Whether you hate him or love him, there’s no denying that Tom Cruise has amassed a great fan following from the beginning of his career, acting with such perfection that almost all his movies prove to be a box office hit. The tireless Movie Star has been the center of attention and has been a celebrity hotshot for decades, delivering countless financial and critical acting successes in a mix of franchises. Of course, he’s faced his share of bumps and roadblocks over the last few years, but whenever he comes back with a movie – it is sure to become a hit. This article looks back at some of the best films from his acting career, still appreciated for his remarkable acting skills and talents.

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in The Color of Money (1986)

1The Color of Money (1986)

Kicking it to the classics, this Tom Cruise movie was the start of his amazing career and realization of his remarkable acting skills. It follows an interesting plot based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and is directed by none other than the famous, Martin Scorsese.

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988)

2Rain Man (1988)

Two years after working with Paul Newman in “The Color of Money”, Tom Cruise lined up alongside another tremendous acting legend, Dustin Hoffman. The movie’s old-school filmmaking flair is one-of-a-kind and definitely portrays one of Cruise’s best acting performances. The storyline revolves around a cross-country trip that changes the lives of both Dustin and Cruise (who are brothers in the movie).

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible (1996)

3Mission: Impossible (1996)

Generating 457.7 million USD in the box office, Mission Impossible (1996) is an American action spy film produced by (and starring) Tom Cruise, and directed by Brian De Palma. It is one of the first hardcore action movies featuring Tom Cruise. It soon developed into a franchise with more than five parts, with the most recent tom cruise movie being “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)”.

Magnolia (1999) Poster

4Magnolia (1999)

Labeled as “One of the best films of 1999” and popularized as “an amazing display of acting from Tom Cruise”, Magnolia is a dazzling story of multiple plots surrounding an ex-boy genius, a police officer in love, a famous lost son, a male caretaker, a young wife, and a dying father – all linking into one story.

Collateral (2004) Poster

5Collateral (2004)

Written by Stuart Beattie and directed by Michael Mann, Collateral (2004) is an American neo-noir crime thriller that displayed a very different and perhaps the most intriguing new facet in Tom Cruise’s career: playing as an unrepentant villain. It was labeled as “one of the most compelling films of 2014”.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

6Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Among Tom Cruise’s Latest Movies is this amazing action film, directed by Doug Liman and based on a screenplay adapted from a Japanese novel “All You Need Is Kill (2004)”. Cruise finds himself in a time loop after being killed in combat, sending him to back to the day preceding the battle before he dies. It grossed over $370 million, winning 7 awards from 29 nominations.

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