Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked

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

'The Last Samurai' (2003)
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David James25/36

25. '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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