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Top 5 Aircraft Movies

Airplanes are one of the most important inventions in human history. It can be said that they brought the world closer together. After all, it was hard to even imagine that it would be possible to reach another continent in a few hours. Not surprisingly, airplanes occupy an important place in cinema as well, here are the 5 best movies on the topic of aviation and aircraft.


# 05. The Dam Busters (1955)

The action-based film tells the story of a British scientist who came up with a brilliant technique to bomb German dams during World War II, and the pilots who used that technique. Watching this film - considered one of the best British war screenings - you will understand why no one exploded after the dams of this mission.

# 04. The Terminal (2004)

In a film directed by Steven Spielberg, Viktor Navorsky gets stuck at the airport unable to travel home to his native Krakow due to the country’s civil war. The film was inspired by the true story of Iranian refugee Mehran Karim Nasser, a man who had actually lived at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France for 18 years. He only moved out of there when he was hospitalized for an unclear illness.

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# 03. The Miracle Over Hutson (2016)

A true story that happened in 2009: as soon as he took off, Captain Chesley Burnett's Sully Sullenberger's plane collided with a large flock of birds. When both engines shut down, the captain had to urgently land the plane on the Hudson River, but all 155 passengers on the plane survived. Although the event itself lasted 208 seconds, the tape also includes a subsequent investigation process that perfectly explains the uniqueness of this story. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood, who at the age of 21 served in the Korean War and himself underwent forced landing in a plane.


# 02. Angles Of Hell (1930)

The film, directed by Howard Hughes himself, later became one of the most important themes in the film about this man. This story tells of two brothers who joined the British Royal Air Force during the First World War. Joining the army together, the two brothers later volunteered to carry out a risky bombing mission. This film is characterized by extraordinary attention to detail, and the cinematography of the battles taking place in the air is appreciated to this day. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it took $ 4 million to make this film, and filming took two and a half years.

# 01. The Aviator (2004)

Scorsese's biographical drama about Howard Hughes, a multimillionaire, first a producer and director, and later one of the greatest aviation magnates. History shows both sides of this extraordinary personality - both the drive for innovation, the goal of breaking the speed record and incredible achievements, and the devastating suffering of many phobias and depressions. This is the second film by the famous Hollywood duo - Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Incarnating the main character, DiCaprio learned to fly the plane and perform Hughes ’favorite maneuvers specifically for this film.

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