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
    + 387
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    the people's #1
    Cuba Gooding Jr., Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland

    ) open buy now
  2. 2
    + 396
    - 102

    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

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  3. 3
    + 353
    - 128

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

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  4. 4
    + 434
    - 118

    Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Clarence Gilyard

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  5. 5
    + 315
    - 115

    Cameron Crowe, Paul Thomas Anderson, Caroline Lagerfelt

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  6. 6
    + 297
    - 106

    Joe Pantoliano, Brett Baer, Megan Mullally

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  7. 7
    + 260
    - 115

    Javier Bardem, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

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  8. 8
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    - 106

    Emmanuelle Béart, Kristin Scott Thomas, Henry Czerny

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  9. 9
    + 273
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    Ving Rhames, Anil Kapoor, Tom Cruise

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  10. 10
    + 273
    - 110

    Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton

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  11. 11
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  12. 12
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    - 99

    Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn

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  13. 13
    + 231
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    Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell

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  14. 14
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    Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Seizō Fukumoto

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  15. 15
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    John Turturro, Iggy Pop, Forest Whitaker

    ) open buy now
  16. 16
    + 199
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    Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Jennifer Love Hewitt

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  17. 17
    + 185
    - 91

    Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage

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  18. 18
    + 233
    - 141

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  19. 19
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    - 93

    Elisabeth Shue, Louis Ferreira, Gerry Bamman

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  20. 20
    + 167
    - 105

    Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Tom Cruise

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robert Downey Sr., Julianne Moore, Ricky Jay

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  22. 22
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    Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Rade Šerbedžija

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  23. 23
    + 171
    - 100

    Robert Duvall, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly

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  24. 24
    + 175
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    Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Tom Cruise

    ) open buy now
  25. 25
    + 144
    - 111

    Bob Dolman, Rocco Sisto, Brendan Gleeson

    ) open buy now
  26. 26
    + 156
    - 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Edge of Tomorrow

    buy now
  27. 27
    + 170
    - 138

    Tara Lipinski, Tilda Swinton, Jason Lee

    ) open buy now
  28. 28
    + 107
    - 88

    Earl Hindman, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise

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  29. 29
    + 110
    - 93

    Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Tom Cruise

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  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, David Oyelowo

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  31. 31
    + 110
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    Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough

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  32. 32
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    Maggie Grace, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom Cruise

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  33. 33
    + 100
    - 108

    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Alice Playten

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  34. 34
    + 135
    - 131

    Sydney Pollack, Rade Šerbedžija, Nicole Kidman

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  35. 35
    + 99
    - 96

    Willie Nelson, Britney Spears, Sharon Osbourne

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  36. 36
    + 46
    - 107

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Peter Berg, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña

    ) open buy now
  37. 37
    + 55
    - 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Edge of Tomorrow

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  38. 38
    + 46
    - 109

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

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  39. 39
    + 14
    - 27

    Bill Paxton, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson

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  40. 40
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    No image
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