A Guide to Tom Cruise Films: The Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies
Dec 2, 2009
Everyone has a favorite actor or actress that they like to watch. While there may be many people who love Tom Cruise, there are also those who do not. There have been several great Tom Cruise movies that you should watch regardless if you are a fan of him or not. In this guide to Tom Cruise films you will learn the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies - so that you do not waste your time watching the rest.
Ranking number one on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies list is Minority Report. Based on a short story written by Philip K. Dick and Directed by Steven Spielberg. In Minority Report Tom Cruise plays Chief John Anderton and is in charge of a "pre crime" unit that arrests people for crimes that they have yet to commit - yet were foreseen by pre-cogs. Minority Report quickly picks up its pace when John Anderton (Tom Cruise) sees a red ball with his name on it - naming him as a murderer in less than 36 hours. Minority report is an action packed movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat as you watch it. Minority Report is a must see movie, even for those who do not like Tom Cruise.
See the full review, "Minority Report".
Directed by Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder is a movie about a the filming of a Vietnam War movie, however the actors end up getting into an actual conflict with drug dealers who they believe to be other actors. In Tropic Thunder, Tom Cruise plays Les Grossman, a studio executive. Although Tom Cruise is not a main character in Tropic Thunder, every scene he is in will have you laughing. Aside from having unbelievably funny lines that cannot be posted here due to offensive language, the most memorable scene is when Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) dances. Tropic Thunder is a hilarious movie that everyone should see at least once, if not twice, making it number two on the Top Ten Tom Cruise Movie list.
Based off of a novel and screenplay written by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles was directed Neil Jordan. In Interview with the Vampire, Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) turns Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) into a vampire then becomes his teacher. Two hundred years later Louis visit's journalist Daniel Malloy (Christian Slater), then tells him about his life. Tom Cruise does a fantastic role of bringing Lestat de Lioncourt's character to life right out of the pages of Anne Rice's novel. Although the film is seen through the eyes of Louis (Brad Pitt), Tom Cruise performs an unforgettable role as the villain Lestat, earning it's spot as number three on this Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie list.
See the full review, "Interview with the Vampire".
Directed by Edward Zwick, The Last Samurai a fantastic film set in the 1870's about American Civil war Captain Nathan Algren who travels to Japan to help crush a rebellion of Samurai using firearms. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) becomes captured by Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe). He ends up learning the ways of a Samurai and their Bushido tradition and laws of honor. Last Samurai is a captivating drama that will keep you fixated on your television screen, making it number four on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie list.
See the full review, "Last Samurai".
When playboy David Aames (Tom Cruise) celebrates his 33rd birthday, he quickly becomes infatuated with Sovia Serrano (Penelope Cruz), and accused of murdering his girlfriend Julie Gianni (Cameron Diaz). However he does not remember how anything happened. The truth to Vanilla sky will blow you away. Directed by Cameron Crowe, Vanilla Sky ranks in at number five on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies.
Based off of the popular television series and directed by Brian De Palma, in Mission Impossible spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) becomes accused of being a mole then is framed for the murder of his fellow agents. Mission Impossible contains all the right elements of action, drama, and suspense while staying true to the original series. Believe it or not, Tom Cruise is producing a forth film for the Mission Impossible franchise. In an industry where sequels tend to kill a franchise, the popularity of Mission Impossible helps bring this film to number six on this Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie list.
See the full review, "Mission Impossible".
Rain Man When Charlie Babbitt's (Tom Cruise) father passes away and leaves all his money to his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), the two end up taking a road trip. While Tom Cruise plays a major character in the film, Dustin Hoffman carries the weight in this heartbreaking movie that was directed by Barry Levinson and won four Oscars, making it number 7 on the Top Ten Tom Cruise Movies.
See the full review, "Rain Man".
Directed by Tony Scott, in Top Gun Maverick (Tom Cruise) competes against other fighter pilots to be the top of the class. Top Gun is filled with a bunch of great flight scenes, and considered a classic Tom Cruise movie, which is why it makes the Top Ten Tom Cruise Movies list.
See the full review, "Top Gun".
One of Tom Cruise's earliest roles, Risky Business is a funny movie. Directed by Paul Brickman, Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) is a teenager who meets Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) then embarks on an unusual business venture while his parents are away. Risky Business is one of Tom Cruise's first films, and is sure to have any viewer laugh, making Risky Business rank in at number 9 on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies.
See the full review, "Risky Business".
Based off of the novel by John Grisham and directed by Sydney Pollack, in The Firm Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) graduates from law school and enters the job market. He accepts an unbelievable offer from a law firm, then quickly learns why they pay so well. Mitch goes on the run from once he finally finds out The Firm's secret. The Firm is an exciting movie, however the book was better, making The Firm rank in at number 10 on the Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies.
See the full review, "The Firm".
David Leavitt is a Featured Writer on Examiner.com. He also writes for Associated Content. He would be more than happy to review a product for you or your company. Please contact him with any questions … more