If Tom Cruise were French, and if he flew a Dassault Mirage 2000 instead of a Grumman F-14 Tomcat, he might have starred in Les Chevaliers du Ciel, a 2005 film that has been called "Top Gun à la Française."
We haven't seen the actual film, though it's available on Netflix under its English title, "Sky Fighters." But if this fan-made trailer is any indication, Les Chevaliers du Ciel may be a vastly superior piece of mindless entertainment -- if only because much of it was shot using air-to-air cameras.
But don't take our word for it. Bump this video up to full-screen, and see for yourself. Magnifique!