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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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    The Terminal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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    Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham

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    Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Splash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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    Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    The Money Pit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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    The 'Burbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

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    That Thing You Do! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    Saving Mr. Banks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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    Cars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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    The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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    Larry Crowne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston

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    Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Michael Dudikoff

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    Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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    Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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    Joe Versus the Volcano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane

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    Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

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    Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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    Volunteers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson

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    The Man with One Red Shoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi

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    Extremely Loud and Incredibly ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman

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    Punchline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis

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    Nothing in Common is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Sela Ward, Jackie Gleason

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    Every Time We Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Alon Abutbul, Gila Almagor

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    Mazes and Monsters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Anne Francis, Vera Miles

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