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17 Tom Hanks Movies To Be T.Hanks-ful For

Want to get to know America's favorite actor? Start with these 17 masterpieces.

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1. Apollo 13 (1995)

Watch Tom Hanks transform from a '70s family man to a pale, clammy astronaut. Track your blood pressure throughout for your own safety.
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Watch Tom Hanks transform from a '70s family man to a pale, clammy astronaut. Track your blood pressure throughout for your own safety.

2. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

As his biggest fan on earth, watching Tom Hanks get conned by Leonardo DiCaprio multiple times is surprisingly enjoyable.
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As his biggest fan on earth, watching Tom Hanks get conned by Leonardo DiCaprio multiple times is surprisingly enjoyable.

3. A League of Their Own (1992)

Cynical baseball coach Tom Hanks is my favorite Tom Hanks.

4. The Green Mile (1999)

Want to cry? Want to see Tom Hanks cry? Watch this one.
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Want to cry? Want to see Tom Hanks cry? Watch this one.

5. Road to Perdition (2002)

This film ruined my childhood, in a good way. You'll never look at rainy nights or beach houses the same ever again.
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This film ruined my childhood, in a good way. You'll never look at rainy nights or beach houses the same ever again.

6. You've Got Mail (1998)

I watch this approximately every Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.
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I watch this approximately every Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.

7. That Thing You Do! (1996)

Want to get a song stuck in your head for weeks? Watch Tom Hanks' directorial debut!
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Want to get a song stuck in your head for weeks? Watch Tom Hanks' directorial debut!

8. Big (1988)

I choose to believe this character is Tom Hanks' real personality, piano dancing and all.
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I choose to believe this character is Tom Hanks' real personality, piano dancing and all.

9. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

If you love Tom Hanks' squeaky yell as much as I do, you'll love this film.
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If you love Tom Hanks' squeaky yell as much as I do, you'll love this film.

10. Philadelphia (1993)

The Oscar-earning opera scene. That is all.

11. Toy Story 3 (2010)

The incinerator part will ruin your childhood. But don't worry, the "so long, partner" scene will fix it.

The incinerator part will ruin your childhood. But don't worry, the "so long, partner" scene will fix it.

12. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Each time I watch this, I can't help but wish Tom Hanks had been my teacher in high school. #EARNTHIS
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Each time I watch this, I can't help but wish Tom Hanks had been my teacher in high school. #EARNTHIS

13. Cast Away (2000)

This is the closest you'll ever get to being stranded on an island with Tom Hanks for 45 minutes. Treasure it. #Wilsonnn
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This is the closest you'll ever get to being stranded on an island with Tom Hanks for 45 minutes. Treasure it. #Wilsonnn

14. The Terminal (2004)

You'll never look at saltines and ketchup the same ever again.
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You'll never look at saltines and ketchup the same ever again.

15. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

The forgiveness monologue is classic Hanx perfection.
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The forgiveness monologue is classic Hanx perfection.

16. Turner & Hooch (1989)

Two of America's favorite things: Tom Hanks and dogs.
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Two of America's favorite things: Tom Hanks and dogs.

17. Forrest Gump (1994)

You've seen it. Watch it again. It's worth it just for "I gotta pee."
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You've seen it. Watch it again. It's worth it just for "I gotta pee."

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