Best Pilot Movies List

Wonder Woman (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 234 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $412.56M

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.


Pacific Rim (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 180 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $101.79M

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.


Sully (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $125.07M

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.


Flight (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $93.75M

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.


Top Gun (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $176.78M

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.


American Made (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $51.34M

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.


Hot Shots! (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $69.47M

A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.


Broken Arrow (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $70.45M

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $37.76M

After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.


Green Lantern (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 39 | Earnings: $116.59M

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.


The TV Set (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $0.27M

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.


The Rocketeer (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $46.70M

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.


Blue Thunder (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $42.30M

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.


The Aeronauts (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: null

Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.


San Andreas (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 43 | Earnings: $155.18M

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.


Always (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $43.86M

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.


Restless (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $0.16M

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.


Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $74.33M

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.


Canopy (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.01M

Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of ...


Zaytoun (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 39 | Earnings: $0.04M

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.



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