Iconic flight and aviation movies

'The Aviator' (2004) - Martin Scorsese's epic biographical film about Howard Hughes is full of aerial action. 

'Wings' (1927) - This romantic action-war picture stars Clara Bow as Mary Preston, a combat pilot in the Army Air Service

'Pearl Harbor' (2001) - Most of the planes flying in this movie are obviously the long-range fighter aircraft known as "zeros,"

'Independence Day' (1996) - The US Air Force launches squadrons of fighter jets to intercept vastly superior alien aircraft that are being disgorged from a huge mother ship.

'Capricorn One' (1978) - Journalist Robert Caulfield (Elliot Gould) hires a crop-dusting pilot named Albain

'The Spirit of St. Louis' (1957) - James Stewart stars as Charles Lindbergh, who made the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927

'Amelia' (2009) - On or around July 2, 1937, pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean 

'Twelve O'Clock High' (1949) - Set during the early days of America's involvement in the Second World War, this movie chronicles the daring and dangerous daylight bombing missions.

'Hell's Angels' (1930) - The Howard Hughes-directed 'Hell's Angels' is set during the First World War 

'The Right Stuff' (1983) - 'The Right Stuff' follows the exploits of Navy, Marine, and Air Force test pilots who spearheaded the way to the stars.

'Snakes on a Plane' (2006) - Honestly, hundreds of snakes being released on a passenger plane in an attempt to kill a trial witness?

'Flight of the Phoenix' (1965) - A small crew of men survive their aircraft's crash-landing in the desert.

'Battle of Britain' (1969) - This Second World War drama documents the events of the Battle of Britain

'Top Gun' (1986) - Tom Cruise is Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a US Navy pilot prone to disobedience and bravado but who eventually becomes a Top Gun aviator.

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