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What are the best Tom Hanks movies?

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Carla Peñacuba - Binge.co Contributor

Tom Hanks is known for having an illustrious acting career in Hollywood. He has been in the industry for nearly 40 years with roles ranging from hilarious to dramatic. If Tom Hanks is in a movie then it will surely be fantastic. So here are the best Tom Hanks movies that you should definitely not miss out. 

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  1. 1Toy Story

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    Toy Story tells the story of toys that come to life when the children fall asleep or aren't home and live their own adventures. Directed by John Lasseter, the animated film was released on November 1995.

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  1. 2Saving Private Ryan

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    Saving Private Ryan is a war and drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The film follows the rescue story of of Private Ryan, the only survivor from a commando of American soldiers that infiltrates Nazi territory.

  2. 3Forrest Gump

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    This is a 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on Winston Groom's book of the same title. It's starred by Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise as they unfold the life and adventure of a slow-witted man named Forrest Gump.

  1. 4The Green Mile

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    Oscar nominated best picture adaptation of a Stephen King novel about a gentle giant of a prisoner with supernatural powers who brings a sense of spirit and humanity to his guards. Directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse and Sam Rockwell. 

  2. 5Apollo 13

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    Apollo 13 is a space drama movie directed by Ron Howard. Released in 1995, the film is based on the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 written by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. It starred Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise.

  3. 6Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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    Catch Me If You Can is an American film adaptation based on the life of Frank Abagnale. It was written and directed by Steven Speilberg and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, and more. 

  4. 7Cast Away

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    Cast Away is an epic survival drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Released in 2000, the movie revolves around a man marooned on an uninhabited island following a plane crash. It starred Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.

  5. 8Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia is an American drama film directed by Jonathan Demme. It was released in the United States on January 14, 1994, and it starred Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, and more.

  6. 9Captain Phillips

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    Captain Phillips is an American biographical film that is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking. The film starred Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdhi. It was directed by Paul Greengrass. 

  7. 10Greyhound

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    Director Aaron Schneider is serving everyone yet another Tom Hanks film with interesting elements of war and drama. This Hollywood film was greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic is finally arriving on July 10, 2020.

  8. 11Splash (1984)

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    Splash is an American fantasy romantic film starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, and Eugene Levy. It was released in 1984 and it was directed by Ron Howard. The plot involves a young man who accidentally fell in love with a mermaid. 

  9. 12Big

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    When a 13-year-old boy wishes to become big, he wakes up the next day to find himself trapped in an adult body. Now that his wish has been granted, he has to live a life like he's a grown-up. But as he learns what it's like to be an adult, the more he longs for his simple life when he was still young. Starring Tom Hanks as the lead character, this film shows why he's been nominated for the Best Actor category at the Academy Awards in 1988.

  10. 13Charlie Wilson's War

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    Charlie Wilson's War is a comedy-drama, biography film released 2007. It was directed by Mike Nichols and starred by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was nominated at the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

  11. 14The Terminal

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    The Terminal is a comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, which is partially inspired by the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

  12. 15The Post

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    The Post is a political drama written and directed by Steven Spielberg. It was released in 2017 and had a brilliant ensemble with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson and Alison Brie. It is a true-to-life story based on the Washington Post.

  13. 16Bridge of Spies

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    Bridge of Spies is a historical drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda in 2015. It was nominated for six Academy Awards and won under the Best Supporting Actor category. 

  14. 17Road to Perdition

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    Director Sam Mendes adapts a graphic novel by Max Allan Collins, delivering an elegant story about Irish mobsters. Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig are just some of the names that lead a cast full of stars. 

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    July 10, 2018
    "Savin Private Ryan is like the greatest war movie ever made. I mean it seriously. It's not because Spielberg made this but the whole point of this movie is just so breathtaking. The plot makes you feel like you're part of the war and seeing some of the soldiers die makes you feel the pain too."
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    October 30, 2019
    "Another collaboration of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg that did not disappoint me. Too sad that this movie got some bad reviews even tho the film is great despite having some flaws. Anyway, i'm suprised that this is not on the top tom hanks best movies list."
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    The Terminal
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "This is my ultimate favorite! I bawl my eyes out every time I watch this movie :( This just speaks about life in general that some are lucky and some are not. Tom Hanks and this film touched me. There are just so many life lessons to learn if you watch this!"
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    Forrest Gump
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "This is the film that made me scared of riding planes. This is just so scary in real life! Imagine living on a deserted island all alone. I'd probably die after a month or so. Anyway, Tom Hanks' performance is brilliant and amazing!"
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    Cast Away
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "This is my son's favorite Disney Pixar film! He loves all the characters (especially Buzz and Woody) so much that he constantly checks on his toys if they'd come alive every night. Sadly, not a single move was caught in sight."
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    Toy Story
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "This is the first movie wherein I developed a huge crush on Tom Hanks. He's not the type of guy you'd hate because he's just so charming and mesmerizing! Plus I love mermaids so this film is the perfect one for me!!"
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    Splash (1984)
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "You are not a Tom Hanks fan if you skipped on watching this film. This movie is gold and will make you captivated in every scene. The 3-hour duration of this movie did not bother me at all."
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    The Green Mile
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Tom Hanks just became my favorite Hollywood actor! He portrayed Captain Phillips so well in this! And can I just mention the Somali crew in this film? Their performance was so outstanding!"
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    Captain Phillips
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "As someone who knows someone with HIV, this film moved me. All lives matter even if you have the worst condition in the whole world, you deserve to be valued and treated normally."
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    Philadelphia
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Great movie! Apollo 13 gave me goosebumps when I watched it. I'd like to believe that the whole point of this movie is to never give up when we face great challenges."
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    Apollo 13
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    Anonymous
    October 30, 2019
    "This is indeed a well-crafted propaganda movie starring Tom Hanks. Despite the innumerable liberties the film was able to present a polished and convincing story."
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    Charlie Wilson's War
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Leonardo Di Caprio is so handsome and cool in this! All character performances were exceptional! I can't believe that this was inspired by a real life con man!"
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    Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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    Anonymous
    October 30, 2019
    "Bridge of Spies is definitely one of the best Tom Hanks movies! In fact, this movie is a collaboration of Hanks and Spielberg which makes it even great."
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    Bridge of Spies
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    Anonymous
    October 30, 2019
    "TBH the ending of this film was predictable. Could have used more twists eh. But as always Tom Hanks was brilliant in this film."
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    Road to Perdition
This list is about What are the best Tom Hanks movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Toy Story Movies 13 Paid
2Saving Private RyanMovies 12 Paid
3Forrest Gump Movies 12 Paid
4The Green MileMovies 10 Paid
5Apollo 13Movies 7 Paid
6Catch Me If You Can (2002)Movies 7 Paid
7Cast AwayMovies 6 Paid
8Philadelphia Movies 4 Paid
9Captain PhillipsMovies 3 Paid
10GreyhoundMovies 1 Paid
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