Is 'Top Gun: Maverick' streaming?

Got the need for speed? Here's all of the 'Top Gun: Maverick' streaming info so you can watch the action flick at home

Is 'Top Gun: Maverick' streaming? When can you watch the Tom Cruise action flick from home?
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It's the biggest movie of the year, but is Top Gun: Maverick streaming yet? 

Along with high-profile titles like Knives Out 2, Triangle of Sadness, Bones and All and The Whale, Top Gun: Maverick streaming intel has been hotly anticipated and now we've officially got a release date and platform info for you to marvel in the popular Tom Cruise action movie from home. 

So buckle up because it's time to reunite with Maverick and Iceman, and get to know a whole new class of fighter pilots while we're at it (hello, Glen Powell)! Here's when, where and how to stream Top Gun: Maverick at home. 

Is 'Top Gun: Maverick' streaming?

On November 22, it was announced that Top Gun: Maverick will be hosted on the streaming platform Paramount Plus. Per Deadline, the blockbuster will be available to stream on the service in the US as well as in the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Latin America. (South Korea and France will join the lineup in 2023.)

That means you will need a paid Paramount Plus subscription to watch the movie from the comfort of your own couch. Current Paramount Plus subscriptions include the ad-supported Essentials plan ($4.99 per month or save 16% off your monthly price with an annual plan for $49.99 per year) and the commercial-free Premium plan ($9.99 per month or save 16% off your monthly price with an annual plan for $99.99 per year). 

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When will 'Top Gun: Maverick' be on Paramount Plus?

Consider it an early Christmas gift! Top Gun: Maverick will become available to stream on Paramount Plus on Thursday, December 22. It arrives on the platform at 3am Eastern or 12am Pacific. 

'Top Gun: Maverick' plot: what is it about?

The Top Gun sequel is set 30 years after the original 1986 movie, with Tom Cruise reprising his starring role as the naval aviator and now flight instructor Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who is tasked with training a new group of Top Gun recruits that includes the son of his late best friend Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), with whom he has a contentious relationship.

“Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears,” the film’s official synopsis reads. It all culminates “in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.”

Watch the 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer:

Who is in the 'Top Gun: Maverick' cast?

Along with Tom Cruise, the Top Gun: Maverick cast includes a mix of new names and familiar faces. See the lineup below!

  • Tom Cruise as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
  • Val Kilmer as Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky
  • Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw
  • Jennifer Connelly as Penelope "Penny" Benjamin
  • Jon Hamm as Vice Admiral Beau "Cyclone" Simpson
  • Glen Powell as LT Jake "Hangman" Seresin
  • Lewis Pullman as LT Robert "Bob" Floyd
  • Ed Harris as Rear Admiral Chester "Hammer" Cain
  • Monica Barbaro as LT Natasha "Phoenix" Trace
  • Charles Parnell as RADM Solomon "Warlock" Bates
  • Jay Ellis as LT Reuben "Payback" Fitch
  • Danny Ramirez as LT Mickey "Fanboy" Garcia
  • Greg Tarzan Davis as LT Javy "Coyote" Machado
  • Bashir Salahuddin as Chief Warrant Officer Four Bernie "Hondo" Coleman
  • Manny Jacinto as LT Billy "Fritz" Avalone
  • Raymond Lee as LT Logan "Yale" Lee
  • Jake Picking as LT Brigham "Harvard" Lennox
  • Jack Schumacher as LT Neil "Omaha" Vikander
  • Kara Wang as LT Callie "Halo" Bassett

How much did 'Top Gun: Maverick' make at the box office?

Top Gun: Maverick has made a cool $1.488 billion at the box office this year, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2022 and of Tom Cruise's career overall. COVID-related delays plagued the initial roll-out of the film, which was originally slated to hit theaters in June 2020 before getting pushed back to July 2021 and then ultimately released in May 2022. 

Along with clearly being a commercial success, Maverick has also been a hit with film critics and award-show bodies: it is currently nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture. 

Fan reactions to that 'Top Gun: Maverick' beach scene

The sequel makes frequent callbacks to the original film, from the "Great Balls of Fire" singalong to, yes, yet another sweaty, shirtless beach volleyball game that has had social media thirsty since the movie came out earlier this year. 

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