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. (Haha, we’re going to stick with that sentence, even though we’ve all been at home for a while now. Hope 2020 wasn’t too rough on you.)
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, or at least movies that have some cool drones in them.
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.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Released in 2019, spoiler alert, drones are part of 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.
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.
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?
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.
Released in 2014, would you question the ethics of dropping bombs using drones? This Air Force pilot does.
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.
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.
Top Gun: Maverick
Releasing in 2020… Just kidding! Update: Releasing in July 2021, (probably,) 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.
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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