Greatest Tom Hanks Movies

The Top Ten Greatest Tom Hanks Movies

1 Forrest Gump

Surely the best movie of Tom Hanks.
"Life is a box of chocolates.. you never know what u gona get" - redgedawson

I love his stupidity
like "u are my girl"
"he's got a daddy named forest too"

Run forrest run to the top of the list

"Run Freddie Run", this I would say to my younger nephew, 60 years ago. He was going to get parental discipline for something he did not deserve. Freddie would not run, he would stand there trembling to except his fate. 'Forrest Gump', is the most moving movie I ever saw. Number '1'. Thank you Tom Hanks. " Run Forrest Run"...

2 Saving Private Ryan

There is absolutely no other! His performance is pretty good but the movie is so much better than any Tom Hanks movie! It does rival Forrest Gump though

saw forrest gump ans thought it was great, saw saving private ryan and I was speechless - anthonybecerra831

Greatest War movie one will ever see!
Everything is at place. Direction, Acting, brotherhood... you name it this movie has it all.

so realistic. best war movie eva - doodie-dude25

3 The Green Mile

the standards of this film is MILES ahead of the rest. a very emotional story with fantastic acting

No other words to describe this movie other than 'simply stunning'. Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan provide an incredible double act that will almost certainly strike your emotions and reduce you to tears. Along with The Shawshank Redemption, it is the best film I've ever witnessed.

This is absolutely the most Powerfully driven movie of all time. It is devastating when John and Paul Edgecomb both know it wasn't him that killed the girls but John still has to die. Otherwise still an incredible movie. Second best only to Forrest Gump. - Beatlesboy9

WOW WOW WOW! I've seen this movie more than 16 times but still can't stop watching this movie again... A CLASS

4 Cast Away

This is my favorite film! Let's talk about his acting. He blew me away in terms of his acting. The raw emotion and how he played his part was just amazing. When the plane crashes, it was so shocking and emotional. Also the story kept me interested. My eyes were glued to the screen watching this. Now let's talk about the character development. Tom Hanks was so developed in this movie. A man on a stranded island trying to survive for dear life. But to understand the character development, just watch the movie. It was also really balanced in terms of color. Cinematography means a lot to me. In this movie, there was lush greens, beautiful blues, and bright yellows. Yellow is REALLY prominent like his raft which you will see throughout the movie. If you want a beautiful movie in every way, check out this movie! PLEASE WATCH THIS MOVIE! Everything about it is just breathtaking! - cadencr22

I'm voting for this based on performance.. Still think private ryan is the best film he's ever been in.. But his acting in this film is SO good he's absolutely flawless he alone carries this film the last 30 minutes are so moving its hard to watch.. And what about the burbs not even cracking the top 25? That film is hilarious an underrated comedy in my opinion

I love this kind of things and Im big lost fan - remo333

I watched this movies twice. I think it is not only movie but it is real time story of a person who escapes from no man's island. My hats off to Tom Hanks for his wonderful acting.

5 Toy Story

Toy Story is a huge part of my childhood. - Ajkloth

This is the sixth best animated movie in my opinion, and Tom hanks nails woody.

Love this movie its awesome tom Hank's is the best actor ever! - steelers1979

Favorite of all animation.

6 Philadelphia

This should have been higher on the list, the acting is the best.

I'm on love with Andrew Beckett thanks for Tom Hanks's acting...

I just re-watched this movie.! Tom played the hell out of that role. Why the heck is this movie so far down on the list?

This is a beautiful should be way up there in top 5 at least

7 Big

It takes an impressive amount of skill to pull off a movie that, honestly, sounds like an awful idea at first, but then turns out to be as great as this, especially the amazing moral dilemma he is faced with at the end, because he loses something either way, if he chose to stay an adult, he'd be leaving his mother and best friend behind, but if he turned back into a kid he'd be leaving his girlfriend behind, what a great plot line, I have a lot of respect for this movie, it's a movie that, by all means, shouldn't have worked, but in the hands of great writers and a fantastic actor, it did

I saw this movie when I was 10 on cable Television. It inspired me then and I wanted to see it again but couldn't because I live in India and you can't just go to store and buy an American movie in those days. About a year ago, I downloaded it, found complete silence and then saw it again. It felt like the last piece of an incomplete puzzle.

I can watch this movie over and over again and never get enough. Its almost sad when he turns small again, he's impossible to let go. He's just spectacular in everything he does. The way he walks, talks, plays, run... His innocence brings out the charm in the movie.

Forrest Gump is so overrated. Tom Hanks has made several movies better than Forrest Gump including Big, Turner and Hooch, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me If You Can, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, The Toy Story movies, Charlie Wilsons War, You've Got Mail, The Polar Express, Philadelphia, and Bridge Of Spies. Big specifically is a really well made classic.

8 Apollo 13

Not a false note in Hanks' acting... No overwrought response when he realises what the crew of Apollo 13 faces, the odds stacked pretty much against them. He is in complete control, knowing his crew depends on him.

I absolutely loved this movie. I also like how it relates to NASA too! - beatles5

AS good as the original event! You can' do better than that.

Its good to see

9 The Terminal

The thing that made me love his character was at the very end of the movie where, at this point, he's spent several months living in this terminal and gone through great lengths to get out into New York to supposedly fulfill a promise he made to his father, when he finally gets out of the terminal he goes to the location of a jazz band that his dad was a fan of, gets the singer to sign an autograph, and immediately after that, he says "I'm going home" which means he travelled all this way and went through all of that trouble just to do 1 small thing, and to me, dedication like that is something to be admired, and it really shows how much he cared for his father

He has shown acting can not only be done by great dialogues. Here, his innocence is his great power. He is really a versatile actor. Salute you Hanks.

The "Terminal" was something that was totally unexpected for me where Tom Hanks is concerned. This is what makes him such a GREAT actor. I loved every bit of it and could watch it time and time again.

This is a great movie because the whole movie is taken within a terminal...
I have seen all Tom Hanks movies and I like this movie and 'Angels and Demons' very much... The best part about this movie is that Hanks makes friends with the people in the terminal and falls in love with a woman... I belived this movie would be next in rank to Forrest Gump... I am pretty much disappointed... Vote for this movie guys...

10 Toy Story 2

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11 Catch Me If You Can

I love this film and love watching it with my family. Best film of Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio ever. - Badabooo2

Ever loved film whoever once watch this film.
This film should be awarded Oscar.
Just shocked seeing this film on bottom of the list.
How can people forget this movie.

Great accent he have use in this movie

Two of the best actors out there in the same movie, how can't you love it

12 Toy Story 3

Why isn't Toy Story 3 NOT in the top ten? It's higher than The Green Mile and Big on the list for best movies of all time.

Woody never gets old. it should be next to terminal..

13 Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks best film in recent times, absolutely incredible. He gives such a genuine and strong performance with great depth. Captain Phillips is a breathtaking film with tremendous performances and it's full of intensity and excitement. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Definitely deserves to be in the top 5. Great movie! Incredible acting by Tom Hanks. It's a must watch! Gripping story and suspense is there till the very end!

His acting in the last scene was amazing (when he was with the doctor). Tom Hanks is such a fantastic actor

This should be in number 3! Come on.

14 Road to Perdition

A incredible movie, it kept me enticed and I would watch it again. Tom Hanks kills his roll and makes you feel for him and believe he is a bad was. Just so many different things going on in the same time ita imposible to be bored

An amazing film on the relation between a father and his son, based on a thrilling plot.

Before this movie I could never picture Tom Hanks as a criminal, or a mobster. But this is just another example of his great acting abilities.

How can this be 14th? An absolutely riveting film and performance. Understated and totally believable.

15 A League of Their Own

Classic Tom Hanks in this movie. The long pissing scene is one that I will never forget.

One of the Best sports movie

The best supportting role of Tom Hanks

16 Bridge of Spies

Excellent adaption of a true story, riveting to watch.

Amazing performance for an amazing film

Hanks is outstanding. Oscar worthy, in my opinion.

Riverting. Great dialogue about American values. A man never looses his intentions even when being tested by fire. Best movie I've ever seen.

17 The Simpsons Movie

He plays a small part in this movie but still good - Ajkloth

18 Saving Mr. Banks

Good movie I liked it. not bad.

19 The Polar Express

Polar express is one of my favorite christmas movies of all time
Tom hanks voices 6 characters in this movie - Ajkloth

This movie is so underrated

The best chrismast movie I ve ever seen!

20 Splash

This early Hanks movie should be a lot higher on the list! So many classic actors here... Eugene Levy, Darryl Hannah and of course John Candy (classic actor and really funny guy) helping to carry the show - it must go down as one of his best!

21 The Da Vinci Code

About reality fact in the world and you watch him you know the conspiracy about illuminate and zionist

My favorite tom hanks movie

Easily in the top 5

Great movie, l truely think its one of his best movies. the Vinci Code be in the top 10...

22 Sleepless in Seattle

It's definitely one of best romantic movie ever!

23 Charlie Wilson's War

I found it to be a very intense movie as a result of the quickness at how things were in a constant change of events

Lost history, yet so important to USA.

24 Sully


Best movie

25 You've Got Mail

Simple love story.. fun to watch. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan look cute together. - zemsblue01432727

This movie makes you laugh with the actors and cry for joy, making it a special story of dreams coming true.

This movie taught me that even if you hate someone at first, if you sat down and got to know them more, maybe you'll like them

Daisies are such a friendly flower

26 Cloud Atlas

I don't understand why everyone hates this movie.

It's beautiful and he acts well in most of the timelines.

Great movie!
I love the perspective!
Still on my mind..
Love the ending!
Hope is in the air!

27 The Money Pit

The money pit is so funny just as funny as the burbs

28 Turner and Hooch

It's so cute and heartbreaking!

For me the best ever Tom hanks film

Should be at least top 5 or 3

Lovely film wonderful actor Tom Hanks..great dog...

29 Bachelor Party

This is definitely, my most favorite Tom Hanks movie of all times! This was funny as hell! LOLOLOL


30 The 'Burbs

Its easily one of his best comedies

A favorite! One really entertaining film with a great cast. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

The best movie of all time.

31 Joe Versus the Volcano
32 The Ladykillers

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the movie

33 Larry Crowne
34 The Post
35 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
36 The Man with One Red Shoe


37 Angels & Demons

Very well-made and exciting. Tom Hanks is great in it. Extremely underrated movie.

38 That Thing You Do!

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

It's such a great movie! Great story, great actors and awesome soundtrack! I would recommend it to everyone!

39 Dragnet

Boo. I thought he did a great job but Belushi was a better Joe Friday than Joe Friday!

40 Inferno

Not as good as previous two installments!

Fantastic, future no. 1


41 The Firm
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