The Worst Tom Cruise Movie of All Time, According to Critics

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He's been a romantic lead, an action star, and a household name, but that doesn't mean Tom Cruise hasn't made some career mistakes along the way. No, we're not talking about the controversies in his personal life, which have made him occasional tabloid fodder over the past few decades, but rather the films he's starred in that critics overwhelmingly rejected. Based on the reviews, we're looking at the worst Tom Cruise movies of all time.

We consulted Rotten Tomatoes' ranking of every Tom Cruise film, then headed right to the bottom of the list. The following 16 movies represent the worst reviews the A-lister has ever gotten—even though they include some of his most iconic roles. It's also worth noting that because Rotten Tomatoes ranks films based on an algorithm that weights the number of reviews and the critics surveyed, some movies with higher scores might be ranked below lower scoring entries. Read on to see if any of your favorite Cruise performances earned critics' ire, and for more bad movies with big stars, check out The Worst Will Smith Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

16

Valkyrie (2008)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62 percent

15

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57 percent

14

Top Gun (1986)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

13

Oblivion (2013)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

12

Knight and Day (2010)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52 percent

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11

All the Right Moves (1983)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent

10

Far and Away (1992)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50 percent

9

Rock of Ages (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43 percent

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8

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42 percent

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7

Days of Thunder (1990)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38 percent

6

Legend (1985)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38 percent

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5

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38 percent

4

Lions for Lambs (2007)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27 percent

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3

Losin' It (1983)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20 percent

2

The Mummy (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 16 percent

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1

Cocktail (1988)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

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