The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies Films
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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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Cuba Gooding Jr., Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland

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  2. 2
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    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

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  3. 3
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    most listed
    Lucy Liu, Cuba Gooding Jr., Warren Moon

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  4. 4
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    Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Clarence Gilyard

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    Cameron Crowe, Paul Thomas Anderson, Caroline Lagerfelt

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  6. 6
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    Joe Pantoliano, Brett Baer, Megan Mullally

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    Javier Bardem, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

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  8. 8
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    Ving Rhames, Anil Kapoor, Tom Cruise

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  9. 9
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    Emmanuelle Béart, Kristin Scott Thomas, Henry Czerny

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  10. 10
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  11. 11
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    Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton

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  12. 12
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    Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn

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  13. 13
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    Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Seizō Fukumoto

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  14. 14
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    Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell

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  15. 15
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    John Turturro, Iggy Pop, Forest Whitaker

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  16. 16
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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  17. 17
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    Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Jennifer Love Hewitt

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    Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage

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    Elisabeth Shue, Louis Ferreira, Gerry Bamman

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    Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Tom Cruise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robert Downey Sr., Julianne Moore, Ricky Jay

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    Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Bill Paxton, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson

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    Robert Duvall, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly

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  25. 25
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    Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Tom Cruise

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  26. 26
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    Bob Dolman, Rocco Sisto, Brendan Gleeson

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  27. 27
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    Tara Lipinski, Tilda Swinton, Jason Lee

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  28. 28
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    Earl Hindman, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise

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  29. 29
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    Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Tom Cruise

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    ranked low on reranks
    Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, David Oyelowo

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  31. 31
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough

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  32. 32
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    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Alice Playten

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  33. 33
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    Maggie Grace, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom Cruise

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    Sydney Pollack, Rade Šerbedžija, Nicole Kidman

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    new! & added by Valley Forge
    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

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  36. 36
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    Willie Nelson, Britney Spears, Sharon Osbourne

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  37. 37
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    Peter Berg, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long, Hector Elias

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