Tony Scott's zeitgeist-capturing actioner defined his own career and shot Tom Cruise into the Hollywood stratosphere as pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, the most talented - and reckless - recruit at the US Navy's elite 'Top Gun' air combat training school. Rival hotshot Val Kilmer runs him close in the testosterone stakes, but with Anthony Edwards as his wingman and Kelly McGillis as the civilian lecturer who gets that loving feeling, there's no question about who's got the greatest need for speed. And if there's any doubt about the meaning of Berlin's Oscar-winning song Take My Breath Away, just check out Scott's aerial action sequences. A true modern great.
Director: Tony Scott
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly Mcgillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins