Lawyers for Paramount Pictures said that the retelling of the 1986 film breached its copyright.
But the decision has been derided on social media sites as heavy-handed.
The user had been posting updates, which included captions, for more than a month, but still had the majority of the film to cover.
A letter from the studio’s lawyers to Twitter dated 21 February read: “No-one is authorised to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use Top Gun without the express written permission of Paramount.
“Notwithstanding this, it has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via [Twitter].
“We request that you immediately remove all the Top Gun images from this website relating to the @555uhz user account.”