How To Watch Top Gun: Maverick Online And The 1986 Tom Cruise Movie

Tom Cruise pumps his fist in excitement in Top Gun: Maverick.
(Image credit: Paramount)

It has been decades since we first strapped into a jet with US Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell with his need for speed in Tony Scott’s quintessential ‘80s movie Top Gun, but it seems like the general population’s love of high-octane action drama is burning hotter and brighter than ever before. This could be due to great storytelling, flight sequences, and the career-defining performance by Tom Cruise, or it could be due to the fact that the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick has finally been released and is streaming on Paramount+ from December 22.

If you are one of the many that helped Cruise achieve the biggest opening weekend of his career with the sequel and are planning to watch the original or the sequel along with other new and recent movies streaming at home, then you have come to the right place. Below is everything you need to know about how to watch Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick online and where.

Where To Watch Top Gun Streaming

Top Gun is one of the most successful movies ever released by Paramount Pictures, so it should come as no surprise that you can watch Maverick take his renegade attitude and impressive skills behind the yoke of his F/A-18 Super Hornet to the not-so-friendly skies on the company’s own streaming service. Hopefully, the  blockbuster remains one of the best movies on Paramount+ for a while. So, if you have a Paramount+ subscription, you are well on your way to watching the beloved classic in all its glory. 

Stream Top Gun on Paramount+.

Where Is Top Gun: Maverick Streaming Online?

Top Gun: Maverick is the most successful movie ever released by Paramount Pictures domestically, so it is no surprise that it will be joining its 1986 predecessor on the company’s own streaming platform. The sequel will make its debut as a streaming exclusive on Paramount+ on Thursday, December 22, 2022, all over the world, except for France and South Korea, where it will be available in 2023.

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Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun

(Image credit: Paramount)

Other Ways To Watch The Top Gun Movies

Streaming isn’t the only way you can enjoy Top Gun from home. In fact, there are a number of different routes you can take on your journey revisiting one of the best action movies of all time. If you have a 4K Blu-ray player and you’re looking for something to push it to the limit, you should pick up a copy of Top Gun on 4K UHD and take in all the action like never before.

Top Gun: Maverick initially debuted as a digital purchase on Amazon Video in August for $19.99. It is now available to watch at home (whether you are experiencing it for the first time or all over again) on UHD as a rental for $5.99 or a purchase for $12.99.

Rent or buy Top Gun on Amazon.
Buy Top Gun on 4K/Blu-ray on Amazon.
Buy Top Gun: Maverick on Amazon.

Check out what Tom Cruise has next in store (namely Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One) on our upcoming 2023 movies schedule. 

Jason Wiese
Content Writer

Jason has been writing since he was able to pick up a washable marker, with which he wrote his debut illustrated children's story, later transitioning to a short-lived comic book series and (very) amateur filmmaking before finally settling on pursuing a career in writing about movies in lieu of making them. Look for his name in just about any article related to Batman.