After 36 years of waiting for a Top Gun sequel, it’s finally time for Tom Cruise’s hottest pilot – Pete “Maverick” Mitchell – to fly back to our screens.

Top Gun: Maverick’s original June 24, 2020 premiere date has been pushed back nearly two years due to the pandemic, and is now set to hit theaters exclusively on May 27, 2022.

Though the pandemic keeps pushing the date back, Cruise has revealed he’s taken a tough stance against his blockbuster being scheduled to stream first – a fate that befell many other films during the pandemic, though Top Gun: Maverick is expected to be will eventually end up on Paramount Plus. ..

If you can’t wait for Top Gun: Maverick on May 24th, why not get back to Tony Scott’s ’80s classic?

Read on to find out everything you need to know to watch the original 1986 Top Gun film ahead of the release of the long-awaited sequel.

Where to Watch Top Gun 1986 Online?

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986)

The original Top Gun film can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video, but unfortunately it will come at an additional cost for Prime members.

You can Rent the action film for two days for £3.49 or buy it for £5.99.

The film is also available to stream for those who have a Sky Cinema, Virgin Go or Now Cinema subscription.

A NOW Sky Cinema Pass costs £11.99 a month and you can get a 7-day free trial to make sure you like it before you sign up.

If you’re a Sky customer but Sky Cinema isn’t included in your package, a 30-day rental will cost you £3.49, or you can buy the film for £5.99 and keep it.

The film is also available on streaming service Chili, where you can rent it for £2.49 or buy it in 4K for £5.99.

Can Top Gun 1986 be watched on Netflix?

No, Top Gun 1986 is currently not viewable on Netflix in the UK, but is available on the US platform.

However, in the US, the original Top Gun movie will be leaving the streaming service on May 31st, so better search “Need for Speed”!

Cast of Top Gun 1986

American actors Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and Kelly McGillis as Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood in a promotional portrait for 'Top Gun' directed by Tony Scott, 1986.

Kelly McGillis as Charlie and Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun 1986 Photo by Paramount Pictures/Stock Photos/Getty Images

The original 1986 cult film starred Tom Cruise as Naval Aviator Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and propelled the actor to superstardom.

Alongside Cruise, Val Kilmer played Maverick’s rival and ally Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, while Kelly McGillis portrayed Maverick’s love interest Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood

Anthony Edwards also appeared as Maverick’s Radar Intercept Officer (RIO), Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, while Tom Skerritt appeared as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf.

Rounding out the cast of the original Top Gun film were Meg Ryan as Goose’s wife, Carole Bradshaw, Tim Robbins as Sam “Merlin” Wells, Michael Ironside as Rick “Jester” Heatherly, James Tolkan as Tom “Stinger” Jardian and Rick Rossovich as Ron “Slider” Kerner.

While Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are not reprising their roles from Top Gun: Maverick: Maverick, Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan, Maverick gets a new love interest in the form of a new character named Penny, played by Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly.

Top Gun 1986 trailer

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