Top Ten Modern Military Movies #7


Top Gun (1986)

Though arguably most memorable for its soundtrack and over-the-top volleyball scene, Tony Scott’s Top Gun is still one of the most visceral modern military movies. The flight sequences are beautifully shot and absolutely thrilling, and the characters – Maverick, Goose, Iceman, and Charlie – are engaging and likable.

Primarily a story about Maverick learning some humility, largely through the unfortunate death of wingman and best friend Goose, Top Gun certainly isn’t the most realistic or contemplative modern war movie, but it’s probably the most fun.