11. Jerry Maguire (1996)
> Fellow leads: Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston
> Director: Cameron Crowe
> Domestic box office: $153.95 million
Cruise plays the title role in this story of a successful sports agent who has a crisis of conscience and starts his own firm with one employee and one key client.
10. American Made (2017)
> Fellow leads: Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons
> Director: Doug Liman
> Domestic box office: $51.34 million
This action comedy tells the story of an airline pilot who flew missions for the CIA and became a drug smuggler in the 1980s. In order to avoid jail time he becomes an informant for the DEA.
9. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011)
> Fellow leads: Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton
> Director: Brad Bird
> Domestic box office: $209.40 million
This is the fourth installment in the spy film series. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team have to locate an extremist who gains access to Russian nuclear codes when a mission goes wrong, resulting in the bombing of the Kremlin.
8. Collateral (2004)
> Fellow leads: Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
> Director: Michael Mann
> Domestic box office: $100.17 million
In this neo-noir thriller directed by Michael Mann, Cruise plays Vincent, a remorseless hitman on a contract killing spree in Los Angeles — an atypical role for him.
7. Minority Report (2002)
> Fellow leads: Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Domestic box office: $132.02 million
“Minority Report” is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on a story by acclaimed writer Philip K. Dick. Cruise plays the head of the futuristic PreCrime police department, which tracks down perpetrators before they commit their offenses.