I love all Tom Hanks movies. It is hard for me to pick a favorite, but I did settle on one which shows the wide range of emotions he can portray in his acting. Road to Perdition is my favorite movie with Tom Hanks.
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All great movies. You are so right on "Forrest Gump" being a masterpiece character sketch. Sally Fields played her role so well.. All the characters did, really - and each character so unique. Thanks, Patty.
Now that is one I have not seen. Having fond memories attached to a movie does influence a favorite movie vote. Interesting. Thanks for participating, FatFreddysCat.
It's a very raunchy (but funny) "R" rated film, and I was only about 13 years old at the time. Mom & Dad went out to dinner and it came on HBO. The feeling that I was "getting away" with something I shouldn't be doing made the movie way cooler, h
Ahhh! that explains the fond memories. How fun to feel so "cool" by getting away with that. It reminds me of things I got away with at that age. LOL
Ah! I feel the same, littlecat - when I see a Wilson ball I think of Tom Hanks. I never saw "A League of Their Own". You have some good insights on Hank's character. I am always astounded at his ability to make a character so real and interesting.
Forest Gump will be a classic movie for a long time to come. Thanks, HappyTom.
You are right, Cathy - Forest was not stupid, just simple, and SO lovable. I have watched that movie many times and I love the range of emotions with it. I cannot imagine anyone else in that role.
Any choice would be excellent, Diana. Castaway is so good for just as you mention - most of it is just Hanks. Well... and Wilson.
That is really good insight on the movie, Kenneth. For one actor to spend that much time alone and bring so much emotion and interest in is phenomenal. Thanks for participating.
Philadelphia was a groundbreaking movie. Hanks did that so well and it was a brave thing to take on that role. I think it sky-rocketed him to fame. Thanks jlpark.
Hi Lisa. That movie gave Tom Hanks his start in films. It is a good movie. All his films are good.
I had to look that one up, ruchihealth. The title was not familiar to me.When I read the plot, then I remembered seeing parts of the movie. The plight of Viktor was unusual, but sure created a great story. Thanks for participating.
Hi Paula. I love "Turner & Hooch". That dog and Tom Hanks worked so well together. You are right: Tom Hanks "makes" the movie.
Both are realistic, yes. Tom Hanks can bring so many emotions out of us. I do feel he is the best actor to come along in a long time. He is so versatile.
Ah haha! Bring your own drinks - I will supply popcorn. Saving Private Ryan is, Castaway - both very good. Every movie Hanks plays in is his, no one else could do it the same. Thanks, Ed. Bring a pizza, okay?