Best Tom Hanks Films

Tom Hanks is a global superstar with a huge amount of classic movies under his belt. You’ll be hard-pushed to find someone who doesn’t like the man. We want to talk about the best Tom Hanks films (in our opinion…)

There are very few Hollywood stars who are as beloved as Tom Hanks. You’ll rarely hear a bad word about him and he has a huge number of awards which proves how talented and versatile he is.

We’ve compiled a list of our personal favourite Tom Hanks films, in no particular order…

The Da Vinci Code (2006) / Angels & Demons (2009)

As part of the same series, we’ve included these together. Based on the books by Dan Brown, these gripping mystery thrillers delve into conspiracy theories and hidden history. Well-worth a watch for fans of the genre, or fans of Tom Hanks.

best tom hanks films

Turner & Hooch (1989)

A classic film that everyone needs to see. The movie tells the story of a police offer, Turner who has to look after a dog named Hooch who witnessed his owner’s murder.

Cast Away (2000)

Everyone has heard of this movie. Referenced over and over again in pop culture, if you’ve not seen this film, you’ve almost certainly seen some sort of parody of it.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

One of Steven Spielberg’s classics, Saving Private Ryan has been said (by veterans of war) to be the only movie that comes close to truly depicting the horror of World War 2.

Toy Story Series (1995, 1999, 2010, 2019)

We couldn’t pick just one so we’re adding all of them. The original Toy Story was one of my favorite movies growing up. With such a huge time period between the original and the 4th offering in the franchise, it’s unlikely I would have seen the later ones if it wasn’t for the fact that my toddler loves them as much as I did.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump was an extremely important movie for Tom Hanks and also for Hollywood. Tacking themes that some may find uncomfortable, this heartwarming tale is enough to get tears rolling from even the toughest viewers.

What do you think the best Tom Hanks films are? Let us know in the comments.

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