Family movie night (with airplanes)

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    Alright, thinking my family needs to see more airplane movies... any recommendations? My top list includes (in order of awesomeness) Flight of the Phoenix, Spirit of St. Louis, 1941. (Entire movie should have been based on Wild Bill Kelso), Fandango (not about airplanes, but a good movie with great flying scenes), Those Magnificent men and their flying machines.

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  2. Apr 23, 2017 #2

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    Wow, forgot to add Porco Russo (in the order of awesomeness it stands firmly behind Flight of the Phoenix). If you've never heard of it, it is a Japanese animated movie that revolves around seaplane pirates and Schneider Cup racers. Sounds lame, but it is a great film. It's hard to find as Disney bought the U.S. distribution rights and never released it, too much competition for their lame fairy movies I suppose.
     
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    Waldo Pepper and Battle of Britain top my list
     
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    I took Marcia to Catch 22 on our first date, amazing she is still here 45 years later:)

    I loved the movie but suspect most women are problematic?

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    Ha, Jack ..I did One Better ..took my Bride-to-Be FLYING on our First date . Rented a Cessna 150 . She passed The Test and has been my Co-Pilot for almost 32 years now !

    Oh and I like The Kid as a Movie ....Good Story and just a little bit of flying but worth seeing !
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    Several months after that first date I formally asked her to marry me and she said ok, the next day I took my first 1/2 hour flying lesson w/$5 coupon. It didn't make sense $ wise. She was in nursing school and we(I) should have been saving money but she said the flying deal was ok. She has always supported the flying thing....with in reason.

    Of late Marcia suggested I keep busy building/flying even though it doesn't make sense......She knows I needed something to keep me going through the pain. I'm not complaining but if not for flying I think I'd be laying around eating pills and might have been dead several years ago. It's much better now but back when I was building the Tu-holer I was only able to work for 1/2 hour and then lay down under the wing to rest/recover before I could work for another 1/2 hour..........She's a keeper....even with the horses:)

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    I pulled the first date card as well. While we are not as far along as y'all (congrats, by the way), we did just get a dog yesterday.

    Now if only I could go pick up a plane too...
     
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    The Rocketeer!

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    Cloud Dancer and Top Gun need to be on the list!
     
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    Midway(1976)...Great history lesson too.
     
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    Sorry to revisit an old Thread..
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    If you have not seen Dunkirk. Go and try and catch it on the big screen..

    The flying (only the last bit is a bit hokey) is brilliant. No doubt it will remain in the top of my list of favorites.
     
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    "Always" a 1989 film staring Richard Dreyfuss as an aerial firefighter tanker pilot.
     
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    Second Hand Lion not much flying only at the end, but a great family movie. Dave

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKbLLvA-Y7k[/ame]
     
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    well I didn't do the first date thing. but we got married at the airport with the airplane behind us. and the reception was inside the huge hanger.
    have been married going on 15 yrs. not as many as some but hey what can you do.

    rocketeer has my vote along with second hand loin.

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    Second hand lion is fantastic!!!
     
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    I second The Rocketeer and Always. Also "Never Cry Wolf"........opening parts with Brian Dennehy as the bush pilot are pretty good.
     
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    I see nobody's mentioned Tora! Tora! Tora! or The Blue Max. Or the classics... Wings, Hell's Angels, and Dawn Patrol.
     
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    Or Space Cowboys. Puke on windshield brings back memories.......:(
     
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    The Right Stuff. The opening 20 minutes and ending 20 minutes with Sam Sheppard and Levon Helm rank at the top of my movie watching. the middle 2/3's of the movie are OK.

    High Road to China with Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong.
     
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    We have/had a bunch of former Fire Pilots out at America West.. I asked one of them what they thought of "Always". He said they renamed it "Never"... Still it was a good story...
     

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