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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 Tom Cruise, Demi Moore Jack Nicholson

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Rain Man Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman Valeria Golino

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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan Val Kilmer

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Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu Renée Zellweger

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise Colin Farrell

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Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally Rebecca De Mornay

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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight Vanessa Redgrave

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

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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx Jason Statham

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly Timothy Spall

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

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman Gary Busey

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Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell Michelle Monaghan

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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Bill Paxton

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The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman Martin Scorsese

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt Robert Downey Jr.

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman Channing Tatum

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage Diane Lane

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Cocktail Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue Gina Gershon

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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh Eddie Izzard

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Mission: Impossible II Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins Thandie Newton

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Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Robert Duvall

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Jack Reacher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Jack Reacher Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall Rosamund Pike

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Mission: Impossible 5 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner Simon Pegg

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Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman Olga Kurylenko

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Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Brendan Gleeson

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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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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Knight and Day Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise Maggie Grace

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Taps is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Taps Tom Cruise, Sean Penn George C. Scott

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All the Right Moves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
All the Right Moves Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson Craig T. Nelson

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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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Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Stanley Kubrick

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Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones Alec Baldwin

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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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Losin' It is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Losin' It Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley Shelley Long

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Celebrity News Reels: Hollywoo... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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Endless Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
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