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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.

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

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    Rain Man

    1988 More
    100
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    Top Gun

    1986 More
    99
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    A Few Good Men

    1992 More
    99
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    Jerry Maguire

    1996 More
    98
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    Risky Business

    1983 More
    96
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    Minority Report

    2002 More
    88
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    1996 More
    83
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    1993 More
    81
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    2008 More
    79
  10. 10
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    1994 More
    79
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    the people's #1
    The Last Samurai

    2003 More
    78
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    1989 More
    78
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    2004 More
    78
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    1983 More
    77
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    2011 More
    76
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    1986 More
    75
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    1988 More
    75
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    niche appeal
    War of the Worlds

    2005 More
    70
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    2006 More
    68
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    1999 More
    67
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    2008 More
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    Days of Thunder

    1990 More
    65
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    2000 More
    64
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    1981 More
    62
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    All the Right Moves

    1983 More
    61
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    Vanilla Sky

    2001 More
    57
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    1992 More
    57
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    2013 More
    56
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    1985 More
    51
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    2002 More
    50
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    1999 More
    50
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    2012 More
    49
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    2010 More
    45
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    2007 More
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    controversial
    Losin' It

    1983 More
    39
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    Jack Reacher

    2012 More
    37
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    Red Dawn

    2012 More
    35
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    The Hardy Men

    30
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