Is Top Gun on Netflix? How to watch the Tom Cruise movie on TV

The latest installment hits theaters on May 27 after being delayed by almost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The 80’s classic had it all… action, romance and death-defying stunts.

It was directed by Tony Scott and released in 1986 to rave reviews.

According to the US Navy, the number of visitors increased by 500% after the box office success.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the original.

Where to Watch Top Gun 1986

The original Top Gun can be viewed online on a number of platforms in the UK.

Tom Cruise attends the UK Premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in London (Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Sky Cinema customers can stream it. However, if you have Sky and don’t have a Sky Cinema Pass, it costs £3.49 to rent for 30 days or £5.99 to buy.

Top Gun can also be streamed on Now TV, the subscription costs £11.99 per month and comes with a seven-day free trial.

Can you watch Top Gun 1986 on Netflix?

Unfortunately, Top Gun is not available to watch on Netflix in the UK.

You can watch the film on Netflix in the US, but it will only be available until May 31 as Netflix removes it from the streaming platform.

What is the plot of Top Gun 1986?

Top Gun is the name of the US Navy pilot school where the best of the best train to hone their flying skills.

We follow student Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, as he befriends Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, and clashes with rival pilot Iceman, played by Val Kilmer.

Maverick’s cocky demeanor keeps getting him in trouble, but not only is he vying to be the best pilot, he’s also after the heart of his flight instructor, Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis.

Who was in the cast of Top Gun 1986?

Top Gun is one of Cruise’s most famous films. The actor rose to overnight fame for his starring role as Naval Aviator, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in Top Gun (Image: Getty)

The cast includes big names like Val Kilmer who plays Maverick’s rival, Kelly McGillis who stars as Maverick’s love interest, and Meg Ryan as Goose’s wife.

Here are some of the most popular characters from Top Gun 1986 Cast:

  • Tom Cruise: Pete “Maverick” Mitchell
  • Val Kilmer: Tom Kazansky
  • Kelly McGillis: Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood
  • Anthony Edwards: Nick “Goose” Bradshaw
  • Tom Skerritt: Mike “Viper” Metcalf
  • Meg Ryan: Carole Bradshaw
  • Tim Robbins: Sam Wells
  • Michael IronsideRick Heatherly
  • James Tolkan: Tom Jordan

For Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise and Kilmer will reprise their roles, but McGillis and Ryan will not be seen.

Maverick’s new love interest is Penny, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly. Is Top Gun on Netflix? How to watch the Tom Cruise movie on TV


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