Tom Cruise: 15 Greatest movies of all time

Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible: Fallout / Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures / Alamy
Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible: Fallout / Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures / Alamy /
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#3 Mission: Impossible

Box Office Earnings: Mission: Impossible, the action classic, premiered on May 22, 1996, collecting $457.6 million worldwide ($180.9 million domestically, $276.7 million overseas). Clearly, a highly successful franchise was born.

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Critical Acclaim: At Rotten Tomatoes, Mission: Impossible scored 62% Fresh. This is proof a movie does not need a high score from critics to become a series. The movie also didnt’ score many Award nominations, but that’s all fine with fans, the franchise is still incredibly popular — a sixth film is due in theaters soon!

 About the Role: Mission: Impossible wastes no time in kicking into action. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is framed for the death of his colleagues, branded a traitor by his agency, the IMF. Super spy Hunt embarks on a dangerous journey to clear his name and get revenge for his fallen colleagues. The movie also stars Jon Voight, Henry Czerny, and Jean Reno.

Simply the Best: Mission: Impossible, the movie that started it all! It all began in 1996. The release dates for other films are 2000 (Mission: Impossible II), the third on 2006, Ghost Protocol in 2011, and Rogue Nation on 2015. The sixth, Fallout, will be in theaters July 27, 2018. This movie changed the action genre entirely, establishing groundbreaking stunts and visuals.