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Tom Hanks

Director, Actor

Bosom Buddies (TV Series)Bosom Buddies (TV Series) (1980)
Feat. Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari
Box office everyman Tom Hanks dons womenswear as a yuppie advertising executive resigned to living in an all–female tenement.…
SplashSplash (1984)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah
Winning comic fantasy with Tom Hanks falling for mermaid Daryl Hannah.
Bachelor PartyBachelor Party (1984)
Dir. Neal Israel
Feat. Tom Hanks
'Classic', if that's the word, 80s sex comedy has an impish Tom Hanks undergoing various hair–raising rites of passage before he is wed.
VolunteersVolunteers (1985)
Feat. Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
Broad eighties comedy stars a fresh–faced Hanks as a upper class snob who joins the peace corps in Thailand in order to escape his gambling…
Money Pit, TheMoney Pit, The (1986)
Dir. Richard Benjamin
Feat. Tom Hanks, Shelley Long
An often very funny 80s comedy about couple Tom Hanks’ and Shelley Long’s disastrous purchase of a home in Long Island that conceals a host of…
DragnetDragnet (1987)
Dir. Tom Mankiewicz
Feat. Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer
Amiably silly buddy–cop comedy that both parodies and pays homage to television crime drama of the 1950s and 60s. Dan Aykroyd plays the "old…
BigBig (1988) Aro Favourite
Dir. Penny Marshall
Feat. Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
Tom Hanks is perfect as a 12–year–old trapped in an adults body, having to cope with big business and romance without the benefit of…
PunchlinePunchline (1988)
Dir. David Seltzer
Feat. Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman
Ambitious comedy–drama focused on the career–efforts of two, very different aspiring standup comics – a personable Sally Field and…
Turner and HoochTurner and Hooch (1989)
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson
Tom Hanks injects lots of fun into this story of a neatness–obsessed detective who takes on a slobbering junkyard dog.
Burbs, TheBurbs, The (1989)
Dir. Joe Dante
Feat. Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
A worthwhile comic spin on that age–old comic scenario – what if those strange new neighbours were members of a cannibalistic cult?…
Bonfire of the VanitiesBonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith
Hanks, Willis and Griffith stumble through Tom Wolfe's novel about a hot–shot stockbroker who is scandalised through misdemeanor. A famous…
Joe Versus The VolcanoJoe Versus The Volcano (1990)
Dir. John Patrick Shanley
Feat. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges
Finding he has only six months to live, Tom Hanks is strangely offered megabucks to jump into a vat of hot lava for the sake of ancient gods.
League of Their Own, ALeague of Their Own, A (1992)
Dir. Penny Marshall
Feat. Geena Davis, Madonna, Tom Hanks
Good–natured comedy centres around the female baseball league that formed while the men were off fighting in WW2.
Saturday Night Live - 15th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live - 15th Anniversary Special (1992)
Feat. Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks
Compilation of some of the best sketches from the first fifteen years of the US TV–show 'Saturday Night Live'. This programme was a training…
Sleepless in SeattleSleepless in Seattle (1993) Recommended
Dir. Nora Ephron
Feat. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan consummate a romance over 3000 miles via a soapy talk–back show. The two leads and a witty, old–fashioned script…
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia (1993) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
First major Hollywood AIDS movie is more concerned with prejudice than the disease itself, and is effective in its aim to educate as much as…
Fallen Angels Vol. 1 & 2Fallen Angels Vol. 1 & 2 (1993)
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron, Phil Joanou, Tom Hanks
Feat. James Woods, Peter Gallagher, Isabella Rossellini
A–list talent lend their names to this crime series set in Hollywood's golden age. The actors fill the hats and coats, with a few famous names…
Forrest GumpForrest Gump (1994) Recommended
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Mykeltin Williamson
Oscar–winning box–office monster has suffered heavily from over–exposure, but one cannot dispute its effectiveness as a nutshell of…
Apollo 13Apollo 13 (1995)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
An All–American true story in which Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon are astronauts aboard the ill–fated mission to the moon, while…
That Thing You Do!That Thing You Do! (1996)
Dir. Tom Hanks
Feat. Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech
Tom Hanks makes a solid if squeaky–clean writing/directing debut in charting the one–hit success of fictitious pop band, The Wonders.…
Saving Private RyanSaving Private Ryan (1998) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns
Tom Hanks commands a squad assigned to retrieving a single man from behind German lines in WWII France. With 'sacrifice' the key theme,…
You've Got MailYou've Got Mail (1998)
Dir. Nora Ephron
Feat. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
The lovable personnel of SLEEPLESS IN SEATLE: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and director Nora Ephron, regroup for this 'emotional sequel', with the medium of…
From the Earth to the Moon (TV Series)From the Earth to the Moon (TV Series) (1998) Recommended
Feat. Dylan Baker, Adam Baldwin, Gary Cole
Truly epic dramatisation of the Apollo space programme – produced by Tom Hanks after the success of APOLLO 13 – which looks at the entire…
Green Mile, TheGreen Mile, The (1999)
Dir. Frank Darabont
Feat. Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Hanks, David Morse
Following THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, the director adapts another Stephen King prison–set story as a melancholic epic of injustice and…
Toy Story 2Toy Story 2 (2000) Recommended
Dir. John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Feat. Tim Allen, Tom Hanks
Returning to the ultimate CGI toy–box pulls out the old gang and adds a few fresh novelties to join in Buzz Lightyear's attempt to rescue…
Cast AwayCast Away (2000) Recommended
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks commits to his craft once again, here as a cocky, time–obsessed Fed–Ex courier who suffers the irony of having to subsist…
Band of Brothers (TV Series)Band of Brothers (TV Series) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon
Feat. David Schwimmer, Ron Livingston
The brainchild of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, this excellently–produced WWII mini–series follows the fortunes of ‘Easy Company’,…
Road To PerditionRoad To Perdition (2002) Recommended
Dir. Sam Mendes
Feat. Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law
Handsomely–mounted Chicago gangland flick that casts Tom Hanks against type as a mob hitman who becomes an ‘angel of vengeance’ after he is…
Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can (2002)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
A widely enjoyed but minor caper comedy “inspired by” the career of a teenage con man, who passed himself off as an airline pilot, doctor, and…
Ladykillers, TheLadykillers, The (2004)
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall
The ever–talented Coen Brothers (O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?) take on the challenging task of updating the classic Ealing black comedy, importing…

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