The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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List of the best Tom Hanks movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tom Hanks made his feature film debut in Ron Howard's Splash in 1984, and these two continued to collaborate ever since. Tom Hanks's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Tom Hanks movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Hanks movies will be at the top of the list. Tom Hanks has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tom Hanks movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tom Hanks films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tom Hanks role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tom Hanks performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list includes Forrest Gump, Toy Story and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Hanks movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Hanks roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Tom Hanks' romantic side, you might also enjoy our list of best Meg Ryan movies and best Julia Roberts movies.


Tom Hanks is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian De Palma. Is Tom Hanks your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Tim Allen and Morgan Freeman films lists too.



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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Saving Private Ryan


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    The Green Mile


    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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  4. 4
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    - 216


    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Apollo 13


    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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  6. 6
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    - 170
    Catch Me If You Can

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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    - 115
    Big


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Toy Story


    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Philadelphia


    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    A League of Their Own


    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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  12. 12
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    - 212
    The Terminal

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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    - 154
    Sleepless in Seattle


    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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  14. 14
    + 640
    - 133


    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    + 691
    - 104
    Toy Story 3


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    - 235
    The Da Vinci Code


    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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    - 169
    Turner & Hooch


    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham

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    - 103
    Toy Story 2


    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Splash


    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    - 220
    Angels & Demons

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    - 172
    Charlie Wilson's War


    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    + 570
    - 171


    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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    + 465
    - 150
    The Money Pit


    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    + 387
    - 175
    The 'Burbs


    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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    + 325
    - 157
    That Thing You Do!


    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    - 94
    Saving Mr. Banks


    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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    - 124
    Cars


    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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    - 219
    The Ladykillers

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    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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    - 185
    Larry Crowne


    Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston

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    - 137

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    Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Michael Dudikoff

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    + 157
    - 226
    Cloud Atlas

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    Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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    + 238
    - 152
    Joe Versus the Volcano


    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane

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    + 249
    - 114
    Dragnet


    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    - 11

    new!
    Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

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    + 219
    - 100
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding


    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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    + 170
    - 151
    Volunteers


    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson

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    + 177
    - 153
    The Man with One Red Shoe


    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi

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    - 97
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


    Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman

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    + 108
    - 115
    Punchline


    Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman

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    + 101
    - 142
    The Bonfire of the Vanities


    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis

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    + 98
    - 116
    Nothing in Common


    Tom Hanks, Sela Ward, Jackie Gleason

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    + 70
    - 118
    Every Time We Say Goodbye


    Tom Hanks, Alon Abutbul, Gila Almagor

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    - 127
    Mazes and Monsters


    Tom Hanks, Anne Francis, Vera Miles

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