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We all have a passion or being pilots and we have made a lot of movie references, so I thought I'd see which movies you all liked best/ worst.

There are a lot to choose from, and with varying amounts of flying footage, but gives us your top 3 best and worst.

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The last "American" version of Godzilla had a pretty cool helicopter chase, as did Outbreak. Rambo's also done some pretty cool stuff with choppers, but as for a "helicopter" movie? The Army's answer to Top Gun with Nick Cage was,...well,...eh? Blue Thunder wasn't bad. Kind of a B+ movie for the 80s.

 

If we're just talking about "flying" movies in gerneral I kinda liked the one about WWI pilots they put out a few years back,...can't remember the name though,...Flyboys,...maybe?

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Air Force One. Love the scence where the F-15s EJETT all stores and go Full AB to take out the MiGs. Somehow they are able to miracously shot them down after they jettisioned the munitions. But still, a great scene none-the-less.

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Pearl Harbor. The Doolittle raid was pure courage and innovation. Plus...I also had a teenage-girl crush on Josh Hartnett when the movie came out. :o

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Worst, Executive Decision. Troop ferry in an F-117 with an umbilical cord, freakin ridiculous.

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Yeah I liked Flyboys and Pearl Harbor. Hard to have a lot of helicopter focused movies, so we settle with planes.

 

Executive Decision was pretty bad.

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Deadly Encounter.

 

This is why (you're gonna wanna watch the whole thing):

 

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hahahaha "where the hell are those bastards"...

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Bests:

3. Hotshots

2. The Great Santini

1. The Right Stuff

 

Worst:

4. Firebirds.

3. Iron Eagle 1- through how ever many they made.....

2. TOPGUN. Whoever had in their Top 3 should be punched in the face.

1. Any aviation movie made after 2000, with "special" status given to Red Tails.

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1. Fight of the Intruder

2. The Blue Max

3. Right stuff

 

Worst

 

1. Iron Eagle

2. Iron Eagle

3. Red Tails

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wait, are there any movies about kiowas? Chinooks? ahhhhhhhh didn't think so...lol APACHE!!!!!

 

anyways, top gun of course but the 212 stunts in the new A-team movie are pretty sweet... I do that all the time lol stupid Hollywood pisses me off sometimes... can't wait for top gun 2 to show up. they are filming it now btw

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If ya'll have never seen it, Id recommend the following:

 

 

Red Baron ( 1st german directed/produced war movie that glorifies the WWI ace).

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er--DLaG7SM

 

 

 

 

Another good naval aviation movie is :

 

Speed and Angels

 

 

 

 

Bridges at Toko-Ri (great 1!)

 

 

 

Battle of Britain ( Great aerial cinematography- nothing computer animated! all really a/c!)

 

 

 

 

Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart

 

All great movies

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Speed and Angels is one of my favorites! A doc, not a movie, but that's bonus points for me.

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Top movies

The Right Stuff
Top Gun
Apocalypse Now
The Final Countdown
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Great Santini
The Battle of Britain
Flight of The Intruder
The Blue Max
We Were Soldiers
Empire of The Sun

Worst

Firebirds
Iron Eagle (all of them)
Red Tails
Black Eagle (Korean film...hilarious)

Top documentaries

Speed and Angels
IMAX Fighter Pilot/Magic of Flight
16R

Edited by Velocity173

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Memphis belle is 100% fake crap. My grandpa was a 17 pilot and hated it. It tainted the movie for me.

 

I like Top Gun. Ive watched it 10000 times. Sue me.

 

Speed and Angels is an awesome documentary. Even if its Tomcat oriented :-)

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I forgot about Battle of Britain. One of the best aircraft movies ever.

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Best:

 

Top Gun

Flight of the Intruder

The Right Stuff

The Bridges of Toko Ri

Apollo 13

Flying leathernecks

 

 

Best documentary, hands down, is One Six Right.

 

Worst:

 

Red Tails

Stealth

We Were Soldiers is not a flying movie

I'll go along with the Iron Eagle series.

The harrier science from True Lies

 

Worst documentary, IMO, is Speed and Angels

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Just so we are clear, Top Gun is not only the greatest flying movie of all time, it's the greatest movie of all time!! :)

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