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List: Movies About Pilots

posted by Nell Minow

Denzel Washington’s magnificent performance in Flight made me think of some of my other favorite movies about airplane pilots.  These are all worth a look:

The Spirit of St. Louis  James Stewart was a couple of decades older than Charles Lindburgh was when he made his historic flight across the Atlantic.  But he was a decorated pilot himself, and that helps lends authenticity and dedication to this moving portrayal.

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The High and the Mighty John Wayne has to save a disabled plane full of passengers in this exciting drama with a haunting musical theme.

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Red Tails George Lucas produced this story of the Tuskegee Airmen.  The on-earth scenes drag a bit but the airplane battles are exciting.

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Top Gun This Tom Cruise classic about fighter pilots will make you feel “the need for speed.”

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines A 1910 airplane race takes us back to the days when airplanes were little more than kites with a place to sit in this very funny, exciting, and romantic story.

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Always Richard Dreyfuss plays a daring Forest Service pilot in this Steven Spielberg remake of the WII classic, “A Guy Named Joe.”

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