Zou Bisou: Tom Hanks | Top 10

Today marks the 58th birthday of Hollywood’s most beloved actor, Tom Hanks. 
so Here’s a Top 10 of my favourite hanks movies!

Still to see (1993 onward): The Great Buck Howard, The Green Mile, Cloud Atlas, Road to Perdition, The Lady Killers, Elvis Has Left The Building. Honourable Mentions: The Terminal, You’ve Got Mail, Saving Mr. Banks, Charlie Wilson’s War. Celebrate! 

got any favourites?


  1. Mettel Ray
    July 10, 2014 / 6:35 AM

    The Green Mile definitely one of his great ones but you know what, I like Big a lot as well, I think it shows innocence and I just love it until this day!

    Also, it’s great to see some Hanks love out there, he surely doesn’t get enough of it because he’s such a great person in real life as well. So is Spacey. Those two.. oh .. I wish they did a movie together!

    • July 10, 2014 / 1:42 PM

      Big looks interesting; I’ve only seen a couple of Hanks’s early work in comedy, but I liked the ones I saw. 😀

      I know! It’s bad news vs. good news and that sort of thing. Ohh the two of them together would be a laugh, I’d love to see *that* movie!

  2. July 10, 2014 / 4:30 PM

    I just adore Tom Hanks. I don’t think I’ve ever gone through a period when I didn’t like him. He’s one of the few hollywood stars who knows the meaning of “subtlety,” both in his professional and personal life. My favorite Tom Hanks performance would have to be ‘Apollo 13.’ One of my favorite films of all time period.

    • July 10, 2014 / 6:58 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. He must be one the few actors (who’s been working for so long) that you can’t point a finger at; it’s inspiring. Apollo is great, I just re-watched it yesterday, because of his birthday!

  3. karamelkinema
    July 11, 2014 / 3:54 PM

    You know, i just realised this a while back that Tom Hanks was in a movie called Big. I remember i watched it as a kid and it was quite memorable 🙂 I always enjoyed his performance, even those critics hate 😀 My favorite film of his is Cast Away 🙂
    Go watch him in Cloud Atlas, wait no, just go watch Cloud Atlas please 😀

    • July 12, 2014 / 9:44 AM

      I’ll watch Big too, since everyone seems to like it! It looks like people either love or hate Cloud Atlas — I hope I enjoy it 😀

    • karamelkinema
      July 12, 2014 / 5:00 PM

      i hope you would Sofia 🙂

  4. July 11, 2014 / 6:27 PM

    Great list Sofia! Hanks has been such a big part of my cinema world since I was a young girl, I’m unsure how I would pick or rank his best roles. Captain Phillips is probably one of my top favorites as well as Toy Story and Catch Me If You Can. 🙂

    • July 12, 2014 / 9:47 AM

      Of mine too; I tried to rank the top 10 but I couldn’t, I love them all for different reasons. Those three are great picks! His work in Captain Phillips really surprised me last year. 🙂

  5. Brittani
    July 12, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    I think Forrest Gump will always be my favorite of his. It’s so iconic. Great post!

    • December 4, 2014 / 11:44 AM

      oh missed this comment, damn! I need to re-watch Forrest Gump asap!

  6. Josh
    December 2, 2014 / 6:37 PM

    My favorite Tom Hanks movies would probably be Cloud Atlas, Road to Perdition, Catch Me If You Can, and Toy Story. His best performances would be in Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, and Cast Away, though.

    • December 4, 2014 / 11:46 AM

      I still need to see Cloud Atlas, but I’m surprised it would make your favourite films as it didn’t get a lot of great reviews, right? And I agree about that separation of movies/performances. His work in Captain Phillips was intense.

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