, 2022-09-24 12:08:33,
With Top Gun: Maverick shaking things up, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit our best aerial dogfights in movie history list and see how it holds up to the high speeds of 2022.
You can watch our video breakdown above or check out the article or slideshow below, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on what you believe to be the best cinematic dogfights of all time!
Top 10 Aerial Dogfights in Film History | A CineFix Movie List
10. Wings – World War I
The Blue Max and Aces High both make a fantastic compromise between early visual effects and actual-aerial footage, and we are continually astonished by Howard Hughes’ insanely ambitious ability to darken the sky with his enormous dogfights in Dawn Patrol and Hell’s Angels, but as far as World War I goes, we still don’t think it gets any better than the very first dogfight from Hollywood’s very first Academy Award winner: Wings.
World War I is the perfect period for aerial dogfights done in silent fashion. Without radios, there was no need for dialogue. The action moves slowly enough and happens at close enough range that, compared to later engagements with BVR (Beyond Visual Range combat) combat at Mach 1, there’s little need for pilot chatter to orient us as to what’s happening.
And in that respect, Wings — the epic story of a love triangle cut in two by the war — is just the best of the best. Decades ahead of its time, it practically invented aerial cinematography (at least as far as combat was…
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