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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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    A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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    Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Risky Business is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Collateral is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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    The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Born on the Fourth of July is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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    The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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    Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon

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    Mission: Impossible II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

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    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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    Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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    Far and Away is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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    Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

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    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

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    Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

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    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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    Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies


    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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    Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long

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    Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jessica Simpson

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    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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