Special Report

Tom Cruise's Biggest and Best Movies

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6. A Few Good Men (1992)
> Fellow leads: Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon
> Director: Rob Reiner
> Domestic box office: $141.34 million

In this stirring military courtroom drama, Cruise portrays an inexperienced lawyer who has to defend two U.S. Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine.

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5. Magnolia (1999)
> Fellow leads: Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman
> Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
> Domestic box office: $22.45 million

Cruise plays an unsavory motivational speaker teaching a course on how to pick up women in this psychological drama with an ensemble cast and interwoven story lines.

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4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
> Fellow leads: Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
> Director: Christopher McQuarrie
> Domestic box office: $195.04 million

“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” is the fifth installment in the spy film series. Cruise, as Ethan Hunt, is on the run from the CIA as he tries to prove the existence of the Syndicate, a freelance terrorist group made up of former intelligence officers from different countries.

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3. Rain Man (1988)
> Fellow leads: Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen
> Director: Barry Levinson
> Domestic box office: $172.83 million

This is the story of a selfish young hustler (Cruise) who discovers that he has an autistic savant brother, played by Dustin Hoffman, and ends up caring for him in spite of himself.

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2. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
> Fellow leads: Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
> Director: Doug Liman
> Domestic box office: $100.21 million

“Edge of Tomorrow” is a science fiction action film in which Cruise plays a military public relations officer forced to battle alien invaders. He enters a time loop in which he repeatedly has the same experience while attempting to defeat them.