Tom Hanks is one of the actors who add color to our lives with his movies. He is one of the most successful actors who have won an Oscar award twice. Born in California in 1956, Hanks said he didn’t believe he could act until he started college. Thanks to Vincent Dowling, whom he met at the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, his life changed and he decided to become an actor.
Tom Hanks achieved his success with the movie Philadelphia. In the films that followed, he added success to his success. Hanks, who has appeared in many TV series as well as movies, has also produced more than ten movies. We have compiled the most watched Tom Hanks movies for you according to the IMDb score:
1) Big – Big (1988) | IMDb: 7.3
Director: Penny Marshall
Other Cast: Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, David Moscow
13-year-old Josh wants to grow up by throwing a coin into a wish machine he sees at the amusement park. When he receives the message that his wish will come true, he does not believe it and moves on with his life. However, when he wakes up in the morning, he finds his body enlarged. A big body whose mind belongs to 13-year-old Josh… He gets a job in a toy company and makes the company grow with the ideas he finds. Everything is going well in his life, he enjoys making good money and being big.
While Josh is living this life, his family thinks he is dead. There is also a woman who falls in love with the grown up Josh. However, Josh is only interested in toys and is constantly worrying about his family’s situation. Now he has only one wish: to find that wish machine and go back to his old self.
2) Philadelphia (1993) | IMDb: 7.7
Director: Jonathan Demme
Other Cast: Denzel Washington , Roberta Maxwell, Jason Robards
Andrew Beckett is a successful lawyer. He is fired when it is learned that Beckett, who is gay, has AIDS at the law firm where he works. However, no reason is offered for his dismissal, and Beckett thinks it’s because of AIDS and sues the bureau. During the litigation process, many lawyers dismiss this case. Eventually, Joe Miller, who is actually a homophobic lawyer, accepts the case. Thanks to Beckett, Miller and Beckett get into a tough fight, destroying their prejudices.
Tom Hanks wins the Oscar for Best Actor for this movie. The soundtrack of the movie also wins the Oscar the same year.
3) Sleepless in Seattle – The Bonds of Love (1993) | IMDb: 6.8
Director: Nora Ephron
Other Cast: Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson
Sam Baldwin decides to move to Seattle with his son Jonah after losing his wife, Maggie. They believe that the new city will be good for them. 18 years pass. However, Sam cannot forget his wife. The pain is still fresh. He cannot sleep at night, he constantly thinks of his wife. Aware of everything, Jonah thinks his father needs to wake up and get a new life partner.
Sam searches for a radio show one Christmas Eve under the influence of his son. There he tells that he misses his wife and cannot forget him. Listening to the program, a woman named Annie writes a letter to Sam. Son Jonah reads the letter before Sam. He thinks Annie is the right life partner for his father and wants to unite them.
4) Apollo 13 (1995) | IMDb: 7.6
Director: Ron Howard
Other Cast: Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise
Jim Lovell and his crew undergo six months of training for the Apollo 13 mission. After training is complete, two days into the mission, Ken Mattingly contracts measles and is forced to leave the team. Someone else is appointed in his place. The team, which encounters problems before starting the mission, experiences an electrical failure before entering the lunar orbit. They decide to return to Earth with the damaged space shuttle. However, there is a possibility that they will be without oxygen during the journey because their energy is not enough. NASA tries to land the team on Earth with intense work.
5) The Burbs – Curious Neighbors (1989) | IMDb: 6.9
Director: Joe Dante
Other Cast: Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman
The Klopeks family moves to a very quiet neighborhood. In the neighborhood where a quiet and routine life was lived before they moved in, the situations start to change with this innovation and strange events begin to occur. The Klopeks family never goes out during the day. However, mysterious voices rising from the house at night surround the entire neighborhood. Rah Peterson, along with the residents of the neighborhood, begins to suspect this family.
Their neighbor Walter suddenly disappears one day. Neighborhood residents blame the Klopeks family for this disappearance. Thinking that they will find Walter’s body, Ray and the others plan a raid on the Klopeks family home and the adventure begins.
6) Forrest Gump (1994) | IMDb: 8.8
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Other Cast: Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field
Perhaps the most admired of Tom Hanks movies is Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is a young man with a low IQ and learning disability. He falls in love with a girl he meets named Jenny. When she least expects it, she gets the chance to meet Elvis Presley and Nixon. Gump, who finds himself in the important events of the period, also takes part in the Vietnam War. Although he has a learning disability, Gump is athletically great and causes big things with what he does.
7) The Green Mile – The Green Mile (1999) | IMDb: 8.6
Director: Frank Darabont
Other Cast: Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Doug Hutchison
Green Mile, one of the first movies that comes to mind when it comes to Tom Hanks movies, is one of the movies that is highly appreciated by the audience. Paul Edgecomb is a prison guard. His job is to send the convicts sentenced to death on their last journey. The film is about the story of a big prisoner named John Coffey and Paul. Underneath Coffey’s image is an extremely naive and naive personality. Coffey is tried for the murder of two girls.
Edgecomb is battling an illness. Coffey, on the other hand, has a supernatural power that heals him with this power. With this event, his view of Edgecomb changes. She starts chatting with him more often.
8) Saving Private Ryan – Saving Private Ryan (1998) | IMDb: 8.6
Director: Steven Spielberg
Other Cast: Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns
The only wish of a mother who lost three of her four children during the Second World War is for her only surviving child to return from the war. Their wishes come true. The President gives an order to make this wish come true. James Ryan will come out of the war alive. On the day of the Normandy Landing, an eight-man team takes action to rescue Ryan. John Miller, who is the head of this team, begins to manage the difficult struggle. However, there is a huge controversy here. How accurate is it to bring eight people face to face with death for one person’s life? Both Tom Hanks movies and World War II. Saving Private Ryan, one of the movies about World War II, is one of the cult movies.
9) Catch Me If You Can – Catch Me If You Can (2002) | IMDb: 8.1
Director: Steven Spielberg
Other Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Banks
Catch If You Can, is one of the most liked by the audience among Tom Hanks movies. It is the story of an FBI agent’s self-confidence and a criminal who will destroy that self-confidence. Frank Abagnale Jr. At the age of 18, he worked as a doctor, lawyer and assistant pilot in a very large airline company. He is such a master of disguise that he defrauds dozens of people. He continued the fraud that he started at the age of 16 in 26 countries and has a million-dollar fortune. The adventure of this swindler, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list, and the master agent against him awaits you.
10) Cast Away – New Life (2000) | IMDb: 7.8
Director: Robert Zemics
Other Cast: Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Chris Noth
Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer. Chuck, who has an extremely ambitious personality, does everything on time and as it should. He spends his days with maximum efficiency and control. Everything is planned. Chuck, who is extremely successful in his business life, cannot achieve the same success in his private life. He can’t spend enough time with his girlfriend Kelly.
One night, he sets off for Malaysia for a job he needs to solve with a phone call. However, his plane crashes off the Pacific for an unknown reason. Finding himself on a deserted island, Chuck begins to think about his life and relationship, far from the modern world.
11) Road to Perdition – Road to Perdition (2002) | IMDb: 7.7
Director: Sam Mendes
Other Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Paul Newman
Michael Sullivan is a hitman working for John Rooney. This is how he earns money during the economic depression. Rooney’s son starts playing tricks on Sullivan, who is very close to his father. Sullivan gets into a stalemate as these games begin to focus on Sullivan’s son. Things heat up and the assassin Maguire gets involved. Sullivan, who must protect his son, is ready to fight no matter what.
12) Bridge of Spies – Bridge of Spies (2015) | IMDb: 7.6
Director: Steven Spielberg
Other Cast: Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
Bridge of Spies is one of the first movies that comes to mind when it comes to Tom Hanks movies. American pilot Francis G. Power is captured in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. An agent named James B. Donovan is assigned by the CIA to rescue the captive pilot. Donovan’s assignment turns into a tense negotiation. This very dangerous and challenging mission turns into a great adventure.
13) Terminal (2004) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Steven Spielberg
Other Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci
Viktor Narovski is a citizen of a country called Krakozhia. When he enters JFK airport to go to America, he learns that his passport is invalid. That’s why he can’t enter America. While he is waiting at the airport to return to his country, he sees a news. A civil war broke out in his country. America has declared that it will no longer recognize Krakozhia. However, there is one more problem. Because he cannot enter his country. Narovski, whose identity has become invalid, is forced to start living at the airport.
14) The Da Vinci Code – The Da Vinci Code (2006) | IMDb: 6.6
Director: Ron Howard
Other Cast: Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Sir Ian McKellen
Based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown. Symbolist Robert Langdon unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a murder. Finding clues inscribed in Da Vinci’s painting one by one, Langdon begins to work to find the truth. He is not alone in this study. Together with Sophie, they travel from Paris to London. But the road is full of adventures.
15) Sully (2016) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Clint Eastwood
Other Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn
The movie is a biography. It is about the life of pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who crashed his passenger plane into the Hudson River in 2009. Landing the plane is nearly impossible. However, despite this success, Chesley is subject to investigation by some authorities. Faced with the loss of his job and reputation, Chesley receives great support from the public.
16) The Post – Post (2017) | IMDb: 7.2
Director: Steven Spielberg
Other Cast: Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk
Washington Post staff Daniel Ellsberg and Ben Bradlee decide to publish leaked Pentagon documents written by the military analyst in the journal. The documents contain the lies told by the Johnson administration during the Vietnam War and the decisions of the Nixon administration. The Nixon administration begins to fight for these documents not to be published.
17) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Very Loud and Very Close (2011) | IMDb: 6.9
Director: Stephen Daldry
Other Cast: Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow
Nine-year-old Oscar is extremely curious and keen to explore. Oscar loses his father in the September 11 attacks. Her mother falls into depression after this event and is trapped in unhappiness. Seeing his mother in that state, Oscar begins to look for clues that he thinks his father may have left for him. With a key from the closet, he embarks on a long adventure to solve the secrets.
18) Charlie Wilson’s War – Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) | IMDb: 7.0
Director: Mike Nichols
Other Cast: Julia Roberts , Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman, is in a position to oppose the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. It provides underhand ammunition and support to the anti-communist struggle. Joanne Herring, one of the few wealthy people who is a kind of lover of Wilson, is also anti-communist. Together they join forces against the Soviets. This combination of forces became famous by ending the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan.
19) The Ladykillers – The Womanizers (2004) | IMDb: 6.2
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Other Cast: Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, JK Simmons
Southern swindler professor Goldthwait Higginson Dorr hatches a plan to rob the casino and assembles a successful group of thieves to do it. They rent a room in an old woman’s house to organize and work out the plan. They underestimate the woman, but she understands the robbery plan. Realizing this, the thieves decide to kill the woman, but the woman is very smart and the murder is not as easy as it seems.
20) Saving Mr. Banks – Mr. Banks (2013) | IMDb: 7.5
Director: John Lee Hancock
Other Cast: Emma Thompson, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson
One of the most popular Tom Hanks movies, Mr. Banks brings the story to the audience by making reciprocals between 1906 and 1961. There are episodes set in 1906, which chronicles the relationship and childhood of writer Pamela Travers with her father, and episodes set in 1961, about Mary Poppins torn between Walt Disney and Travers. Looking into the past of Pamela Travers, who seems grumpy and grumpy, it is not difficult to understand the reasons for her decisions and her emotional state.
21) Greyhoud – Battle of the Atlantic (2020) | IMDb: 7.0
Director: Aaron Schneider
Other Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan
The movie is based on CS Foster’s novel The Good Shepherd. The story of the Atlantic Convoy, led by Major Krause, carrying thousands of soldiers and supplies off the coast of Great Britain. There is no air support protecting the convoy. However, the part they take is quite dangerous. The convoy, which is extremely defenseless against the German submarine, is in the middle of a fierce struggle. Krause makes great efforts to protect his soldiers in this great struggle.
22) News of the World (2020) | IMDb: 6.8
Director: Paul Greengrass
Other Cast: Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Elizabeth Marvel
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by author Paulette Jiles. It is the story of a girl who lost her family in the American Civil War. Trying to take the girl to her last surviving relatives, Captain Jefferson Kidd has seen three battles. Kidd, who fought at the front in two of these three wars, lost his wife and lives a lonely life. However, he chooses to spend this lonely life helping people.
He wanders around towns and starts reading newspaper reports to let illiterate people know what’s going on. A difficult struggle awaits him and his daughter on the way to bring the little girl to her last surviving relatives.
23) A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood (2019) | IMDb: 7.3
Director: Marielle Heller
Other Cast: Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Fred Rogers
The movie is based on a true story. Junod is a successful journalist. The cynical Junod reluctantly agrees to write an article about Mr. Rogers. However, as he gets to know Mr. Rogers, his perspective changes towards him and his prejudices are destroyed.
24) Cloud Atlas – Cloud Atlas (2012) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski
Other Cast: Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess
There is no single time in the movie Cloud Atlas. It tells about the past, present and future. In 1850, Adam Ewing was trying to arrive in California from New Zealand. The talented composer Robert Frobisher, who tried to live in Belgium in the 1930s, has Adam Ewing’s diary. Luisa Rey, who lives in the United States under Regan, is a dissident journalist. An immersive movie that brings all of them together at a common point is waiting for you.
25) A Hologram for the King – Hologram for the King (2016) | IMDb: 6.1
Director: Tom Kykwer
Other Cast: Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen
54-year-old Alan Clady is a businessman on the verge of bankruptcy. Thinking about getting out of this situation, Clady decides to go to Saudi Arabia with a group of young people. They have prepared an IT technology to present to King Abdullah. But Clady’s ideas are no longer innovative enough. Moreover, there is a Chinese team that says they can prepare the same system cheaper. Clady and his team start to work hard in the harsh weather conditions and fierce competition.
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