#37. Days of Thunder (1990)

- Director: Tony Scott

- IMDb user rating: 6.0

- Metascore: 60

- Runtime: 107 minutes

Directed by legendary action director Tony Scott (“Crimson Tide,” “Unstoppable”), this film stars Cruise as Cole Trickle, a hot-tempered race-car driver, and Nicole Kidman (who married Cruise the year of the film’s release) as Dr. Claire Lewicki.

The late Robert Ebert wrote in 1990 that this film is an “entertaining example” of what one might call a “Tom Cruise Picture,” noting that it relies on many of the effective elements that were included in films like “Top Gun” and “The Color of Money.”