Top Gun

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Brief Synopsis: "For Lieutenant Pete Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. In the training Pete falls madly in love with one of his instructors named Charlie. Yet life isn’t all roses, Pete’s friend Nick has a fatal plane crash that tests Pete’s will to continue his training."

Overall Ranking: 509 (Rank from 1986: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest93Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch93 - It is and probably always will be the greatest dogfighting movie ever.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 8
Jim Carrier92Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 9
J Collins70
Sober Film Critic James Brown70(full review)
David Baruffi25

People Involved

  • Tom Cruise (Pete Maverick Mitchell)
  • Kelly McGillis (Charlotte Charlie Blackwood)
  • Val Kilmer (Tom Iceman Kazanski)
  • Anthony Edwards (Nick Goose Bradshaw)
  • Tom Skerritt (Viper)
  • Michael Ironside (Jester)
  • John Stockwell (Cougar)
  • Barry Tubb (Wolfman)
  • Rick Rossovich (Slider)
  • Tim Robbins (Merlin)
  • Meg Ryan (Carole)
  • Whip Hubley (Hollywood)
  • Adrian Pasdar (Chipper)
  • Tony Scott (Director)