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2.6
1,267 Ratings

Top Gun

Directed by Tony Scott
United States, 1986
Action, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

The macho students of an elite US Flying school for advanced fighter pilots compete to be best in the class, and one romances the teacher.

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Top Gun Directed by Tony Scott

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

1987 | 3 nominations including: Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

Golden Globes (USA)

1987 | Winner: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

1987 | Nominee: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

National Film Preservation Board

2015 | Winner: National Film Registry

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1988 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Critics reviews

The iconic Tom Cruise film and the iconic American film of the 1980s. But also the most emblematic and beloved example of Tony Scott’s early American career: Top Gun is the perfect union of celluloid painting and advertising. This Tony Scott era features sexy-glossy images popping with artificial colors paired to superficial stories driven by glam chicness, hokey wisecracking, curtain-thin artiness and speedy action.
November 19, 2012
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One of the most egregious, if historically significant, of ‘80s films. The humor is anxiously misogynist: "The plaque for runner up is in the lady’s room," someone smirks. A solitary sex scene between Mav and Kelly McGillis’s mildly butch Charlie (sic) was reportedly added by the studio after preview audiences objected to the absence of warmth.
August 25, 2012
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