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Aircraft films in war films

During World War 1 planes made their debut as warfare - from simply reconnaissance missions they were adapted to drop bomb on enemies, fight with other planes, transport messages. Durign World War 2 the air support and air superiority became key factor in many battles.



Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war film

Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.

Midway 1976

Midway 1976 war film

In 1942 the clash between Imperial Navy and US Navy was about to decide the fate of whole war of Pacific - both sides have a lot to gain and a lot to lose.

Battle of Britain 1969

Battle of Britain 1969 war film

The Dam Busters 1955

The Dam Busters 1955 war film

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 war film

Pilots operating from USS Oriskany aircraft carrier take more and more risk with every mission, but even they have their psychological limits.

Alfa Tau! 1942

Alfa Tau! 1942 war film

Into the White 2012

Into the White 2012 war film

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010 war film

Memphis Belle 1990

Memphis Belle 1990 war film

Crew of B-17 bomber prepares for their 25th mission - last one needed to complete their tour of duty and return home.

Starfighter 2015

Starfighter 2015 war film

During Cold War recently reactivated German Air Force needed new interceptors and Lockheed F-104 Starfighter seemed perfect. Soon after entering the service F-104 was nicknamed Widowmaker by the pilots, and not for being a deadly weapon.

Unbroken 2014

Unbroken 2014 war film

Louie Zamperini was a noted athlete, who even took part in Olympic Games of 1936, but World War 2 changed his life completely - stuck in the middle of the ocean he ended up in Japanese POW camp.

Red Tails 2012

Red Tails 2012 war film

Dr. Strangelove 1964

Dr. Strangelove 1964 war film

Strategic bombers receive orders to perform Wing Attack Plan R, which means nuclear attack on targets deep inside Soviet Union. This is not an exercise, nor a mistake, but this does not mean that United States are in war with Soviets.

Bat 21 1988

Bat 21 1988 war film

The film is about the struggle for survival in Vietnam Lieutenant Colonel Hambleton (Gene Hackman) who is an expert in the field of electronic warfare but the first time he found himself in the middle of the hell of war.

Jet Pilot 1957

Jet Pilot 1957 war film

Soviet pilot defects to United States on board of a jet warplane, but when it turns out the pilot is in fact an attractive woman the story starts to be baffling for Americans.

Red Sky 2014

Red Sky 2014 war film

Fail-Safe 1964

Fail-Safe 1964 war film

American early warning system detects Soviet attack and gives order for bombers to prepare the counter-strike. Unfortunately something goes wrong.

Flying Tigers 1942

Flying Tigers 1942 war film

For American pilots in China World War 2 started earlier - as volunteers they joined the Flying Tigers squadrons to fight the Japanese air force.

Stealth 2005

Stealth 2005 war film

New US Navy weapon - an unmanned jet fighter - proves to be very valuable during the combat, but there are two sides to every coin.

Pearl Harbor 2001

Pearl Harbor 2001 war film

Love story set at the beginning of World War 2 - two American pilots fall in love with the same nurse, but Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts their problem in different perspective.

Aerial Gunner 1943

Aerial Gunner 1943 war film

Policeman Davis joins the United States Air Force, but when he signs up for course for bomber crews. Unfortunately he knows the instructor...

1941 1979

1941 1979 war film

December 13, 1941, one week after the attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese submarine surfaces near the coast of California and causes havoc among the American forces in the area.

Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992

Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 war film

Chappy Sinclair is forced to return from his retirement to avenge death of his old friend, who got involved against his will in drug smuggling.

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War films are not always showing the war per se - often the main theme is the influence of the conflict on lives of people involved, but also their families and friends. War is seldom a local thing - the trauma, the pain, the death they put their mark on people from around the world.


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