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.
I too love Forest Gumps. It was really great acting....it had humor, love, compassion,...it was about believing in one's self. It was also a lesson on how we often times underestimate people. Forest was very simple minded but he was not stupid.
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?
Hi Phyllis.....I adore Tom Hanks no matter what movie. He MAKES the movie, no doubt...and he cannot fail However.....I really love "Turner & Hooch".....I can't lose when I watch that. Not only is it a Tom Hanks movie...but I fell in love with the dog. For the most part, it's a "feel good" movie and very funny.
After working in film reviewing, I find "Forrest Gump" a masterpiece character sketch, as I do the Karl Childers character in "Sling Blade", made two years later - perhaps a darker version of Forrest. I would marry Forrest, but maybe not Karl; however, both films won deserved accolades. I could watch both of these movies almost every day. They show us how human and valuable people are at any age and any IQ.
Close runners up for me are Road to Perdition, Saving Private Ryan, Philadelphia, and Apollo 13, all equal.
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.
Tom Hanks is a great actor and I like a lot of his movies, but I'm gonna go waaaaaaay back and say "Bachelor Party." Yeah, I know, it's just a cheap 80s sex comedy and I'm sure Tom is probably ashamed of it when he looks back on it now, but I have fond memories attached to seeing that movie for the first time back in the day.
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
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.
From the point of view of Tom Hanks' acting abilities, I would say 'Saving Private Ryan', is his best performance, particularly in the closing scenes - brilliant acting.
But my favourite film in which he appears is 'Apollo 13'. Great direction, great dialogue, great acting by everyone, and a very authentic atmosphere both in the Apollo space capsule and in Mission Control - even though one knows the outcome of the movie, the ending remains full of tension.
I always enjoyed him in A League of Their Own. He started off not caring about coaching a Women's baseball team but over time he learned to care about the women. He was pretty funny in how he would spit and act like a slob type man and would yell at the one players kid who was always in trouble. He played his part well. Castaway would be my next pick because I loved the internal struggles he went through in isolation during his time on the island. I can never look at a Wilson volleyball without thinking of him.
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.