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1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Drama

8.6
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78 Metascore

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer

Votes: 193,680

2. Lightyear (2022)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.3
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60 Metascore

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi

Votes: 34,674

3. Captain Marvel (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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64 Metascore

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Votes: 538,848 | Gross: $426.83M

4. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 282,804 | Gross: $116.60M

5. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

The U.S. space program's development from the breaking of the sound barrier to selection of the Mercury 7 astronauts, from a group of test pilots with a more seat-of-the-pants approach than the program's more cautious engineers preferred.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 61,121 | Gross: $21.50M

6. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 185,476 | Gross: $44.94M

7. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

When pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger lands his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew, some consider him a hero while others think he was reckless.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 266,813 | Gross: $125.07M

8. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 356,929 | Gross: $102.61M

9. Space Cowboys (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

When retired engineer Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood) is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Votes: 80,946 | Gross: $90.46M

10. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 11,167

11. Airwolf (1984–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

Votes: 11,616

12. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 47,388 | Gross: $55.96M

13. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 52,547 | Gross: $27.15M

14. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 27,046

15. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 12,748 | Gross: $14.24M

16. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 6,957

17. Airwolf (1984 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, David Hemmings

Votes: 4,900

18. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Crime, Family

6.1
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 2,192

19. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock | Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard

Votes: 20,034

20. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 4,887

21. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

Not Rated | 74 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 1,637

22. Macross Plus (1994– )

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Richard Epcar, Beau Billingslea, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 3,774

23. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen

Votes: 16,421

24. Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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When the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war with the Kilrathi, Colonel Christopher Blair (Mark Hamill), who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger", is summoned.

Director: Chris Roberts | Stars: Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, John Rhys-Davies, Jason Bernard

Votes: 790

25. The Sound Barrier (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin

Votes: 2,033

26. X-15 (1961)

107 min | Drama, History

5.6
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During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger, Brad Dexter

Votes: 645

27. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,804

28. Toward the Unknown (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

Votes: 603

29. Space (1985)

780 min | Drama

7.3
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970s.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown, Bruce Dern

Votes: 235

30. Dive Bomber (1941)

Approved | 132 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A military surgeon teams with a ranking Navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith

Votes: 1,891

31. Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 849

32. Chain Lightning (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Former World War II flying ace Matt Brennan takes a position as a test pilot for a commercial aircraft corporation and bumps into his old girlfriend, Jo Holloway, who now works as a receptionist for the company.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, Richard Whorf

Votes: 1,358

33. Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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A Martian princess and a doctor replace the women on Mars, destroyed by atomic war, by raiding Puerto Rico while a shot down android terrorizes all.

Director: Robert Gaffney | Stars: Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall

Votes: 1,646

34. Death in the Air (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.2
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Aircraft are being shot down by a large black plane with a big "X" painted on the wing. The chief suspects are invited for the weekend to an old dark mansion.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Lona Andre, John Carroll, Leon Ames, Henry Hall

Votes: 172

35. Challenger (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama

5.8
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New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe joins six other astronauts on the tragic 1986 space-shuttle flight.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Karen Allen, Barry Bostwick, Julie Fulton, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 369

36. Black Thunder (II) (1998)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.7
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A top secret stealth fighter is stolen. Only Navy Test Pilot Vince Connors can recover the plane and bring it back in one piece. Battling terrorists, and flying with deadly nerve gas, he has to evade his mentor, now the enemy's top pilot.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Richard Norton, Michael Cavanaugh, Nancy Valen

Votes: 575

37. You can't (Kan't) always get what you want. (2021)

118 min | Drama

5.0
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A story of a story that happens inside the screens. A reality trapped inside the screen of all devices hitting the boundaries creating the ultimate question: whose screen device are we trapped in? Whose entertainment is our personal drama?

Director: Eduardo Arroyuelo | Stars: Mara Andress, Silvia Carusillo, Diego Cooper, Alice Cruickshank

Votes: 6

38. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings

Votes: 472

39. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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After the Korean War, an Air Force pilot meets the family of his KIA navigator and recalls, in flashbacks, the circumstances of their ordeal, after being shot down.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee, Charles Coburn

Votes: 210

40. Mercury 13 (2018)

TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary

6.9
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82 Metascore

This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

Directors: David Sington, Heather Walsh | Stars: Joyce Case, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Jerrie Cobb

Votes: 1,177

41. The Arrow (1997)

180 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Aidan Devine

Votes: 846

42. Decision Against Time (1957)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars, Jeremy Bodkin, Gerard Lohan

Votes: 413

43. The McConnell Story (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore, Frank Faylen

Votes: 532

44. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline in Newark. Dizzy is flirting with the girlfriend of a younger pilot and, due to this, he feigns illness to... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 714

45. The Teckman Mystery (1954)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot's sister. As he uncovers more about the test flight, people connected with the case begin to die.

Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Meier Tzelniker, Michael Medwin

Votes: 403

46. SR-71 Blackbird: The Secret Vigil (1989 Video)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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The world's best and most mysterious aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird. Love it, live it, fly with it.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Curt Osterheld, Gene Quist, Noel Widdifield

Votes: 32

47. My Man and I (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

6.3
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In California, a Mexican-American is falsely accused of killing the farmer he was working for, after the racist farmer stiffed his immigrant employee with a bad check.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Ricardo Montalban, Wendell Corey, Claire Trevor

Votes: 378

48. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.1
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 478

49. High Barbaree (1947)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 407

50. Sky Raiders (1941)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Enemy spies try to steal a new fighter plane.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Donald Woods, Billy Halop, Robert Armstrong, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 208



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