I have to disagree with you, but only partly. Most movies are crap. Some, like Citizen Kane and Ride With the Devil, are excellently crafted with intriguing plots and/or historically accurate events, like the burning of Lawrence, Kansas in Ride With the Devil. Good movie. Stars Jewel and Tobey MacGuire, who rides with Quantril's Raiders in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas... Also the first thirty minutes of Saving Private Ryan are supposed to be the most historically accurate depiction of a WWII battle ever put on screen.
But as far as aviation movies go, I have yet to see a movie that gets it even close to accurate. Many are fun to watch, like Top Gun or Iron Eagle or Air Force One. But in general, they are crap.
Oh, Ikarus, you forgot to mention a C-5 decked out with both cargo area and passenger space that is hit by a laser beam from space, losing forty percent of the airframe, and a helecopter dropping from the cargo area and doing an auto-gyro start that brings it to within ten feet of the ground at 100fps, then hovers.
Also, I think 8) was Airport '77. As I recall, the 747 crashed in a way that would have ripped apart the fueslage. At the end, they say something like, "The event you have just seen is fictional. The Navy's rescue capabilities showcased in this program are real."
I can't help but think, "Yeah, real for recovering corpses..."
Strategic Air Command was fairly good, but was definetly Cold War propaganda... Still, much of the action was based on real-life events, but dramatized for the movies.
Also, there's a James Bond movie with a miniature jet aircraft in the opening sequence, and at the end of it, he stows the bird in a horse trailer. The plane really exists, and can fit in a horse trailer. The part where it flies through the closing doors of a hangar is real, but was carefully coordinated.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.