The followup to Tony Scott's "Top Gun" (1986) scored 96 percentage a month well after debut and became the 50th movie to gross over $1 billion globally.

 It has a compelling story, well-developed personality arcs, a balanced romance side-plot, and breathtaking cinematography and visual effects.

 "Top Gun" was a hit with many people thanks to its action sequences and sexy cast.

"Top Gun" has a fresh plot. Tom Cruise's Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell's trek through TOPGUN academy was the main focus.

Maverick's time there accelerated his personal development arc as he gained friends, rivals, and found love.

 "Top Gun: Maverick" has a simple plot with robbery subplot.

"Top Gun: Maverick" excels in banter, and character chemistry.

 All of "Top Gun: Maverick's" characters shine, due to an easily understandable plot.

 She's more sophisticated and careful with her adoration than Cruise.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is a modern-day remake of the 1980s classic.