Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies
Posted by Mac10 on July 23, 2008
As I was re-watching Mission: Impossible for the 20th time last night, I realized that Tom Cruise has been in a lot of good movies. Just because he’s crazy and a Scientologist doesn’t mean that Cruise can’t make some great films.
10. Risky Business-This movie inspired me to lose my virginity on a train. Since I grew up in a town without one, I did the next best thing. The bus driver sure didn’t appreciate it, though.
9. Cocktail-Most people criticize this movie because it has over-the-top performances, unbelievable dialogue, and a ridiculous premise. But that’s why I love it.
8. Last Samurai-This epic has largely been forgotten, but Cruise is great as an alcoholic, self-loathing white man who only finds happiness as a samurai in Japan. When the atomic bomb goes off, though, Cruise switches back to the right side. Also, my memory of this movie may be fallible.
7. Minority Report-Just a really cool movie. Plus, the pre-crime machine was the inspiration for the Nintendo Wii.
6. Vanilla Sky-This is one of those movies where you have no idea what’s going on. Even if the ending isn’t that great, I’ll take a movie that makes you question reality as well as Cameron Diaz’s hotness over almost all other action movies.
5. Jerry Maguire-The awesomeness of Cuba cancels out the terribleness of Renee, and Jay Mohr as Bob Sugar (aka Drew Rosenhaus) is one of the most underrated characters ever.
4. Rain Man-I usually despise Dustin Hoffman. There’s just something about his voice that makes me want to punch him. He is great in this movie, though, because he changes his voice to sound like me when I talk to a girl.
3. Mission: Impossible-It takes a couple viewings to actually understand the plot. Once you do, though, the movie is pretty incredible. The only thing I thought was missing was a sweet motorcycle fight, but luckily my complaint was heard by John Woo.
2. Magnolia-This movie is really, really, really depressing. And it’s amazing. It is Tom Cruise’s best acting job, and it taught me how to respect the cock.
1. A Few Good Men-Was Col. Jesup anti-Semitic or did he just hate Lt. Wynberg? Anyway, this movie is great all the way through, not just the memorable final courtroom scene.