The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies Films

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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    - 135
    A Few Good Men

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

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  2. 2
    + 510
    - 130
    Rain Man


    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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  3. 3
    + 582
    - 153
    Top Gun


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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  4. 4
    + 468
    - 161
    Jerry Maguire

    most listed
    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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  5. 5
    + 409
    - 144
    Minority Report


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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  6. 6
    + 377
    - 145
    Risky Business


    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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  7. 7
    + 385
    - 148
    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol


    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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  8. 8
    + 425
    - 133
    Mission: Impossible


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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  9. 9
    + 353
    - 145
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles


    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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  10. 10
    + 331
    - 154
    Collateral


    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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  11. 11
    + 398
    - 144
    The Last Samurai


    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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  12. 12
    + 274
    - 149
    Born on the Fourth of July
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  13. 13
    + 308
    - 136
    Mission: Impossible III


    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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  14. 14
    + 319
    - 133
    The Firm


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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  15. 15
    + 242
    - 125
    The Color of Money


    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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  16. 16
    + 258
    - 163


    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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  17. 17
    + 238
    - 117
    The Outsiders


    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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  18. 18
    + 299
    - 174
    War of the Worlds


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  19. 19
    + 280
    - 126
    Cocktail


    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon

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  20. 20
    + 273
    - 79
    Edge of Tomorrow

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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  21. 21
    + 271
    - 138
    Mission: Impossible II


    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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  22. 22
    + 217
    - 139


    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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  23. 23
    + 193
    - 168
    Magnolia

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  24. 24
    + 224
    - 136
    Days of Thunder


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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  25. 25
    + 195
    - 140
    Far and Away


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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  26. 26
    + 228
    - 142
    Oblivion


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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  27. 27
    + 220
    - 175


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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  28. 28
    + 241
    - 101

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

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  29. 29
    + 93
    - 18

    ranked low on reranks & added by Valley Forge
    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

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  30. 30
    + 136
    - 113


    Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

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  31. 31
    + 147
    - 117


    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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  32. 32
    + 199
    - 138


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

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  33. 33
    + 140
    - 133


    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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  34. 34
    + 142
    - 156


    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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  35. 35
    + 181
    - 158
    Eyes Wide Shut


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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  36. 36
    + 126
    - 122


    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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  37. 37
    + 63
    - 139


    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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  38. 38
    + 64
    - 134


    Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long

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  39. 39
    + 22
    - 54
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    Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jessica Simpson

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