Best Tom Cruise Action Movies That Will Leave You Breathless

As a action hero I think Tom Cruise is everyone’s favorite. From back in 19s He is most recognizable and successful actors in Hollywood history. He is mostly known for his action movies. Admirable fact is most of the stunts of his films are done by himself. Really a talented guy. Obviously one of the enduring and most popular movie genres is action. In which he has starred many thrilling and memorable films of the past few decades. From “Top Gun” to “Mission: Impossible” to “Edge of Tomorrow,” Cruise has built a reputation as one of the greatest action stars of all time. In this article, we will explore some of Tom Cruise’s most iconic action movies you will definately enjoy.

Jack Reacher

Released On: 2012

Available On: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7.0

As a fan I would definitely recommend you to watch this film. In addition with action the movie is filled with full of thrilling elements. With a pleasant storyline this movie is definitely worth of a watch. The story is mostly rounded in a investigation of a shooting in which five peoples are found dead. As a former military police officer Tom Cruise’s  character started to investigate. As deep he goes into the case matters are getting more and more complicated. Basically a friend of the Tom Cruise character who was in the military for reason gets involved into some criminal activities but he left from all of those years ago. But the 5 murder case was pointed to him. As a charge of 5 murder Cruise’s friend gets arrested and for some reason his friend takes all the accusations on himself but Cruise only knows that he is lying. Why he is lying? Who killed all those 5 murders and why? Go check your self but I can assure you that you can’t guess what is in the ending awaits for you. With impressive action sequences and a gripping storyline, “Jack Reacher” is definitely keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

Top Gun Maverick

Released On: 2022

Available On: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 8.3

“Top Gun Maverick” is the sequel of the original Top Gun film released back in 1986. Also played by Tom Cruise. Top Gun Maverick is one of the hyped movie in 2022 and its worth of the hype. The movie is a masterpiece. Every scenes are so realistic and appealing. Events happening of the Tom Cruise’s character are very relatable. On top of action movies it is a kind of a drama. Tom Cruise has done incredible acting and most affectionate part is there are very little VFX has been used in this film that’s why every thing looks so realistic. The story is set after the events of the 1987’s Top Gun film. The story of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a skilled pilot in the United States Navy. In the new sequel Maverick returns to the Navy as a flight instructor and faces a new generation of pilots those he has to train to complete a very critical mission – they have to stop nuclear missiles situated in a valley. The only way to destroy them is by air. Enemies also have highly powerful air radar that will detect any flight above the valley and immediately destroy them. Tom Cruise’s character teach all his trainees how to flight to complete the mission. The story is no as simple as that. Being a teacher he also confront his past and deal with the consequences of his actions. With stunning aerial action sequences and a touching storyline, “Top Gun Maverick” is one of the best action movies of Tom Cruise.


The last samurai

Released On: 2003

Available On: Amazon Prime Video

IMDB Rating: 7.8

This movie is not like the traditional movies of Tom Cruise. The story is set in Japan during the late 19th century and follows the story of an American soldier named Nathan Algren, who is hired to train the Japanese army to fight against a rebellion. Along the way, staying on the Samurai culture he begins to question his loyalty to his own country. As he becomes more involved with the Samurai, Nathan must choose between his duty and his newfound beliefs. Throughout the beautiful cinematography, incredible battle scenes, and action sequences powerful performances questions about our loyalty, identity, and cultural clash. Really beautiful movie if you’re a fan of Tom Cruise and haven’t watch this film you are missing something. Frankly I would say story telling is amazing but if thwe creators add big more depth of all the charecters so that we can emotionally attach with them then yhis movie would be masterpiece. It has potentials.

Edge Of Tomorrow

Released On: 2014

Available On: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7.9

The concept of this film is uniqe. There’s a concept of Time Travel in this film but how they showcase it is definitely praiseworthy and you can’t understand what’s happening until you are continuing the storyline. I can guarantee you. You can’t edge of your seat until the end. In just few minutes this movie will engage you with the screen. The story is firstly revolved around William “Bill” Cage played by Tom Cruise who is a public relations officer for the military. For some reason he is forced into combat against an alien invasion. After being killed within minutes of landing on the battlefield, Bill finds himself caught in a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again. The interesting part is he have all the memories of his previous loops. So, by learning from every loops he learned and with a help of a skilled soldier, played by Emily Blunt, his knowledge of the future to become a better fighter and stop the alien threat. Pretty cool movie. Each characters are introduced with us has good depth, breathtaking action sequences, good story line I think this would be your one of the best Tom Cruise movies if you love scifi action movies.

Mission Impossible Series

Released On: 1996, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015, 2018

Available On: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 7.1, 6.1, 6.9, 7.4, 7.4, 7.7


Who doesn’t hear about Mission: Impossible series. It is an iconic action spy franchise with one of best combination of action and thrilling genre. Over two decades this franchise makes us entertained. At the beginning of the story we are introduced with the lead character Ethan Hunt. As a spy he has continued solving different cases on every movies. Each movies storyline  is different but is connected throughout the main antagonist. I am keeping the details of the plots are being kept under wraps otherwise movies will be spoiled I can

guarantee that you will not forget. All of these movies are Filled with high-octane action, complex espionage plots, and thrilling stunts. If until now if you haven’t watch any of the film of this franchise start from the beginning right now and thank me later. I think this is the right time to start the franchise because the 7th part Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning PartbOne is just knocking the door. It may release on 14th July 2023.

The Mummy

Released On: 2017

Available On: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 5.4

No, there’s no connection of classic The Mummy trilogy. The story starts from Tom Cruise’s charecter – Nick who accidentally awakens an tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess. Then the wrath of the princess slowly started to swallow the world. For the shake of plot many miseries are revealed. As Nick races against time to stop the mummy’s evil plan, he must also confront his own inner demons and protect those he loves. Frankly the story is very predictable but action sequences and story telling and the characters introduced with the film are looks so mythical type. Visuals are really amazing I think for one bore day and finding for a film to watch this film will atleast entertain you. The new movie  doesn’t deface the classic “The Mummy” trilogy. A decent combination of thrilling, adventure, horror and mythology makes it a classic Hollywood action movie definately.

In the Concluding Lines…

All of the Tom Cruise’s action movies in this list delivers an adrenaline-fueled experience. With impressive action sequences and a solid performance from Cruise.  He really prove himself as one of the most bankable action stars in Hollywood. While the plot may not seems the most original, the direction and cinematography elevate the movie and make it an enjoyable watch. Overall, if you’re finding for best Tom Cruise’s action movies don’t miss these.

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