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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 Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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624 169
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Rain Man Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

738 184
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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

572 208
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Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

506 189
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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

471 179
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Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

520 164
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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

484 179
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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

426 186
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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

337 185
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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

416 188
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

394 157
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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

369 166
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Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

315 200
Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

381 105
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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

352 219
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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

289 142
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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

347 156
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Cocktail Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon

271 160
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

316 174
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Mission: Impossible II Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

232 199
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Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

280 169
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Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

167 41
Mission: Impossible 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Valley Forge added Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

341 123
Jack Reacher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Jack Reacher Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike

296 166
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Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

278 203
Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Vanilla Sky Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

242 166
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Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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256 162
Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Knight and Day Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

185 141
All the Right Moves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
All the Right Moves Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

165 135
Taps is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Taps Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

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Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

170 164
Legend is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Legend Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

161 193
Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

147 155
Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
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73 173
Lions for Lambs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Lions for Lambs Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

73 160
Losin' It is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
Losin' It Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long

15 74
Endless Love is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies
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American Made Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson

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MichaelChoi added The Mummy Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis