We know you love drones as much as we do, and sometimes doing nothing but work gets us a little down. Let’s remedy the hum-drums, let’s schedule ourselves something to do on those days where we can’t leave the house, let’s watch a fun drone movie.

These may not be the best of the best, we’ll let you tell us which are the best in the comments below, we’re just here to list a few prominent and fun drone movies.

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Whether military craft, AI driven machines, mutant hunters or just backyard pilots, here are some movies that are focused on drones, or just happen to have cool drones in them.

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Stealth

Released in 2005, an AI driven, highly-advanced fighter jet-drone begins thinking for itself. The ensuing air battle between human and machine makes for a fun action movie.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Released in 2019, spoiler alert, drones are the core of this movie. Combining some serious drone swarm technology with some impressive futuristic tech, the bad guys almost rule the world. A movie worthy of awards for visual effects.

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Blade Runner 2049

Released in 2017, a different kind of future puts law enforcement drones in the hands of police officers. Voice activated drones are a part of the flying squad cars.

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Eye in the Sky

Released in 2015, bugs, birds and a full sized military strike drone all play a part in an intense political situation: How many civilian causalities are acceptable to stop terrorists?

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Drone

Released in 2017, life as a modern military drone pilot is easy, but while it’s just a video screen to the pilot, there are consequences for what that drone does in the sky.

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Good Kill

Released in 2014, would you question the ethics of dropping bombs using drones? This Air Force pilot does.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Released in 2017, with the help of the tools from his Iron-mentor, Spider-Man deploys an advanced insect-sized drone, able to go places the life-size super hero can not.

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Back to the Future part II

Released in 1989, this is not a drone movie. There’s just one drone scene that intrigues us, and it’s more realistic than we might like to admit: a news station deploys a drone to capture footage of the police making an arrest.

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Top Gun: Maverick

Releasing in 2020, the unlikely hero from yester-year must now face off against unmanned military aircraft. Swarms of drones are proving deadly efficient for air superiority, we’ll have to wait to see if Maverick can keep his wings.

In theaters later this year, maybe. (Postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.)


Make you a deal, show this article some love, share your favorite drone movies or sound off in the comments below, and we’ll put together a list of drone TV shows.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you include movies that aren’t really about drones?

Just because a movie isn’t based around a drone specifically, we’re still interested in any fun machines they happen to show off. it would be great if there were dozens of great movies out there that focus solely around drones, but that’s just not in the cards so far.

“Drones” are a broad topic, what kind of drones can I buy?

In the early days of quadcopters, it was common to find a poster at the local hobby shop with a picture of a military drone and a saying like “This is a drone!” There is no law against you owning one of those military drones, but there are laws prohibiting the companies from selling them to you, and you are still subject to the 55lb weight limit and visual line of sight rule, so it’s really not worth trying. These days, drones are probably either fast racing machines or productive camera drones, making all the fun things we see in the movies all the more interesting.