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20. Oblivion (2013) Oblivion is something of a sci-fi hybrid, meaning it takes several tropes from the genre and just kind of smashes them all together. Still, we think critics got this one wrong. At the end of the day, the film is still more than a solid sci-fi story ... even if it kind of steals its twist from Duncan Jones' Moon. IMDB

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19. Mission: Impossible III (2006) Certainly not the worst of the MI series (that particular film didn't make our list), but not quite its best. This JJ Abrams-directed installment was a leap in the right direction, even if the family drama felt a little off brand for Cruise's Ethan Hunt. IMDB

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18. American Made (2017) Based on the story of Barry Seal, a pilot-turned-CIA drug runner, American Made hits the right kind of Saturday afternoon action comedy tone. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). IMDB

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17. Top Gun (1986) Sure, it's an iconic role with some iconic lines and more than a few iconic aviators. Still, maybe not the greatest Cruise filmlet's be honest. IMDB

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16. Mission: Impossible (1996) After decades of British spy thrillers, an American action espionage hero was born. Based on the 1966 TV series, Mission Impossible reimagined a cultural staple into a brand new (and decades-long) blockbuster franchise. IMDB

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15. Collateral (2005) Collateral is just classic Michael Mann: crime, cityscapes, nightscapes, and beautiful digital camera work. Watch for the direction, stay for Cruise and and co-star Jamie Foxx. The two just kill. Literally. IMDB

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14. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2016) At some point, MI just turned into an action fest and, probably, an excuse for Cruise to drive and fly and try new stunts. We don't mind at all. IMDB

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13. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) It was a tossup between Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, but we felt like the 2011 MI installment (c'mon with it's iconic skyscraper-scaling scene) edges out its successor. IMDB

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12. Tropic Thunder (2008) If Cruise had more of a leading role, we would put this in the top ten for sure. Ben Stiller's unabashedly offensive movie about making a movie may have been the first comedy we remember Cruise appearing in. And oh boy, does Cruise make an appearance. Definitely stay for the credits. IMDB

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11. Minority Report (2002) Based on the short story by Phillip K. Dick, Minority Report was the perfect high-concept sci-fi thriller with just the right amount of social reality. It was Black Mirror before Black Mirror. IMDB

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10. Edge of Tomorrow (2014) EOT may be the most criminally underrated sci-fi film of the past decade. Something like Groundhog Day meets Saving Private Ryan, the film manages to be totally original and infinitely rewatchable. It was probably the poor marketing campaign that kept this film under the radar. Shoulda stuck with the original graphic novel title: All You Need Is Kill. IMDB

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9. Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) While it may not be Cruise's best film, it's still his most famous role. Fallout is also arguably the best of the MI films, if only for its all-in action attitude. Face-swapping, stunt-defying, plotline-stupefying ... it's got everything that makes an MI film an MI film. Plus, Henry Cavill co-stars. IMDB

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8. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) Based on the book by Ron Kovic, this Oliver Stone film gave Cruise his first Oscar nomination. It also has a banging soundtrack and holds its own against the myriad of Vietnam dramas of the time. IMDB

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7. Jerry Maguire (1996) Semi-fictional sports agent Jerry Maguire, after having a moral epiphany so uncommon in the sports business world, breaks rank to start his own thing. IMDB

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6. Risky Business (1983) It's not just a quintessential Tom Cruise movie. It's also a quintessential piece of 80's cinema. And the film that spawned a thousand sock-sliding concussions. IMDB

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5. The Color of Money (1986) Maybe not one of Cruise's iconic roles, but still one of his best movies. The Color of Money finds Cruise across from pool shark Paul Newman (who won an Oscar for the performance) in Cruise's best supporting role since ... well, #1. IMDB

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4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) This was director Stanley Kubrick's final film, and, by god, was it something else. We never thought we wanted to see Cruise exploring an underground occult sex ring. But I guess we're glad we did? ... It's a weird movie. IMDB

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3. A Few Good Men (1992) The legal drama features perhaps the most famous courtroom scene in all of cinema. It also features Cruise at the top of his game, sparring with actors as formidable as Jack Nicholson. IMDB

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2. Magnolia (1999) As blockbuster action-oriented as Cruise has been for much of his career, he's worked with some incredible directors outside that genre. Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia is an epic of a film and worth all 3 mindblowing hours of your time. IMDB

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1. Rain Man (1988) If ever a Cruise movie deserved the word "classic," it's this one. 'Nough said. IMDB