Tom Cruise, born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, is an American actor and producer. He is considered one of the most successful and influential actors in Hollywood.
Here are Tom Cruise’s top 5 movies.
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
- Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
- Risky Business (1983)
1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” is the sixth installment in the popular action spy film series “Mission: Impossible.” The movie was released in 2018 and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
In “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, a skilled and daring secret agent working for the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The film follows Hunt and his team as they embark on a mission to recover stolen plutonium cores that could potentially be used to create nuclear weapons. Along the way, they must confront a mysterious terrorist organization known as the Apostles.
2. Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick is a 2022 American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, and David Ellison. The screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, from a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. The film is a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun, and stars Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, with Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer in supporting roles. In the film, Maverick is tasked with training a new generation of fighter pilots for a dangerous mission.
3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is the fifth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” film series. It was released in 2015 and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The film features Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, a skilled secret agent working for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF).
In “Rogue Nation,” Hunt and his team find themselves facing a highly skilled and dangerous organization called the Syndicate, which is intent on destabilizing the world order. As the IMF is disbanded and considered rogue by the CIA, Hunt and his allies go undercover to stop the Syndicate’s plans and prove the existence of the organization.
4. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” is the fourth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” film series, released in 2011. Directed by Brad Bird, the film features Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The movie also stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, and Michael Nyqvist.
The plot of “Ghost Protocol” revolves around Ethan Hunt and his team as they embark on a mission to prevent a nuclear war between the United States and Russia. After a bombing at the Kremlin, the IMF is disavowed, and the team must operate covertly to track down the real culprits and clear their names. The mission takes them to various locations, including Dubai and Mumbai, where they face intense action sequences and thrilling set pieces.
5. Risky Business
“Risky Business” is a comedy-drama film released in 1983, directed by Paul Brickman. The film stars Tom Cruise in a breakthrough role as Joel Goodson, a high school student who embarks on a wild and risky adventure while his parents are away on vacation.
The story revolves around Joel, a responsible and ambitious teenager who lives with his affluent family in the suburbs of Chicago. When his parents leave town, Joel seizes the opportunity to have some fun and let loose. He invites a call girl named Lana (played by Rebecca De Mornay) into his home, hoping to impress her and explore his newfound freedom.
Other top Tom Cruise movies are:
- Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
- Minority Report (2002)
- Rain Man (1988)
- The Color of Money (1986)
- Collateral (2004)
- Jerry Maguire (1996)
- A Few Good Men (1992)
- The Last Samurai (2003)
These films highlight Tom Cruise’s diverse range and his ability to excel in various genres, from action-packed blockbusters to thought-provoking dramas.