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How do you stage an air attack in a film? You can use models, you can re-use old footage and these days you can use CGI - or you can take the expensive and dangerous option of using real planes. This 1964 film, set during World War Two, is famous because of its spectacular air scenes used vintage planes (although not for the crashes!). The plot has a multi-national RAF squadron on a near-suicidal mission to destroy a German rocket-fuel factory, but the reason to watch is definitely to see the Mosquito bombers in real-life action.
Compelling and fascinating true story of movie mogul, record-breaking aviation enthusiast and 1930s playboy Howard Hughes.
11+ years 163 mins
Big budget World War Two thriller about a team sent to spring an American general from a Nazi fortress.
11–16 years 149 mins
Powerful film telling the true story of the first African-Americans to be recruited to serve as fighter pilots by the US Air Force in World War Two.
11–16 years 106 mins
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