Fighter plane movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fighter plane movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, intense and cult film films and TV shows about / with fighter plane, airplane, aviation, military, soldier, fighter pilot, aerial combat, danger, heroes and explosion plots mostly in Action, Drama and War genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighter plane: Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005), Midway (2019), Active Stealth (1999), Firefox (1982), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Pearl Harbor (2001), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), The Blue Max (1966), Stealth (2005), Iron Eagle (1986).

List of fighter plane movies

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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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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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, fighter plane, drug lord, alien, navy, pilot, missile, rescue, revolutionary, helicopter, revenge, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, battles, fighter plane, aviation, military life, navy, military, air raid, airplane, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
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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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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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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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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, world war two, aerial combats, airplane, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, war, fighter plane, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, intense, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: aviation, world war two, war, friendship, love triangle, aerial combat, culture clash, wartime life, battle zone, air battle, wartime, prison ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1950, year 1939
Place: england, tokyo, germany, spain, europe ...
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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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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, state affairs, dishonesty, false accusation, political conspiracy, fighting the system, confined, rivalry, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, dieselpunk, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: steampunk, robot, heroic mission, mad scientist, airplane, alternate reality, good versus evil, pilot, transformation, save the world, first contact, kidnapping ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: new york, canada, nepal, manhattan new york city, london ...
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, aviation, soldier, fighter pilot, war, rise to the top, fall in love, airplane shot down, pilot, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, france, berlin germany
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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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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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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, rescue, suspense, surveillance, hijacking, bomb, twists and turns, terrorist, ransom, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., athens greece, london, los angeles
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Adventures of Petey and Friends (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Desert Sky Air Force Base is instructed to carry out an urgent mission. Petey, a new fighter plane, arrives by forced landing. Petey is determined to carry out the most important task by himself and rescue his best friend.
Style: light, captivating, funny, entertaining, anime
Plot: anthropomorphism, friendship, anthropomorphic vehicle, humour, heroic mission, secret mission, fighter plane, mission, rescue mission, airplane
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, warship, ocean, aircraft carrier, sea, battles, naval battle, ship, heroes, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pentagon
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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 Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: factual, inspirational, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, military, world war two, racism, war, african american, aerial combat, black history, officers and cadets, interracial relations, aviation, training ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, africa, berlin germany, germany, usa ...
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