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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'The Last Samurai' (2003)
David James27/40

27. 'The Last Samurai' (2003)

The posters for this bloated epic featured Tom Cruise in Samurai garb, charging at the camera — but [spoiler alert] he is not the last Samurai in this movie. That honor belongs to Ken Watanabe, playing the leader of a rebellion against the Japanese government's attempts to Westernize society and do away with the bushido tradition. Watanabe steals the movie right out from under a somewhat listless Cruise, who plays the alcoholic American Civil War veteran and soldier-of-fortune who first tries to fight the resistance, then joins it. If you've ever wanted to see the star in kendo training gear, however, here's your chance.

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