Tom Cruise - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 74

Mission Impossible III (2006)
Mission Impossible III (2006)

A Chronology of Tom Cruise Movie Posters 1981-2013

With facts, ratings and videos.

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, New York, on July 3rd 1962.
He has been Oscar Nominated 3 times, for the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Magnolia (1999).

One of Hollywood's biggest stars Tom Cruise has appeared in 36 movies, this hub showcases poster art from 34 of them.

Taps (1981)
Taps (1981)

Taps (1981) Directed by Harold Becker. 126mins.

George C. Scott - General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton - Cadet Major Brian Moreland

Also starring Ronny Cox, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise as Cadet Captain David Shawn.

Based on the novel Father Sky by Devery Freeman, first published in 1979.

Golden Globe Nomination - Best Actor (Timothy Hutton)

Cost $13m - Box Office $35m

IMDB rating 6.5

The Outsiders (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)


The Outsiders (1983) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 91mins (114mins)

C. Thomas Howell - Ponyboy Curtis

Also starring Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise as Steve Randle.

Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton, first published in 1967.

Box Office $25.7m

IMDB rating 7.1

Risky Business (1983)
Risky Business (1983)


Risky Business (1983) Directed by Paul Brickman. 98mins.

Tom Cruise - Joel Goodsen

Also starring Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot and Curtis Armstrong.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor Comedy / Musical (Tom Cruise)

Cost $6.2m - Box Office $63.5m

IMDB rating 6.7

All the Right Moves (1983)
All the Right Moves (1983)


All the Right Moves (1983) Directed by Michael Chapman. 91mins.

Tom Cruise - Stefen Djordjevic

Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Charles Cioffi, Gary Graham and Chris Penn.

Box Office $17.2m

IMDB rating 5.7

Legend (1985)
Legend (1985)

Legend (1985) Directed by Ridley Scott. 94mins (114mins)

Tom Cruise - Jack
Mia Sara - Lili
Tim Curry - Darkness

Also starring David Bennent, Alice Playten and Billy Barty.

Oscar Nomination for Best Makeup.

Nominated for 3 British Academy Awards - Best Makeup, Best Costume Design and Best Special Effects.

Cost $24.5m - Box Office $15.5m (US)

IMDB rating 6.2

Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun (1986)


Top Gun (1986) Directed by Tony Scott. 110mins.

Tom Cruise - Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
Kelly McGillis - Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood

Also starring Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside and Meg Ryan.

The movie that made Tom Cruise a superstar and the top grossing film of 1986.

Nominated for 4 Oscars winning 1 - Best Song ("Take My Breath Away")

Cost $15m - Box Office $353.8m

IMDB rating 6.7

Top Gun - Trailer

The Color of Money (1986)
The Color of Money (1986)


The Color of Money (1986) Directed by Martin Scorsese. 119mins.

Paul Newman - Fast Eddie Felson
Tom Cruise - Vincent Lauria
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Carmen

Also starring Helen Shaver, John Turturro and Forest Whitaker.

Sequel to The Hustler (1961) and based on the novel by Walter Tevis, first published in 1984.

Nominated for 4 Oscars winning 1 - Best Actor (Paul Newman)

Cost $13.8m - Box Office $52.2m

IMDB rating 6.9

Cocktail (1988)
Cocktail (1988)


Cocktail (1988) Directed by Roger Donaldson. 104mins.

Tom Cruise - Brian Flanagan
Bryan Brown - Doug Coughlin
Elisabeth Shue - Jordan Mooney

Also starring Lisa Banes, Kelly Lynch, Gina Gershon and Laurence Luckinbill.

Based on the book by Heywood Gould who also wrote the screenplay.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Song ("Kokomo")

Cost $11m - Box Office $171.5m

IMDB rating 5.5

Rain Man (1988)
Rain Man (1988)


Rain Man (1988) Directed by Barry Levinson. 133mins.

Dustin Hoffman - Raymond Babbitt
Tom Cruise - Charlie Babbitt

Also starring Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock and Bonnie Hunt.

Nominated for 8 Oscars winning 4 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman).

Cost $25m - Box Office $355m

IMDB rating 8.0

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989) Directed by Oliver Stone. 145mins.

Tom Cruise - Ron Kovic

Also starring Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans, Frank Whaley, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe.

Based on the autobiography by Ron Kovic, first published in 1976.

Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Tom Cruise), winning 2 - Best Director and Best Editing.

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards winning 4 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Tom Cruise).

Cost $14m - Box Office $232.3m

IMDB rating 7.1

Days of Thunder (1990)
Days of Thunder (1990)


Days of Thunder (1990) Directed by Tony Scott. 107mins.

Tom Cruise - Cole Trickle

Also starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly.

Oscar Nomination for Best Sound.

Cost $60m - Box Office $158m

IMDB rating 5.6

Far and Away (1992)
Far and Away (1992)


Far and Away (1992) Directed by Ron Howard. 140mins.

Tom Cruise - Joseph Donnelly
Nicole Kidman - Shannon Christie

Also starring Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Cyril Cusack and Colm Meaney.

The last section of the film is set during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893.

Cost $60m - Box Office $137.7m

IMDB rating 6.3

A Few Good Men (1992)
A Few Good Men (1992)

A Few Good Men (1992) Directed by Rob Reiner. 138mins.

Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
Jack Nicholson - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Demi Moore - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway

Also starring Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak and J.T. Walsh.

Based on the 1989 Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin.

Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Editing and Best Sound.

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Tom Cruise) and Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).

Cost $40m - Box Office $243.2m

IMDB rating 7.6

The Firm (1993)
The Firm (1993)


The Firm (1993) Directed by Sydney Pollack. 154mins.

Tom Cruise - Mitch McDeere
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Abby McDeere
Gene Hackman - Avery Tolar

Also starring Hal Holbrook, Ed Harris, Wilford Brimley, Tobin Bell, Holly Hunter and Gary Busey.

Based on the novel by John Grisham, first published in 1991.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Supporting Actress (Holly Hunter) and Best Music (Dave Grusin).

Cost $42m - Box Office $270.2m

IMDB rating 6.7

Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Interview With the Vampire (1994)

Interview With the Vampire (1994) Directed by Neil Jordan. 123mins.

Tom Cruise - Lestat de Lioncourt
Brad Pitt - Louis de Pointe du Lac

Also starring Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Thandie Newton and Christian Slater.

Based on the novel by Anne Rice, first published in 1976.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Art Direction and Best Music (Elliot Goldenthal)

Razzie Award Winner for Worst Screen Couple (Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt).

Cost $60m - Box Office $223.6m

IMDB rating 7.5

Mission Impossible (1996)
Mission Impossible (1996)


Mission Impossible (1996) Directed by Brian De Palma. 110mins.

Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt

Also starring Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vanessa Redgrave.

Based on the hit TV series (1966-1973) created by Bruce Geller.

Cost $80m - Box Office $457.6m

IMDB rating 7.0

Jerry Maguire (1996)
Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire (1996) Directed by Cameron Crowe. 139mins.

Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire

Also starring Renée Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt and Jonathan Lipnicki.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Tom Cruise), winning 1 - Best Supporting Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.)

Nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards winning 1 - Best Actor (Tom Cruise).

Cost $50m - Box Office $273.5m

IMDB rating 7.2

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Directed by Stanley Kubrick. 159mins.

Tom Cruise - Dr. William 'Bill' Harford
Nicole Kidman - Alice Harford

Also starring Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija and Leelee Sobieski.

Adapted from the novella Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler, published in 1926.

Stanley Kubrick's last film, the great director died in his sleep from a heart attack, he was 70.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Music (Jocelyn Pook).

Cost $65m - Box Office $162m

IMDB rating 7.2

Magnolia (1999) Brazilian poster
Magnolia (1999) Brazilian poster


Magnolia (1999) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 188mins.

Starring Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards and Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise) and Best Song.

Golden Globe Nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise) and Best Song.

Cost $37m - Box Office $48.4m

IMDB rating 8.0

Mission Impossible 2 (2000)
Mission Impossible 2 (2000)


Mission Impossible 2 (2000) Directed by John Woo. 123mins.

Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt

Also starring Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh, Brendan Gleeson and Anthony Hopkins as Mission Commander Swanbeck.

Sir Ian McKellen was considered for the Anthony Hopkins role.

The film originally received an R-rating for it's violence, which was cut down to a PG-13.

Cost $125m (!) - Box Office $546.3m

IMDB rating 5.9

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Vanilla Sky (2001)


Vanilla Sky (2001) Directed by Cameron Crowe. 136mins.

Tom Cruise - David Aames

Also starring Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor and Tilda Swinton.

A remake of the Spanish film "Open Your Eyes" (1997).

Oscar Nomination for Best Song.

Cost $68m - Box Office $203.3m

IMDB rating 6.8

Minority Report (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Minority Report (2002)


Minority Report (2002) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 145mins.

Tom Cruise - John Anderton

Also starring Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Lois Smith and Peter Stormare.

Based on the short story "The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1956.

Oscar Nomination for Sound Editing.

Cost $102m - Box Office $358.3m

IMDB rating 7.7

Minority Report - Trailer

The Last Samurai (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003) Directed by Edward Zwick. 154mins.

Tom Cruise - Captain Nathan Algren

Also starring Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Koyuki, Timothy Spall and Billy Connolly.

Based on a story by screenwriter John Logan.

Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Mixing.

Nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards - Best Actor (Tom Cruise), Best Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe) and Best Score (Hans Zimmer).

Cost $140m - Box Office $456.7m

IMDB rating 7.7

Collateral (2004)
Collateral (2004)

Collateral (2004) Directed by Michael Mann. 120mins.

Tom Cruise - Vincent
Jamie Foxx - Max

Also starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg and Bruce McGill.

Adam Sandler and Cuba Gooding Jr were considered for the Jamie Foxx role.

Val Kilmer was cast for the Mark Ruffalo part but was still working on Oliver Stone's Alexander.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Jamie Foxx) and Best Film Editing.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Jamie Foxx).

Cost $65m - Box Office $217.7m

IMDB rating 7.6

War of the Worlds (2005) Japanese poster
War of the Worlds (2005) Japanese poster

War of the Worlds (2005) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 116mins.

Tom Cruise - Ray Ferrier
Dakota Fanning - Rachel Ferrier
Justin Chatwin - Robbie Ferrier

Also starring Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.

Loosely based on the novel by H.G. Wells, first published in 1898.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

Cost $132m - Box Office $591.7m

IMDB rating 6.5

Mission Impossible III (2006)
Mission Impossible III (2006)


Mission Impossible III (2006) J.J. Abrams. 126mins.

Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt

Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q and Simon Pegg.

Kenneth Branagh was considered for the villain.

Cost $150m - Box Office $397.8m

IMDB rating 6.8

Lions for Lambs (2007)
Lions for Lambs (2007)


Lions for Lambs (2007) Directed by Robert Redford. 92mins.

Robert Redford - Prof, Stephen Malley
Meryl Streep - Janine Roth
Tom Cruise - Senator Jasper Irving

Also starring Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg and Kevin Dunn.

Cost $35m - Box Office $63m

IMDB rating 6.2

Tropic Thunder (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder (2008) Directed by Ben Stiller. 107mins (121mins)

Ben Stiller - Tugg Speedman
Robert Downey Jr. - Kirk Lazarus
Jack Black - Jeff Portnoy

Also starring Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise as Les Grossman.

Ben Stiller originally wanted Keanu Reeves to play Tugg Speedman before taking up the role himself.

Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr)

Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actors (Robert Downey Jr & Tom Cruise)

Cost $92m - Box Office $188m

IMDB rating 7.0

Valkyrie (2008) German poster
Valkyrie (2008) German poster
Valkyrie (2008)
Valkyrie (2008)


Valkyrie (2008) Directed by Bryan Singer. 121mins.

Tom Cruise - Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Also starring Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann and Terence Stamp.

Based on real events, "Operation Valkyrie" the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler by the 'German Resistance' on 20th July 1944.

Cost $75m - Box Office $200.2m

IMDB rating 7.1

Knight and Day (2010)
Knight and Day (2010)
Knight and Day (2010)
Knight and Day (2010)


Knight and Day (2010) Directed by James Mangold. 109mins.

Tom Cruise - Roy Miller
Cameron Diaz - June Havens

Also starring Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano and Maggie Grace.

Gerald Butler and Eva Mendes were considered for the lead roles at one point.

Cost $117m - Box Office $262m

IMDB rating 6.3

Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011) Japanese poster
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011) Japanese poster
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol (2011) Directed by Brad Bird. 133mins.

Tom Cruise - Ethan Hunt

Also starring Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist and Josh Holloway.

The studio considered releasing the film without the name 'Mission Impossible' in the title.

The highest grossing Mission Impossible film and Tom Cruise's biggest grossing film of his career so far. Spielberg's War of the Worlds is his 2nd biggest.

Cost $145m - Box Office $694.7m

IMDB rating 7.4

Mission Impossible 4 - Trailer

Rock of Ages (2012)
Rock of Ages (2012)


Rock of Ages (2012) Directed by Adam Shankman. 123mins.

Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx.

Based on the Broadway rock musical which is set in 1987, featuring the songs of the 80's.

Cost $75m - Box Office $56.3m

IMDB rating 5.9

Jack Reacher (2012)
Jack Reacher (2012)

Jack Reacher (2012) Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. 130mins.

Tom Cruise - Jack Reacher

Also starring Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney and Robert Duvall.

Based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child, the 9th book in the Jack Reacher series and first published in 2005.

Fans of the books were disappointed in the casting of Cruise to play Reacher who is well over 6ft tall in the stories, but the author seemed happy with the decision saying "With another actor you might get 100% of the height but only 90% of Reacher. With Tom, you'll get 100% of Reacher with 90% of the height."

Cost $60m - Box Office $216.5m

IMDB rating 7.3

Oblivion (2013)
Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion (2013) Directed by Joseph Kosinski. 124mins.

Tom Cruise - Jack Harper

Also starring Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zoe Bell and Melissa Leo.

Based on the sci-fi graphic novel "Oblivion" written by Joseph Kosinski and set in a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Director Joseph Kosinski's only previous film was Tron Legacy which was a hit for Walt Disney in 2010.

Cost $130m - Box Office $283m

IMDB rating 7.1

Oblivion - Trailer

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Geekdom 3 years ago

I always love your hubs when they focus on one person. It is a fun way to see their body of work as well as how their choices in movies change. Thanks again for the fun Hub.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

Wow i didn't know tom cruise acted in so many movies, so professional and awesome acting skills, voted up


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Geekdom, Mhatter99, peachpurple, thank you for commenting on my Tom Cruise hub, always appreciated.

It is fascinating going through an actor's movie career and seeing how it develops, their roles getting more serious as they get older. Tom Hanks is one of the best examples, seen more as a comic actor when he was young he became one of Hollywood's most respected actors.

Thanks for posting!


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Funny, I don't particularly care for Cruise, but I guess I enjoyed more of his movies than I thought. Didn't like Top Gun or any of the Mission Impossible movies (side rant, movies that are impossible: helicopters flying in tunnels, et al-- movie ruined, if it wasn't already ruined). In any case, if I hadn't seen this list of posters, I would have forgotten enjoying Rain Man and some of Cruise's other movies. Seems like forever since Risky Business-- a guilty pleasure.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks David. appreciate the comment. Cruise isn't as popular as he once was, people only seem to want him to make Mission Impossible films these days. Audiences are flocking to see Les Miserables and Django Unchained instead of Jack Reacher. Lets see how well his next film Oblivion does. He was the biggest movie star in the world at one time.


Cogerson 3 years ago

Wow I can not believe that you have done a Tom Cruise hub....maybe his movies are finally wearing you down....lol. I have seen actually seen all of these movies except for his latest two...Rock of Ages and Jack Reacher. I remember the first time I noticed him.....he played the teenage virgin that falls in love with Shelly Long of all people in the comedy Losin' It.....which I actually saw at the theater.

I would say my favorite two Cruise movies are Magnolia and Tropic Thunder....both were not the standard Cruise hero movies he regularly makes.

Voted up and across the board.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Love him or hate him Tom Cruise was one of Hollywood's biggest stars and can't easily be ignored. He has worked with some of the best director's out there. But he is getting on a bit and new young stars have stolen a lot of his thunder over the years. The Oscar still eludes him.

Thanks as always for commenting Bruce.


Skin Deep 3 years ago

Thanks! Awesome!


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for commenting Skin Deep, it is appreciated.


sweetie 2 years ago

Ahhh... Such a handsome hung.... He is pretty... Then its obvio... His actions r prettiest

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