Aircraft carrier movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant aircraft carrier movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with aircraft carrier, military, danger, airplane, soldier, heroes, explosion, battles, navy and u.s. navy plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as aircraft carrier: Midway (2019), American Warships (2012), Active Stealth (1999), Hunter Killer (2018), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), The Final Countdown (1980), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), From the Sea (2013), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Battlestar Galactica (1978).

List of aircraft carrier movies

 6.7
 82K
Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, bleak, suspense, scary, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, warship, naval battle, aircraft carrier, aerial combat, navy, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, fighter plane, air battle, battleship, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942, year 1941, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, honolulu hawaii, china ...
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American Warships (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battleship, warship, aircraft carrier, ocean, battles, military, ship, naval battle, sea, alien encounter, heroes, fictional war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
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 3.2
 540
Active Stealth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Crime, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After Captain Murphy lost some of his men on his last mission to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and bad dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go back to Mexico to help Mexican people slaving for Salvatore, a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aircraft carrier, pilot, navy, drug lord, tough heroes, hostage, save the day, escapades, soldier, adventure, confined, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
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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: suspense, sad, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: aircraft carrier, sea battle, plane crash, world war two, courage, u.s. military, war, bravery, loss of friend, bombing, fighter pilot, navy ...
Time: year 1941
Place: honolulu hawaii
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 6.6
 62K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, commando unit, race against time, aircraft carrier, ocean, russian army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, usa, russia ...
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Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, USA
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, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: sniper, u.s. navy, fighter jet, warplane, aircraft carrier, aviator, master warrior, rivalry, contests and competitions, skill, championship, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, world war two, adventure, military, heroic mission, airplane, race against time, war, military life, battles, seaport ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, bosnian war, rescue, gunfight, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
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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: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: navy, sea monster, monster, u.s. navy, soldier, military, giant robots, aircraft carrier, missile, death, destruction, giant monster ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new orleans, atlantic ocean, new york
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: giant monster, giant animal, godzilla, giant creature, monster versus monster, giant ape, sea monster, dinosaur, creature, monster, fictional war, creature feature ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, florida, hong kong, philadelphia ...
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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: navy, japanese history, fighter pilot, world war two, attack, air attack, newspaper reporter, warplane, war, aerial combats, admiral, aircraft carrier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, japan
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Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space opera, adventure, ambition, man versus machine, survival, rivalry, against the odds, space wars, heroic mission, human in outer space ...
Time: future
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 5.6
 5K
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, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, alien space craft, alien invasion, humanity in peril, fighter jet, alien, martial law, struggle for survival, threat, love, crash landing, ufo ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: saga, futuristic, humorous, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, time travel, save the world, teleportation, culture clash, outer space, space opera, evil alien, fish out of water, rescue, race against time ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1986, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.3
 111K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
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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, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, fighter jet, false accusation, terrorism, military, politics, race against time, nato, bomber, nuclear missile, chaos ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, usa, turkey, nebraska ...
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 6.9
 328K
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, u.s. navy, officers and cadets, airplane, aviator, air force, navy, pilot, cold war, warplane, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, alien planet, heroes, battles, mission, fictional war ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, androids and robots, space and aliens, survival, save the world, adventure, space travel, military, rescue, man versus machine, good versus evil ...
Time: future
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 3.3
 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, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, frame up, russian, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, false accusation, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, near future, september 11 2001 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, iraq, middle east ...
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 6.7
 5K
Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Airwolf is capable of supersonic speeds, invisible to radar and armed with ultra state-of-the-art hardware. Airwolf is the most awesome aerial weapon ever developed. When the helicopter is stolen by Libyan mercenaries, Michael Archangel, Project ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, battles, military, heroes, mad scientist, escapades, lone wolves, adventure, super weapon, against the odds, fighter plane, co pilot ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, libya, california, paris france
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, gadget, race against time, secret agents, world domination, undercover, 007, heroic mission, top secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hamburg germany, england, hong kong, london ...
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 3.7
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Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, undercover, save the day, rivalry, escapades, secret mission, aviation, race against time, terrorism, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya
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 6.6
 18K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: navy, marines, military, army investigation, insubordination, court martial, military life, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, price of justice, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.4
 69K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, swat team, rescue mission, terrorist plot, navy, terrorism, military, cia, battles, soldier, heroism, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, africa, san diego california, ukraine ...
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Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After Air Force One goes down during a storm over the Bermuda Triangle, the United States Navy is dispatched to find the escape pod holding the President. A giant monster beneath the ocean awakens and attacks the fleet.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, bermuda triangle, military, daring rescue, escapades, deadly creature, battles, ocean, alien, rescue mission, alien attack, tentacle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, state affairs, political unrest, imperial japan, battles, rebellion, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 70s
Place: japan, hawaii, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
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 5.9
 2K
Banza? (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Michel works there manically solving people's problems over the phone. He is about to tie the knot with his girl friend Isabelle, an airline hostess. She flies all over the world, he hates to leave the office. A series of madcap mishaps ...
Plot: tourist, filmmaking, allergy, aircraft carrier, coup d'etat, hostess, fiance fiancee relationship, musician, airplane, wedding, plane crash, taxi ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, manhattan new york city, hong kong, france, tunisia ...
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