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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'Knight and Day' (2010)
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26. 'Knight and Day' (2010)

Cruise is the larger-than-life CIA agent, and his Vanilla Sky co-star Cameron Diaz is the civilian lady who winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets swept up in an absurd romance/action adventure. The concept is great – and it dares to utilize Cruise's physical comedy chops, which are surprisingly substantial – but despite the stars' rapport, the film seems more interested in overbaked action setpieces. That's part of the joke, of course: Cruise is sending up his Mission: Impossible antics here. But a little of that goes a long way, and too much of it goes nowhere at all. We will give the star bonus points, however, for gamely poking fun at his screen persona. 

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