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SimHQ recently had one of their frequent posters post his top 10 Aviation themed movies, which sparked alot of conversation about his personal choices. Since all of us here are aviation enthusiasts and a fair share of us are also real world pilots, I thought it'd be fun to see what your top 10 favorite aviation movies were. Post up, lets discuss em. Also if you can find trailers or links for them, post them up as well.

I'll start it off:

1.Battle of Britain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaX3m7mMmxM
2.Dark Blue World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKjR1V-Dg14
3.Flight of the Intruder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm-Fb_0CHAw
4.The Right Stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcmVF7akBds
5.Memphis Belle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS3AQepBW-g
6.Flyboys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iadhHK0i5EU
7.The Bridges Over Toko-Ri
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq9VrQEmmaE
8.Men of the Fighting Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JLcCzeHP8
9.Iron Eagle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF6R1sJrWPk
10.Top Gun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb2UY2reOZc

I didnt want to mix movies with documentaries so here's my Top 4 favorite aviation themed documentaries:
Speed and Angels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IOWKVrN6-k
One Six Right
http://www.onesixright.com/
Jetstream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJ-lspbUl4
Carrier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdwn1ZLF-pY

And still my all time favorite aviation related sequence in a movie (Empire of the Sun)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tztl6ZEjrw4

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My list is as follows:

1. 12 o' clock High
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tieZKOnvVeY

2. The Final Countdown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQxiezsJ7w

3. Top Gun

4. Flyboys

5. Flight of the Intruder

6. Memphis Belle

7. The Bridges Over Toko-Ri

8. Midway
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... +the+movie

9. Iron Eagle

10. The Flying Leathernecks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__jsrx_vL4c

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What?? No "Airplane"?? Blasphemy! :D
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I forgot "Airport" !!!!

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I find it really hard to make a list since most of the aviation films I have watched a really good, but I have to say that the Dambusters and the Battle of Britain are about as high in my view as it is possible to forget!

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come on guys, I know I'm not the only who watches movies around here... :|

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Here is mine in no particular order.

Firefox
Bat 21
Tora Tora
633 Squadron
Pearl Harbor
Top Gun
Iron Eagle
Memphis Belle
Air America
Independance Day
Black Hawk Down

Eleven oh well

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Here goes for my choices:

1 - The Dambusters
2 - The Battle of Britain
3 - Aces High
4 - Top Gun
5 - The Final Countdown
6 - Iron Eagle
7 - Blue Thunder
8 - Tuskegee Airmen
9 - Midway
10 - Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Here is my list...Hope I can get to 10...

1. Strategic Air Command
2. Memphis Belle
3. Tuskeegee Airmen
4. Battle of Britain
5. The Bridges of Toko-Ri
6. Midway
7. The Dambusters
8. Tora Tora Tora
9. Bat 21
10. Flight of the Intruder
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My Top Ten, but not necessarily in order:

1.Jet Pilot
2.Top Gun
3.12 Oclock High
4.Strategic Air Command
5.Flight of the Intruder
6.Air Force One
7.Airport
8 The Great Santini
9.Air America
10.Airport '75
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Des...no friggin way Iron Eagle ranks above Top Gun. You need to check yourself, sir.
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1.Battle of Britain
2. The Dambusters
3. 633 Squadron
4. Dark Blue World
5. Mosquito Squadron
6. Reach For The Sky
7. The Great Waldo Pepper
8. The Blue Max
9. Tora, Tora, Tora
10. Midway

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Looks like I'm gonna have to check out this "Dambusters" movie, seems to be on alot of lists 8)

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I would say see the original before the remake spoils it for you.
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Firebird wrote:I would say see the original before the remake spoils it for you.
I second that-at least the dog was named correctly in the original :roll:

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What they have named the dog something other than what it should be? Its a actual name not a racial slur.
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Some good films listed above. My ones would be:

1. Dambusters (I'm biased having served over 3 years on 617 and been immersed in the squadron history on a daily basis)
2. Battle of Britain
3. Memphis Belle
4. Top Gun
5. Flight of the Intruder (although I preferred the book - Coonts is a genius)
6. Con Air (maybe not strictly an aviation movie but a great story)
7. Tora Tora Tora (puts Pearl Harbor to shame as a historical film)
8. Black Hawk Down
9. The Aviator
10. Angels One Five

Also look out for 'Get Some In' (I know, it's not a movie but great comedy series about life in the RAF)

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Firebird wrote:What they have named the dog something other than what it should be? Its a actual name not a racial slur.
They haven't yet but I wouldn't get your hopes up-it'll probably end up changed if the PC people get their way, though I really hope in this case they don't.

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The first one I thought about was "The Blue Max".

But I love "The Battle of Britain", "The Dam Busters", "Flyboys", "Flight of the Intruder", "Air America", and "Top Gun". And I had forgotten about "The Great Waldo Pepper"

Actually, come to think about it, I like most every movie with an airplane in it! :D

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How about "reach for the sky" old tin legs!

Dambusters has got to be the one for me as Scampton is only down the road
The dogs grave is still there at the side of the taxiway and is just visible in GE

Brings me back to a funny story in Vulcan days when 27 sqn roped off a big area in front of the hanger saying it was where they had burried the elephant (dumbo being their mascot) :lol:

And Kirton In Linsey (where most of the flying shots where taken) is even closer and old DB above landed on the farmhouse!

Nothing to do with films but Hibaldstow is even closer with its famous flight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Hibaldstow

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