Top Gun: Maverick

Violence and offensive language Rated on: 10 May 2022

Top Gun: Maverick

What's it about?

Tom Cruise returns as Pete Mitchell AKA Maverick, one of the Navy’s top pilots going on 30 years of service. He is forced to confront the ghosts of his past whilst training graduates for a special assignment.

The facts

  • Director: Joseph Kosinski
  • Runtime: 130 minutes
  • A sequel to the classic 80s movie Top Gun

Why did it get this rating?

This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.


The violence in Top Gun: Maverick is a combination of aerial dogfights, missiles, explosions as well as a couple of instances of aggression between the main characters which are diffused by supporting characters.

Offensive language

In this film there’s one instance of the F word. The overall language is very similar in tone to the original Top Gun. Some classic lines from the original that use swearing for emphasis are repeated, especially during action sequences where the words are used in an exclamatory way.

Sex scene

There’s no warning note for sex scenes but there is a mild sex scene between two consenting adults, akin to the original Top Gun film. The scene is not graphic although it may make younger viewers uncomfortable if watching with their parents.

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