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Top 10 Best Tom Cruise Movies Of All Time & How To Stream Them

All the best movies to cruise on into your next binge.

The best Tom Cruise movies to binge right now.

Few actors can impose such a difficult task when it comes to narrowing down their 10 best movies. With many blockbusters and cult classics under his belt – plus there seems to be no slowing him down- we have made the tough call to fit his best works into a top 10 list.

Here they are.

Rain Man (1988)

This masterpiece won 4 Academy Awards, respectively for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen; Best Director; Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the coveted Best Picture.

Even though the awarded actor, in this case, was Dustin Hoffman it goes without saying that it’s the pair that creates the perfect dramatic environment of the movie. Presenting the audience with a naive charming autist character combined with the arrogance and preponderance of Tom Cruise’s character this movie conquers the viewer’s hearts until today.

For its undeniable certified value, this timeless movie makes the top of our list.

IMDb: 8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% Audience Score

How to stream Rain Man

Magnolia (1999)

This one deserves to be on this list for a handful of reasons, but two are the most important: it differs from the majority of action movies by Tom Cruise and yet it gets just as many compliments from the critics and the audience.

Though it might not be a movie for everyone, it catches the attention of the refined cinephile with its intricate plot. The story of many different characters that end up connecting their narratives throughout the movie leaves the viewers deeply moved by the human quality of this piece.

It is a classic that deals with universal themes such as regret and forgiveness, resulting in a classic that got Tom Cruise nominated for Best Supporting actor at the Academy Awards.

IMDb: 8/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Audience Score

How to stream Magnolia

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

With the right amount of action and sci-fi, this is considered one of the best movies of Tom Cruise for its well-structured plot.

The narrative keeps the viewer interested together with the amazing editing work. The action can be seen both in the actual scenes and the fast-paced change of scenarios that contributes to the tension of the movie.

IMDb: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% Audience Score

How to stream Edge Of Tomorrow

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

There’s no way you haven’t heard or seen one or all of the Mission Impossible movies, but this one, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is the highest-grossing film of the franchise, as well as the most acclaimed by the critics.

With almost two and a half hours this movie certainly does not leave the viewers bored or the franchise fans disappointed. The impressive acting and the action-filled sequences created another successful Mission Impossible movie. Its immersive soundtrack and precisely choreographed fights are all the action one could ask for.

IMDb: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% Audience Score

How to stream Mission: Impossible- Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

The impossible mission, in this case, was to leave one more piece of this franchise out of the top 10.

This is the second highest-grossing film of the franchise, right after Fallout’s tremendous success. The action in this production might get the audience more thrilling sequences than a high quality video game. It delivers an exceptional visual impact, flawless action scenes and tons of adrenaline from the first to the last minute.

IMDb: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 76% Audience Score

How to stream Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

The Last Samurai (2003)

This acclaimed classic gifted the audience of the 2000s with a great script, alluring photography and a wonderful soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.

Combined with an emotional narrative, Cruise’s acting respectfully portrays the bravery of the Samurai and the richness of the Japanese culture. Dealing with friendship, honor, duty, love and tradition, this movie keeps audiences captivated until nowadays.

IMDb: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% Audience Score

How to stream The Last Samurai

Minority Report (2002)

Directed by the talented Steven Spielberg, this movie mixes sci-fi and action in a highly entertaining fashion.

The narrative is both exciting and intriguing, leaving the audience in an adventurous and futuristic world. The uniqueness of the plot and the appealing visual effects enable a captivating cinematographic experience that couldn’t be left out of this list.

IMDb: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% Audience Score

How to stream Minority Report

A Few Good Men (1992)

This 90s classic delivers beautifully designed dialogues and universal topics, such as honor, surrounded by an iconic cast. It is dynamic, balanced, and it engages the viewer into its dramatic and technically breathtaking scenes.

IMDb: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Audience Score

How to stream A Few Good Men

Top Gun (1986)

While Top Gun doesn’t have the same ‘critic’ as other Tom Cruise blockbusters it probably has the greatest cult status of them all.

Tom Cruise stars as Maverick, a fighter pilot that lives by his own rules. But this isn’t your standard war movie, Top Gun is also a love story, has a killer soundtrack, numerous one-liners and the most intense beach volleyball scene ever in a movie.

Also $179.8 million at the box office in 1986, there’s no denying Top Gun is among the best Tom Cruise movies of all time.

IMDb: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% Audience Score

How to stream Top Gun

Interview With The Vampire (1994)

We finish this list with another emblematic classic that blends horror, love and humor.

Interview with the Vampire plays with deep existential themes with the same mastery as it subtly discusses gender and sexuality. The characters are thoughtfully built and the plot is immersive and addicting.

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were a perfect fit for the roles and the result is a memorable classic for the ages to come.

IMDb: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 86% Audience Score

How to stream Interview With The Vampire

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