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Saturday, May 14

Top Gun” (1986), 8-10:30 p.m., CBS. Tom Cruise’s career was off to a good start, with a dandy comedy (“Risky Business”) and some dramas. Then this film shot it into the stratosphere. Playing a cocky pilot, Cruise was surrounded by director Tony Scott’s flashy visuals, plus soaring music, macho-guy dialog and strong support from Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis and more. The result was the year’s top box-office draw; it’s back, two weeks before its sequel reaches theaters.

“Finding Dory” (2016), 8-10 p.m., ABC. Most Saturdays, the broadcast networks are content to rerun some series episodes. Tonight, instead, they have popular movies — “Top Gun” on CBS and this animated “Finding Nemo” sequel. Also today, HBO has “Matrix Resurrections” (2021) at 8 p.m. and the Paramount Network has the original Indiana Jones trilogy; that’s at 1 (1981), 3:30 (1984) and 6 p.m. (1989), repeating at 8:30 and 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

“Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U,” 9:55 p.m. Freeform. At 19, Rodrigo has piled up success. That includes two No. 1 singles, two more in the top 10, three Grammys (including best new artist) and more. Now she’s made this movie-length video, which is on Disney+; against the backdrop of a road trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, it views the making of her album.

“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Like Rodrigo, Selena Gomez was a Latina teen on Disney shows, soon juggling music and acting. Now, at 29, she has her second “Only Murders in the Building” mini-series coming up next month. Here’s her first turn hosting “SNL.” Post Malone is the music guest; Gomez did that once, in 2016.

ALSO: If you missed the debut of “Navalny,” catch the rerun at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. It follows Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who survived one assassination attempt and risked another; midway in the film is the stunning moment when he tricks a scientist into virtually confessing by phone. Also at 9 is a rerun of Fox’s “Domino Masters” finale; it follows an 8 p.m. rerun, which offers an overview of the “Masked Singer: season.

This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Saturday TV's Best Bets