Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman kiss briefly on a bed. Seconds later, the man is shirtless and the woman is wearing a robe. Implied sex (but sex is not shown). No nudity.
  • Extended scene of male topless nudity, football game is played on a beach. Males with developed torsos with lingering camera shots.

Violence & Gore

  • Multiple scenes of aircraft combat which is relatively mild but still is quite intense in context.
  • Planes are seen being shot at and blown up undetailed.
  • A flashback is shown to the original film to a character who appears bloodied in the sea.
  • A bird crashes on a plane's glass. There's some blood shown on the glass but it is very quick and easy to miss.
  • Some mild scuffles between two students.
  • Maverick's plane overheated and blows up in the beginning of the movie. He ejects and looks worn out, but not seriously injured


  • 'Shit' is said 26 times.
  • A middle finger gesture is used in a photo.
  • 'Fuck' is said once. A male pilot says "what the fuck was that?!" After an enemy plane does a crazy aerobatic maneuver.
  • 'Son of a bitch' is said twice.
  • 'Balls' is said in a vulgar context.
  • 'ass' is said three times.
  • 'Hell' is said 13 times.
  • 'Damn' is said 19 times 1 paired with god.
  • 'Pussy' is said three times.
  • Late in the movie, Fuck, along with other swearing for comedic affect is said after a jet does a crazy aerobatic maneuver.
  • 'Piss' is said once.
  • "Dickhead" is said once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Adults are seen drunk in a bar while singing "Great Balls of Fire."
  • There's a couple scenes where multiple people are seen drinking in a bar.
  • Drugs, recreational: None
  • Smoking: None

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The flashback to Goose's death in the first movie can be emotional.
  • Some scenes feature aircraft crashes or aircraft being destroyed.
  • A pilot, after being ejected, is pursued on the ground by a helicopter that fires a machine gun at him.
  • Several aircraft are attacked by surface-to-air missiles.
  • An intense dogfight scene is shown.
  • The aircraft sequences as a whole are quite intense.


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Violence & Gore

  • An enemy's helicopter tries to shoot Maverick with a machine gun. Rooster blows up the helicopter and Maverick wasn't shot
  • Pilots are subjected to the wear and tear of flying fighter planes. One pilot blacks out from experiencing 9Gs of force, with close up shots of his passed out face, and almost crashes his plane. He recovers at the last second

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Rooster is also shot down moments later defending a defenseless Maverick. He also survives.
  • A pilot passes out due to the G-force and nearly crashes.
  • A pilot and navigator are forced to eject due to an aircraft issue caused by a birdstrike.
  • Some emotional moments between Iceman and Maverick. Iceman has throat cancer and struggles to speak. He dies, and we see his funeral is very emotional

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