Best Tom Hanks Movies

This man right here is a top-notch actor and there is no arguing about it! Tom Hanks movies have provided us with some of the most iconic films out there that people will enjoy for generations to come. The films that Tom Hanks creates for us are simply and utterly amazing because of all the different personas he takes up in all of them!

If you are here, you must be searching for some of the best Tom Hanks movies that you can go watch right now. Well, we have gathered what we believe are his best works! Not only that, but some of these may even place as some of the best films ever created! Every movie on this list is absolutely amazing and you can watch them multiple times and they won’t tire you out! So keep reading to see exactly what Tom Hanks movies we have chosen to put on this list.

1. Cast Away

For the first film on this list of Tom Hanks movies, we have one of his staples! Everybody knows of Castaway and the beloved volleyball, Wilson! This is one of his best movies without a doubt and if, for some reason, you have never watched it then go do so now!

Movie Description

FedEx Executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) won’t arrive at his next destinations. While on a plane headed to Malaysia a massive storm hits. Not long after, the storm sends the plane crash landing into the ocean. By some miracle, Chuck manages to survive the crash making him the only survivor. However, this miracle could also be his arrival in hell. He finds his way to a small island that doesn’t provide him with much. Over the years Chuck learns to survive and make the island his home. A washed-up volleyball named Wilson serves as Chuck’s only friend on the island. After spending years on the island Chuck begins to wonder if he will ever make his way back to civilization.

2. Forrest Gump

If you are a true Tom Hanks fan then you have watched Forrest Gump! This is another movie which you should be required to watch at some point in life. You will experience every emotion possible while watching this movie. Give it a watch, you are really missing out if you haven’t.

Movie Description

A disabled boy named Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never let his misfortunes stop him from doing anything. He doesn’t even recognize them as misfortunes himself. The disabled boy has lived a life full of more adventure than your average person. He has fought in a war, met the president, and even became a college football star. Forrest has served as an inspiration to people through his life and he hasn’t had a very easy one. However, one person has the power to bring Forrest’s world down in flames, and that’s Jenny (Robin Wright), his childhood love. Forrest tries multiple times to save Jenny from going down the wrong path. His little heart can’t take it anymore.

3. Saving Private Ryan

Oh my, here we have one hell of a movie! Saving Private Ryan is just on another level. Fair warning to those who decide to watch this movie, you will most likely cry while doing so. But it is so worth it, we highly recommend you give it a watch.

Movie Description

During the allied invasion of Normandy, John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes some men behind enemy lines to save a paratrooper. This paratrooper’s name is Private James Ryan. The private’s brothers have died in combat. While searching for Private Ryan, John and his cohorts experience the brutal realities of war which change them. Each of the men on this mission undergoes a journey which shows them more about themselves than anything else could have.

4. Captain Phillips

We can’t believe that this movie came out all the way back in 2013! That feels like way too long ago! If you are looking for a really intense movie which will have you biting at your nails give this a watch. The best part is this film was inspired by true events.

Movie Description

The container ship Maersk Alabama is making its way across the ocean like it would any other day. With Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) as the captain of the ship, the day begins normally. However, for the first time in a long time, Somalian pirates board the ship and plan a takeover. They quickly take the crew and Captain Phillips hostage and begin making demands. With no way to call for help and completely unarmed, Captain Phillips must rely on his instincts in order to save his crew and make it off the ship alive and in one piece.

5. Sully

This is another movie based on a true story! And this is a hell of a crazy story. The fact that he didn’t lose a single passenger is jaw-dropping! If you haven’t seen this one go ahead and do so now!

Movie Description

Capt. Chesley Sully (Tom Hanks) has an impossible task at hand when his plane loses two turbines. Sully has 155 passengers on board and doesn’t plan on losing a single one. With his wit and aviation skills, Sully manages to crash land the plane on the Hudson River. With no loss of life, the media dubs Sully as a hero. However, when investigations into the crash landing begin, evidence points to one of the turbines still working and the possibility that the plane could have made it to the airport. Despite this, Sully continues to defend himself saying that both the turbines took major damage and the plane would have never reached its destination. He must now protect his career and reputation from these new accusations.

6. The Green Mile

Here we have another Tom Hanks classic! You may not have heard of this one either, especially if you are a little younger. But this movie is simply amazing! You just have to watch it in order to understand why. Give it a watch if you haven’t already!

Movie Description

Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) works as a guard for convicts on death row at Green Mile. Paul has met his fair share of inmates and walked the Green Mile with them. However, everything changes with one of his new inmates named  John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) who has earned his way to death row for murder. Though this man looks like he could kill anyone at will, his personality makes it seem as though he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Paul quickly learns that there is a lot more to Coffey than meets the eye and strange things begin to happen which make Paul question whether Coffey really belongs on death row.

7. Bridge of Spies

If you love a good espionage movie then this will definitely be the one for you! This movie is way too intense and takes you back to the day of the Cold War! If you haven’t seen this one, we highly recommend you give it a watch!

Movie Description

The Soviet Union has captured U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his spy plane during the Cold War. Facing 10 years in prison, Powers only has one hope left. The CIA has recruited James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a New York lawyer to attempt and broker for Powers’ release. Donovan plans on a prisoner exchange to have Powers freed. He would use Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) the spy which Donavan has also defended in court.

8. Apollo 13

For the final of our Tom Hanks movies, we are ending with an amazing space movie! This is also another movie based on true events! So if that sounds interesting to you go and give it a watch! It’s really good, you won’t regret it!

Movie Description

The Apollo 13 mission has gone according to plan all the way to the point of leaving Earth’s orbit. The shuttle carries astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon). However, things begin to go wrong once they leave Earth’s orbit. When one of the oxygen tanks explodes, NASA is forced to call off another moon landing. As they attempt to bring the astronauts back home, the task begins to prove harder than ever thought. Now, the astronauts’ lives are in danger and they may not ever make it back home.

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