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Sky and romance: 7 films about pilots
Sky and romance: 7 films about pilots

Few people are lucky enough to climb into the sky at the controls of an airplane at least once in their lives. And for pilots, every working day consists of clouds, a sense of freedom, danger and responsibility for other people's lives. Lifehacker recommends watching films about representatives of this romantic profession.

Sky and romance: 7 films about pilots
Sky and romance: 7 films about pilots

Catch Me If You Can

  • USA, Canada, 2002.
  • Duration: 141 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 0.
  • "Kinopoisk": 8, 5.

The adventures of the genius deceiver Frank Ebegneil performed by the equally brilliant actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Frank realized early on that a little lie can solve small problems, and a bolder deception can lead to phenomenal success. He flew around the world pretending to be a pilot, worked as a doctor and assistant prosecutor with no education, and became a millionaire by cashing fake checks in banks.

And only a dedicated FBI agent had the patience to chase him for years. He was played by Tom Hanks.

Clear sky

  • USSR, 1961.
  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 2.
  • "Kinopoisk": 8, 1.

The story of the difficult life of test pilot Astakhov in the post-war period. Once captured, he forever tarnished his reputation and for many years could not find a place in life. But the love of a devoted girl Sasha saves him and helps him rise from the bottom of life.

One of the best films by Grigory Chukhrai and Soviet cinema in general.

Best shooter

  • USA, 1986.
  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • IMDb: 6, 9.
  • "Kinopoisk": 7, 1.

The iconic picture of Tony Scott with a young Tom Cruise.

The plot is simple: a young and handsome pilot gets the attention of a gorgeous girl. But the cloudless future is darkened by a tragedy - the death of a friend. The main character will have to cope with the tragedy and, of course, return to the conquest of the dream girl.

We have already missed the white-toothed smile of Tom Cruise, so you can see a bit of high-quality banal.

Hot heads

  • USA, 1991.
  • Duration: 84 minutes
  • IMDb: 6, 7.
  • "Kinopoisk": 7, 6.

Parody of the film "Best Shooter". Starring Charlie Sheen. The jokes are insane and rather flat. But there are so many of them that even the most severe skeptic will not be able to keep a serious face. Either way, the script is well thought out and Charlie Sheen is great. This is one of the best comedies ever.

Lafayette Squadron

  • UK, USA, 2006.
  • Duration: 140 minutes
  • IMDb: 6, 6.
  • "Kinopoisk": 7, 4.

A film about the legendary squadron of the First World War. Without unnecessary romance and pathos. But with an abundance of beautiful sky in the frame. The main role is played by James Franco, but in the background you will, of course, notice Jean Reno.

The film is not outstanding, but fans of airplanes and clouds will love it. Can be watched by the whole family.


  • France, Italy, 1967.
  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 4.
  • "Kinopoisk": 7, 9.

Treasures, airplanes and seascapes - sheer romance! But not vanilla, but sophisticated in French - about friendship, devotion and passion.

You've probably seen this movie as a child. But the masterpieces of French cinema do not become obsolete. In addition, the main roles were played by the brightest stars of those times - Alain Delon and Lino Ventura.

Miracle on the Hudson

  • USA, 2016.
  • Duration: 95 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 0.
  • "Kinopoisk": 7, 7.

This film is still in the box office.

Despite the uncomplicated plot - the story of the 2009 crash landing investigation - the film is intense and very touching. Although Clint Eastwood does not know how to shoot otherwise.

The role of the heroic pilot who managed to land a jet plane full of passengers on the water was played by Tom Hanks. And Aaron Eckhart pleases the whole film with a wheat mustache and a devoted look.

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