Movies about aviation

Movies about aviation
List of the best films about aviation according to visitors: The Aviator, Transit, American Made, Non-Stop, United, Top Gun, Only Old Men Are Going to Battle, Horizon Line, Flight Crew, Sully.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:43
CharactersMillionaires, Womanizers, Fathers, Businessmen, Actors
PlotOn real events, Money, Obsession, Aviation, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Epic

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceAircraft, USSR, Alaska
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

A group of American pilots from Alaska ferry Airacobra fighter planes across the ocean on Lend-lease. The orderly course of life is disrupted when it becomes clear that the American pilots are attractive and charming young women. The feelings of the Russian young men collide into barriers of culture and language resulting in a host of awkward, funny, and sometimes tragic situations.It is the story of Russians, Americans, and natives of the Far North. It is the story of man and woman in war. Love and death are squeezed between the hills as human fates are destroyed and born.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32
CharactersHorses, CIA, FBI, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Court, USA
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersHackers, Terrorists, Heroes, Special agents, Stewardesses
PlotLove, Investigation, Aviation, Hostage, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

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 York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Soccer
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Pilots
PlotMotorcycles, Aviation, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

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 Pete's dreams of becoming an Ace pilot.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
PlotWar, Aviation
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

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 different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountrySweden, USA
CharactersStrong women
PlotSurvival, Fight, Aviation, True love
PlaceIslands
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

A couple flying on a small plane to attend a tropical island wedding must fight for their lives after their pilot suffers a heart attack.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
PlotDisasters, Relationship, Aviation
PlaceAircraft
StyleTo cry, Tense

A story about bravery, self-sacrifice and human dignity put on trial by the merciless power of nature. A young pilot is fired from military air force after disobeying an absurd order. He gets a job as a co-pilot with a civil airline. Being brutally honest and direct, he is not on best terms with his new colleagues. During a flight to Asia his crew receives a distress message from a volcanic island and makes a decision to attempt a rescue mission. Will it be a success? Will they survive the disaster? They have a single chance to find that out: by being a team and sticking up for one another.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersStewardesses, Birds, Bartenders, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Disasters, Investigation, Aviation, Swimming
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, Tense, Touching

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 Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersStrong women, Heroes, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Aviation
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Heavy, Patriotic

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 their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Pearl Harbor
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Aviation, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Paris, England, France, London
StyleFascinating

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:54
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War I
StyleBy books

The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, action, military
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersStrong women, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Fight, Aviation, Death
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Stewardesses, Taxi drivers, Veterans, Pilots
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting

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 Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHired assassins, Strong women, Heroes, Stewardesses
PlotHostage, Fear
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting list. They sit together in the plane, and Jack reveals that he wants Lisa to change the room in Lux of an important American politician to facilitate a terrorist attempt against him. Otherwise, Lisa's father will be killed by a hit man. Lisa has to decide what to do with the menacing man at her side.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotAviation, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Light

Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryIceland
Duration01:33
CharactersFish, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cold
PlaceCaves, Antarctica, Helicopters, Arctic
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, For men

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryCanada, Israel, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotAviation, Hostage
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Soulful, Serious

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 by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
PlaceNature, Mountains

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersSnake, Heroes, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlotDeath, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Tense, For men, Disturbing

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryThailand
Duration01:45
CharactersGay, Stewardesses, Tourists, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Aviation, Death, Ghosts
PlaceAircraft
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Disturbing

A flight attendant has to deal with a supernatural event when passengers on her plane start to die one at a time.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Monsters, Giants, Scientists
PlotWar, Survival, Apocalypse, End of the world, UFO
PlaceSpace, Prison, Ships, Spaceships, The White House
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersPilots
PlotWar, Friendship, Aviation, Love triangle
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry

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 leaders and escape to England where they join other Czech exiles in the RAF. While flying a mission over England, Karel crash lands and happens upon the farmhouse of Susan, a young woman whose husband is in the Navy. Karel soon falls head over heels for Susan but, while they enjoy a brief fling, in time Susan decides she prefers the company of the older and more worldly Franta. As Franta and Karel struggle to maintain their friendship despite their romantic rivalry.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersStewardesses
PlaceAircraft

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.





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