Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked – Updated

From top guns to last samurais, impossible missions to Mummy hunts – we rate the movies of America's reigning movie star from worst to best

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'Jerry Maguire' (1996)
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8. 'Jerry Maguire' (1996)

"Show me the money!" Despite being a heartthrob and having an impeccable sense of comic timing, Cruise rarely did romantic comedies. (Does Risky Business count?) But he was the perfect choice for Cameron Crowe's comedy about a hot-shot sports agent who has a moment of conscience and gives up everything to start his own scrappy company — all the while falling for his assistant, a single mom played by a darling Renee Zelwegger. It's certainly one of the most quotable romcoms of all time, in part thanks to the power of the Cruise-Zelwegger chemistry and Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.'s turn as a lovably boisterous young football star.

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