5 Best Tom Hanks Movies

Tom Hanks is a versatile actor. The camera loves him. Putlocker has made a list of Tom Hank’s five best movies that you should watch. 

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5 Best Tom Hanks Movies 

  1. Toy Story

Toy Story is one of the most famous franchises in the entertainment industry. Some people also call this one of the best animated movies ever made.

Toy Story has made everyone emotional. No Doubt that this movie is a global sensation.

From the studio of Pixar Animation, Toy Story is a story about a cowboy doll who gets threatened and jealous by the new trending toy, Buzz Lightyear. 

The movie has four sequels. All of them are entertaining and fresh. They also follow the adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. 

Toy Story 3 was the most emotional one for me. 

The Director of the first movie is John Lasseter. It features Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Jim Varney as Slinky Dog, and Wallace Shawn as Rex. 

Toy Story has a rating of 8.3 on IMDb, 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and 95 percent on Metacritic. The movie has even won an Oscar award. 

You can watch the first part on Hotstar. Keep a pair of tissue alongside you while watching this movie. 

  1. Cast Away

This one is also based on a true story. A FedEx executive gets trapped on a deserted island after a failed plane crash. 

He is alone and must learn how to survive in such harsh conditions. You will witness his transformation in this movie. 

This survival drama will surely win your hearts. Tom Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a leading role for this movie. He nailed the performance. 

Cast Away is directed by Robert Zemeckis. 

The cast of this movie is also stellar. It features Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, Helen Hunt as Kelly Frears, Paul Sanchez as Ramon, Lari White as Bettina Peterson, Leonid Citer as Fyodor, and David Allen Brooks as Dick Peterson

Cast Away was nominated for 2 Oscars. It has a rating of 7.8 on IMDb, 89 Percent on ROtten Tomatoes, and 73 percent on Metacritic. You can watch this movie on Netflix

  1. Sully

Sully is another phenomenal movie starring Tom Hanks. The best part of this movie for me is the direction and the camerawork. 

The director of this movie is Clint Eastwood. Sully Sullenberger is a famous American Pilot. He is known for saving many passengers. He landed a plane on the Hudson River and saved the lives of many passengers and crew. Some people also call him a hero. 

The cast of the film is also stellar. The movie features Tom Hanks as Sully, Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles, laura Linny as Lorrie Sullenberger, Valerie Mahaffey as Diane Higgins, and Mike O’Malley as Charles Porter. 

Sully has a rating of 7.4 on IMDb, 85 percent on Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, and 74 percent on Metacritic. 

You can watch this movie on Apple TV. 

  1. Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is a classical Tom Hanks movie. 

Saving Private Ryan, released in 1998, is an epic war film. The Director of this movie is Steven Spielberg, and as you know, he is a mastermind when it comes to direction. 

Private Ryan is a paratrooper. His life is in grave danger. He is also unaware of the death of his brothers. Captain Miller, along with his troops, must protect and save Private Ryan. He has already lost too much. It is based on a true story. 

It is one of the best war films ever made. The action, shooting, and bombs are perfectly filmed. 

It stars Tom Hanks as Captain Miller, Tom Sizemore as Sergeant Horvath, Edward Burns as Private Reiben, Barry Pepper as Private Jackson, Adam Goldberg as Private Mellish, Matt Damon as Private Ryan, and Vin Diesel as Private Caparzo.

The movie has also received many awards. It has won 5 Oscars and 74 other awards. 

It has a rating of 8.6 on IMDb and a Tomatometer of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. You can watch this movie on Netflix.

  1. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a simple man with an IQ of 75. He is not stupid but not that bright either. Step into the shoes of this Alabama Man and witness his journey. 

Forrest Gump released in 1994, still holds the title of the best slice-of-life movie ever made. I have watched this movie 6-7 times, and still, it is fresh and entertaining. 

It features Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, Robin Wright as Jenny Curran, Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Sally Field as Mrs. Gump, Bob Penny as Crony.

Forrest Gump has a rating of 8.8 on IMDb, a Tomatometer of 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and 82 percent Metacritic. 

A Bollywood remake is also in the works and will release in 2021. Aamir Khan is playing the lead role, and the name of the movie will be Laal Singh Chadda. 

But this movie is number one on this list. Forrest Gump is the Best Tom Hanks movie ever made. Go Watch it right now if you haven’t. Forrest Gump is available on Amazon Prime. 

Special Mentions:

  • The Terminal 
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Captain Phillips
  • News Of the World
  • Bridge Of Spies

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Tom Hanks has revolutionized acting in Hollywood. He is a dedicated and wholesome guy. 

You can check out his other movies as well. Putlocker has written a lot about him. 

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