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The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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The best all-time Tom Cruise movies show the iconic drama and action-movie star in his finest performances. Cruise is easily a contender as one of the greatest film actors of all time and these movies show exactly why. Tom Cruise is both an outstanding actor and one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood. He is also one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. After watching these movie clips, rank these according to how good Tom Cruise is acting.

Since his very first part in 1981 when he had a small role in "Endless Love," few Tom Cruise movies have not been notable but it was his role in 1983's "Risky Business" that made Tom Cruise a household name. His star power continued increase in the late 80s as he appeared in lead roles in films like "Top Gun" and "Legend."

Numerous other hits followed in the 80s such as "Rain Man" and "Born on the Fourth of July" leading into a powerful 90s of Tom Cruise movies like "Days of Thunder," "The Firm," "Interview with the Vampire" and "Mission: Impossible," a series that spawned several sequels. More recently, Cruise has seen success with great films like "Jerry Macguire," "War of the Worlds" and "Minority Report."

While it's pretty hard to find a bad Tom Cruise movie, he has not been immune to flops. Then again, the best movies for any actor, or the best movies of all time in general are often a matter of opinion. Share yours below by voting for the Tom Cruise movies you love best, adding any not listed or re-ranking this list your way.
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    A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

    the people's #1
    A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Rain Man Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Risky Business is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Collateral is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

  10. 10
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    Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Born on the Fourth of July is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Born on the Fourth of July

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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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    The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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    Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Cocktail Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon

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    Mission: Impossible II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Mission: Impossible II Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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    Far and Away is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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    Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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    Jack Reacher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Jack Reacher Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

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    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

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    Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Vanilla Sky Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

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    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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    Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

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    Legend is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Legend Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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    Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Austin Powers: Goldmember Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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    Lions for Lambs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Lions for Lambs Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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    Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long

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    Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jessica Simpson

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    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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