Tony Scott's masterpiece Top Gun is getting a THEATRICAL RERELEASE(!) to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Saturday, April 30th, 2011. 12:30pm. I was six years old when this film was released, so I never had a chance to see it in the theaters. However, once I hit roughly 10, the film began its endless cycle on HBO and cable. It's easily one of my favorite films of all time, and one the defining action movies from the Hollywood studio system. I will be purchasing advance tickets tomorrow.