25 best plane movies ever

Passenger 57 (1992)

"Security expert" Wes Snipes finds himself in the middle of a plane hijacking. During his fight to take back control of the craft he punches a young Elizabeth Hurley out cold. Presumably as punishment for her future crime against cinema, Bedazzled.

Hot Shots! (1991)

Charlie Sheen pilots this Top Gun spoof, directed by Jim Abrahams of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame. Cue lots of Gulf war era Saddam Hussein jokes and rubber chickens. Presumably not one of Tom Cruise's favourite films.

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Firefox (1982)

Not a movie about a web browser (thankfully), but a sci-fi flyby with Clint Eastwood starring and directing. A retired Vietnam veteran pilot, he's brought back into service to steal a prototype Soviet fighter with thought-controlled weaponry. He's after your suspiciously Soviet-looking Kinect next.

Flyboys (2006)

James Franco runs away to join the French military early in WW1 so that he can fly planes with a bunch of American misfits. If you can forgive the soppy courting scenes there are some funny moments plus action- (and splinter) packed flying scenes. Also starring Jean Reno, playing a French man who isn't an assassin.

The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

Faux dogfight action aplenty as Robert Redford takes to the skies for a Hollywood stunt flying career after missing his chance to fly in WW1. Lots of cock-swinging, parachute-discarding bravado in the final scenes as he gets involved in a demolition derby style flying contest.

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