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At the Movies: Take Two

World War I airplanes star in a feature film about the Lafayette Escadrille.

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The Aviator (2004)
Director: Martin Scorcese
Leonardo DiCaprio plays mad genius/aviator Howard Hughes.

 

Alert readers have suggested still more titles(plot summaries and other information can be found at the Internet Movie Database):

A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Above and Beyond (
1952)
Air Force (
1943)
Airplane! (
1980)
Airport (
1970)
Always (
1989)
Battle Hymn (
1956)
Blaze of Noon (
1947)
Bombers B-52 (
1957)
Bomber’s Moon (
1943)
Captains of the Clouds (
1942)
Ceiling Zero (
1936)
Chain Lightning (
1950)
Cloud Dancer (
1980)
Devil Dogs of the Air (
1935)
Dive Bomber (
1941)
Dr. Strangelove (
1964)
Fail Safe (
1964)
Fate is the Hunter (
1964)
Fighter Squadron (
1948)
Flying Leathernecks (
1951)
Forever Young (
1992)
I Wanted Wings (
1941)
Island in the Sky (
1953)
Jet Pilot (
1957)
Legion of Lost Flyers (
1939)
Men With Wings (
1938)
Midway (
1976)
Mosquito Squadron (
1969)
Murphy’s War (
1971)
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (
1942)
Only Angels Have Wings (
1939)
Reach for the Sky (
1956)
633 Squadron (
1964)
Space Cowboys (
2000)
Strategic Air Command (
1955)
Tail Spin (
1939)
Task Force (
1949)
The Aviator (
1985)
The Battle of Britain (
1943)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (
1955)
The Dam busters (
1954)
The Great Santini (
1979)
The High and the Mighty (
1954)
The Hunters (
1958)
The McConnell Story (
1955)
The Pilot (
1981)
The Purple Plain
(1954)
The Rocketeer
(1991)
The Tarnished Angels
(1958)
The Tuskegee Airmen
(1995)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Von Richtofen and Brown
(1971)

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