Eighties Movies of Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise needs no introduction. He rose to fame during the early Eighties with stunning acting that set him apart from others. He has become a true legend of the silver screen, a cinematic icon from the Eighties. Here are 12 Movies from the Eighties Tom Cruise stars in

TAPS 1981

12 Movies from the Eighties Tom Cruise stars in. Released in 1981. Tom and his co-stars, Sean Penn and Timothy C. Hutton, had to take part in a 45-day stay with students at the Valley Forge military academy. The plot revolves around cadets doing the extreme to ensure their academy is not turned into condos.


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Endless Love 1981

Tom Cruise plays a supporting role as Billy in this 1981 production.

Endless love

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The Outsiders 1983

Tom plays Steve Randle in this high-pitched gang-action drama. The movie is co-starred by a host of familiar faces with the likes of Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, and Diane Lane.

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Risky Business 1983

Tom plays Joel, a Chicago teenager bored at home, going out for some distractions. It quickly turns into trouble for the young man. Also starring Rebecca de Mornay.

Risky Business

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Losin’ It 1983

Tom plays Woody, and the setting is 1965. He and a group of friends travel to Mexico for a party where they meet a divorced woman.

Losin’ it

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All the right moves 1983

Tom plays Stefen Djordjevic, a high school teen in a small town in Pennsylvania. He clashes with the head coach of the football team and struggles for a scholarship.

All the right moves

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Legend 1985

Tom plays Jack, and the setting is a fantasy world where he battles the Lord of darkness.


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Top Gun 1986

Starring Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Tim Robins, Tom plays the role of Maverick as a fighter pilot in the navy’s Top Gun pilot training program. One of the most iconic 80’s movies by many standards, with a memorable soundtrack.

Top Gun

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The color of money 1986

Starring as Vincent, Tom appears with Paul Newman in this 1986 “pool hustling” movie.

Colour of money

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Rain man 1988

Dustin Hoffman plays (Charlie Babbitt), the younger brother of Tom Cruise, who after the death of their father, is left with his older mentally challenged brother. The movie won 4 Oscars.

Rain man

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Cocktail 1988

Tom (Brian Flanagan), stars with Bryan Brown. The two men are taken on a journey to Jamaica where Brian meets Jordan Mooney played by the beautiful Elizabeth Shue.


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In the last movie of the 1980s Tom starred in, he played the role and biography of Ron Kovic. A soldier paralyzed during the Vietnam war and became an anti-war activist. The movie won 2 Oscars.

Born on the 4th of July (1989)

Born on the 4th of July

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Tom Cruise filmography – Wikipedia