RANKED: The Top 26 Best Tom Cruise Films Ever Made

26. Far & Away (1992)


Far and Away was slammed by critics in 1992 for being a shallow, simplistic American epic. There’s some truth there, as director Ron Howard seems more interested in telling a weepy love story than he is in actually examining this particular period of history. However, that also sells short everything else the film has to offer. It’s beautifully shot, particularly the final land grab sequence. The score is memorable and moving. Cruise and Kidman’s natural chemistry elevates an otherwise very old-fashioned romance story. This isn’t anyone’s best work, but it’s still worth revisiting. You just have to look past Cruise’s very, very, very bad Irish accent.