Cruisin’ Tom

If you hear Hollywood, who comes to your mind first? If you think about Tom Cruise every time you hear Hollywood, you are one of the many Singaporeans who idolize him. His movies and his longevity in the industry speak it all. What Tom Cruise movies left a mark in you?


Before tackling his films, it is imperative that you know things about him. Tom Cruise is an actor and producer. He was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. This year, he will be turning 52. He made tons of films which gained him 3 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. He started at the age of 19. He married thrice and got divorced thrice. It did not stop him from making great films.

Now that you know some personal details about him, it is time to familiarize yourself with his films. Every Singaporean should know this. Here are some films of Tom Cruise than transcend through time:

  • Risky Business: The movie was screened in 1983. You will see the charming and young Tom Cruise dancing by himself. The movie proved that he can do comedy.
  • Top Gun: The movie was screened in 1986. The movie was all about a new generation of fighter pilots. Cruise proved that his cockiness can go far.


  • The Colour of Money: The movie was screened in 1986. The Colour of Money followed after the success of Top Gun.
  • Born on the 4th of July: The movie was screened in 1989. The movie proved that Tom Cruise can make heart breaking performance. The movie is all about a paralyzed soldier.
  • Jerry Maguire: The movie was screened in 1996. Women cannot forget this movie because of the heartthrob character and his “you complete me” line. Tom made this romantic comedy memorable.
  • Magnolia: The movie was screened in 1999. This movie made Tom’s third Oscar nomination. Tom’s character here is uncanning.
  • Minority Report: The movie was screened in 2002. This was the beginning of Tom’s fascination to science-fiction movies. The film was produced by Steven Spielberg.
  • Collateral: The movie was screened in 2004. Tom played the villain this time. He was the sociopath who kills for a living.
  • Tropic Thunder: Tropic Thunder was screened in 2008. The movie was brilliant and full of emotion from Tom’s cold eyes to his dance.

His latest film is titled “Edge of Tomorrow”. You can watch it starting on June 5, 2014. The movie boasts of science-fiction events that will stir your imagination.


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