List of Tom Cruise Movies

By Michelle - June 15, 2009 

Tom Cruise has been making movies since 1981. He made his acting debut playing a character named “Billy” in the 1981 film Endless Love starring Brooke Shields. It didn’t take long for Cruise to earn his first Oscar Nomination in 1984 for an unforgettable performance in the hit film Risky Business (1983). The film and his nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture catapulted Cruise to stardom. He went on the capture starring roles in hit films such as Top Gun (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Few Good Men (1992), Interview with a Vampire (1994), and Mission Impossible (1996), to name a few.

Today, the list of Tom Cruise movies have a total gross of $2.6 billion. Only Tom Hanks has done better. Tom Cruise’s top-grossing movie War of the Worlds (2005), earned a whopping $234,277,056 in domestic box office sales and $590 million around the around the globe. Tom Cruise movies have the power to bring in millions and the actor shows no signs of slowing down. Just think, in the last 10 years all but one of Tom Cruise’s movies grossed more than $200 million worldwide and in June 2006 Cruise took the No.1 spot on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful stars.

The following list of Tom Cruise movies features Tom Cruise’s biggest films by decade. Please note that this particular Tom Cruise movie list does not include independent films, student films, and commercials. The following lists feature Tom Cruise’s nominations and awards, salaries, and domestic box office sales.

Tom Cruise Films 1980-1990

Taps (1981)
Endless Love (1981)
Risky Business (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Losin’ It (1983)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Legend (1985)
The Color of Money (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Cocktail (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise Films 1990-2000

Days of Thunder (1990)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
The Firm (1993)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Magnolia (1999)

Tom Cruise Films 2000-2006

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Collateral (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Tom Cruise Oscar Nominations

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Nominated: 2000
For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1997
For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Actor
Year Nominated: 1990
For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tom Cruise Golden Globe Nominations and Wins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Year Nominated: 2000
Won For: Magnolia (1999)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1997
Won For: Jerry Maguire (1996)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1993
For: A Few Good Men (1992)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Year Nominated: 1990
Won For: Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Year Nominated: 1984
For: Risky Business (1983)

Tom Cruise Salaries for Top Films

War of the Worlds (2005) (20% profit participation)
The Last Samurai (2003) $25,000,000 + % of profits
Minority Report (2002) $25,000,000+
Vanilla Sky (2001) $20,000,000 + 30% of Profits
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $75,000,000 (gross participation)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $20,000,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $20,000,000 against 15%
Mission: Impossible (1996) $70,000,000 (gross participation)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) $15,000,000
Far and Away (1992) $13,000,000
Rain Man (1988) $3,000,000+% of gross
Top Gun (1986) $2,000,000
Risky Business (1983) $75,000

Domestic Box Office Sales for Tom Cruise Movies

Mission: Impossible III (2006) $133,501,348
War of the Worlds (2005) $234,277,056
Collateral (2004) $100,170,152
The Last Samurai (2003) $111,110,575
Minority Report (2002) $132,014,112
Vanilla Sky (2001) $100,614,858
Mission: Impossible II (2000) $215,397,000
Magnolia (1999) $22,450,000
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) $55,637,000
Jerry Maguire (1996) $158,047,411
Mission: Impossible (1996) $180,965,000
Interview with the Vampire (1994) $105,264,000
The Firm (1993) $158,300,000
Far and Away (1992) $58,883,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $141,340,000
Days of Thunder (1990) $82,700,000
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) $70,001,000
Rain Man (1988) $172,800,000
Cocktail (1988) $78,200,000
Top Gun (1986) $176,800,000
The Color of Money (1986) $52,293,000
Legend (1985) $15,502,000
Risky Business (1983) $63,500,000
The Outsiders (1983) $25,600,000
Losin’ It (1983) N/A
All the Right Moves (1983) $17,200,000
Endless Love (1981) $33,000,000
Taps (1981) $30,273,559

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