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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, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, 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.



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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the... moreamazon buy button

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

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy... moreamazon buy button
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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise


    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted... moreamazon buy button

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen


    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... moreamazon buy button

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

    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard


    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars... moreamazon buy button

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz


    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as... moreamazon buy button

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

    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and... moreamazon buy button
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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks


    Directed byPenny Marshall

    A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account... moreamazon buy button
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    Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of... moreamazon buy button
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    Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer


    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... moreamazon buy button
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    Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg


    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy... moreamazon buy button

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington


    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to... moreamazon buy button

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

    Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener


    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and... moreamazon buy button

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    Sully is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Sully (also known as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson) is a 2016 American biographical drama film... moreamazon buy button

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    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan


    Directed byNora Ephron

    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by... moreamazon buy button
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    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan


    Directed byNora Ephron

    You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron,... moreamazon buy button

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    Bridge of Spies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Bridge of Spies

    Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama legal thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg.... moreamazon buy button

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    Splash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Tom Hanks, John Candy


    Directed byRon Howard

    Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by... moreamazon buy button

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    Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig


    Directed bySam Mendes

    Road to Perdition is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was... moreamazon buy button

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    Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Turner & Hooch

    Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson


    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog... moreamazon buy button

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    The Terminal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    The Terminal

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    The Terminal is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring... moreamazon buy button
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    Saving Mr. Banks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    Saving Mr. Banks

    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell


    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 period drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay... moreamazon buy button

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    The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    The Polar Express

    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas... moreamazon buy button
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    The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies

    The Da Vinci Code

    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen


    Directed byRon Howard

    The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film produced by John Calley and Brian... moreamazon buy button

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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tom Hanks Movies


    Directed byMarielle Heller

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a 2019 American drama film directed by Marielle Heller.... moreamazon buy button
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