Best Movies of Tom Hanks

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $216.12M

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 245 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $329.69M

JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

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Toy Story (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 239 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 95 | Earnings: $191.80M

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 212 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $414.98M

Lead Role: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, | Director: Lee Unkrich,

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $164.44M

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.

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The Green Mile (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $136.80M

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $107.10M

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

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Toy Story 2 (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $245.82M

Lead Role: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, | Director:

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

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Cast Away (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $233.63M

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $72.31M

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

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Apollo 13 (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 173 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $172.07M

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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The Terminal (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 173 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $77.03M

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

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Sully (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $125.07M

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

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Big (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $114.97M

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

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Road to Perdition (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $104.05M

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

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The Post (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $73.72M

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

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Philadelphia (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $77.32M

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $126.67M

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $83.30M

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $27.10M

Lead Role: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, | Director:

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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