Part of our Cruise Control season.
Six films later (and with two on the way that may well see Agent Ethan Hunt heading to space!) Mission: Impossible is perhaps Tom Cruise’s longest-standing cultural contribution. You’d be hard-pressed to find any spy film after it that isn’t keen to recapture the thrilling tension of its iconic vault heist scene – and assured direction from Brian De Palma certainly helps.
When an ordinary mission for his agency the IMF goes horribly wrong, superspy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is left the last man standing on his team. But when he’s accused of being the culprit, Ethan’s forced to go on the run, using unorthodox methods to find the guilty party and clear his name.