The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies Films
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The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

List Criteria: If there is a Tom Cruise movie that you love, and I missed it, you are welcome to add it on.

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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    the people's #1
    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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  2. 2
    + 382
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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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  3. 3
    + 339
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    most listed
    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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  4. 4
    + 418
    - 114


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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  5. 5
    + 304
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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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  6. 6
    + 288
    - 101


    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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  7. 7
    + 253
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    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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  8. 8
    + 306
    - 104


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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  9. 9
    + 259
    - 113


    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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  10. 10
    + 246
    - 96


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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  11. 11
    + 259
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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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  12. 12
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  13. 13
    + 281
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    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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  14. 14
    + 220
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    Tom Cruise, Maggie Q, Keri Russell

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  15. 15
    + 174
    - 94


    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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  16. 16
    + 193
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    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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  17. 17
    + 222
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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  18. 18
    + 176
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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    + 211
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    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon

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  20. 20
    + 155
    - 103


    Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard

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  21. 21
    + 138
    - 123

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  22. 22
    + 188
    - 108


    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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  23. 23
    + 162
    - 98


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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  24. 24
    + 165
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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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  25. 25
    + 134
    - 109


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Clint Howard

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    + 141
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    ranked low on reranks
    Edge of Tomorrow

  27. 27
    + 104
    - 89


    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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  28. 28
    + 101
    - 86


    Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

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  29. 29
    + 161
    - 135


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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  30. 30
    + 162
    - 74

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

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  31. 31
    + 103
    - 121


    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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  32. 32
    + 92
    - 106


    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    + 128
    - 105


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

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  34. 34
    + 127
    - 131


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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  35. 35
    + 95
    - 93


    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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  36. 36
    + 39
    - 105

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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  37. 37
    + 47
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    Edge of Tomorrow

  38. 38
    + 41
    - 107

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long

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    + 9
    - 24


    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson

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