11 Best Tom Hanks Movies Till 2019

11 Best Tom Hanks Movies Till 2019

We are back with Tom Hanks, Here is our list of “11 Best Tom Hanks Movies Till 2019”.

 

Catch Me If You Can

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Frank Abagnale Jr. (book) (as Frank W. Abagnale)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who’s in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank, runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad’s losses and get his parents back together.

Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he’s extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he’s posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney.

And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he’s been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son.

 

Sleepless in Seattle

Director: Nora Ephron
Writers: Jeff Arch (story), Nora Ephron (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger

Sam is a recent widower who is seeking someone new. Sam’s son Jonah, is also looking for a new mother, so when Jonah puts his father on national radio, hundreds of women write to him.

One of the women is Annie. She’s engaged to Walter, but he’s a bit strange. Annie goes to great lengths to meet Sam.

 

Sully

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Todd Komarnicki, Chesley Sullenberger (based on the book “Highest Duty” by) (as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

On January 15. 2009, flight 1549 left New York but shortly after taking off there’s an accident that wrecks the plane’s engines; they were told to return to the airport.

But Captain Chesley Sullenberger whose friends call him Sully, decides that the plane won’t make it to the airport so he chooses to land in the Hudson River.

And even when none of the passengers was seriously injured, Sully finds himself under intense scrutiny by the NTSB, whose investigation reveals that the plane could have made it to the airport and one of the engines was still working.

Sully still maintains the engines were out and if they tried to go to the airport they would have crashed.

 

Captain Phillips

Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman

When a cargo freighter passes just outside Somalian waters, some men in a motorboat approach the freighter and start shooting at it. The Captain, Richard Phillips deduces they’re pirates so he tries to keep them off the ship but fails.

They come on board so Phillips instructs the crew to hide. The pirates go to the bridge and tell Phillips they want money and when Phillips offers what they have which is about $30,000, the leader has his mind set on getting millions.

He plans to take the crew hostage and hold them for ransom. But since they are hiding he goes off to find them. Eventually, the crew captures the leader. His companions who have Phillips, demand they be allowed to go in the lifeboat.

They let them but they keep Phillips. They try to go to Somalia but the U.S. Navy arrives and tries to stop them even if it means losing Phillips.

 

You've Got Mail

Director: Nora Ephron
Writers: Miklós László (play) (as Nikolaus Laszlo), Nora Ephron (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile, they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them is.

They can’t stand each other in person but over the internet, they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn’t know, But he starts to like her more but she still hates him.

 

Cast Away

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez

A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean.

Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive.

 

Apollo 13

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Jim Lovell (book), Jeffrey Kluger (book)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon

A movie based on what was to be the third lunar-landing mission. This film shows the trials and tribulations of the Apollo 13 crew, mission control, and families after a near-fatal accident cripple the space vehicle.

A mission that couldn’t get TV airtime because space flights had become routine to the American public suddenly grabbed the national spotlight.

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This is a tale of averted tragedy, heroism and shows a testament to the creativity of the scientists who ran the early space missions.

 

The Green Mile

Director: Frank Darabont
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

It’s just another normal day on the Green Mile for prison guard Paul Edgecomb. That is until huge John Coffey is sent there.

Unlike the hulking brute that Coffey looks like, he is in fact kind at heart. Whilst watching over Coffey, Edgecomb learns that there is more to Coffey than can be seen.

 

The Terminal

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Andrew Niccol (story), Sacha Gervasi (story)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride

Victor Navorski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to the collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport till the war cools down.

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He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave.

 

Saving Private Ryan

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

After the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6th, 1944, Cpt. Miller leads his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, on a mission to find and bring home Private James Francis Ryan after the death of his brothers.

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The mission takes them through Nazi-occupied territory to establish contact with Ryan’s unit, an element of the 101st Airborne Division.

This exciting war thriller brings the reality of history’s bloodiest war into the homes of ordinary people, but also brings to light the reality of broken and lost families in a time of total and encompassing war.

 

Forrest Gump

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Winston Groom (novel), Eric Roth (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny.

Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times.

However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end, all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

 

That’s a warp on 11 Best Tom Hanks Movies Till 2019. How many of these movies have you watched? Do tell us in comments below.

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