Top 5 Tom Hanks Films

Tom Hanks Films

On Friday, Inferno premiered on Sky Cinema. It’s a good film as Tom Hanks films always are. He is an amazing actor and seems like such good fun as well. So today I’m giving you my top 5 Tom Hanks films as voted for by me! These are not in order.

Apollo 13

This is my absolute favourite Tom Hanks film ever! In case you don’t know it’s based on the real life events of the NASA Apollo 13 mission. Various catastrophes hit the Apollo 13 spacecraft which sees 3 astronauts stranded in space. The film follows the attempts of NASA to bring them home. The film also stars Kevin Bacon and the late Bill Paxton.

It’s a film I can watch over and over. I’m not sure why I love it but I do!


An oldie but a good-ie! Tom Hanks teams up with Dan Ackroyd for a remake of the movie version of the police TV series Dragnet. The two of them play a young hippie radical thinking cop (Hanks) and an old school by-the-book cop (Ackroyd) who try to solve the Pagan case.

The Terminal

This is such an underrated film! I hadn’t actually seen it until the husband made me watch to – I had written it off as a crappy film. How wrong was I? The film sees Victor Navosrky (Tom Hanks) become stuck in a NYC airport after his country becomes “ineligible” during his flight. By the time he reaches New York, the USA no longer recognise his home country and as such won’t allow him entry in to the US as he doesn’t have a valid passport.

There are some big names in this film including Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna (Cassian in the Rogue One film).


Turner and Hooch

Another classic! This is Tom Hanks playing another cop but this time he plays the by-the-book type. However, when a friend is shot, he assumes ownership of hie friend’s dog being the only witness to the shooting. The dog (Hooch) is a slobbery mongrel which you (and Hanks!) can’t help but love!

You’ve Got Mail

This one is a very predictable but for me very enjoyable. A love story over internet chatting! It’s another rom-com with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan – sorta like a modern day Sleepless in Seattle. Predictable as hell but enjoyable. Our Tom Hanks charm!

Other Tom Hanks Films

Now yes there are some MAJOR films missing from this list including one of his best – Forrest Gump. It is a good film but not one I’d watch over and over. It’s a bit sad isn’t it? My husband’s list includes Saving Private Ryan and Angels and Demons – again good films but really, name me a Tom Hanks film that isn’t good?

What’s your favourite Tom Hanks film?


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