, luftwaffe, aviation, aerial combat, raf, autobiography, mockery, ritual, pilot, friendship between men, drinking alcohol ...
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war one, fighter pilot, military, aviation, fighter plane, war, aerial combat, luftwaffe, airplane, pilot, intrigue, world war two ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
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Burning Blue (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following two fatal aircraft accidents aboard an Aircraft Carrier, a government agent is placed aboard the ship. His mission is to determine what may be at the root of these mishaps and prevent the inevitable third chain breaking accident which ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, forbidden love, fighter pilot, gay interest, gays and lesbians, couple relations, lgbt, friendship, military life, against the rules, life turned upside down, lgbtq ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, battles, air raid, against the odds, hopes, military, war, save the day, crash landing, behind enemy lines, fishing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
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Firefox (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, cerebral, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, fighter plane, behind enemy lines, espionage, chase, fighter jet, suspense, fighter pilot, military, submarine, aviation ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia, england, vietnam, asia ...
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Iron Eagle (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted ...
Style: light, exciting, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens, girls' night, manly
Plot: pilot, air force, airplane, rescue, aviation, military, fighter pilot, guilty pleasure, colonel, brutality, desert, fighter plane ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
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The Eternal Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for information on their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe (Junichi ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, aerial combats, war, fighter plane, human spirit, hopes, moral dilemma, battles, fighter pilot, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: pearl harbor, japan, asia, east asia
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: world war one, fighter pilot, fighter plane, aerial combat, soldier, military, heroic mission, military life, aviation, battles, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
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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, humorous, tense
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, great patriotic war, aerial combat, fighter plane, camaraderie, love, aviation, patriotism, suspense, friendship between men, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, russia
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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: anime, serious, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: fighter pilot, fall in love, air battle, love, freedom, friendship, fictional war, princess, bonding, airplane, marriage proposal, forbidden love ...
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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: sexy, dramatic, epic, breathtaking, talky ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, fighter pilot, war, ambition, aviation, military, biplane, rivalry, soldier, german army, aerial combat ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 1910s, year 1916
Place: berlin germany, germany, france, england
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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: epic, realistic, exciting, light, factual ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, luftwaffe, aerial combat, war, fighter pilot, air battle, raf, british history, battles, fighter plane, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
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Dauntless: The Battle of Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, sad
Plot: sea battle, plane crash, aircraft carrier, world war two, fighter pilot, aviation, bravery, u.s. military, war, courage, heroism, navy ...
Time: year 1941
Place: honolulu hawaii
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Flight of Black Angel (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hijacking, space, disaster, hostage, fighter pilot, religious fanatic, radioactivity, atomic bomb, u.s. air force, save the day, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Red Sky (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, mission, soldier, save the day, love triangle, rivalry, dishonesty, pilot, airplane, kidnapping, missile ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, pentagon, las vegas, iran ...
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