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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'Days of Thunder' (1990)

36. 'Days of Thunder' (1990)

Attempting to recapture that Top Gun magic (a questionable proposition to begin with; see No. 27), Cruise re-teamed with director Tony Scott and producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer for this rushed-into-production knockoff about a racecar driver who has to set aside his rebellious ways, learn to love, and achieve glory. Cruise does very little with his blandly-written role — the only bright spots are Robert Duvall as Cruise's mentor, and Nicole Kidman (the future Mrs. Cruise) as his love interest.

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