My personal opinion on the top 8 flight scenes from movies featuring military jets. I originally wanted to make this into a top 10 YouTube clip, but am too lazy to cut it, and don't have clips from all movies. So I posted it here, feel free to reply with what your list would be.
#1: good plot, very good flight sequences Top Gun (1986)
#2: okay plot, impressive flight sequences Les Chevaliers du Ciel (2005) - A french movie
#3: good plot, okay flight sequences, realistic SAMs Flight of the Intruder (1991)
#4: super plot, good flight sequences The Right Stuff (1983)
#6: okay plot, nice but too short flight sequences, unrealistic SAMs Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
#7: Good movie The final countdown (1980)
#8: very nice simulated air combat scene Älskar, älskar inte (1995) - A Swedish movie
--- Movies that didn't make the top 8:
#1&2: filmed using small remote controlled aircrafts, ridiculous bad air combat sequences Iron Eagle 1986 Iron Eagle II 1988
#3&4: Making a 3 and 4 of such bad movies is just plain silly Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 Iron Eagle on the Attack 1995
#5,6&7: Almost completely computer-generated combat flight scenes, not worth watching 알투비: 리턴투베이스 aka. R2B: Return to Base aka. Soar Into The Sun aka. Black Eagle (2012) - A south Korean movie 殲十出擊 - Jiān shí chūjí aka. Sky Fighters (2011) - A Chinese movie Stealth (2005)
#8: Too old Jet pilot (1957)
#9,10: Too unrealistic to enter the competition: True lies (1994) Independence Day (1996)
Have to watch, not rated yet: Steal the sky (1988) Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981)
"No one dared to make a slip, the stranger there among them had the big iron on his hip."
#12365767 May 10, 2016 at 06:13 AM · Edited 4 years ago
Red tails is a nice one. It's about the Tuskegee Airmen during WWII. Pretty nice P-51s in that film. Consider also Apocalypse Now, Battle of Britain and let's not forget Harrison Ford and his Air Force One ;) .