Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of modern times. From his early days starring in comedy classics such as Big and Turner & Hooch, and the rom-com hits You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, he has starred in over 90 different movies.
He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title character in Forrest Gump (1994). In total he has been nominated six times.
He is adored and his movies are box office gold. So much so that he currently has another four films in post production.
Expect to see him very soon in the likes of Elvis where he plays Colonel Tom Parker, Disney's live action adaptation of Pinocchio where he plays Geppetto and A Man Called Ove where he plays Otto.
But while you are waiting for them, there are plenty of Tom Hanks movies on Netflix and other streaming platforms that you can watch right now.
Tom Hanks Movies On Netflix
Tom Hanks Movies On Amazon & Apple TV
Of course that is only a taster of the Tom Hanks movies on Netflix. In the UK you can also watch him in:
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Terminal (2004) is a comedy-drama with Tom Hanks who plays Victor Navorski.
Navorski is an Eastern European man who is stuck in New York's John F. Kennedy Airport terminal when he is denied entry to the United States and at the same time is unable to return to his native country because of a military coup.
Because of this, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizes his passport and return ticket pending resolution of the issue. He becomes a refugee and is forced to live at Kennedy International Airport.
It is Christmas Day 1995 and Chuck (Tom Hanks) is rushing off to catch yet another plane for a business trip.
The flight experiences technical difficulties, and goes down somewhere in the south Pacific, where a relatively unharmed Chuck washes up on a deserted island.
Cast Away focuses on his desperate attempts to survive and return home and Hanks' performance was so good that he won Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama at the 58th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Another must-watch Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass.
It is based on the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking and the film tells the story of the eponymous Captain Richard Phillips, a merchant mariner who was taken hostage by Somali pirates.
The Da Vinci Code
Anybody remember when Dan Brown novels where the biggest literary hit in decades? Well, The Da Vinci code is an adaptation of one of them.
It is a mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and Hanks plays Robert Langdon, a professor of religious symbology from Harvard University.
He becomes the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator and on the body, the police find a disconcerting cipher and start an investigation.
Langdon escapes with the assistance of police cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and they begin a quest for the legendary Holy Grail.
Angels & Demons
Also directed by Ron Howard and based on a Dan Brown novel, Angels & Demons is the second installment in the Robert Langdon film series.
This time we see Dr. Vittoria Vetra, a CERN scientist joining Langdon in the quest to recover a missing vial of antimatter from a mysterious Illuminati terrorist.
The Green Mile
An incredible movie, The Green Mile is a fantasy drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and based on Stephen King's 1996 novel of the same name.
It stars Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard during the Great Depression who witnesses supernatural events following the arrival of an enigmatic convict (Michael Clarke Duncan) at his facility.
Get the kleenex out because you're gonna need it!
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Marielle Heller, inspired by a 1998 article published in Esquire.
It depicts Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a troubled journalist for Esquire who is assigned to profile television icon Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks).
Rogers was an American tv host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.
For his performance, Hanks was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTA Awards, among others.
Saving Private Ryan
One of the greatest war movies of all time, Saving Private Ryan is an epic film directed by Steven Spielberg.
It follows US Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private first class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon).
Private Ryan is the last surviving brother of four, the three other brothers having been killed in action and the US Army wants him home.
The Circle is a 2017 American techno-thriller film directed by James Ponsoldt and stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, as well as John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton.
Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company but as she rises through the ranks, she engages in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom.
Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
An absolute classic movie, Apollo 13 is a space docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise.
Astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise are aboard Apollo 13 for America's fifth crewed mission to the Moon but en route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of much of its oxygen supply and electrical power.
This forces NASA's flight controllers to abort the Moon landing and turns the mission into one of seeking scientific and mechanical solutions to get the three men home safely.
Tom Hanks Movies On Netflix
As you can see there are at least 10 different Tom Hanks movies available on Netflix UK. Of course, depending on which country you live in you may be lucky enough to have even more than that.
And with films also available on Apple TV+, Amazon and Disney+ there is seemingly no end to the hours you can spend watching the great Mr Hanks.
So sit back and let yourself be entertained by one of the greatest actors of all time.
After all, his films have earned more than $9.96 billion worldwide at the box office so he must be doing something right!
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