Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year
Top Gun | Iron Eagle — 1986
Top Gun Box Office: $176,781,728
Iron Eagle Box Office: $24,159,872
Top Gun is the movie that put Tom Cruise on the map after he played fighter pilot Maverick. But this wasn’t the only fighter pilot epic of the ‘80s and during the same year Iron Eagle was released. The film was more of a straight drama than Top Gun which injected romance and action heroism to the mix. That may be why the adventures of Maverick and Goose are still remembered to this day — and are getting the remake treatment in 2019!