We all grew up loving (and still do) Tom Cruise. He is one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood and has been part of many successful ventures such as Interview with the Vampire, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky and Eyes Wide Shut. Tom Cruise has been nominated three times for an Academy Award but is yet to win one. We bring you his top 9 must-watch movies.
#9 Collateral (2004)
It was Michael Mann’s Collateral that offered the most fascinating new face of all: Cruise as unapologetic villain. But Collateral’s power comes from Mann throwing Cruise against some of the most wonderfully filmed night time shots of Los Angeles.
#8 The Color of Money (1986)
The Color of Money would not have worked, but it did. The Color of Money activated a fair bit of significant dissention on its release, and Newman was able to bring out the best in the young, charismatically toothy Cruise.
#7 Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
With 1989’s Born on the Fourth of July, Cruise surprised his naysayers by turning in the most traumatic performance, devoting so intensely to his depiction of paralyzed Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic that he almost injected himself with a solution that would have obtained impermanent paralysis.
#6 Rain Man (1988)
Cruise was seen alongside another acting legend Dustin Hoffman in Barry Levinson’s Rain Man. The entire thing is extracted together with such completely gorgeous old-school picture making style that spectators and critics were immobilized to resist.
#5 Minority Report (2002)
Report raises some motivating questions about the moral implications of untrammeled skill, and its dystopian view — not to talk about the thick, prickly plot — constituted something of fruition. More significantly, the movie skimmed more than $350 million in universal grosses and shimmering reviews.
#4 Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow provides an ingenious immunity to the rule, taking your touchstone tale of a army major (Tom Cruise) felled into disastrous combat against an invincible alien invasion and injecting the old genus tropes with a strong dose of, well, playability, by adding up a tale wrinkle that leaves Cruise’s William Cage gifted with the aptitude to keep “restarting” after death.
#3 Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)
The release of 2015’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation put long time Cruise in control of the M: I machine and presented over two hours of white-knuckle excitement that began with its star sticking to the side of an Airbus at 1,000 feet and in some way coped to keep going from there.
#2 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol came 5 years after the 3rd movie in the series, and the odds were not exactly in its favour. But Ghost Protocol finished being not only a hit with critics and audiences; it brought with it the maximum Tomatometer rating in the complete franchise to go with its enormous $693 million universal gross.
#1 Risky Business (1983)
It was not his first movie, but for the majority of us, Risky Business is Ground Zero for Tom Cruise’s recognition — and for excellent reason. The iconic scene in which Cruise’s Joel Goodson rejoices his parents’ journey out of town by dancing about the house in his underwear. It is been collocated in with a lot of T&A-fuelled teen comedies of the decade.