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Title: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: 1SO on October 01, 2017, 08:54:24 AM
1. A Few Good Men
2. Magnolia
3. Jerry Maguire
4. Interview With the Vampire
5. Eyes Wide Shut
6. Mission: Impossible III
7. Rain Man
8. Top Gun
9. Tropic Thunder
10. Edge of Tomorrow
11. Collateral
12. Taps
13. Born on the Fourth of July
14. The Firm
15. Mission: Impossible
16. Minority Report
17. War of the Worlds
18. The Color of Money
19. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
20. Valkyrie
21. Risky Business
22. Austin Powers in Goldmember
23. Jack Reacher
24. The Mummy
25. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
26. The Outsiders
27. Far and Away
28. Days of Thunder
29. Oblivion
30. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
31. Vanilla Sky
32. All the Right Moves
33. Endless Love
34. The Last Samurai
35. Mission: Impossible II
36. Losin' It
37. Knight and Day
38. Cocktail
39. Legend


Have Not Seen:
American Made
Lions For Lambs
Rock of Ages
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 01, 2017, 02:59:50 PM
This is one of the rare Top 5s of the show to make it to the sub-board. If anyone is wondering, his performance in American Made is okay but far from his best. I'd say a lot of the problems come from the writing but something's off with him too.
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: AliceGuyBlache on October 02, 2017, 12:21:12 AM
1. Interview with the Vampire
2. Born on the Fourth of July
3. Tropic Thunder
4. Collateral
5. Eyes Wide Shut

Honorable Mentions: Magnolia, Top Gun, War of the Worlds, Rain Man (I would even argue that his performance here is better than Hoffman's), Mission: Impossible
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2017, 01:22:33 AM
1. A Few Good Men
2. Vanilla Sky
3. Rainman
4. War of the Worlds
5. Edge of Tomorrow
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 02, 2017, 03:55:31 AM
Now I want to watch Interview. My Shocktober watchlist is getting too long...
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2017, 10:15:47 PM
I'm surprised to see Interview topping a list as well. I wish the film interested me more, then it would be an easy viewing.
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 03, 2017, 07:26:16 AM
Magnolia
Interview With the Vampire
Edge of Tomorrow
Top Gun
Eyes Wide Shut


What these all have in common is that I have watched them more recently than the other ones. I have no idea what Cruise was like in Minority Report or Mission: Impossible.

HM: Jerry Maguire, Good Men
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: oldkid on October 03, 2017, 02:48:22 PM
Magnolia
Collateral
A Few Good Men

That's it.
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 03, 2017, 04:05:18 PM
Magnolia
Collateral
A Few Good Men

That's it.

Boooh.
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: oldkid on October 04, 2017, 04:51:20 AM
Sorry.  I'm just not a fan, except for those few performances.

Anyone remember his performance in Risky Business?  It's been so long for me.
Title: Re: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
Post by: 1SO on October 04, 2017, 03:16:12 PM
If anyone is wondering, his performance in American Made is okay but far from his best.

The kind of lesser performance that wins established stars the Academy Award.