Philadelphia, The Terminal or even Apollo 13, we no longer count the number of great films with the famous actor Tom Hanks. Difficult to choose, but we still offer you a small selection of best movies of the actor. Prepare the tissues, because Tom Hanks is very good in dramatic roles.
Here is our selection of the best films with Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump (1994) – Drama, romance
Forrest Gump is a nice boy, but very simple-minded. Apart from his mother, no one thought he would achieve anything. And yet, Forrest finds himself, in spite of himself, involved in the main events that marked the history of the USA between 1950 and 1980. Tom Hanks signs here one of his best roles by slipping into the skin of an extremely endearing character.
The Green Line (1999) – Drama
Adapted from the eponymous novel by Stephen King, this film recounts the memories of Paul Edgecomb, a centenary resident of a retirement home. In 1935 Paul was working as a head warden at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Louisiana. In charge of those sentenced to death, his mission was to ensure the smooth running of capital executions. Among the prisoners, John Coffey, a tall, absent-looking black man who is accused of the rape and murder of two young girls. The colossus, however, harbors a childish soul full of candor. He also seems to possess a strange power…
Alone in the World (2000) – Adventure, drama
This film tells the misadventures of Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who finds himself trapped on a desert island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. Alone and completely on his own, Chuck will spend several years there, trying as best he can to survive thanks to the remains of his plane’s cargo. But above all, trying not to sink into madness.
Sully (2016) – Biopic, drama
Based on a true story, this film recounts the crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, as well as the investigation that followed the incident. Tom Hanks plays pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger faces the consequences of his decision. If he is considered a hero by the press and the public, the National Transportation Safety Board decides to launch investigations that could destroy Sully’s reputation and career.
The Mission (2020) – Western, drama
The story takes place in 1870, five years after the end of the Civil War. We follow Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd who travels through Texas to read information to local populations, cut off from everything. Her path crosses that of a ten-year-old girl who was kidnapped by the natives and lived for years with them. The captain decides to take her home, but the journey will not be easy.
Bonus: The Robert Langdon Trilogy – Esoteric Thriller
Based on the books of Dan Brown, this trilogy follows the investigations of Robert Langdon, an eminent specialist in the study of symbols. The latter finds himself each time involved in a dark affair mixed with esotericism: thus in the first part, “Da Vinci Code”, the legend of the Holy Grail is honored. In the sequel, “Angels and Demons”, it is the Illuminati who are at the heart of the plot. Finally, in the last film, “Inferno”, the story is based on the myth of Dante’s Inferno.