20. 'The Outsiders' (1983)
Francis Ford Coppola's solid adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel about Sixties greasers is a landmark in the Chronicle of Eighties Hunkdom: Alongside stars C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, and Ralph Macchio, it also featured a supporting cast of newcomers such as Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, and, yes, our man Tom. Sporting some terrible teeth, Cruise actually looks downright homely against his fellow heartthrobs. Who'd have guessed that, among this Tiger Beat who's-who of a cast, he'd be the one to truly hit the stratosphere?