Here is a complete list of 9 fighter jet movies you should watch in 2023

9 fighter jet movies

Welcome to the world of thunderous jets, high-speed chases, and intense aerial combat. This is where bravery meets technology, and the stakes are sky-high. In this blog, we will venture into the thrilling realm of fighter jet movies.

We have created a list of nine best fighter jet movies and where to watch them.

1. Top Gun

Plot and Synopsis: Top Gun, a movie directed by Tony Scott, is an exhilarating portrayal of the life of a naval aviator. Tom Cruise stars as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a talented fighter pilot who, despite his reckless demeanor, is selected to attend the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School. Amid training, he engages in a passionate love affair with an astrophysics teacher and grapples with the death of his co-pilot.

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Release Date: May 16, 1986

Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Song

2. Behind Enemy Lines

Plot and Synopsis: This war thriller directed by John Moore, follows the story of Lieutenant Chris Burnett, played by Owen Wilson. When Burnett’s plane is shot down over enemy territory during a routine reconnaissance mission, he must outwit and evade hostile forces to survive and signal for rescue.

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Release Date: November 30, 2001

Awards: None

3. Iron Eagle

Plot and Synopsis: Directed by Sidney J. Furie, Iron Eagle is an action-packed film that tells the story of Doug Masters, a young man who enlists the help of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel to save his father who’s been shot down and captured.

IMDB Rating: 5.5/10

Release Date: January 17, 1986

Awards: None

4. Sky Fighters (Les Chevaliers Du Ciel)

Plot and Synopsis: In this French film directed by Gérard Pirès, two Air Force pilots, Marchelli and Vallois, are tasked to locate a Mirage 2000 fighter plane that has disappeared over the North Sea.

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Release Date: November 9, 2005

Awards: None

5. Flight of the Intruder

Plot and Synopsis: Set during the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder, directed by John Milius, revolves around a naval aviator and his bombardier-navigator as they decide to embark on an unauthorized, unsanctioned air strike on Hanoi.

IMDB Rating: 5.7/10

Release Date: January 18, 1991

Awards: None

6. Stealth

Plot and Synopsis: Stealth, directed by Rob Cohen, is a sci-fi military film that focuses on three top fighter pilots who are tasked to prevent an artificial intelligence combat aircraft from starting a war after it goes rogue.

IMDB Rating: 5.0/10

Release Date: July 29, 2005

Awards: None

7. Red Sky (AKA Kerosene Cowboys)

Plot and Synopsis: In this film by Mario Van Peebles, talented but reckless Navy fighter pilots Butch Masters and Tom Craig cause a tragic friendly fire incident during a botched mission, leading to an adventure to clear their names.

IMDB Rating: 4.1/10

Release Date: March 12, 2014

Awards: None

8. The Final Countdown

Plot and Synopsis: The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, is a sci-fi military film where a modern aircraft carrier travels back in time to the eve of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Release Date: August 1, 1980

Awards: None

9. Firefox

Plot and Synopsis: Directed by Clint Eastwood, Firefox tells the story of a retired American pilot who is sent into the Soviet Union on a covert mission to steal a technologically advanced Soviet fighter plane that can partially be controlled by a neuralink.

IMDB Rating: 5.9/10

Release Date: June 18, 1982

Awards: None

Here you go. These were the best fighter plane movies you can watch in 2023. We recommend getting ExpressVPN before you unblock Disney, Netflix or Hulu to watch them from your country.

Written by Mickel Clark

Mickel is a streaming aficionado who loves nothing more than to pen down his thoughts about the movies, anime and TV shows he has watched and likes sharing hacks on how to stream them online.