TOP 10 MOVIES
“Captain Phillips” (2013):
Hanks gives a thoroughly gripping performance in the title role of this true story of a ship overtaken by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
“Toy Story 3” (2010):
He may have been a star of it in voice only, as toy cowboy Woody, but Hanks was part of what is sure to remain considered one of the most affecting animated films ever ... all the more remarkable for a franchise on its third round.
“Cast Away” (2000):
Considering that his sole co-star for much of the film is a volleyball, Hanks’ talent is invaluable to this saga of a courier company executive stranded on an island by a plane crash.
“Saving Private Ryan” (1998):
Under Oscar winner Steven Spielberg’s direction, Hanks is the perfect everyman in representing a U.S. soldier in charge of others amid the horrors of World War II.
“That Thing You Do!” (1996):
Even more as writer-director than co-star, Hanks paints a warm portrait of a fictitious ‘60s rock band’s rise and fall.
“Forrest Gump” (1994):
Hanks earned his second Oscar as he took the iconic title character through encounters with others real and fictional.
Oscar came calling the first time for Hanks for his fully felt portrayal of a lawyer with AIDS suing his former firm.
“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993):
The template for Hanks’ work as a romantic leading man marked one of his memorable teamings with Meg Ryan.
The childlike spirit Hanks exudes is crucial to this comedy about a youngster who gets his wish to grow up overnight.
Hanks made a big splash himself in the comedy that made him a movie star, casting him as an ordinary guy in love with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah).