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 exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending and entertaining films and TV shows about / with fighter jet, military, danger, fighter pilot, rivalry, heroes, missile, airplane, aviation and explosion plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Russia, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighter jet: Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Top Gun (1986), Tactical Assault (1998), Firefox (1982), Stealth (2005), Blue Tornado (1991), Stealth Fighter (1999), Sentou Yousei Yukikaze (2002), Red Sky (2014), Iron Eagle (1986).

List of fighter jet movies

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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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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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, gulf war, aviation, disaster, military, chase, soldier, airplane, battles, fighter pilot, pilot, air force ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, eastern 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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Stealth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.
Style: entertaining, funny, humorous, bad ending, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, u.s. navy, military, aviation, warplane, airplane, fighter jet, fighter plane, computer, aerial combat, spy, female fighter ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, seattle, russia, washington d.c. ...
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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, conspiracy theory, ufo, fighter pilot, nato, airplane, exploitation, warplane, happy ending, alien abduction, love interest, ufo sighting ...
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Stealth Fighter (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A navy pilot fakes his own death and steals a stealth fighter plane from a U.S.A.F base. He then acts as a mercenary, targeting military installations around the world.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fighter jet, submarine, military, aviation, boat, hijacking, exploding airplane, mercenary, u.s. president, husband wife relationship, arms dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: latin america, usa, washington d.c.
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Sentou Yousei Yukikaze (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty-three years ago, an alien force known as the "JAM" invaded Earth through a dimensional portal over Antarctica. Earth's forces managed to drive the JAM away to a distant planet designated as "Fairy". While the majority ...
Style: anime, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological
Plot: aerial combat, air force, space wars, aviation, fighter jet, fictional war, military, airplane, alien invasion, artificial intelligence, fight, alien encounter ...
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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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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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Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mirror Wars: Reflection One is a post-cold-war thriller from the Russian point of view. Bad-guy British arms dealer Murdock (Malcolm McDowell) and numerous mercenaries and clandestine agents tries to steal a new Russian stealth fighter. Murdock is ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter plane, espionage, secret agents, daring rescue, military, betrayal, save the day, escapades, rivalry, arms dealing, heroic mission, aerial combat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia, london, scotland yard
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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, bleak, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, nato, world war three, post apocalypse, politics, nuclear war, aviation, nuclear threat, disaster, catastrophe, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1991
Place: ussr, russia, usa, nebraska, washington d.c. ...
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Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: intense, entertaining, clever, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, bomber, pilot, suspense, airplane, bombing, u.s. navy, fight scenes, fantasy world, courage ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, europe, asia, china, france ...
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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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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, stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, mexican standoff, train, desert, race against time, escapades, fighter jet, rivalry, airplane, suspense, nuclear bomb ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, hong kong, utah
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Iron Eagle II (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. Chappy finds that getting the Soviet and U.S. Pilots to cooperate is ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, ridiculous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, manly, boys' night
Plot: airplane, air force, aviation, cold war, fighter jet, military, nude, nuclear, childhood, air attack, disaster, superhero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, iraq, russia, middle east
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Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, erotic, intense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couple relations, revenge, adultery, vengeance, friendship, desert, extramarital affair, love, suspense ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, u.s. navy, terrorism, terrorist plot, suspense, one man army, lone hero, violence, mercenary, one against many, terrorist, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 80s
Place: new jersey, san francisco, hawaii, pentagon, pacific ocean
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Into the Sun (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Watkins (Michael Paré) is an American pilot stationed in the Middle East, who is taken away from his normal duties of protecting the skies to show an actor everything he needs to know about being a pilot in the Air Force. The actor, Tom Slade ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, fighter jet, suspense, space, battles, friendship, military, soldier, graphic violence, power relations, friends, quibbling ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east
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The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: manly, kids
Plot: time travel, world war two, changing the past or future, military, airplane, twists and turns, heroic mission, war, aircraft carrier, aviation, survival, race against time ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, future, 20th century ...
Place: pearl harbor, japan, hawaii, pacific ocean
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, political intrigue, leadership, un, race against time, spy, conspiracy, diplomacy, white house, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, ussr, russia, boston, the philippines ...
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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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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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JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, marines, legal, lawyer, navy, army investigation, court martial, insubordination, courtroom drama, military life, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, heroic, absurd, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: robot, androids and robots, alien, alien invasion, transforming robot, space, good versus evil, warrior, giant robots, battles, fight, transformation ...
Time: year 1969, year 2011, year 1961, 60s, 2010s ...
Place: washington d.c., egypt, wisconsin, chicago illinois, middle east ...
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, gunfight, terrorism, police officer, tough cop, geek, lone hero, technology, hacking, computer hacker, car chase, fbi ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, maryland, los angeles, baltimore ...
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Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: exciting, serious, intense, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, genetics, superhuman powers, mutant, chase, mad scientist, transformation, military, repressed memory, father son relationship, giant ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, central america, south america, new york
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Born To Fly (2023)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A talent trainee pilot is given the opportunity to virtually test the latest fighter jet, which pushes him to his limits.
Plot: military life, fighter pilot, fighter jet
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Collision Earth (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A large meteor shower unexpectedly bombards planet Earth. Scientists rush to the scene of the first impact and the race is on to find a solution to save humanity.
Style: tense, disturbing, futuristic, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, apocalypse, asteroid, meteor shower, meteorite, race against time, end of the world, military, scientist, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: robot, small town, friendship, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, childhood, androids and robots, boy, military, cold war, space and aliens ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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