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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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Forrest Gump 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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Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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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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Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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The Terminal Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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The Da Vinci Code Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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Turner & Hooch Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham

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Splash Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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The Polar Express Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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Angels & Demons Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan SkarsgÄrd

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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The 'Burbs Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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Bridge of Spies Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

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Bachelor Party Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Michael Dudikoff

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Larry Crowne Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston

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Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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Sully Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

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The Ladykillers Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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Joe Versus the Volcano Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane

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Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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The Man with One Red Shoe Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi

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Volunteers Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman

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Inferno Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster

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Punchline Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman

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The Bonfire of the Vanities Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis

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Nothing in Common Tom Hanks, Sela Ward, Jackie Gleason

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A Hologram for the King Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury

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Ithaca Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard

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The Great Buck Howard Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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Mazes and Monsters Tom Hanks, Anne Francis, Vera Miles

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Every Time We Say Goodbye Tom Hanks, Alon Abutbul, Gila Almagor