Fighter jet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fighter jet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense and realistic films and TV shows about / with fighter jet, danger, military, chase, explosion, heroes, airplane, catastrophe, dialogue and pilot plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighter jet: Firefox (1982), Tactical Assault (1998), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), Battlefield Earth (2000), Invasion (2020), Blue Tornado (1991), From the Sea (2013), Top Gun: Maverick (2021), Attraction (2017), Red Tails (2012).

List of fighter jet movies

 6.0
 26K
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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, kgb, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, heroic mission, aerial combats, behind enemy lines, cold war, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, asia, vietnam ...
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Tactical Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this high-flying action thriller, an expert Air Force flyer finds himself forced to use every trick he has ever learned to stop a murderous, insane former colleague and friend from exacting deadly revenge upon him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, airplane, battles, gulf war, chase, soldier, military, terrorism, wartime life, save the day, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, eastern europe
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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: disaster movie, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, alps, washington d.c. ...
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Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, mining, rivalry, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
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 5.6
 4K
Invasion (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After the fall of the alien ship, it took three years. The catastrophe turned the girl's life from Chertanovo and forever changed our view of the universe. It seems that this was the biggest test for all of us. But mankind does not yet know ...
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, alien invasion, alien space craft, humanity in peril, fighter jet, alien, struggle for survival, martial law, threat, quarantine, colonel, hospital ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 4.2
 313
Blue Tornado (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While experimenting with a new flight maneuver, Colonel Alex Long and Phil encounter a mysterious light over a mountain range. Phil becomes transfixed, flies into the light and disappears. Alex barely manages to come back and is in shock. The ...
Plot: fighter jet, ufo, conspiracy theory, nato, airplane, romance, warplane, ufo sighting, video camera, love interest, exploitation, flying ...
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 1.6
 4K
From the Sea (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When monsters suddenly appear from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a special team pilots giant robots to combat the new threat.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: navy, sea monster, monster, military, u.s. navy, soldier, giant robots, giant monster, aircraft carrier, fighter jet, death, missile ...
Place: manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, new orleans, new york
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Top Gun: Maverick (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China
Story: Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: u.s. navy, contests and competitions, fighter jet, skill, competition, championship, rivalry, aircraft carrier, ambition, reality competition, aviator, warplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.6
 11K
Attraction (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extraterrestrial, human versus alien, humanoid, gunfight, alien, military, news report, crash landing, ufo, hopes, adventure, danger ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.9
 34K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, war, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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 7.4
 247K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, aviation, crash landing, pilot, courage, plane crash, investigation, lone hero, rescue, co pilot, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, siege, hostage, treason, security guard, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, pentagon, middle east
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: intense, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: strong female lead, superhero, superhuman powers, wonder woman character, greek mythology, female protagonist, immortal, girl power, mythology, warrior, hand to hand combat, princess ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: london, washington d.c., new york, moscow russia, egypt ...
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 6.6
 213
Starfighter (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young pilots of the German Air Force only want to fly the new Starfighter. But after a short time, more and more pilots crash and die - and the German government and the air force cover up these incidents.
Plot: airplane, strong female lead, uniform, bribery, democracy, airplane accident, corruption, strong female character, plane crash, military, fighter jet, woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: west germany
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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, politics, race against time, military, danger, terrorism, false accusation, nuclear missile, nato, bomber, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1991, 90s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, washington d.c., turkey ...
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The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, washington d.c., soviet union, usa ...
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 5.0
 19
The Shepherd (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A father chooses between his enemy and the life of his own son. Bursting with “Top Gun” action, THE SHEPHERD explodes into the lives and conflicts of the men who push the edge of supersonic danger while defending our skies. The resulting ...
Style: christian film
Plot: jet plane, vietnam veteran, christianity, canoe, christian, fighter jet, grief, vietnam war veteran, death of father, funeral, prayer, religious conversion ...
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War Without End (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rambosploitation madness from director Teddy Page.
Plot: violence, explosion, vietnam war, sabotage, rescue mission, jungle, fighter jet, machine gun, fighter pilot, u.s. air force, gunfight, kgb agent
Place: cambodia
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, chases and races, cure, deadly virus, heroic mission, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.7
 220K
Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, air disaster, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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 3.4
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, pentagon ...
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Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, airplane, village, battles, u.s. air force, behind enemy lines, pilot, colonel, aerial combat, explosion, adventure, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: peru, texas
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The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment gone awry, inventor, professor, basketball, flying car, family, college, goofy hero, misfit, partners, escapades, mad scientist ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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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Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, party, chase, police, prostitute, murder, hitman, pimp, strong female presence, crime, special agents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
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 6.5
 29K
How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, danger, teenage love, getting home, survival, youth, longing, post apocalypse, family reunited, terrorist, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, london, scotland
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 6.6
 228K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, child prodigy, intelligence, prodigy, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
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 6.9
 254K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, hijacking, false accusation, danger, save the day, special agents, hostage, heroes, race against time, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
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 6.9
 474K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, save the world, evil alien, robot, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, danger, giant, destruction ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
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 7.0
 719K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, secret identity, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
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