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10 reasons why we still love Top Gun

June 07, 2017 09:55 IST

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The lines

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Full disclosure: We've borrowed them more than a few times

9

The music

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Take my breath away...

8

That shirtless volleyball scene

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Let's all just take moment for Playing with the Boys.

7

The call signs

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Maverick, Goose and Iceman still do it for us.

6

Charlie

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Astrophysicist, Top Gun instructor and all-round

badass.

5

The style

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When leather jackets and aviators meet F-14 Tomcats and the Kawasaki GPZ 900R.

4

The bromance

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise

Maverick and Goose. Iceman and Slider. And that last hint of Maverick and Iceman.

3

'Take me to bed or lose me forever'

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Hello, Meg Ryan!

2

The stunts

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Remember: It was still the '80s

1

And Tom Cruise

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Has he ever looked hotter?

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