Tom Hanks is hailed as one of the best actors in Hollywood and in his three-decade-long career he gave many classic movies. He is the only actor who won the Academy Award continuously for two years. If you are a fan of Tom Hanks then you shall not miss these five great movies of Tom Hanks.

  1. Saving Private Ryan 

Directed by Steven Spielberg, many consider Saving Private Ryan as one of the best movies of Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks played the role of an army officer in the movie and this movie also starred Matt Damon. 

Saving Private Ryan is a movie based on World War II it was directed by Steven Spielberg. This movie is based on the invasion of Normandy and the first 25 minutes of the movie is believed by many as one of the greatest war sequences ever showing the horrors of war in the most gruesome way. This movie tells us about the ill that war brings and also teaches us about what sacrifice means. Tom Hanks gave a memorable performance as an upright army officer in the movie.

  1. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is probably the most famous movie of Tom Hanks and Tom Hanks won his second Oscar award for this movie.

Tom Hanks played the character of a slow-witted and kind-hearted man named Forrest Gump, who during his journey of life, witnesses and even influences some of the most important events of the 20th century. The movie is based on a book of the same name by Winston Groom. Robert Zemeckis directed this movie which went on to win many Academy awards that year, precisely six including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, and Best Editing.

  1. Cast Away

Tom Hanks gave a terrific performance in the movie Cast Away as a sole survivor of a plane crash who spends many years on a secluded island all alone. 

Cast Away is also directed by Robert Zemeckis of Forrest Gump fame and it tells the story of a FedEx employee played by Hanks who is marooned on a desert island. With no one to even talk to, the movie tells how he survives there all alone. Tom Hanks as usual gave a memorable performance in this movie and watch out for that scene when he makes out the fire for the first time.

  1. Road To Perdition

The movie Road to Perdition is based on a graphic novel and it’s one of the few movies, that may be the only one where Tom Hanks played a gangster.

Tom Hank’s character had dark shades in the movie where he played a mercenary and a gangster of the 1930s Chicago. The movie follows his story when he embarks on a journey with his son to find the killers of his family. The movie was very different from the kind of movies Tom Hanks is known for but it’s quite an entertaining movie and the shootout scene towards the climax in this movie is considered to be one of the best shoot-out scenes ever.

  1. Catch Me if You Can

 Directed by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks plays an FBI officer in this movie who is behind a conman played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

 Inspired by true events, Tom Hanks plays a stolid, even-tempered FBI officer named Carl Hanratty who is chasing a notorious young con man played by Leonardo Di Caprio. Both Di Caprio and Hanks played their respective parts brilliantly in this cat and mouse chase movie. It is based on a true story and the story of the movie is adapted from the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, the infamous conman whose character Leonardo Di Caprio played.