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1. Real Genius (1985)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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71 Metascore

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Votes: 28,146 | Gross: $13.00M

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.4
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97 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 417,520 | Gross: $0.28M

3. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 25,411

4. Skyline (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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26 Metascore

Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel

Votes: 83,901 | Gross: $21.37M

5. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 30,587

6. Get Some In! (1975–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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1955 called up into R.A.F. a group of young men find it hard to cope,especially with a corporal who is unhappy and takes it out on them.

Stars: Tony Selby, David Janson, Gerard Ryder, Brian Pettifer

Votes: 157

7. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.4
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41 Metascore

A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 12,429 | Gross: $24.16M

8. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 29,408 | Gross: $29.55M

9. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,168

10. Fail-Safe (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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75 Metascore

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 17,698

11. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,097 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 11,503

13. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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American youth and flying ace flies for France in World War I; meets & loves a French girl & prostitute.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 582

14. It's a Disaster (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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57 Metascore

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Director: Todd Berger | Stars: Rachel Boston, Laura Adkin, Kevin M. Brennan, David Cross

Votes: 9,628 | Gross: $0.04M

15. Strategic Air Command (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 2,820

16. Fail Safe (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.

Directors: Stephen Frears, Martin Pasetta | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Richard Dreyfuss, Noah Wyle, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 5,335

17. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,685

18. Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Unrated | 121 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga | Stars: Leo Morimoto, David Thomas, Mitsuki Yayoi, Heidi Lenhart

Votes: 4,438 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)

R | 98 min | Action

3.5
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Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Rachel McLish, Paul Freeman, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 2,559 | Gross: $2.52M

20. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,187

21. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,845

22. Fighter Squadron (1948)

96 min | Action, War

6.2
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During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, John Rodney, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 594

23. Playboy: Girls in Uniform (1997 Video)

55 min

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Director: Styx Jones | Stars: Joy E. Behrman, Daphne Duplaix, Christine Sheffner, Jessica Garvin

Votes: 56

24. Surviving the Cut (2010– )

Reality-TV

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With extraordinary, unprecedented access, Surviving the Cut takes viewers into the intense world of military elite forces training. From divers and snipers to para-rescue men and bomb ... See full summary »

Star: William Sadler

Votes: 502

25. Hanna's War (1988)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.3
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During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | 90 min | War, Drama

5.7
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In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray, David Buck

Votes: 1,135

27. Canopy (2013)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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64 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Wilson | Stars: Khan Chittenden, Morning Tzu-Yi Mo, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren

Votes: 922 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Mach 2 (2000)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

2.8
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A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Shannon Whirry, Michael Dorn, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 468

29. Weekend Warriors (1986)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Music

4.6
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In 1961, with war looming in Berlin, an Air National Guard unit of actors, journalists and studio personnel is up for military academy consideration.

Director: Bert Convy | Stars: Chris Lemmon, Vic Tayback, Lloyd Bridges, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 261 | Gross: $0.35M

30. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

6.0
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During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, George C. Scott, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 672

31. The Iron Petticoat (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

5.3
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Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 929

32. Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | 98 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 779

33. The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | 93 min | Adventure, War

5.6
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal

Votes: 239

34. Mail Call (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.3
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Former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions about military technology.

Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Gary Harper, David Sessions, Timothy Pickles

Votes: 391

35. Eagles Over London (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 416

36. No Time for Sergeants (1964– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Will Stockdale is an innocent soldier who doesn't always get sarcasm and takes things literally. His best friend at Oliver Air Base is Ben and together they are usually on the wrong side of... See full summary »

Stars: Sammy Jackson, Harry Hickox, Kevin O'Neal, Paul Smith

Votes: 40

37. The Devil's General (1955)

117 min | Drama, War

7.4
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1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John, Marianne Koch

Votes: 968

38. Deep Gold 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action

3.3
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Deep Gold follows Amy Sanchez, a champion free diver who, along with her sister Jess, find themselves thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy. After a government plane carrying a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gleissner | Stars: Bebe Pham, Jaymee Ong, Michael Gleissner, Amelia Jackson-Gray

Votes: 315

39. Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

4.6
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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero, Fred Clark

Votes: 157

40. For Love and Honor (1983– )

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Fort Geller Texas is training center for paratroopers with instructors China Bell and more lenient Eugene Allard molding diverse recruits into a unit. Their captain is rascist Stephen ... See full summary »

Stars: Cliff Potts, Yaphet Kotto, Shelley Smith, Gary Grubbs

Votes: 27

41. The Starfighters (1964)

78 min | Drama

2.2
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A young Air Force lieutenant falls in love with fighter planes while his father, a Congressman and war hero, yearns for him to fly heavy bombers.

Director: Will Zens | Stars: Robert Dornan, Richard Jordahl, Shirley Olmstead, Richard Masters

Votes: 3,185

42. Der Stern von Afrika (1957)

88 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Director: Alfred Weidenmann | Stars: Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank

Votes: 227

43. The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.0
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Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer, France Nuyen

Votes: 342 | Gross: $1.20M

44. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during World War II.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 485

45. Mona McCluskey (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A beautiful Hollywood actress who is the star of the show, marries an Air Force sergeant, who insists that they live on the little amount of money he makes, and not the thousands of dollars a week that she makes.

Stars: Juliet Prowse, Denny Miller, Bartlett Robinson, Herbert Rudley

Votes: 55

46. Aerines siopes (2000–2003)

Drama

4.6
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Stars: Apostolos Gletsos, Socrates Alafouzos, Eleftheria Vidaki, Eleftheria Rigou

Votes: 95

47. Air Cadet (1951)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.8
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A group of cadets have assorted problems at the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Academy.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, Richard Long

Votes: 103

48. For Love and Honor (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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A military drama set on a Texas base focuses on the ups and downs of young paratroopers, who, while they're gearing up for possible combat assignments, often find themselves entangled in love affairs.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Luca Bercovici, David Caruso, Michael Cavanaugh, Robert Craighead

Votes: 23

49. Tre kärlekar (1989–1991)

53 min | Drama

7.7
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The series takes place in Sweden in 1944. Egon Nilsson is a farmer with his own farm but none of his children feel like taking over.

Stars: Samuel Fröler, Jessica Zandén, Ingvar Hirdwall, Mona Malm

Votes: 113

50. Against the Odds (1995)

104 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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Maverick pilot must learn to live with disability.

Director: Mikael Ruttkay Hylin | Stars: Thomas Hanzon, Camilla Lundén, Marika Lagercrantz, Mats Långbacka

Votes: 173



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