U.s. air force movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant u.s. air force movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, intense and humorous films and TV shows about / with u.s. air force, military, danger, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, weapons, heroes, airplane and chase plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as u.s. air force: The Right Stuff (1983), Pearl Harbor (2001), Memphis Belle (1990), Unbroken (2014), Seven Days in May (1964), Medal of Honor (2000), Catch-22 (2019), Fail-Safe (1964), Iron Eagle (1986), Flight of Black Angel (1991).

List of u.s. air force movies

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, epic, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cold war, astronaut, nasa, space, space travel, test pilot, u.s. air force, space exploration, politics, space program, aviation, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., florida, houston texas, ussr, usa ...
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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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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, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, bomber, military, soldier, battles, airplane, friendship, u.s. air force, aviation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: europe, australia, germany, england, united kingdom
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, satirical, dark, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cold war, military, satire, end of the world, nuclear war, anti war, disaster, nuclear threat, u.s. president, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1942
Place: canada, washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: motivational, uplifting, epic, inspirational, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, soldier, human spirit, prison, prisoners of war, sport, u.s. air force, hopes, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo ...
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: tense, political, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, suspense, betrayal, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, california, austin texas, russia ...
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Medal of Honor (2000)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The incredible stories of some of the many men and women who have received America's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, authorized by President Lincoln on March 25, 1863 for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: heroism, u.s. air force, medal of honor, military service, heroes, coast guard, marines, u.s. navy, u.s. army, world war two, us military, sacrifice
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Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Italy during World War II, the series follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. air force, aviator, air raid, soldier, frustration, transformation, escapades, bureaucracy, society, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: southern italy, mediterranean sea
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, intense, realistic, political, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, military, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, ussr ...
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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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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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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien, alien contact, alien encounter, evil alien, giant robots, disaster, alien invasion, robot, apocalypse, first contact ...
Time: future, 1920s, 21st century
Place: usa, egypt, antarctica, washington d.c., virginia ...
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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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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, bloody, brutal, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: manly
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, war, combat, anti war, jungle, gunfight, insanity, survival, battles, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
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Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.
Style: political
Plot: gay, u.s. air force, lgbt, lgbtq, military, closeted homosexual, court martial, sergeant, gay soldier, mormon, gay lead character, homosexuality ...
Time: year 1975
Place: virginia, langley virginia
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X-15 (1961)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: X-15 is a 1961 movie that tells a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane, the men who flew it and the women who loved them.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space exploration, space, space travel, airplane, space and aliens, ambition, military, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ussr, usa
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A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Rock Hudson plays an Air Force Colonel who has just been re-assigned as a cold war B-52 commander who must shape up his men to pass a grueling inspection that the previous commander had failed, and had been fired for. He is also recently married, ...
Plot: aviation, cold war, u.s. air force, nuclear threat, fighter plane, friendship, marriage, military, pilot, nuclear missile, nuclear bomb, bomber ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
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The Marvels (2023)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan trade places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to fix their problem.
Style: psychotronic, humorous, entertaining, exciting, anime
Plot: superhero, avenger, heroes, superheroine, heroine, female warrior, superhuman powers, woman fights a man, weapon system, miraculous event, space wars, test pilot ...
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Alien Convergence (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When flying reptilian creatures wreak havoc all over the world, the survivors’ only hope of stopping them is a new, state-of-the-art fighter jet piloted by the only team that knows how to use the technology.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric
Plot: alien, alien invasion, obstacle, father daughter relationship, evil alien, ufo, spacecraft, society, u.s. air force, alien contact, space and aliens, alien encounter ...
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Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been killed in a plane crash. She soon discovers Scott is alive, but ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, buddy comedy, campy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: korean war, pilot, nurse, u.s. air force, jealousy, friendship, competitiveness, marriage crisis, nurse patient relationship, negligence, battles, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, london, england, korea, italy
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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: intense, thought provoking, humorous, campy, perverse ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorist, martial arts, terrorism, military, railway, suspense, violent, disaster, satellite, psychopath, train crash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colorado, pentagon, denver colorado, los angeles
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Iron Eagle IV (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While Chappy Sinclair is saddled with a bunch of misfits and delinquents for his flight school, he turns to his protégé Doug Masters to assist him in rounding them into shape for an important competition. During their training, they stumble upon a ...
Style: sexy, feel good, intense, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, biological warfare, aerial combat, fighter plane, chase, airplane, training, u.s. air force, conspiracy, colonel, terrorist, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: russia
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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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Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, entertaining, apocalyptic, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, catastrophe, nasa, astronaut, space travel, space, save the world, race against time, suspense ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, france ...
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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: intense, satirical, campy, unusual plot structure, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female bodybuilder, aerial combat, military, airplane, aviation, death, female fighter, world war two, female fight, fighter plane, chase, violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: austin texas, peru, texas
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: political, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, vietnam war, conspiracy, general, military, cult, disaster, assassination, hostage, ransom demand, prison escape ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
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Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, secret service, terrorism, white house, hijacking, terrorist, conspiracy, head of state, president, usa president, suspense ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c., afghanistan, germany, moscow russia ...
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The Swarm (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, natural horror, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, military, natural disaster, race against time, panic, survival, small town, suspense, bee, monster, antidote, plague ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, houston texas, austin texas, latin america
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, India, USA
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: political, realistic, dramatic, tricky, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, cold war, espionage, spy, suspense, cia, court, berlin wall, negotiation, politics, justice, mission ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1957, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, west germany, new york, ussr ...
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Green Lantern (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: superhero, alien, super strength, superhuman powers, super powers, chosen one, alien invasion, space, good versus evil, heroes, humanoid, green lantern character ...
Time: year 1991, year 2011, year 1993, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
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