Tom Cruise is undoubtedly one of the most popular actors of all time, with his career stretching over four decades and over $3 billion in box office dollars. Tom is a versatile superstar, appearing in comedies (Jerry Maguire, Tropic Thunder), serious dramas (Magnolia, Born on the Fourth of July), and even musicals (Rock of Ages). But Tom Cruise is probably most beloved for his many â€‹thrilling action movies. This summer, he returns in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION in one of the biggest action movies of the year. Also starring Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, and Rebecca Ferguson, the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise finds the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Cruise) out in the cold, as the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. Before you check out
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION in theaters July 31, here is a look back at some of Tom Cruise’s greatest action films of his career.
TOP GUN (1986)
As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
DAYS OF THUNDER (1990)
A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FRANCHISE (1996-PRESENT)
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
MINORITY REPORT (2002)
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)
A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns for yet another top-secret assignment as hot property screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim) takes over writing duties for the fifth installment of the phenomenally successful spy franchise.