At the height of WWII, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) assembles a group of high-ranking Nazi officers to carry out a plot intent on assassinating Hitler (David Bamber) and seizing control of the military in order to end the war. Codenamed "Valkyrie," after Hitler's own emergency plan to address a revolt against the German government, the operation is seen as the last chance to stop a mad man and bring justice and honor back to Germany. With everything seemingly in place and millions of lives hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg must take matters into his own hands and accepts the charge of killing Hitler himself. Directed by Bryan Singer. With Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson and Kenneth Branagh. Categories: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2008.
Tom Cruise in Valkyrie
With two of his former students under fire in Afghanistan, idealistic professor Dr. Malley (Robert Redford) attempts to make an impression on a privileged but disaffected student (Andrew Garfield). Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., TV journalist Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) is close to breaking a huge story provided to her by Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), a charismatic presidential hopeful. Directed by Robert Redford. With Derek Luke, Michael Peña and Peter Berg. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
Tom Cruise in Lions for Lambs
Former IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is engaged and set to be married when he is called back into action to rescue his former protege (Keri Russell). During the mission, Ethan learns of internal corruption at the IMF, which leads to his fiancée (Michelle Monaghan) being kidnapped. Unsure of who to trust, Ethan faces off with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in order to save the life of the woman he loves, protect the free world and keep his identity a secret. Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q and Laurence Fishburne. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III
Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) has seen better days. Estranged from his family, he is left to care for his son (Justin Chatwin) and daughter (Dakota Fanning) when his ex-wife leaves town. The kids aren't happy and neither is he. When disaster strikes in the form of an alien invasion, Ray must rise to extraordinary heights as he attempts to save his family from extraterrestrial invaders of enormous power. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds
A cab driver named Max (Jamie Foxx) has his mundane life interrupted when he is taken hostage by Vince (Tom Cruise), an engaging contract killer making his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. Max is too afraid to act at first, but as the seriousness of what is happening becomes apparent, he decides he must find a way to save both himself and one last victim. Directed by Michael Mann. With Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill and Debi Mazar. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Tom Cruise in Collateral
Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a hero of the American Civil War, has become a self-destructive alcoholic, disillusioned by his role in the bloody Indian Campaigns. Far away in Japan, Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), the last leader of the Samurai, sees that his centuries-old way of life is about to come to an end. The paths of these two warriors converge when Algren is hired to train Japan's first modern army. Seeing that the Japanese government intends to eradicate Katsumoto's men, Algren leaves his post and chooses to fight beside the Samurai in an attempt to regain his honor and save his soul. Directed by Edward Zwick. With William Atherton, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall, Shin Koyamada and Koyuki. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2003.
Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai
In a future where criminals are caught before they commit a crime using premonitions of three precognitive triplets, John Anderton (Tom Cruise) works as an officer in the special unit responsible for capturing would-be criminals. But, when John himself is accused, he sets out on a one man crusade to prove his innocence using any means necessary. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Steve Harris, Neal McDonough and Colin Farrell. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Year: 2002.
Tom Cruise in Minority Report
David Aames (Tom Cruise) is a wealthy, charismatic publishing executive who lives his life with little regard for others. Everything changes in an instant when a terrible car accident caused by his his sometimes-lover Julie (Cameron Diaz) leaves him disfigured and horribly depressed. Just when he has lost hope, David reconnects with Sofia Serrano (Penélope Cruz), a beautiful women whom he fell in love with after a brief meeting at a party. But, things are not quite what they seem, and eventually David's grasp on reality begins to weaken. Charged with Sophia's murder, David is interviewed by Dr. McCabe (Kurt Russell), and slowly begins to piece together what really happened to him. Directed by Cameron Crowe. With Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall and Tilda Swinton. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery. Year: 2001.
Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky
IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must retrieve a deadly genetically created disease known as Chimera befre it is released on an unsuspecting public. Opposing him is a gang of terrorists led by a rogue IMF agent (Dougray Scott), who want nothing more than the destruction of humanity. During Hunt's work with the master thief Nyah (Thandie Newton), she is infected with the disease, forcing Hunt to step up his quest to save her life and the world. Directed by John Woo. With Ving Rhames, Anthony Hopkins and Dominic Purcell. Categories: Action, Thriller, Adventure. Year: 2000.
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible II
After his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she saw briefly while the two were vactioning in Cape Cod, Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) is haunted by the idea of his wife being with another man. Pushed to an emotional brink, Bill finds himself in increasingly sexually charged situations as he succombs to an obsession with living out his fantasies. Eventually, Bill finds himself at a mysterious party at a huge mansion where masked participants engage in group sex. After being discovered as an outsider, Bill realizes that he is in over his head and that his life and marriage are in grave danger. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Sydney Pollack and Todd Field. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1999.
Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut
Nine people who share a connection to a children's game show find their lives intertwined during one random day in the San Fernando Valley. Through a series of chance encounters, coincidences and unforeseen drama, each experiences drastic changes in their lives before a strange and totally unexpected climax. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards, Melora Walters, Jeremy Blackman and Alfred Molina. Categories: Drama. Year: 1999.
Tom Cruise in Magnolia
After suffering a nervous breakdown as a result of stress and a guilty conscience, fast-talking sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is fired from his high-paying job at a top management firm. Intent to start an agency of his own, Jerry is left with only one client, cocky wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), and a single employee, single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger). As Jerry does his best to get Tidwell the contract he deserves, he grows closer to Dorothy and her son, Ray (Jonathan Lipnicki), and realizes that there are more important things than money. Directed by Cameron Crowe. With Jay Mohr, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Regina King and Bonnie Hunt. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports. Year: 1996.
Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire